The QFilms Opening Night Selection, Jewel’s Catch One, traces the beginnings of the legendary dance club Jewel's Catch One, its evolution into a community center through the AIDS crisis, the challenges presented by homophobia and even one particular alleged arson. But mostly, it hones in on the legacy of Jewel Thais-Williams. The Post spoke to the film's director about its themes today.
Before the weekend’s full schedule of events, conferences and screenings for the Long Beach Indie Film Festival, two standout films are available to watch before the larger crowds roll in. Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story on Thursday and The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen on Friday tell the inspiring stories of two trailblazing women and will both be screened at Cinemark at the Pike.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)’s loved and lauded Buskerfest will wrap-up what has been another Summer and Music (SAM) festival for the books. Head on over to the East Village in downtown Long Beach on Saturday, September 3 from 5:00PM to 11:00PM to hear your favorite local and regional bands play at 1st and Linden.