QDoc: Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival 2018

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QDoc is the only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to LGBTQ documentaries, and it's coming to the Hollywood Theatre this year May 17-20!

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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QDoc-50 Years

50 Years of Fabulous

50 YEARS OF FABULOUS recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council, the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world. Founded in San Francisco by renown...

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Thursday, May 17
QDoc-Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Before September 2011, no person who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender could serve openly in the United States military. Those who did serv...

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Friday, May 18
QDoc-Queercore

Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution

Dissatisfied with "bourgeois" aspects of the gay rights movement and machismo in the 1980s punk scene, young Canadians Bruce LaBruce and G.B. Jones introduce...

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Friday, May 18
QDoc-Bixa Travesty

Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag)

Linn da Quebrada is a black trans woman from the impoverished outskirts of São Paulo; she is also a pop performer who raises her voice for queers of color fr...

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Friday, May 18
QDoc-Antonio Lopez crop

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

SEX FASHION & DISCO is a feature documentary-based time capsule of Paris and New York between 1969 - 1973 viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez, the d...

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Saturday, May 19
QDoc-Leitis

Leitis in Waiting

LEITIS IN WAITING is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundam...

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Saturday, May 19
QDoc-Man Made

Man Made

In MAN MADE, director T Cooper, himself born and raised female, takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about ...

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Saturday, May 19
QDoc-Shakedown

Shakedown

Created from over 400 hours of footage Director Leilah Weinraub has been collecting for the past 15 years, SHAKEDOWN explores the history and culture of the ...

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Saturday, May 19
QDoc-Every Act

Every Act of Life

EVERY ACT OF LIFE profiles the life and career of Terrence McNally, one of the world’s most honored and risk-taking playwrights (Love! Valour! Compassion!, M...

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Sunday, May 20
QDoc-Mr. Gay Syria

Mr. Gay Syria

Winner of the Human Rights Award at the Sarajevo International Film Festival and the Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival. In focusing his ...

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Sunday, May 20
QDoc-Quiet Heroes

Quiet Heroes

QUIET HEROES tells the story of infectious disease specialist Dr. Kristen Ries and her partner (in both medicine and life) Maggie Snyder, who ran the only pr...

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Sunday, May 20
QDoc-Gospel of Eureka

The Gospel of Eureka

In THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA, love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismant...

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Sunday, May 20