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ESSENTIALS

Film Icon Key 3

Schedule-at-a-Glance 24

Meet the Jurors 40

Parties & Receptions 41

35th Anniversary 42

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Emerging Leaders Council 46

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Opening Night Gala 4

Centerpiece Screenings 6

Closing Night Gala & Party 8

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Outfest at the Ace Theatre 9

U.S. Narratives 10

International Narratives 14

Documentary Features 18

Short Film Programs 28

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Platinum Section - Experimental Film 36

Outfest UCLA Legacy Project 38

Screenwriting Lab 39

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OPENING

THURSDAY | July 6 | 8:00pm | The Orpheum Theatre

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

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

Gritty yet tender, desolate yet beautiful, carnal yet romantic: God’s Own Country is a masterpiece directed with powerful focus and

authenticity by first-time feature filmmaker Francis Lee. Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) is an overworked 25-year-old sheep farmer who

feels as though life has already passed him by. He whiles away the time with drunken hookups in his small community in Northern

England. When his ailing father takes a turn for the worse, handsome Romanian migrant Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu) is brought in to

assist Johnny. Although Johnny resents Gheorghe at first, the two are quickly drawn to each other, and during an excursion to the

highlands, they forge an even deeper connection.

Lauded by critics and audiences alike at Sundance—where it received the World Cinema Directing Award—this assured milestone marks

a bold new epoch in LGBTQ storytelling and is an unflinching and compassionate plea for unity in these divisive times.

“Skipping some of the more predictable narrative obstacles we’ve

come to expect from the coming-out drama, this sexy, thoughtful,

hopeful film instead advances a pro-immigration subtext that

couldn’t be more timely.”

- Guy Lodge, Variety

Francis Lee is a filmmaker based in Yorkshire,

UK. Following an extensive career as an actor, he

wrote his first short film, Bantam, in 2009, and

went on to write and direct The Farmer’s Wife in

2012, Bradford-Halifax-London in 2013, and The

Last Smallholder in 2014. These have played at

many international film festivals and won

numerous awards. God’s Own Country is Lee’s

first feature film.

“There will be many people who see themselves in the furtive

glances and mud-covered kisses from which ‘God’s Own Country’

weaves its harsh but hopeful narrative, and they will do so while

witnessing a finely crafted piece of cinema.”

- Jude Dry, Indiewire

“This debut feature from Yorkshire-born actor and first-time

director Francis Lee is tough, sensual, unsentimental, with excellent

lead performances from Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu.”

- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


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THE 2017 OUTFEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREE:

BRYAN FULLER

From the sexy and destructive deities of American Gods, through the exquisite corpses

of Hannibal and the candy-colored fantasy of Pushing Daisies, to the droll women who

hang out between this world and the next on Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me, the TV

shows of Bryan Fuller don’t look like anyone else’s. And his fascinating characters,

particularly the LGBTQ ones, don’t behave in the often-rigid ways to which we’ve

become accustomed on the small screen. From his early days writing for the Star Trek

franchise, through fascinating one-offs like The Amazing Screw-On Head, High Moon,

and Mockingbird Lane, to his string of envelope-pushing and category-defying series,

Fuller has established himself as a true original in the medium. He takes a

compassionate view of the human condition but never shies away from life’s darker

corners, balancing horror with his trademark wit and whimsy. Fuller’s visionary

storytelling and seemingly endless imagination have helped turn television into a more

exciting place, and certainly a more diverse one.

6:30PM

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8:00PM

AWARDS PROGRAM & SCREENING

10:00PM

GALA AFTER-PARTY

ABOUT OPENING NIGHT GALA

It doesn’t take an anniversary year to know that Outfest Los Angeles’ Opening Night Gala has been,

for decades, the best party of the summer. The VIP Pre-Party is the see-and-be-seen event where

attendees rub shoulders with festival filmmakers and celebrities. Shannon Swindle, James Beard

semifinalist Pastry Chef at Tom Collichio’s Craft, has asked some of his friends from the top

restaurants in the city to join him to give you a taste of the best LA has to offer. Once inside the

theater, the evening begins with the presentation of the Achievement Award, followed by the

Opening Night gala. And the night is just getting started: Outside and under the stars, grab a bite

from one of the dozen restaurants along with a glass of beer from Angel City Brewery or a

Finlandia vodka cocktail. It’s all on us! The music will get your hips swaying while the magic of the

night will have you meeting new friends and creating memories to last another 35 years.


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CENTERPIECE SCREENINGS

DOCUMENTARY CENTERPIECE

INTERNATIONAL CENTERPIECE

FRIDAY | July 7 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

MONDAY | July 10 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

KEVYN AUCOIN BEAUTY & THE BEAST IN ME

Dir: Lori Kaye, 2017, USA, 90 min.

Cindy. Naomi. Linda. Andie. You know the famous faces of the 1980s

supermodel boom, but do you know the talented gay man whose brushes and

makeup helped make those faces famous? This revealing new documentary

offers an up-close and personal look into the life of legendary makeup artist

Kevyn Aucoin, who survived childhood abandonment and bullying in the Deep

South to become one of international fashion’s most sought-after style gods.

But his innovations weren’t limited to blush, mascara, and foundation:

Decades before the selfie, Aucoin was constantly documenting himself (and

his famous clients) with a video camera, giving director Lori Kaye hours of

personal footage of this brilliant yet tormented artist.

Featuring interviews with many of the women he styled to perfection—and

with the woman who gave Kevyn up for adoption—this is a story of survival

and resilience, but also of a man who spent a lifetime looking for love, never

realizing that it surrounded him in abundance. World Premiere

CENTERPIECE POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

ENCORE SCREENING:

FRIDAY | July 14 | 7:00pm | REDCAT

CLOSE KNIT

(KARERA GA HONKI DE AMU TOKI WA)

Dir: Naoko Ogigami, 2017, Japan, Japanese with English subtitles,

127 min.

This warm, witty exploration of unconventional family and unconditional love

won the Teddy Jury Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. The award’s

message of solidarity and equality is epitomized in this film, hailed by critics as

breaking new ground for trans narratives in Japanese cinema. Using surprising

humor and emotional depth, and intentionally casting superstars Tôma Ikuta

and Kenta Kiritani to put a spotlight on the status of transgender rights in

Japan, Naoko Ogigami’s film is quietly subversive in its humanizing portrayal of

an LGBTQ family.

At 11, Tomo learned self-sufficiency early on. Her mother regularly disappears

for days, sometimes weeks, leaving Tomo to raise herself. As always, Uncle

Makio takes Tomo in until her mom resurfaces, but he explains things are

different; he now lives with his trans girlfriend Rinko. Tomo is shy at first, but

gradually the unfamiliar domesticity of this loving household begins to feel like

home. The trio forms a family unit, comically embarking on a knitting project to

commemorate Rinko’s legal name change. Labeled “freak family” by her

classmates and interrogated by child protective services, Tomo’s growing

awareness of the prejudice surrounding them draws her even closer to Rinko.

CENTERPIECE POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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Lori Kaye’s career includes work in documentary,

unscripted television, stand-up comedy, theatre, journalism,

and film. For LOGO, Lori executive-produced and directed the

highly acclaimed documentary series The Ride: 7 Days to End

AIDS, which detailed the struggles and triumphs of six people

riding for a cure. Kaye developed, produced, and directed the

fashion documentary series Stylemaker for the Style Network,

which is how she first met Kevyn Aucoin. In 2007, Kaye

formed Putti Media with her partner in life and business,

Leslie Thomas, to develop projects for TV, film, and theatre.

