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Corvallis Queer Film Festival
February 21 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until February 24, 2018
Next week marks the beginning of the Corvallis Queer Film Festival. The festival will “feature over 50 international shorts and two feature-length films by LGBTQ+ directors,” Juan Trujillo, the event’s organizer, tells EW over email. The film festival will feature the Corvallis premiere of the award-winning documentary Chavela, Trujillo says. Chavela is about Chavela Vargas, a Costa Rican musician who gained fame in Mexico in the 1950s. There she “challenged mainstream Mexican morals by dressing in men’s clothing while she sang songs intended for men to woo women with incredible passion,” according to the film’s website. Vargas also lived with artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera for over a year. Other films in the festival include various shorts from Northwest directors, queer youth and others.
The Corvallis Queer Film Festival starts 6 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Darkside Cinema (215 S.W. 4th St., Corvallis). The festival runs through Saturday, Feb. 24, with films beginning at 6 pm every evening. All programs contain adult themes, and viewer discretion is advised. Thursday, Feb. 22, offers an “Adult Shorts” feature for ages 18+, but all other showings are all ages. Admission is FREE. For more info, check out the Corvallis Queer Film Festival’s Facebook page.