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QDoc: Queer Documentary Film Festival starts this Thursday

Joey Arias appearing in 'Arias with a Twist'

QDoc, the only Queer Documentary Film Festival in the US starts in P-Town this Thursday. For its 5th anniversary the fest will feature 11 screenings and an opening party with opening night film star and drag and performance art sensation Joey Arias accompanied by local musical genius Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini. After seeing opening film Arias with a Twist I […]

Q Doc Queer Documentary Film Festival is on its way (video trailer)

Q Doc is coming up quickly. The only queer documentary film fest in the US and only the second in the world, Portland has played host to Q Doc for 5 years now. There will be a whopping 16 films shown in only 3 days this June 2-5…quite a kickoff to Pride Season. And you can get a taste of what’s to come with the official 2011 trailer below.

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QDoc moview (P)reviews – ‘Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls’

Topp Twins characters Ken & Ken

Why does it take really cool things forever to be on US radars? We’ve certainly been missing the boat by not recognizing the amazing comedic and musical genius of lesbian New Zealanders the Topp Twins. Hopefully the release of their new documentary, Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, screening this Sunday at 7pm as part of QDoc, will remedy that. Because this is my favorite […]

QDoc movie (P)reviews – ‘William S. Burroughs, The Man Within’

William S Burroughs

William S. Burroughs, The Man Within. Directed by Yony Leyser screening Sat June 5th, 6pm

People must of thought I was a weird kid. I carried around a torn, stained copy of Naked Lunch in my backpack for months during high school in Utah. It was a difficult book to understand but the reading was made easier because I recognized the science fiction tropes he used […]

QDoc moview (P)reviews – ‘Le Tigre: On Tour’

Le Tigre live at a filled stadium

Originally titled with the much preferred Le Tigre: Who Took the Bomp, the video diary for the last Le Tigre tour is a bit of self-indulgent nostalgic fluff. But it’s good nostalgic fluff. And you should all know how much I adore both of those things.

Beginning with a random home rocket kit test flight Le Tigre: On Tour takes an irreverent […]

QDoc Movie (P)reviews – ‘8: The Mormon Proposition’

Film still

8: The Mormon Proposition. Directed by Reed Cowen. Screening 7pm tomorrow as part of QDOC.

I consider the passage of Proposition 8 in California to be the biggest setback to the gay marriage movement. Activists, allies, and the hundreds of couples that were newly married were all taken completely by surprise. Everything had seemed to be going our way. The California Supreme Court ruled in favor of […]

QDoc 2010 spreads queer documentary love all weekend long

Portand’s QDoc is the only queer documentary film festival in the US (and one of two in the world) held annually at the intimate Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton). That’s pretty special. But not surprising for our hometown.

It’s also a great kick-off to Pride season to reflect on our LGBT roots before we start the party. Several qPDXers got the chance to screen some of these films […]

Perry’s Flix Pix: QDoc Movie (P)reviews part I

Forever's gonna start tonight

QDoc is happening! June 3rd-6th

Everybody knows I’m a huge film fan. The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls In Love gave me my first pseudo-butch role model, while the Celluloid Closet taught me to see film and culture differently. There was no way I would have ever become the fabulous queer you see showboating around nightclubs, street corners and dark alleyways without the profoundly formative films I consumed […]

QDoc takes on the challenge of the queer documentary for the 3rd time

'City of Borders'

Relative newby to Portland’s extensive film festival scene, QDoc has, nevertheless, gotten the city in a tizzy. It was the first queer documentary film festival of its kind, and remains the only one in the USA. Now in its third season, QDoc has passed its terrible twos and sports a truly exceptional lineup, and a slew of directors in attendance, this weekend at the Clinton Street […]