Editor's Note: Rainbow Cinema has been canceled.
Film is your master this weekend, with two area festivals vying for attention outside the multiplexes. The first is the inaugural Rainbow Cinema festival, which replaces the 12-year-running Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival. The free fest kicks off at 6 tonight in CC's Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave., 373-4809) and continues at 5 on Saturday and Sunday nights, featuring batches of recent LGBT-friendly films: 20 Centimeters, Tipping the Velvet, ShortBus, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and 8 women. The second is Pueblo's 24-Hour Film Festival, screening at 8 tonight in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater for $10 (210 N. Santa Fe Ave., sdc-arts.org). All features were shot, edited and finalized inside of 24 hours just days prior, with a new challenge this year to incorporate product placements for local businesses. — Matthew Schniper