Philadelphia’s LGBT film festival, QFest, has announced that it will world premiere nine feature films this year, its sixteenth. Included in the mix are the opening night film, Jay Arnold’s romantic comedy “You Can’t Have It All,” starring Jon Lindstron and Wendie Malick. Speaking on the festival’s late dates in the LGBT film festival calendar, QFest Artistic Director Raymond Murray noted, “Because we play after Frameline and Outfest, QFest has never been that premiere-driven. But this year, we were fortunate to be closely involved with many of the producers and directors of our World Premiere films. They know they will get sell-out houses filled with a supportive and enthusiastic audience.”
The fest’s eight other world premieres are: Robert Gaston’s Smokey Mountains thriller “Flight of the Cardinal,” Keith Hartman’s mother-son comedy “You Should Meet My Son!,” British thriller “Seeing Heaven” from Ian Powell, Rob Williams romance “Role/Play,” Joseph Graham’s feature film debut “Strapped,” “Straight & Butch,” a doc about one man’s calendar shoot in which he is paired with twelve different straight men, David Hamilton’s commitmentphobe comedy “Shut Up and Kiss Me,” and German comedy “Alex and Leo” from Ives-Yuri Garate.