Just getting in under the wire in the current Special Screenings was a free showing of Hairspray promoting the upcoming QFilm Festival.
For the second year in a row, the LGBTQ Movie On the Beach event is being used to herald the near-arrival of Long Beach's oldest, continuous LGBTQ film festival.
So first, you are to go out Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to Alfredo's Beach Club, 5100 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, to see John Waters' 1988 musical comedy in which overweight teen Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) becomes the star of a popular teen dance show—and then pushes for more racial integration of the program. Like we said at the top, it's FREE!
Also featured at LGBTQ Movie On the Beach is a sneak peak of QFilms' programming during the Sept. 8-11 run in the Art Theatre. You are encouraged to bring blankets or beach chairs, and food and drink are available for purchase.
To further get you jazzed about the fest, QFilm today released this trailer:
To keep up on the latest about the festival or to buy tickets that are now on sale, visit www.qfilmslongbeach.com.
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.