2017 QDoc: Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

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QDoc Film Festival, the only festival in the world (except the fabulous one in Bucharest) devoted exclusively to LGBTQ documentaries.

Documentaries offer a unique vehicle to creatively engage core issues of queer identity – politics, history, culture, diversity, sexuality, family, aging, and coming-out issues. Documentary as a form of expression is as vital and energetic as it has ever been, and QDoc brings the highest caliber of films – and their makers – to share with Portland audiences.

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Are you a Hollywood Theatre member? Email Kristy regarding member access to QDoc screenings.

QDoc - Armistead Maupin

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (Sold Out)

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

"Winner of SXSW’s Documentary Spotlight Audience Award, THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN examines the life and work of one of the wo...
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Thursday, May 18
Jewel's Catch One

Jewel's Catch One

"In 1973, just as disco culture was emerging in Los Angeles, entrepreneur Jewel Thais-Williams opened her nightclub, Jewel’s Catch One. Within a short time, ...
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Friday, May 19
Bayard & Me

Bayard & Me + A Giant's Love

BAYARD & ME:
Iconic American civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and his longtime partner, Walter Naegle, wanted to legally marry in the 1980s, but that was...
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Friday, May 19
My Wonderful West Berlin

My Wonderful West Berlin

"MY WONDERFUL WEST BERLIN offers a brilliant homage to hedonism, the story of 1960s West Berlin and the righteous freedom of the gay community of the era. We...
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Saturday, May 20
Marsha P Johnson

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

"Oscar-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague) documents self-described 'street queen' Marsha P. Johnson, a legendary fixture in New York C...

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Saturday, May 20
Chavela

Chavela

"According to The Guardian, legendary Mexican singer Chavela Vargas is 'probably Donald Trump’s ultimate nightmare: a Mexican lesbian diva who can wring your...
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Saturday, May 20
The Fabulous Allan Carr

The Fabulous Allan Carr

"For someone who spent most of his Hollywood career behind the scenes, Allan Carr lived a lavish lifestyle that was made for the spotlight. There were sexual...
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Saturday, May 20
Rebels On Pointe

Rebels on Pointe

"Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family, loss and love, filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart’s REBELS ON POINTE is the first-ever documentary celebrating ...
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Sunday, May 21
Conversations

Conversations with Gay Elders

QDoc co-founder and filmmaker David Weissman (THE COCKETTES, WE WERE HERE) presented excerpts from his CONVERSATIONS WITH GAY ELDERS project at our 2016 QDoc...
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Sunday, May 21
Small Talk

Small Talk

"In Taiwanese culture, questioning a mother’s love is taboo. But as filmmaker Hui-chen Huang sets out on a journey with her mother, such an inquiry forms the...
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Sunday, May 21
The Lavender Scare

The Lavender Scare

"THE LAVENDER SCARE is the first documentary film to tell the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire al...
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Sunday, May 21