Naoko Ogigami’s films are beloved both at home in

Japan and internationally. After scoring commercial and

critical success with Kamome Diner (2006), her follow-up

Glasses won the Manfred Salzgeber Award at the Berlin

International Film Festival and was selected for the World

Cinema Dramatic Competition by the 2008 Sundance Film

Festival. The all-English Toilet (2010) received the 61st

Rookie Award of Art Encouragement from the Education

Minister of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs. Close-Knit is

her first film in four years after Rent-A-Cat (2012).

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SPECIAL CENTERPIECE

U.S. CENTERPIECE

THURSDAY | July 13 | 8:00pm | The Ace

SATURDAY | July 15 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL

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

Last year Todrick Hall, the gay black singer, dancer, actor, director, American

Idol sensation, and YouTube superstar unveiled his biggest project yet: The

Wizard of Oz–inspired musical Straight Outta Oz. Influenced largely by his

rural Texas upbringing and his close relationship with his conservative

Christian mother, Hall brings this deeply personal yet ambitious project to

fruition over the course of this up-close-and-personal documentary.

Directed and edited with an intimate, you-are-there immediacy by Katherine

Fairfax Wright (Call Me Kuchu, Imperial Dreams), Behind The Curtain shows

Hall and his team displaying passion that shines through every frame. This

special centerpiece, which wowed audiences at SXSW, is a portrait of an artist

reconciling his small-town past with his widescreen future. The film’s uplifting

conclusion proves beyond a doubt that this impressive young man behind the

curtain is well worth paying attention to.

CENTERPIECE POST-SCREENING PARTY: Precinct DTLA

STRANGERS

Dir: Mia Lidofsky/Celia Rowlson-Hall, 2016, USA, 115 min.

Newly single and bisexual, Isobel rents out her spare room in a last ditch effort to

keep the home she loves. Along with her lesbian best friend, Cam, she navigates

the most complicated time in her life—emotionally, sexually, and professionally.

As Isobel begins to share her life with a revolving door of colorful characters, their

zany antics challenge her perspective and help open her up to a new way of

looking at the world. From navigating her first relationship with another woman, to

grappling with career dissatisfaction, Isobel ventures into uncharted territory with

hilarity and sincerity.

Starring Zoe Chao, Meredith Hagner, and Isabelle McNally, and featuring guest

appearances by Breeda Wool, Jemaine Clement, Shiri Appleby, Jemima Kirke and

Leisha Hailey, Mia Lidofsky’s new series hails the arrival of a fresh new voice for

the Airbnb and Tinder generation. Chao is a breakout as Isobel, exploring her late

20s and newly-discovered bisexuality with an appealing sweetness and

vulnerability. Strangers is a compelling and relevant reflection on opening yourself

up to life through a revolving door of new and different people in the most intimate

of places: home.

CENTERPIECE POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

Katherine Fairfax Wright is the director, editor, and

cinematographer of Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall and Call

Me Kuchu, the story of the last year in the life of the first

openly gay man in Uganda. Fairfax Wright also produced

Imperial Dreams (2014), which starred John Boyega. She

was raised in Los Angeles and studied film and anthropology

at Columbia University.

Mia Lidofsky created, directed, and co-wrote the upcoming

comedy series Strangers, which premiered at the 2017

Sundance Film Festival. Lidofsky cut her teeth directing music

videos while working for Beachside Films as a producer and

development executive, and was selected for the 2015 AFI

Directing Workshop for Women, through which she directed the

pilot episode of Strangers. Mia and her partner Celia Rowlson-

Hall co-directed the viral #PantsuitPower video, dedicated to

Hillary Rodham Clinton, which garnered over 6 million views.

Lidofsky is currently developing Season Two of Strangers for TV.

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CLOSING

GALA

SUNDAY | July 16 | 7:00pm | The Theatre at Ace Hotel

FREAK SHOW

Dir: Trudie Styler, 2017, USA, 91 min.

Teenager Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game) learned fabulousness at the feet

of his larger-than-life Muvv (Bette Midler). But when he’s shipped off to live with his

conservative father (Larry Pine), Billy’s classmates at Ulysses S. Grant Academy don’t know

what to make of this flamboyant newcomer and his seemingly endless array of colorful

ensembles (with matching makeup). After being severely bullied, Billy bounces back with

the help of his new friends, sensitive jock Flip (Ian Nelson, The Hunger Games) and the

loquacious BlahBlahBlah (AnnaSophia Robb). Eventually, our glamorous hero decides to

wave his freak flag as high as he can by running for homecoming queen, even if that

means facing off against Bible-thumping mean girl Lynette (Abigail Breslin).

Based on the novel by James St. James, the film features a superb ensemble cast,

including Laverne Cox, Celia Weston, and Willa Fitzgerald (MTV’s Scream). It’s a charming

coming-of-age tale—as witty and as fearless as its protagonist—that celebrates the

outsider within us all.

Trudie Styler is an actress, film producer, and director. After studying drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Styler was a leading player with the Royal

Shakespeare Company and has appeared in many television series and on the big screen. In 2011, Styler formed Maven Pictures with Celine Rattray. The

company’s production credits include the award-winning Filth (2013), starring James McAvoy; Still Alice (2014), starring Oscar-winning Julianne Moore; BIFAwinning

and BAFTA-nominated American Honey (2016); and Novitiate (2017), which won the Sundance Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Director.

ABOUT CLOSING NIGHT GALA

The 2017 Outfest Los Angeles wraps up its 35 th edition with an all-star lineup

at not just one, but two of the hottest venues in DTLA. The night kicks off

at The Theatre at Ace Hotel as we present the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles

Audience Award and Grand Jury Award winners. Afterwards, Freak Show will

entertain and delight you. It’s a couple short blocks uptown to the last party of

the festival at the renowned Clifton’s. Built in 1935 by Clifford Clinton, it was

recently renovated by Andrew Meieran, capturing the best of then and now.

Your first cocktail is on us as you reminisce and share your favorite memories

from the previous 11 days

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Outfest Los Angeles is thrilled to take over The Theatre at ACE Hotel for four nights. Built in the 1920’s, the theatre was recently restored to its original grandeur

and is now one of the hippest spots in DTLA. It’s the best place to see the star-studded films that will dazzle you and entertain you, starting with the Special

Centerpiece about the multi-talented Todrick Hall. The singer, dancer, actor, choreographer, director, rapper, and YouTube sensation will inspire you as he pulls

off the unthinkable. Friday, discover the roots of what makes Armistead Maupin a one-of-a-kind figure in queer culture. It wouldn’t be an anniversary year

without a film from one of Outfest Los Angeles’ audience favorite actors – Alan Cumming – on Saturday night. Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Laverne Cox,

Bette Midler, Alex Lawther, and Ian Nelson all show up to help us close this year’s festival with Freak Show.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

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U.S. NARRATIVES

FRIDAY | July 14 | 10:00pm | DGA 2

195 LEWIS

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

When the beautiful and mysterious Kris shows up unannounced at a party in

Brooklyn with no plans to return home, she provokes a perplexed—bordering

on annoyed—reaction from her impromptu hostesses: her old college friend

Yuri and Yuri’s steady girlfriend Camille. This Gotham Award–winning digital

series follows the trio and other queer black ladies in their search for real

polyamorous love and career fulfillment, painting an eloquent and authentic

portrait of contemporary urban life.

PRECEDED BY: WALK FOR ME Dir: Elegance Bratton, 12 min.

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: All-Girl Friday (DGA Atrium)

SATURDAY | July 15 | 8:00pm | The Ace

AFTER LOUIE

Dir: Vincent Gagliostro, 2016, USA, 100 min.

Sam (Alan Cumming) is an artist and activist from ACT UP who lived through

the early years of HIV/AIDS, struggling with survivor’s guilt. He’s bewildered by

the younger generation of gay men, until he meets the seductive Braeden

(Zachary Booth, Keep the Lights On) at a bar late one night. Their pants quickly

come down and, eventually, so does Sam’s guard. An intergenerational

relationship blossoms between them, reawakening Sam’s artistic soul and

reviving his wilted heart.

