In response to the recent election result, we are delighted to bring to Oregon for the first time
the widely acclaimed, 2016 documentary THE FREEDOM TO MARRY.
Over the last four decades, same-sex marriage has gone from a “preposterous notion” to one of the most successful social justice campaigns in the world. THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is a “War Room”-style feature documentary about the same-sex marriage movement during the final frenetic months of the legal and grassroots campaign.
At a time like this, it’s important to gather together and think about social change. A post-screening Q&A featuring Thalia Zepatos, Freedom To Marry’s Director of Research & Messaging and Nancy Haque, Co-Director of Basic Rights Oregon will examine Oregon’s unique role in the national marriage movement, as well as a discussion on lessons learned for the political challenges ahead.
Mark your calendars, make sure you’re on the email list, or like us on Facebook and Twitter so you’ll get all the latest updates for the next QDoc ~ Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival! In 2017 we’ll be celebrating the Festival’s 11th anniversary and our 3rd year at the glamorous and historic Hollywood Theatre! As always we’ll be featuring engaging and inspiring documentaries, visiting filmmakers & film subjects, stimulating Q&As, and even a few surprises during the festival. Please save the dates, stay tuned for announcements, and plan to come to the Hollywood Theatre for an exciting and stimulating four days with the smartest, best looking audience in all of Portland!
A Festival Pass is the best way to take advantage of all that QDoc 2016 has to offer. Passes allows single admission to all festival screenings as well as to the Opening Night Party. Pass holders enjoy priority entrance as the first line allowed into the theater.
Passes sell out every year, so order early! Passes are $85 and can be purchased in advance HERE!.
QDoc – The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival announces eleven provocative, illuminating and entertaining programs as part of its 10th anniversary lineup. The four-day festival kicks off on May 19 at the Hollywood Theatre and continues through May 22 with ten additional programs that broadly explore LGBT history, culture and politics. Film descriptions can be found here.
This year brings another stellar lineup of the best in LGBT documentaries. We meet Fidel Castro’s niece who is leading a movement for LGBT rights in Cuba, and we are reintroduced to the spectacular dancers from Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour, 25 years later. We learn about a custom tailoring shop in Brooklyn catering to gender-nonconforming clientele, and about the 30-year history of Women’s Week in Provincetown. Hear stories about the lives of queer Palestinians living in Tel Aviv and young voguing queers of color in New York, see a special
sneak preview…and more! We’re delighted to have a large contingent of visiting filmmakers and film subjects attending their screenings.
We look forward to spending four days with you, and with our inspiring filmmakers and other guests. QDoc is proud to once again bring together the smartest, most interesting and gorgeous LGBTQ Portlanders (and friends) for this only-in-Portland event.
QDoc continues to offer free tickets to youth 23 and under. Film festivals are a rare opportunity for LGBTQ engagement and visibility that have the added benefit of conversation between film makers and audience, which creates a rich and stimulating communal event. We encouraging young persons to be part of that, to see the community’s history, stories of identity and coming out, of long standing struggles and present day victories, and to share their own experiences with the audience during Q&As, within this community setting. To reserve tickets in advance, send an email to email@example.com and let us know which films you’d like to attend. Free tickets for youth are also available at the door, no reservation required, however are subject to availability. Best to get them reserved in advance!
QDoc 2015 will be taking place at the historic Hollywood Theatre (May 14-17, 2015)! All screenings will be held in the main auditorium, which, along with the rest of the building, has been beautifully renovated with a new screen, new seats, new digital surround sound, curtains and more. It’s gorgeous and we are thrilled to relocate the Festival to this fantastic theater and work with their tremendous team.
QDoc began in 2007 at the Clinton Street Theater, a totally sweet neighborhood movie theater with a funky vibe, an attached bar/cafe, and great restaurant choices nearby. Outgrowing that after five years, QDoc moved to McMenamin’s Kennedy School and enjoyed three wonderful years in Portland’s N.E. at a converted school with a spacious auditorium, an onsite restaurant, and plenty of parking. Now in its ninth year, QDoc is moving to a movie palace with nearly twice the seating capacity, a central east side location, and a sterling reputation for its art house programming and thoughtful venue renovation and preservation. We are thrilled to be hosting QDoc at the Hollywood in 2015 and beyond!