QFest, the 19th annual Houston GLBT film festival (at various venues July 23–27), features Houston premieres selected from the 2015 international film-festival circuit.
On opening night, filmmaker Justin Kelly introduces his docudrama I Am Michael, starring James Franco as a former gay-rights activist whose conversion to Christianity leads to the founding of an anti-gay ministry. Also screening at the MFAH: Kristen Wiig in Nasty Baby, a drama from Chile's Sebastián Silva (who attended the Museum's LATIN WAVE film festival in 2009 with his film The Maid); the Venezuelan drama Liz in September, about a woman hiding her terminal illness; and the documentary Tab Hunter Confidential, with Tab Hunter and producer Allan Glaser in person.
QFest is a sponsored project of the Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP). Vist q-fest.org for the complete schedule.
Film Festival ticket prices apply! General admission is $10. MFAH members, students with ID, and seniors receive a $2 discount.