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SUNDAY | July 9 | 7:30pm | Harmony Gold

BEACH RATS

Dir: Eliza Hittman, 2016, USA, 98 min.

Down the scuzzy seaside on Brooklyn’s fringe, teenage townie Frankie

suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his toxic pack of delinquent

friends and yearns for an identity out of the closet and far from home. Raging

hormones dominate the summer as he scours hookup sites for older men, but

his chauvinistic surroundings grip him in violent repression. A muscular shell

masks a fragile soul in this controversial Sundance hit, heightened by Eliza

Hittman’s evocative sensory command that shimmers against the shadows.

SUNDAY | July 9 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

BECKS

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

Singer-songwriter Becks (Lena Hall) returns to her Midwestern hometown,

reluctantly moving back in with her mom. The time-warp sensation of being

back in her childhood home is interrupted by an unexpected whirlwind affair

with self-proclaimed “lonely housewife” Elyse (Mena Suvari). This electrifying

film features original songs by Lena Hall, a supporting turn by Dan Fogler as

her old classmate-turned-drinking-buddy, and a visceral performance from

Christine Lahti as her former-nun mother.

PRECEDED BY: HELLO GOODBYE Dir: Soma Helmi, 2 min.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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MONDAY | July 10 | 7:00pm | Harmony Gold

CHERRY POP

Dir: Assaad Yacoub, 2016, USA, 78 min.

Welcome to Cherry Pop, the dive drag bar where, as one of its hard-luck

entertainers puts it, “dreams go to die.” Tonight Cherry Pop celebrates the

circle of drag life, with a newbie “Cherry” (Lars Berge) making his debut, just

as veteran Lady Zaza (Tempest DuJour) prepares to tuck for the very last time.

The barbs fly as fast as the patrons’ crumpled dollar bills in this backstage

ex-drag-aganza, with many alums of RuPaul’s Drag Race (besides DuJour,

there’s Bob the Drag Queen, Detox, and Latrice Royale, to name but a few)

taking the stage and strutting their stuff.

PRECEDED BY: FUSION ONE MINUTE MOVIE SHOWCASE 2

Dir: Raymond Martinez, Zane Ray Gutierrez, Angela Jude, Amy Flower, 4 min.

SATURDAY | July 15 | 2:30pm | REDCAT

EASTSIDERS SEASON 3: GO WEST

Dir: Kit Williamson, 2017, USA, 90 min.

Your favorite Emmy-nominated L.A. gay couple is back, as Cal (series creator

Kit Williamson) and Thom (Van Hansis) return with a brand new season of sexy

mishaps, drunken decision-making and general relationship catastrophes. In

their latest adventures, they cross paths with a who’s who of friends,

frenemies, and hookups, including Colby Keller, Tuc Watkins, Wilson Cruz and

Traci Lords, to name just a few. World Premiere

PRECEDED BY: DEMONS Dir: Jesse Klein, 12 min.

WORLD PREMIERE

THURSDAY | July 13 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

THE FEELS

Dir: Jenée LaMarque, 2016, USA, 88 min.

Two brides-to-be (Angela Trimbur and Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu)

throw a joint bachelorette party that ends up calling their whole relationship

into question. Equal parts laughs, tears, and introspection, this modern take on

a romantic comedy unravels the secrets that can plague even the strongest

relationship. Outstanding performances and an earnest script make up the

heart of this crazy-enjoyable film.

PRECEDED BY: TEGAN AND SARA, “FAINT OF HEART” Dir: Devon Kirkpatrick, 3 min.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

TUESDAY | July 11 | 9:45pm | DGA 1

HELLO AGAIN

Dir: Tom Gustafson, 2017, USA, 105 min.

Ten fleeting love affairs across a century in New York City history are explored

through ten lust-filled musical episodes. Filled with wonderful period detail and a

unique visual style, the film features powerhouse performances by Tony Award–

winner Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight, and Jenna Ushkowitz, as

well as rising stars Nolan Funk and Rumer Willis. This cinematic adaptation of

Michael John LaChiusa’s celebrated 1994 Off-Broadway musical of the same

name was inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s controversial play Der Reigen.

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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SUNDAY | July 9 | 12:00pm | Harmony Gold

A MILLION HAPPY NOWS

Dir: Albert Alarr, 2016, USA, 81 min.

Concerned by her difficulty memorizing lines, veteran actress Lainey (Crystal

Chappell) decides not to renew her soap opera contract. After a visit to the

doctor, she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, and Lainey and her

longtime partner Eva (Jessica Leccia) must now learn how to navigate this

unexpected terrain and make the most of their time together. Chronicling

Lainey’s illness and their unconditional love, the film provides a million reasons

why we all need to appreciate love to the fullest.

PRECEDED BY: CARE Dir: April A. Wilson, 8 min.

FRIDAY | July 7 | 9:30pm | REDCAT

NEW QUEER FRONTIERS:

BKPI & THE CHANCES

The boundless space of today’s digital world enables creators to focus on

unlikely protagonists and bring us the edgiest, most authentic content. Here,

one follows a fiercely funny, offbeat trio of homemade Brooklyn detectives

vowing to drive out sex offenders stalking their streets. The other is a wholly

original series repositioning the complexities of love and communication

between two deaf best friends in their 20s. Together, both illustrate how far

we’ve come in LGBTQ storytelling.

BROOKLYN PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS Dir. Hye Yun Park, USA, 37 min.

THE CHANCES Dir. Anna Kerrigan, USA, 34 min.

SUNDAY | July 9 | 3:30pm | REDCAT

PROM KING, 2010

Dir: Christopher Schaap, 2017, USA, 102 min.

Charlie, a 20-year-old movie-crazy college student, is looking for love in New

York City, and having trouble reconciling the harsh realities of modern dating

with the romantic ideals of the classic romantic films he idolizes. First-time

director and star Christopher Schaap imbues Charlie with a recognizable

honesty and vulnerability. Featuring striking widescreen location photography

and an engaging cast, this feel-good romance is a genuine charmer.

PRECEDED BY: FUSION ONE MINUTE MOVIE SHOWCASE 1

Dir: Cole Santiago, Calvin Lam, Kahea Kiwaha, Kevin Rios, 4 min.

SATURDAY | July 8 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

THE REVIVAL

Dir: Jennifer Gerber, 2017, USA, 84 min.

When Eli begins preaching at his father’s old church, he is desperate to open

the minds of the fire-and-brimstone congregation. His plans are quickly

derailed when he strikes up a relationship with a fascinating drifter (played by

Zachary Booth, Keep the Lights On). Tensions soon come to a head, with

simmering resentments and repressed emotions all leading to a revival that will

shake this sleepy Arkansas town to its core. World Premiere

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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SATURDAY | July 15 | 2:00pm | DGA 1

THE RING THING

Dir: William Sullivan, 2018, USA, 120 min.

Genuine chemistry plays a huge role in this romantic drama about what

happens in a relationship when a woman proposes to her girlfriend by

accident. Peppered with interviews from real-life couples in the LGBTQ

community, this story explores what it means to be in a partnership and how

those connections change (or not!) when marriage is added to the mix. You’ll

leave the theater reexamining what it means to be committed to your partner

and committed to yourself.

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SATURDAY | July 8 | 9:30pm | DGA 1

SATURDAY CHURCH

Dir: Damon Cardasis, 2017, USA, English, 81 min.

Ulysses has just begun experimenting with his sexuality and identity; his nights

are full of stolen nylons and high heels. Stern Aunt Rose is having none of it,

so Ulysses flees the Bronx, finding refuge at an unusual church in the West

Village where vogueing is more important than sermons. Luka Kain, enthralling

as Ulysses, grounds the dream-like musical interludes running throughout the

film. Salvation is found in a holy space that allows you to be yourself.

