FOREVER, ALLY follows exchanges between Ronaldo, a gay black man, and a neighborhood cat named Ally. When Ally dies suddenly, it occurs to Ronaldo that she was his best friend. In contemplating solitude, he ruminates on the body, sex, nature, and how Ally knew him better than anyone. In return, Ally reflects on life of earth and tries to find understanding in Ronaldo's pent-up existence, ushering him toward opening up again. Her death prompts Ronaldo to reach out to his cute neighbor Dallas to help put her to rest, stirring up never-before realized feelings between them.
Verona - Italy, November 2013.
Four people in their twenties, including a girl, shoot at a transgender sex worker using an air submachine gun. They film the shooting using a micro camera. The assailants were chased by the victim who eventually managed block their escape. The assailants were brought before the police and justified their action by standing: 'We were looking for some fun.' Moving from this real story, the short film aims to convey a non victimizing image of transgender sex workers. Susy's imagination wins against the senselessness of violence and opens the possibility of revolt and political demand.
Anders has no idea what to expect when he is summoned to his estranged father's death bed.
This is a short documentary about an emerging scene which is on the verge of becoming mainstream - the queer hip-hop scene. In addition to documenting the scene, we also wanted to challenge the assumption that the 'queer hip hop' movement is progressing solely because the US is more open to homosexuality compared to 10 years ago. The ethnographic/interview approach uncovered a plethora of other variables that can be attributed to the increased visibility and success of gay hip-hop artists and the broader movement.
A gang of lesbian femme fatales takes down a predatory fraternity.
'The owls' explores the brutal reality of a low-income Greek family in the time of the financial crisis. With two unemployed, passive parents, the oldest son of the family is now responsible of bringing food to the table.
Claudia travels to a small town in Sicily to get back together with her ex-girlfriend, Anna. She is not interested anymore and abandons Claudia in a town she doesn't know. Wandering around town Claudia meets Sandro, who questions all her believes.
Set before the SCOTUS ruling of June 2015, Wedlocked is a farcical comedy taking on the ridiculous laws that governed gay divorce. Sydney & Cameron are a happily engaged couple who are looking forward to their big day. There's one obstacle; Sydney is still married to Lisa, and as their home state won't recognize their marriage, a divorce is impossible.
The Gospel According to Charlie concerns the gay outsider artist Charlie Van Ness. Over the course of eight years, we see Charlie's journey from creating whimsical heart, lip, star, and penis-shaped sculptures out of fiberglass and resin to creating installation art to carving mythical stories into hundreds of stone tablets. The documentary is the story of Charlie's personal transformation as he grapples with the intent of his artistic expressions and the purpose of his life. How can Charlie's evolution as an artist be explained? What demons drive him to destroy over thirty years worth of his artistic output? Director David Bussan's narration guides us through scenes and his observational commentary acts as a counterpoint to Charlie's life on his brother's farm.
Fleeing her small town, Edyn Panache heads to the desert seeking transformation.
Longing portrays a human portrait of an introverted woman, who is losing her female image and is burning in her own desires.
This film is an ethnographic documentary that demonstrates an understanding of gender identity. The film follows three groups of drag queens who give back through charitable works, helping to bridge the gap between gay and straight communities, and inspire future generations of LGBTQ individuals. This film is meant for adult audiences.
Derek Jarman, eyesight slowly deteriorating from AIDS treatment, explores in this moving avante-garde piece the constant self-conception of the human condition. Actress Tilda Swinton and composer Brian Eno help to narrate and accompany Jarman’s reflections of the freedom found in being lost to the world of images. "In the pandemonium of image, I bring you the universal Blue."
When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.
In mid-1980s Texas, electrician Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is stunned to learn that he has AIDS. Though told that he has just 30 days left to live, Woodroof refuses to give in to despair. He seeks out alternative therapies and smuggles unapproved drugs into the U.S. from wherever he can find them. Woodroof joins forces with a fellow AIDS patient (Jared Leto) and begins selling the treatments to the growing number of people who can't wait for the medical establishment to save them.
After hearing that her boyfriend/pimp cheated on her while she was in jail, a hooker and her best friend set out to find him and teach him and his new lover a lesson.
The Queer Film Festival is an annual festival that showcases the works of the LGBTQIAA community's actors, writers, and directors. This year marks the 24th annual Queer Film Festival, and is coordinated by the University of Oregon's Cultural Forum.
It will be hosted by the Wayward Lamb in downtown Eugene, OR.
Inspired by pubs in London and the Pacific NW, the Lamb strives to create a warm and community based space for the queer community of Eugene, Oregon. Located in the heart of downtown, The Wayward Lamb is open for lunch, dinner, drinks and more. The pub features a private event space called THE DEN, that hosts nightlife content, unique dedicated queer programming and is also open for private bookings.
The Wayward Lamb is located at 150 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401.
Tickets for the Queer Film Festival are available for free at the UO Ticket Office starting on January 29th both in person and online. Space is limited so tickets are first come first serve and are capped at 4 tickets per person.
Please go directly to the UO Ticket Office in person at Mac Court to reserve tickets, as there is a $3 transaction fee if they are reserved online even though the tickets are free.