In this week’s Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies podcast, Mountain Xpress film critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther—along with their producer/coherer Steve Shanafelt—discuss current films Senna, Abduction, Dolphin Tale, Killer Elite and Moneyball, as well as the upcoming LGBT film festival, Asheville Qfest.
What is Qfest? Well, it’s Asheville’s first LGBTQ film festival — and it’s not afraid of frightening the horses. Here’s a brief look-in at the five films I’ve seen.
According to Robert Gaston, a filmmaker and the organizer of Asheville's first-ever LGBTQ film festival, QFest, there are certain programming rules for the opening feature. "You never open with a documentary, or a lesbian feature, or a foreign-language film," says Gaston. These are not written-in-stone statutes, and Gaston (with partner Michael Sheldon) quickly broke one […]