PRECEDED BY: HEADLESS Dir. Sebastian Sdaigui, 7 min.

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

FRIDAY | July 14 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

SIGNATURE MOVE

Dir: Jennifer Reeder, 2017, USA, English/Urdu/Spanish with English subtitles,

80 min.

Fawzia Mirza plays Zaynab, a Pakistani Muslim lawyer who finds inspiration in

Lucha Libre wrestling and romance with Alma (Sari Sanchez), the sassy,

confident Mexican-American woman who’s winning her heart. Zaynab’s

newfound passions challenge her soap-opera–loving mother’s expectations of

finding her a husband. This multicultural film is an exploration of relationships,

cultural exchanges, and the mother-daughter dynamic.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: All-Girl Friday (DGA Atrium)

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SATURDAY | July 15 | 11:00am | DGA 1

SOMETHING LIKE SUMMER

Dir: David Berry, 2017, USA, 115 min.

Benjamin is an out-of-the-closet theater kid, while Tim is the hunky town jock.

When Benjamin discovers his attraction to Tim is reciprocated, this delightfully

musical tale takes off. The boys’ relationship spans years, encapsulating all of

the delirious highs and painful lows of young love. This crowd-pleaser brings a

beloved series of YA novels to life as these two young men explore the

complex lines between being friends, lovers, and strangers.

PRECEDED BY: BEFORE I GOT FAMOUS Dir: Giovanna Sarquis, 6 min.

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SUNDAY | July 9 | 9:15pm | DGA 1

4 DAYS IN FRANCE (JOURS DE FRANCE)

Dir: Jérôme Reybaud, 2016, France, French with English subtitles, 142 min.

One morning, Pierre quietly leaves his sleeping boyfriend Paul in their Paris

apartment, hops in a gleaming white Alfa Romeo, and heads for the gorgeous

French countryside, embarking on a series of anonymous encounters. Before

long, Paul sets off in pursuit, using Grindr to track his wandering lover. In this

twisting road trip movie, full of charming and unexpected moments, both men

meet a series of beguiling strangers, propelling each other to a destination

neither of them expected.

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

MONDAY | July 10 | 9:45pm | DGA 1

BODY ELECTRIC (CORPO ELÉTRICO)

Dir: Marcelo Caetano, 2017, Brazil, Portuguese with English subtitles, 93 min.

First-time filmmaker Marcelo Caetano gracefully weaves a warm, sensual tale

that captures the charm of young working people, a vibrant queer community

and the beauty of the changing sexual landscape in Brazil. Carefree Elias

works at a textile factory, juggling long shifts with animated nights out and

no-strings sexual encounters. As he tries to discern where his future might

lead him, Elias learns to take pleasure in the small things in life. US Premiere

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

SUNDAY | July 9 | 4:15pm | DGA 1

CENTER OF MY WORLD

(DIE MITTE DER WELT)

Dir: Jakob M. Erwa, 2016, Germany/Austria, German with English

subtitles, 115 min.

Bursting with the erratic euphoria that fuels our teenage emotions, wide-eyed

high schooler Phil (Louis Hofman, Oscar-nominated Land of Mine) finds his

humdrum life turned upside-down by the arrival of a strapping young track

star. Navigating first love, and an escalating feud between his counter-culture

mom and rebellious sister, Phil is forced to confront the reality of his rosecolored

point of view. First-time director Jakob M. Erwa imbues this coming-ofage

story with pops of panache, creating a vibrant mosaic of adolescence.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

FRIDAY | July 7 | 7:15pm | REDCAT

THE CITY OF THE FUTURE

(A CIDADE DO FUTURO)

Dir: Cláudio Marques & Marília Hughes Guerreiro, 2016, Brazil, Portuguese

with English subtitles, 76 min.

In a remote part of Brazil, the triad of Mila, Igor, and Gilmar are determined to

break away and form their own nontraditional family, defying the definitions

that society has attempted to impose on them. As they prepare for the birth of

their child, the three contemplate their intertwining relationships. Marques and

Guerreiro have boldly collaborated on a naturalistic film that shuns convention,

instead embracing love in all its dazzling iterations.

PRECEDED BY: JIL,“ALL YOUR WORDS” Dir: Anton Tammi, 7 min.

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FRIDAY | July 7 | 7:00pm | Harmony Gold

A DATE FOR MAD MARY

Dir: Darren Thornton, 2016, Ireland, 82 min.

Mary’s charms are undeniable in this Irish coming-of-age portrayal of the

angsty path from youth to womanhood. Mary has just been released from a

six-month prison stint for a drunken bar fight. Her best friend Charlene is now

getting married and wants to keep Mary at a distance, alienating her from their

circle of friends. An encounter with a queer musician changes Mary’s

perspective and awakens her romantic spirit. Filmmaker Darren Thornton’s first

feature is warm and instantly relatable.

PRECEDED BY: APART FROM EVERYTHING Dir: Ben Lewis, 19 min.

SUNDAY | July 9 | 10:30am | DGA 1

FATHERS

Dir: Palatpol Mingpornpichit, 2016, Thailand, Thai with English subtitles,

96 min.

Striking couple Phoon and Yuke, urban professionals in their 30s, seemingly

have it all—except for one thing: they’ve always dreamt of being parents.

When they adopt the adorable young boy Butr, the pair become “Daddy” and

“Papa,” and their family is complete. However, schoolyard bullying and

interference from prejudiced parents brings unwelcome attention from child

protective services. A tender portrait of same-sex fatherhood, this film makes a

heartfelt plea in support of rainbow families. North American Premiere

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THURSDAY | July 13 | 9:30pm | DGA 1

I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE

(SUEÑO EN OTRO IDIOMA)

Dir: Ernesto Contreras, 2017, Mexico/Netherlands, Spanish/English with

English subtitles, 103 min.

Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance, this romantic drama is sure to

please. Martin, a handsome linguist, travels to a Mexican jungle to record

audio of Zikril, an indigenous language on the verge of disappearing. But the

last two remaining speakers, Evaristo and Isauro, have not spoken for 50 years

due to a lovers’ quarrel. Can Martin persuade the men to reconnect in order to

save their language? This epic sensory experience explores the impact of

cultural identity on matters of the heart.

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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SUNDAY | July 9 | 2:15pm | Harmony Gold

IN BETWEEN (BAR BAHAR)

Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud, 2016, Israel/France, Hebrew/Arabic with English

subtitles, 96 min.

Three Palestinian women share an apartment in the bustling city of Tel Aviv, as

they attempt to break away from the expectations of their families and society.

Laila, an outspoken lawyer who parties hard, and Salma, a lesbian DJ from a

conservative Christian family, take in new roommate Nour, a devout Muslim

studying for her degree despite her fiancé’s protests. Buoyed by a sparkling

cast, Maysaloun Hamoud’s taboo-breaking first feature expertly navigates the

culture clash among religious, gender, cultural, and ethnic divides.

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FRIDAY | July 14 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

MAYBE TOMORROW (BAKA BUKAS)

Dir: Samantha Lee, 2016, Philippines, Filipino with English subtitles,

84 min.

Alex is unapologetically out to everyone—the execs who want to remove the

queer content from her TV pitch, her nosy mom, her catty hipster friends.

Everyone except her BFF Jess, an up-and-coming TV starlet with whom she

also happens to be madly in love. But when Alex’s secret is accidentally

revealed, both girls must confront their feelings and navigate the complications

of their new relationship. Anchored by charming leads, Samantha Lee has

crafted a visually stylistic, fun and flirtatious debut feature.

