QFest 2014 film screening hosted by Aurora Picture Show: "Sweetest Taboos: A Collection of Erotic Short Films"

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Aurora Picture Show partners with QFest on the 18th anniversary of Houston's International GLBT–Q Film Festival. In celebration of comedy and the profundity and the mystery that is sex, QFest's Kristian Salinas and Sarah Beall, curator of the groundbreaking website MakeLoveNotPorn.TV, have curated an arousing collection of seminal and contemporary erotic short works that reflect all that is sensuous and voluptuous within both daily and imagined lives.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a light reception and brews sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Co.; the program begins with a panel discussion at 7 p.m. featuring Beall, artist/performer/director Dale Cooper and intersex-bodied trans/queer performance artist Koomah. Discussing their own personal experiences, the panelists will examine alternative viewpoints that could reframe the way people look at mainstream pornography. The panel will explore new ways of looking at pornography and people's relationships looking at those identities and personalities.

The adults-only screening follows at 8 p.m. and will include multiple exhibition formats, including 16mm prints. Featured filmmakers will include James Broughton, Iris Moore, Elisha Kim, Curt MacDowell and Travis Matthews.



Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett St.
Houston, TX 77098


$10 general admission; free for Aurora Picture Show members.
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