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QFest returns to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for independent cinema and horror classics!

This weekend, we are proud to be continuing our partnership  with QFest with three days of screenings at both of our Houston locations.

QFest returns to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for independent cinema and horror classics!

This weekend, we are proud to be continuing our partnership  with QFest with three days of screenings at both of our Houston locations.

QFest, founded in 1996, is a yearly film festival dedicated to presenting programs by, about or of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community. This year, we are showcasing six films at our theaters – a mix of contemporary independent films and three classic horror movies.

LOSE YOUR HEAD

July 26 at 7:30 PM – Mason Park

This German film, directed by Stefan Westerwelle and Patrick Schuckmann, makes its southwest premiere as part of QFest. Here’s the official description:

“Like thousands of other young tourists, Luis (Tielve) arrives in Berlin from Madrid fresh from his break-up with his boyfriend, looking to party the pain away within Berlin’s infamous club scene. However, Luis’s uncanny resemblance to a missing young Greek student gets him involved with a strange and elusive Russian (Mandic), who may or may not know the whereabouts of the missing young man. What begins as a romantic adventure quickly turns into a desperate chase for the truth as Luis begins to lose his mind, drifting between reality and paranoia.”

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SEXUAL TENSIONS: VIOLETAS

July 27 at 7:30 PM – Mason Park

A multi-nation collaboration from directors Marco Berger and Marcelo Mónaco, the film was shot across Argentina, the USA and France.

“Exploring the art of seduction between two women, SEXUAL TENSION: VIOLETAS offers up six unforgettable stories of lesbian attraction. Two guests of a hostel become roommates (and more), a keen shop assistant helps a woman uncertain about what dress to buy, great passion starts to develop between girls during a picnic, a few women get a little carried away whilst discussing films at a restaurant, and two high-class escorts discover that they are attracted to each other when they are in bed with a client.”

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PIT STOP

July 28 at 7:30 PM – Mason Park

An award-winning festival hit from director Yen Tan, PIT STOP makes its Houston premiere as part of QFest.

“Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe (Heck) finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife (Seimitz) and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto (Deanda) evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend (Maduro) by spending much of his spare time in the hospital with an ailing past love. Impervious to the monotony of their blue-collar world, they maintain an unwavering yearning for romance.”

 

As part of QFest's annual film festival, Graveyard Shift is partnering up with QFest for a trio of high school horror more terrifying than your prom pictures! “The Class of Horror High” will feature three thrillers set amid chalkboards, pimples, and bloodied axes!

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PROM NIGHT

Friday, July 26 at 10 PM

Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielson star in this drive-in classic. A past tragedy rears its ugly head when a group of teenagers are targeted for murder by somebody seeking vengeance for the death of a young girl six years earlier. Emotions are going to run even higher this prom night because death stalks the dance floor. Join us for a special 35mm screening of this '80s slasher classic in conjunction with QFest.

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A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE

Saturday, July 27 at 10 PM

Quick cash-in sequel or powerful cinematic depiction of a young man coming to terms with his homosexuality? Rather than erections and/or rubdowns, said yearnings are incarnated as none other than Freddy Kreuger, the horribly scarred, child-murdering hero of the ‘80s, who insists on “coming out” of our hero at only the most inopportune times. Any time our hard-luck teen protagonist Jesse finds himself alone (and shirtless) with another man, the sweat starts pouring, the teeth start gritting, and a certain veiny buddy is unleashed. A major departure from the initial installment, this one ramps up the awkwardness with a heapin’ helpin’ of very severe penetration angst. So strap on your leathers and come party with the original monster in the closet: Freddy! Join us for a special 35mm screening of this '80s slasher classic in conjunction with QFest.

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SCREAM

Sunday, July 28 at 6:30 PM

Wes Craven rejuvenated not only his own career but the horror genre in general with his meta-take on the slasher film. Written by Kevin Williamson, SCREAM stars Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich and Drew Barrymore as a group of high school students who are picked off by a masked killer. As quick with the laughs as it is with the gore, SCREAM is a bloody good time - especially when seen with an audience. Join us for a special 35mm screening of this '90s slasher classic in conjunction with QFest.

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