PRECEDED BY: EGGS, ZOMBIES, AND BACON Dir: Sherry Y. Shi, 14 min.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: All-Girl Friday (DGA Atrium)

FRIDAY | July 7 | 9:30pm | DGA 1

THE PASS

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

It’s the night before a make-or-break championship soccer match, the

pressure is high, and rising-star teammates Jason (Russell Tovey, HBO’s

Looking) and Ade (Arinzé Kene, Freestyle) have an encounter in their hotel

room that leads to irrevocable consequences. Debut director Ben A. Williams’s

taut, engrossing chamber drama is split into three acts spanning more than a

decade; as time passes, tension and vulnerabilities intensify while secret

desires are buried deeper.

PRECEDED BY: IN THE PAINT Dir: Ashton Pina, 7 min.

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

SATURDAY | July 8 | 9:30pm | Harmony Gold

PATHS (EIN WEG)

Dir: Chris Miera, 2017, Germany, German with English subtitles, 108 min.

For anyone in a relationship who’s ever asked themselves, “How did we get

here, anyway?” comes this poignant and impassioned tale of a love that’s

reached an impasse. Furniture designer and single father Andreas falls for

Martin, and as the years go by, we see the ebb and flow of their lives together,

both deeply in love and falling apart at the seams, even as their son Max

grows into manhood. Movingly acted and directed, this story avoids flashy

melodrama in favor of the discrete, everyday intimacies that couples create

together over time. US Premiere

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FRIDAY | July 7 | 9:30pm | Harmony Gold

RIFT (RÖKKUR)

Dir: Erlingur Thoroddsen, 2017, Iceland, Icelandic with English subtitles,

111 min.

When Gunnar reluctantly answers a late-night phone call from Einar, his

ex-boyfriend, he’s concerned: Einar sounds disturbed and capable of hurting

himself. Gunnar travels to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and

quickly discovers that someone, or something, is relentlessly stalking them

both. As sparse and chilling as a northern winter, this Icelandic thriller will keep

you guessing and leave you feeling haunted. North American Premiere

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SUNDAY | July 9 | 4:30pm | DGA 2

SANTA & ANDRÉS

Dir: Carlos Lechuga, 2016, Cuba, Spanish with English subtitles,

105 min.

Cuba, 1981: For many, the wounds of the revolution have begun to heal,

although there are still those who refuse to be compliant with the regime’s

silencing of intellectuals and LGBTQ people. Gay writer Andrés spends three

days under house arrest, supervised by young revolutionary Santa, who knows

nothing of life away from the countryside. During this brief period, the pair form

an unpredictable bond. Subtle and moving, yet boldly political and provocative,

this is a story of day-to-day lives affected by sweeping change.

THURSDAY | July 13 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

TAMARA

Dir: Elia K. Schneider, 2016, Venezuela/Uruguay/Peru, Spanish with

English subtitles, 110 min.

This extraordinary biopic follows the true story of Venezuela’s first transgender

politician Tamara Adrián. Conservative Tomás builds a life as a successful

lawyer and devoted husband and father, despite having always felt female on

the inside. A sojourn in Paris frees Tamara to assert herself, and a lengthy

battle with Venezuelan authorities over misgendered ID papers turns her into

an activist who eventually decides to run for office. Powerful performances

anchor this acclaimed portrait of a real-life, present-day heroine.

PRECEDED BY: THE CONVENTION Dir: Jessica Dimmock, 10 min.

TUESDAY | July 11 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

TOM OF FINLAND

Dir: Dome Karukoski, 2017, Finland, Finnish/German/English with English

subtitles, 115 min.

His unabashedly sexual drawings—featuring leather-clad studs of all stripes—

shaped the fantasies and fetishes of generations of gay men, but who was

Tom of Finland? This acclaimed film follows the life of artist Touko Laaksonen,

from the trenches of WWII through the repression of the 1950s to the

explosion of gay liberation, which his artwork helped inspire. Moving and

inspiring, this stirring biopic pays tribute to one of the great pioneers of erotic

art, who happily called Los Angeles home during the latter years of his life.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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SATURDAY | July 8 | 4:00pm | DGA 2

THE WOUND (INXEBA)

Dir: John Trengove, 2017, South Africa, Xhosa/Afrikaans/English with

English subtitles, 88 min.

In the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, a group of young men head to a

remote mountain camp to be initiated into manhood. Matched with mentors

who lead them though this ancient Xhosa rite of passage, the expectations of

masculinity create a pressure-filled environment for Xolani, who harbors a

secret about his identity. Singer Nakhane Touré, a Xhosa tribe member, plays

the lead role in this captivating film that offers insight into a cultural tradition

rarely explored onscreen.

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SATURDAY | July 8 | 1:30pm | DGA 1

100 MEN

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

Kiwi director Paul Oremland tracks down 100 men he’s slept with in this

personal, often humorous look at changing attitudes toward homosexuality over

the past 40 years. Interviewed in New Zealand, England, and Poland, his

eclectic subjects (including “Toilet Boy,” “Beach Boy,” and “Gary the Optician”)

discuss coming out, AIDS, and gay marriage, acknowledging political gains

even as some feel a sense of loss. Oremland’s journey brings him closer to

these men, helping him realize he’s witnessing a revolution.

PRECEDED BY: A CINEMATIC ODE TO THE ART OF CRUISING Dir: Terrence Hunt, 15 min.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

SATURDAY | July 8 | 9:15pm | DGA 2

BONES OF CONTENTION

Dir: Andrea Weiss, 2017, USA/Spain, Spanish/English with English

subtitles, 75 min.

The brutal Franco dictatorship continues to haunt Spain—literally, as some

120,000 skeletons of the Fascist leader’s enemies were buried in unmarked

graves all over the country. If one man has come to symbolize all of these

desaparecidos, it’s legendary poet and playwright Federico Garcia-Lorca,

whom this film calls “the first LGBT victim of the Franco regime.” Director

Andrea Weiss examines the men and women (including the writer’s niece,

Laura) who recall Spain’s homophobic past and seek to exhume it by finding

these remains.

WEDNESDAY | July 12 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

BOYS FOR SALE

Dir: Itako, 2017, Japan, Japanese with English subtitles, 76 min.

In Tokyo’s Shinjuku district there are bars that specialize in Urisen, young guys

who have sex with men. Featuring candid interviews and interspersed with

animation detailing the awkward, sweet, and sometimes hilarious situations

these sex workers experience, the boys for sale boldly tell their stories of life in

the Tokyo underground. This doc is an illuminating look into a rarely-seen world

that tantalizingly reveals the humanity of sex work. North American Premiere

PRECEDED BY: BLOOMING NIGHT Dir: Bell Zhong, 9 min.

SATURDAY | July 8 | 4:15pm | DGA 1

CHAVELA

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

Spanish with English subtitles, 90 min.

This stunning documentary captures the impact of Mexico’s most beloved

lesbian Rancheras icon—Chavela Vargas—a rebellious, solitary and profoundly

wounded trailblazer. An unforgettable journey through the enigmatic life of

Chavela, this lyrical love letter interweaves never-before-seen interview footage

and mesmerizing musical portraits of her most famous soul-gripping songs.

From the spotlight of the stage, Chavela’s tortured vocals and unapologetic

queer sensibility subverted gender traditions, inspiring a deeply patriarchal

culture to love, to cry, and to feel, like never before.

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SUNDAY | July 9 | 1:00pm | DGA 1

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P.

JOHNSON

Dir: David France, 2017, USA, 105 min.

A fixture in NYC’s Greenwich Village and a stalwart advocate for gay rights,

Marsha P. Johnson was a beloved, vivacious trans woman who has been called

the Rosa Parks of the LGBTQ movement. Her tragic death in July 1992 was

quickly dismissed as suicide by the NYPD. Director David France (Oscarnominated

How To Survive A Plague) uses his background in investigative

journalism to dig deeper into the mystery of Marsha’s death while highlighting

the very real dangers trans people still face.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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WEDNESDAY | July 12 | 9:30pm | DGA 1

DREAM BOAT

Dir: Tristan Ferland Milewski, 2017, Germany, English/German/French/

Arabic with English subtitles, 92 min.

