About The Queer Film Society

The Queer Film Society (QFS) was a consortium of LGBT film critics, historians, artists, and scholars dedicated to the exploration and celebration of queer images in world cinema.  Recognizing the diversity of identities and perspectives that comprise its membership, QFS was committed to showcasing vital films from equally vital, and sometimes widely varied, vantage points.  From mainstream to underground and from artist to audience, a distinct and communal sensibility informs the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cinema experience.

QFS endeavored to create a variety of entertaining and educational cinema experiences for both QFS members and Friends of the QFS.

The QFS was a non-profit organization.

The QFS was founded in the spring of 2009 by film critic and filmmaker Richard Knight, Jr. and dissolved in late 2020. During its existence, QFS created numerous film series, hosted preview screening events, and supported local film festivals. In 2016 QFS was among the financial supporters of the Legacy Walk plaque for Vito Russo, the pioneering queer activist, co-founder of ACT-UP, and author of of "The Celluloid Closet." 

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