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2017 Outfest LGBT Film Festival Lineup Revealed

Hollywood Reporter
2017 Outfest LGBT Film Festival Lineup Revealed
12:58 PM PDT 6/2/2017 by Gregg Kilday

2017-06-03_2-30-29

The 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will kick off July 6 with Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country, a drama about a Yorkshire sheep farmer and his relationship with a Romanian immigrant, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

The festival, celebrating its 35th anniversary, will close July 16 with IFC’s Freak Show, Trudie Styler’s directorial debut starring Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Laverne Cox and Bette Midler.

Additional gala screenings include the U.S. centerpiece Strangers, written and directed by Mia Lidofsky; the international centerpiece Close Knit, written and directed by Naoko Ogigami; the documentary centerpiece Kevyn Aucoin: Beauty & the Beast In Me, directed by Lori Kaye; and the special centerpiece Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall, directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright.

“Outfest began 35 years ago with a group of students desperate to find positive depictions of themselves on film; today Outfest is the launch pad for the storytellers that bring our stories to life on screen.” Christopher Racster, Outfest executive director, commented.

The festival, held at venues throughout Los Angeles including the Directors Guild of America and the Theatre at Ace Hotel, will screen 194 films from 30 different countries.

Special events will include OWN’s Queen Sugar directors panel with Outfest alumnae Aurora Guerrero, Tina Mabry and Cheryl Dunye; a conversation with I. Marlene King, the executive producer of Pretty Little Liars and Famous in Love; a screening of Chasing Amy in honor of the film’s 20th anniversary, followed by a conversation with director Kevin Smith and Guinevere Turner; Showtime Networks’ More Than T; a sneak peek at season four of Amazon Studios’ Transparent; and a screening of REVRY’s Suspiciously Large Woman: Bob the Drag Queen Comedy Special.

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2017 OUTFEST LOS ANGELES LGBT FILM FESTIVAL LINE-UP

GALA FILMS:

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY – Opening Night Gala

Dir: Francis Lee, United Kingdom, 2017,  104 min

 

KEVYN AUCOIN BEAUTY & THE BEAST IN ME– Documentary Centerpiece

Dir: Lori Kaye, USA, 2017,  90 min

 

CLOSE KNIT – International Centerpiece

Dir: Naoko Ogigami, Japan, 2017, 127 min

 

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL – Special Centerpiece

Dir: Katherine Fairfax Wright, USA, 2017, 100 min

 

STRANGERS – U.S. Centerpiece

Dir: Mia Lidofsky, USA, 2016, 115 min

 

FREAK SHOW – Closing Night Gala

Dir: Trudie Styler, USA, 2017, 91 min

 

U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURES

195 LEWIS

Dir: Chanelle Aponte Pearson, USA, 2017, 45 min

 

AFTER LOUIE

Dir: Vincent Gagliostro, USA, 2016, 100 min

 

BEACH RATS

Dir: Eliza Hittman, USA, 2016, 98 min

 

BECKS

Dir: Liz Rohrbaugh & Daniel Powell, USA, 2017,  92 min

 

CHERRY POP

Dir: Assaad Yacoub, USA, 2016, 78 min

 

EASTSIDERS SEASON 3: GO WEST

Dir: Kit Williamson, USA, 2017, 90 min

 

THE FEELS

Dir: Jenée LaMarque, USA, 2016, 88 min

 

HELLO AGAIN

Dir: Tom Gustafson, USA, 2017, 105 min

 

A MILLION HAPPY NOWS

Dir: Albert Alarr, USA, 2016, 81 min

 

NEW QUEER FRONTIERS: BKPI & THE CHANCES

Dir: Hye Yun Park (BKPI) & Anna Kerrigan (The Chances), USA, 2017, 37 min & 34 min

 

PROM KING, 2010

Dir: Christopher Schaap, USA, 2017, 102 min

 

THE REVIVAL

Dir: Jennifer Gerber, USA, 2017, 84 min

 

THE RING THING

Dir: William Sullivan, USA, 2018, 120 min

 

SATURDAY CHURCH

Dir: Damon Cardasis, USA, 2017, 81 min

 

SIGNATURE MOVE

Dir: Jennifer Reeder, USA, 2017, 80 min

 

SOMETHING LIKE SUMMER

Dir: David Berry, USA, 2017, 115 min

 

INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC FEATURES

4 DAYS IN FRANCE

Dir: Jér?me Reybaud, France, 2016, 142 min

 

BODY ELECTRIC

Dir: Marcelo Caetano, Brazil, 2017, 93 min

 

CENTER OF MY WORLD

Dir: Jakob M. Erwa, Germany/Austria, 2016, 115 min

 

THE CITY OF THE FUTURE

Dir: Cláudio Marques & Marilia Hughes Guerreiro, Brazil, 2016, 76 min

 

A DATE FOR MAD MARY

Dir: Darren Thornton, Ireland, 2016, 82 min

 

FATHERS

Dir: Palatpol Mingpornpichit, Thailand, 2016, 96 min

 