Decked from port to starboard in tops and bottoms, this cruise sets sail every

year with leagues of gay men hungry to find their own slice of paradise on the

open seas. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men

from five countries on a quest for connection. International waters provide the

perfect platform to explore the ecstasy, agony, hopes, and dreams that bridge

this community behind the bacchanalia, revealing a manifest rife with

intersections between the diverse identities aboard, a brotherhood across

borders.

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

WEDNESDAY | July 12 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

THE FABULOUS ALLAN CARR

Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz, 2017, USA, 90 min.

Director Jeffrey Schwarz (Vito, I Am Divine) returns with this fascinating look at

Allan Carr, one of the most extravagant Hollywood figures of the 1970s and

80s. The film charts Carr’s rise from talent manager to megastar producer of

Grease, before he perpetrated the box-office blunders Can’t Stop the Music

and Grease 2, as well as the disastrous 1989 Academy Awards ceremony.

Featuring new interviews and archival footage of Carr’s legendary parties, this

portrait of a showbiz legend is both hilarious and deeply sympathetic.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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MONDAY | July 10 | 9:15pm | DGA 2

GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER

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

In a world besieged by extremism, simply “carrying on” can be defiantly

courageous. This moving, timely portrait presents Maria Toorpakai Wazir, an

androgynous Muslim Pakistani squash champion. She and her loving family

struggle just to live amid challenges from the sporting world in which Maria

dares compete, and persistent threats that they all endure from the Al-Qaeda

terrorist organization. This unflinchingly brave film boldly challenges audiences

with its humanity and daring.

PRECEDED BY: HALF A LIFE Dir: Tamara Shogaolu, 13 min.

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NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED

(ETIQUETA NO RIGUROSA)

Dir: Cristina Herrera Borquez, 2017, Mexico, Spanish with English

subtitles, 92 min.

Stylists Victor and Fernando made many Mexicali brides look beautiful on their

wedding day, but when they decide to marry, the pair begin a complicated

journey requiring them to navigate Baja California’s legal system and

labyrinthine bureaucracies. Neither bomb threats nor accusations of mental

illness stop these determined men from marrying in their hometown. An

Outfest Fusion favorite, this compelling and poignant documentary reminds us

that the fight for global marriage equality is nowhere near over.

PRECEDED BY: CLOSET DOORS Dir: Henry Alberto, 6 min.

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MONDAY | July 10 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

OUT OF ORDER

Dir: Amanda Bluglass, 2016, USA, 60 min.

Despite recent legal victories, many LGBTQ parishioners still feel unwelcome in

their own churches. This illuminating doc follows lesbian, gay, and trans Christians

as they overcome institutional and personal bias within the faith to become

leaders in their churches. As the film weaves in their personal journeys, these new

spiritual leaders perform the delicate work of ensuring that queer people know

that they are loved, not only by God but also by their fellow worshippers.

PRECEDED BY: THE REAL THING Dir: Brandon Kelley, 8 min.

TUESDAY | July 11 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

QUEST

Dir: Jonathan Olshefski, 2017, USA, 90 min.

In this intimate portrait of North Philadelphia’s Rainey family, Jonathan

Olshefski embarks on a decade-long journey to capture the tenderness and joy

of raising an African American family amid the crises of a struggling city. With

a natural ease, this household evolves before us, staying together and

providing a sanctuary for their diverse kids through the recording studio in their

basement. Father Chris ‘Quest’ Rainey exudes an elegance and heartfelt

warmth that embodies acceptance and inspires resilience.

PRECEDED BY: FRECKLES THE WRITER, “UH-HUH” Dir: Jason Benesh, 3 min.

SATURDAY | July 8 | 4:30pm | Harmony Gold

REBELS ON POINTE

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

Take a glimpse into the storied all-gay ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero

de Monte Carlo, founded in 1970s New York. As recounted by their Artistic

Director and several principal dancers, the company has evolved from drag

performers into veritable ballet ambassadors, captivating diverse audiences of

all ages. Its dancers are remarkably skilled, both in comedy and dance.

Onstage and off, through marriage celebrations, long-distance parental care,

and virtuosic artistry, these men surmount small-minded boundaries and

limitations with panache.

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SATURDAY | July 15 | 4:00pm | DGA 2

STRONG ISLAND

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

In 1992, filmmaker Yance Ford’s brother William was killed by a white

mechanic after a minor dispute over a car repair. A Grand Jury then let

William’s shooter go free, altering their family dynamic forever. Ford, a

transgender man, has constructed an elegant cinematic memoir that employs

stylish visual language that won a well-deserved jury prize for storytelling at

Sundance. Searching for closure, Ford reassembles the pieces to this racial

injustice, still painfully relevant 25 years later.

FRIDAY | July 14 | 8:00pm | The Ace

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

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

The director of To Be Takei returns with a look at another larger-than-life gay

icon, the author behind Tales of the City, which captured the radical cultural

shift of queer life in San Francisco in the 70s and 80s with an honesty and

humor that reverberated with fans worldwide. Maupin journeys from Southern

aristocrat and closeted conservative (serving in Vietnam and working for Jesse

Helms) to beloved chronicler of the LGBTQ movement in this boisterously

entertaining portrait.

PRECEDED BY: CROOK, “LAVENDER” Dir: Matthew Kaundart, 8 min.

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FRIDAY | July 14 | 7:30pm | DGA 2

WHOSE STREETS?

Dir: Sabaah Foloyan & Damon Davis, 2017, United States, 100 min.

This unflinching look at the Ferguson Uprising follows bold activists and young

queer leaders demanding justice for Michael Brown. The unarmed teenager’s

killing by police—his body left lying in the street—marks a breaking point for

St. Louis residents. Grief, long-standing racial tensions, and anger unite the

residents around vigils and protests of this tragedy. As National Guardsmen

descend on Ferguson with military-grade weaponry, these LGBTQ community

members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

PRECEDED BY: FRECKLES THE WRITER, “UH-HUH” Dir: Jason Bensen

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THURSDAY | July 13 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

A WOMB OF THEIR OWN

Dir: Cyn Lubow, 2016, USA, 86 min.

Considered the exclusive domain of the female experience, pregnancy is

generally viewed as the pinnacle of womanhood. But what happens when the

act of being pregnant falls outside of the feminine and into a womb of its own?

Exploring the experience of pregnancy among a group of diverse masculine-ofcenter–identified

people, this documentary questions what it means to be

pregnant and give birth as a masculine person, broadening our understanding

of gender, sexuality, and parenthood.

PRECEDED BY: ROUTE 66 Dir: Puppett, 1 min.

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SATURDAY | July 8 | 12:00pm | Harmony Gold

GROWING UP QUEER

It’s equal parts exhilarating, euphoric, daunting and confusing—and it’s the

one thing we all have in common. The journey through adolescence to the

brink of adulthood is rarely smooth, even without the wrinkle of feeling like you

are “other.” Whether it’s your first crush (unrequited or otherwise), discovering

and celebrating your identity, or reconciling who you truly are with your family,

this program showcases unique and inventive story-telling to speak to the

things that truly bond and define us.

BOYS Dir: Eyal Resh, 14 min. GABBER LOVER Dir: Anna Cazenave Cambet, 13 min.

BITTERSWEET Dir: Allen Martsch, 4 min. CHRISTINE Dir: Jessica Adler, 10 min. DARE AND

TRUTH Dir: Thomas Rivera Montes, 15 min. ACE Dir: Morgan Kahn Nichols, 12 min. IMAGO

Dir: Liz Cardenas Franke, 8 min. MY GAY SISTER Dir: Lia Hietala, 15 min.

