A Venezuelan drama about a gay photographer adapting to his closed-minded teenage son (and vice versa) will make its Southern California premiere at next month's 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Festival presented by the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.
Writer-director Miguel Ferrari's Goya-award winner Azul y no tan rosa (renamed My Straight Son for American audiences) stars Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes and Hilda Abrahamz.
It tells the story of Diego, a young and successful fashion photographer whose life of shallowness and excess is interrupted by a tragic accident that leaves his partner in a coma. At the absolute worst time for Diego, he must take care of his son Armando, who knows nothing of his father's homosexual world.
My Straight Son is one of the festival's opening-night films. Qfilm Festival runs Sept. 12-14 at the historic Art Theatre, 2025 East 4th St., and the neighboring LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. Passes and tickets are currently on sale via www.qfilmslongbeach.com. The complete schedule follows …
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
7 p.m. APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (Long Beach premiere) at the Art Theatre followed by Q&A.
8-10:30 p.m. Opening Night Party at the Center
9:15 p.m. MY STRAIGHT SON (aka AZUL Y NO TAN ROSA; Southern California premiere) at the Art Theatre preceded by short film NO NO, HOMO.
11:15 p.m.-1 a.m. After Party at the Center
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
12:30 p.m. LETTER TO ANITA at the Art Theatre preceded by short film THE L RIDERS and followed by Q&A with filmmakers and cast members.
1:15 p.m. QUEER SHORTS Short Films Program at the Center featuring How Do You Know?, But I'm a Genderqueer, Jackie, The Falceto Jazz Club, To Sit With Her, Rad Queers: Payasos L.A., Spankin, You're Dead to Me and Aoi Oni Nekyia. Followed by Q&A with filmmakers and cast members.
2:30 p.m. CUPCAKES (Long Beach premiere) at the Art Theatre preceded by short film IF WE TOOK A HOLIDAY and followed by Q&A with the short film's filmmakers and cast members.
3:45 p.m. SHUNNED (West Coast premiere) at the Center.
5 p.m. OUT IN THE NIGHT (Long Beach premiere) at the Art Theatre.
5:45 p.m. BOYS IN BRIEFS Men's Short Films Program at the Center featuring Barrio Boy, Spooners, City of the Damned, Foreign Relations, Sex Date, Families Are Forever and Word of the Day. Followed by Q&A with filmmakers and cast members.
7 p.m. BOY MEETS GIRL (Los Angeles area premiere) at the Art Theatre.
8-10:30 p.m. Saturday Night Party at the Center
9:15 p.m. BLACKBIRD (Long Beach premiere) at the Art Theatre.
11:20 p.m.-1 a.m. After Party at the Center
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
11:30 a.m. Brunch at The Center
12:30 p.m. TRANSVISIBLE: BAMBY SALCEDO'S STORY at the Art Theatre.
1:30 p.m. MAMA RAINBOW at The Center.
2:45 p.m. HAPPY END?! at the Art Theatre.
3:30 p.m. WOMEN'S SHORTS at The Center.
5 p.m. THE CIRCLE at the Art Theatre.
6:05 p.m. POWER EROTIC at The Center.
7:30 p.m. TRU LOVE at the Art Theatre.
7:30 p.m. Closing Night Party at The Center.