I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE

Dir: Ernesto Contreras, Mexico/Netherlands, 2017, 103 min

 

IN BETWEEN

Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel/France, 2016, 96 min

 

MAYBE TOMORROW

Dir: Samantha Lee, Philippines, 2016, 84 min

 

THE PASS

Dir: Ben A. Williams, United Kingdom, 2016, 88 min

 

PATHS

Dir: Chris Miera, Germany, 2017, 108 min

 

RIFT

Dir: Erlingur Thoroddsen, Iceland, 2017, 111 min

 

SANTA & ANDRES

Dir: Carlos Lechuga, Cuba, 2016, 105 min

 

TAMARA

Dir: Elia K. Schneider, Venezuela/Uruguay/Peru, 2016, 110 min

 

TOM OF FINLAND

Dir: Dome Karukoski, Finland, 2017, 115 min

 

THE WOUND

Dir: John Trengove, South Africa, 2017, 88 min

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

100 MEN

Dir: Paul Oremland, New Zealand, 2016, 95 min

 

BONES OF CONTENTION

Dir: Andrea Weiss, USA/Spain, 2017, 75 min

 

BOYS FOR SALE

Dir: Itako, Japan, 2017, 76 min

 

CHAVELA

Dir: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi, USA/Mexico/Spain, 2017, 90 min

 

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON

Dir: David France, USA, 2017, 105 min

 

DREAM BOAT

Dir: Tristan Ferland Milewski, Germany, 2017, 92 min

 

THE FABULOUS ALLAN CARR

Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz, USA, 2017, 90 min

 

GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER

Dir: Erin Heidenreich, Canada/Pakistan, 2016, 80 min

 

NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED

Dir: Cristina Herrera Borquez, Mexico, 2017, 92 min

 

OUT OF ORDER

Dir: Amanda Bluglass, USA, 2016, 60 min

 

QUEST

Dir: Jonathan Olshefski, USA, 2017, 90 min

 

REBELS ON POINTE

Dir: Bobbi Jo Hart, Canada, 2017, 90 min

 

STRONG ISLAND

Dir: Yance Ford, USA/Denmark, 2017, 107 min

 

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

Dir: Jennifer M. Kroot, USA, 2017, 90 min

 

WHOSE STREETS?

Dir: Sabaah Foloyan & Damon Davis, USA, 2017, 100 min

 

A WOMB OF THEIR OWN

Dir: Cyn Lubow, USA, 2016, 86 min

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

QUEEN SUGAR DIRECTORS PANEL

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH I. MARLENE KING

 

STEVEN UNIVERSE

 

BEGINNERS/FOCUS FEATURES 15th ANNIVERSARY

Dir: Mike Mills, 2011, 105 min

 

MORE THAN T sponsored by Showtime Networks

Dir: Silas Howard, USA, 2017, 53 min

 

SUSPICIOUSLY LARGE WOMAN: BOB THE DRAG QUEEN COMEDY SPECIAL sponsored by REVRY

Dir: Christopher Birk & Cheyenne Picardo, USA, 2017, 54 min

 

BAD MOVIE NIGHT

 

TRANSPARENT SEASON 4 sponsored by Amazon Studios

 

TEENAGE KICKS sponsored by Azure Productions

Dir: Craig Boreham, 2016, Australia, 98 min

 

Panels & Workshops:

BEYOND BINARIES: CREATING INTERSECTIONAL ENTERTAINMENT Panelists include Laura Terruso (writer, HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS), Kevin Iwashina (Founder & CEO of Preferred Content), Andrew Ahn (writer-director, SPA NIGHT), Roberta Munroe (director-producer-author), Miles McKenna (YouTube Star, MilesChronicles and host of HELLA GAY), and the discussion will be moderated by Brickson Diamond (co-founder of The Blackhouse Foundation).

 

CASH IN WITHOUT SELLING OUT: AUTHENTIC BRANDED STORYTELLING

 

NEW FRONTIER OF STORYTELLING: SUNDANCE VIRTUAL REALITY

 

SCREENWRITING LAB: LIVE READING

 

TRANS SUMMIT

 

PLATINUM SECTION: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS & LIVE EVENTS

 

THE STRANGE ONES

Dir: Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein, USA, 2017, 81 min

 

THE LADIES ALMANACK

Dir: Daviel Shy, USA, 2017, 87 min

 

DISCREET

Dir: Travis Mathews, USA, 2017, 80 min

 

QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION

Dir: Yony Leyser, Germany, 2017, 72 min

 

OUTFEST UCLA LEGACY PROJECT

 

BEAUTIFUL THING

Dir: Hettie Macdonald, United Kingdom, 1996, 90 min

 

CHASING AMY

Dir: Kevin Smith, USA, 1997, 113 min

 

MUCHACHAS DE UNIFORME (GIRLS IN UNIFORM)

Dir: Alfredo B. Crevenna, Mexico, 1951, 83 min

 

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