SATURDAY | July 8 | 7:00pm | Harmony Gold

SUNDAY | July 9 | 1:00pm | REDCAT

LOLGBT

In tough times we lean on the wittiest among us to lift our spirits with laughter.

And, boy, do we have a lot of it to share! At this global moment, defined by

attempts to divide us, our comedy shorts program explores a desire to connect

with one another, human-to-human, hilariously: a precocious boy and his

hunky handyman; a bridesmaid and her beloved (yet betrothed) best friend;

and even a bored 1960s housewife and a rambunctious stuntwoman in the

Mojave desert.

ALEX AND THE HANDYMAN Dir: Nicholas Colia, 14 min. PARKER Dir: Rhianon Jones, 5

min. SIDE KICKS Dir: Leann Bowen, 12 min. STARRING ROMAN Dir: Nicholas Colia, 13

min. ODD GIRL OUT Dir: Gianna Sobol, 8 min. BEARDS: MAY AND GREG Dir: Dan Robert &

Lisha Brooks, 16 min. CALL YOUR FATHER Dir: Jordan Firstman, 19 min. HI, IT’S YOUR

MOTHER Dir: Daniel Altman, 5 min.

SUNDAY | July 9 | 11:30am | DGA 2

QUEERER THAN FICTION

Dive into a cross-section of subcultures with these intimate first-person

revelations. You’ll meet an intersex college kid, a rainbow family in Mississippi’s

new queer south, the night cleaner at a gay bathhouse, a mother and daughter

reconciling their differing faiths, a Russian raised on a diet of American movies,

a proudly gay Japanese actor, and a young man who comes out in a black

barbershop. These documentary shorts span the LGBTQ experience, and the

globe.

NEW DEEP SOUTH: HOUSE OF JXN Co-Creators: Rosie Haber & Lauren Cioffi, 10 min. THE

SON I NEVER HAD Dir: Pidgeon Pagonis, 26 min. THE NIGHT CLEANER Dir: Blair

Fukumura, 6 min. LITTLE POTATO Dir: Wes Hurley, 14 min. SEMIOTICS OF SAB Dir: Tina

Takemoto, 6 min. LOVE THE SINNER Dir: Jessica Devaney & Geeta Gandbhir, 17 min.

SHAPE UP: GAY IN THE BLACK BARBERSHOP Dir: Derrick L. Middleton, 29 min.

SUNDAY | July 9 | 2:00pm | DGA 2

Q&A: QUEER & ASIAN

Q: What do Scarlett, Emma, Tilda, and Matt have in common? A: None of them

will be in this program of QUEER & ASIAN short films! With whitewashing,

erasure of Asian characters in media, and the general marginalization of Asian

sexuality (looking at you, dating apps), Asian and Asian-American LGBTQ films

seem to be rarer than unicorns. Our showcase proves this is far from the truth,

with a spectacular selection of some of the best and most diverse films in the

festival that defy gender norms and explore the complexities of familial and

cultural responsibility through a queer lens.

CHROMOSOME SWEETHEART Dir: Honami Yano, 4 min. PRIA Dir: Yudho Aditya, 21 min.

PLEASE HOLD Dir: Jerell Rosales, 15 min. NICKY Dir: Heath Daniels, 2 min. BASAAN Dir:

Gino Jose, 15 min. COCOON Dir: Mei LiYing, 26 min. SARIWALA Dir: Shayon Maitra, 9 min.

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SUNDAY | July 9 | 4:45pm | Harmony Gold

TUESDAY | July 11 | 9:45pm | DGA 2

TRANS NOW!

This program brings a number of vibrant trans stories to life. From navigating relationships and searching for lost love to fierce advocates demonstrating

unapologetic self-determination, this powerful and evocative shorts program presents a range of experiences for trans people and communities. Through multiple

genres, these films highlight our recent and sometimes painful past and speak to the beautiful possibilities for our future.

GET THE LIFE Dir: Ozzy Villazòn, 12 min. UMBRELLA Dir: Rhys Ernst, 16 min. LADY EVA Dir: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, 11 min. EXERCISE ONE Dir: Victoria Verseau, 14 min.

TRANSGENDER, AT WAR AND IN LOVE Dir: Fiona Dawson, 13 min. BUYING DICK Creator: D’Lo, 7 min. MISSED CONNECTIONS Dir: Michelle Sam, 15 min. SWIM Dir: Mari Walker, 10 min.

SUNDAY | July 9 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

SILVER SHORTS

Our elders have tales to tell, and this program of seven films will educate,

inspire, and delight you! We focus on wide-ranging stories, including a

celebrated civil rights activist, a former professional dancer, the Lesbian

Herstory Archives, an acerbic leather man, two women who were separated

after WWII, a trans man looking back at his challenges and triumphs, and a

sex party for older gay men.

DENISE Dir: Kenneth O’Toole, 7 min. BAYARD & ME Dir: Matt Wolf, 16 min. LOVE LETTER

RESCUE SQUAD Dir: Megan Rossman, 7 min. DUSK Dir: Jake Graf, 15 min. SECRET SANTA

SEX PARTY Dir: Charles Lum & Todd Verow, 12 min. THE LAST LEATHERMAN OF THE VALE

OF CASHMERE Dir: Greg Loser, 15 min. POOL Dir: Leandro Goddinho, 30 min.

WEDNESDAY | July 12 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

LATINX LADIES

Five films about Latin@s who persist and insist — from the mother and

daughter who reconnect during a surreal Miami adventure, to the silver-haired

ladies making a quick getaway from their senior living home. Add a Chicana

activist making history, a Puerto Rican performer keepin’ it real, and a pair of

lesbian lovers subverting gender stereotypes en Español, and you’ve got a

kickass collection dedicated to #malditas everywhere.

ALTERATIONS Dir: Juan Carlos Zaldívar, 19 min. JEANNE CORDOVA: BUTCHES, LIES &

FEMINISM Dir: Gregorio Davila, 39 min. UNA ROSA Dir: C.R. Dois, 8 min. LESSON #6 Dir:

Alberto Ferreras, 4 min. AMIGAS WITH BENEFITS Dir: Adelina Anthony, 10 min.

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SATURDAY | July 8 | 11:00am | DGA 1

THURSDAY | July 13 | 7:00pm | REDCAT

BOYS SHORTS

Heat up your summer with this spectacular showcase of films! From a simple father-and-son tale, through to adolescent crushes, the constant search for elusive

true love in the big city, hilarious fumbling gay misogynists, and a connection that defies borders, our signature program of boys’ shorts returns stronger than ever.

These amazing films will make you laugh and cry, as we celebrate both our uniqueness and our commonalities.

BOYS ON THE STREET #PRIDE Dir: Louisa Bertman, 5 min. HIM Dir: Christian Coppola, 13 min. COCK N’ BULL 2 Dir: Nathan Adloff, 14 min. MONOGAMISH Dir: Carlton Daniel, 14 min.

MEN DON’T WHISPER Dir: Jordan Firstman, 23 min. SOMETHING NEW Dir: TJ Marchbank, 17 min. THE OTHER SIDE Dir: Rodrigo Alvarez Flores, 15 min.

SUNDAY | July 9 | 9:45pm | Harmony Gold

THURSDAY | July 13 | 9:45pm | DGA 2

BOYS BE TRIPPIN’

Feeling adventurous? In the mood to take a risk? This program’s for you! At times sensual, erotic, enlightening, dark, and downright hilarious, these films invite

you on journeys both literal and metaphoric. Come along for an exhilarating ride—whether it’s hallucinogens at a music festival, mythical odysseys, fairy tales,

sexual dalliances, or mysterious encounters, you’ll find that the journey is often more important than the destination. It’s definitely a trip you don’t want to miss.

RABBIT HOLE: STUPID ASS WITCH Dir: Andrew J. Hebert & Kevin Rios, 6 min. PEDAZOS Dir: Alejandro Peña, 9 min. ACCORDING TO MATEO Dir: Osama Chami & Enrique Gimeno, 19 min.

RUSALKA Dir: Wes Hurley, 9 min. LINE 9 Dir: Tavo Ruiz, 16 min. ACCORDING TO MY MOTHER Dir: Cathy Yan, 18 min. PEDRO Dir: André Santos & Marco Leão, 20 min.

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FRIDAY | July 14 | 9:30pm | DGA 1

SATURDAY | July 15 | 12:00pm | REDCAT

GIRLS SHORTS

Now—especially now, given the current environment—is the time for all of us to take action and express ourselves. The films in this year’s signature girls’ shorts

program reveal the anticipation, tension, and emotional weight alive in that specific moment when we choose to act on our desires. In this beautifully complex,

diverse collection, a friendly photo shoot turns sexual, a cake becomes a carrier for liberation, an attraction across the bar is realized, one hot kiss threatens a

family makeup—all while the end of the world is looming. Find your passion in these films, and follow it now.

OUT AGAIN Dir: Robin Cloud, 11 min. SPRING Dir: Laurel Parmet, 7 min. PIECE OF CAKE Dir: Ella Lentini, 16 min. ENCUENTRO Dir: Florencia Manovil, 17 min. GODDESS Dir: Karishma

Dube, 13 min. BICULTURAL Dir: Rachel Leyco, 15 min. POST-APOCALYPTIC POTLUCK Dir: Guinevere Turner, 11 min.

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: All-Girl Friday (DGA Atrium, 7/14)

SATURDAY | July 15 | 9:45pm | DGA 1

GIRLS GONE GENRE

Genre films often treat LGBTQ characters as disposable, marked for an untimely death before the film’s end. But this program that turns those conventions upside

down. From horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi, musical—even a rare, spectacular martial-arts action epic—this incredibly entertaining showcase of genre short films

shine a spotlight on LGBTQ women who not only are the center of the narratives but also control them.

REDMOND HAND, PRIVATE DICK Dir: Todd Selby, 13 min. CIRCLE Dir: Kai Stänicke, 3 min. DAWN OF THE DEAF Dir: Rob Savage, 12 min. MA Dir: Vera Miao, 15 min. 11:11 Dir: Keith

Rivers, 6 min. HEXED Dir: Rain Valdez & Sarah Poynter, 10 min. TEAR OF THE PEONY Dir: Yuxi Li, 15 min. SWEET DREAMING Dir: Katie Escane, 13 min.

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FRIDAY | July 7 | 8:00pm | DGA 2

QUEEN SUGAR DIRECTORS PANEL

Filmmakers and Outfest alums Aurora Guerrero (Mosquita Y Mari), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned) and Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Woman) return to the

festival to talk about directing Queen Sugar, OWN’s milestone show, created by Ava DuVernay (Selma) and Executive Produced by Duvernay and Oprah Winfrey.

This NAACP Image Award–winning series, now in its second season, has made headlines for its all-female directing team. We’re proud to welcome the trio back

to talk about their work and the impact it’s having on LGBT communities and beyond.

SATURDAY | July 8 | 11:30am | DGA 2

BEYOND BINARIES: CREATING

INTERSECTIONAL ENTERTAINMENT

This panel will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing

underrepresented communities in the entertainment industry, and the steps

being taken to show a more diverse and realistic world. Filmmakers from the

AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program – an initiative pairing emerging talent with

industry trailblazers from their own communities – will provide first-hand

insights and experiences as they explore the intersectionality of their

communities, while navigating the world of development and production.

POST-PANEL RECEPTION: DGA Atrium 1:00 - 2:30pm

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living as a filmmaker! Join independent creator network Tongal for a discussion

on the state of branded video content and how filmmakers can succeed in this

space using their inherent storytelling skills. Topics include how to build a

portfolio that highlights your creative strengths, craft a story for today’s top

digital channels, and deliver video that brands need (and will pay for!).

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SATURDAY | July 8 | 1:30pm | REDCAT

IN CONVERSATION WITH I. MARLENE KING

Pretty Little Liars executive producer I. Marlene King joins us to talk about the

seven seasons she spent with Emily, Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Alison, and also

gives us an inside look at her new Freeform series Famous in Love, starring

Bella Thorne. Marlene will be joined onstage by some special guests (to be

announced) as we discuss the LGBTQ characters and storylines in both shows.

Expect some not-to-be-missed reunions and revelations!

SATURDAY | July 8 | 2:30pm | Harmony Gold

STEVEN UNIVERSE

Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated series Steven Universe follows Steven,

the “little brother” to a team of magical guardians of humanity—the Crystal

Gems. Steven may not be as powerful as the Crystal Gems. Or as savvy. And

he may not have much control over his powers. But that doesn’t stop him from

joining Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl on their magical adventures and somehow

finding a way to save the day! Steven Universe is created by Emmy and Annie

Award-nominated writer, artist and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca

Sugar and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Join us for an hour of Steven

Universe episodes handpicked by show creator Rebecca Sugar.

SATURDAY | July 8 | 3:00pm | DGA 3

NEW FRONTIER OF STORYTELLING:

SUNDANCE VIRTUAL REALITY PANEL

This panel is designed to share learning about innovations in storytelling to

inspire participants to expand their creative practices and further their

contribution to storytelling’s evolution. Through the lens of virtual reality (VR)

projects, and with a focus on the art of story, participants will: explore fielddefining

projects; discuss the technological and cultural shifts that enabled

these projects; learn about emerging creative practices and tools; and engage

in conversation with New Frontier pioneers. Arrive early to view VR experiences

from Sundance New Frontier artists!

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BEGINNERS

Dir: Mike Mills, 2011, 105 min.

Focus Features, the distributor of such landmark queer content as Milk, Pariah,

and Brokeback Mountain, is celebrating their 15-year anniversary this year. In

honor of their commitment to LGBT storytelling, we’re revisiting one of our

favorite Focus classics, Beginners. Winner of the GLAAD Media Award for

Outstanding Film, Beginners is the deeply poignant and disarmingly personal

second feature from writer-director Mike Mills (20th Century Women). A new

love floods Oliver (Ewan McGregor) with memories of his father Hal,

(Christopher Plummer) who came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full,

energized, wonderfully tumultuous gay life.

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MONDAY | July 10 | 5pm | DGA 2

MORE THAN T

Dir: Silas Howard, 2017, USA, 53 min.

Transgender rights are demanding national attention now more than ever, as our country wrestles with a passionate cultural debate over the treatment of

transgender individuals on a historically unprecedented level. Showtime Networks’ More Than T contributes to this dialogue in an original, urgent and vital way,

depicting the multidimensional lives of seven transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, as told through the lens of Silas Howard (Transparent, Sunset

Stories, By Hook or By Crook) and consulting producer Jen Richards (Her Story).

PRECEDED BY: GEMA Dir: Kenrick Prince, 13 min.

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MONDAY | July 10 | 9:30pm | Harmony Gold

SUSPICIOUSLY LARGE WOMAN:

BOB THE DRAG QUEEN COMEDY SPECIAL

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

The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 returns to her hometown of

Atlanta, GA after touring the world and has a lot to talk about. The “Current

Fu**ing Reigning” shares her thoughts on Beyoncé, NYC, sex, and white

people. Join her and find out why she’s truly a “Queen for the People.”

PRECEDED BY: CRUNCHINOX Dir: Brian Gattas, 6 min.

SPONSORED BY

TUESDAY | July 11 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

SCREENWRITING LAB: LIVE READING

Join us for a live reading of the 2017 Outfest Screenwriting Lab scripts.

Selected scenes have been pulled from each of the five scripts and will be

performed by professional actors, followed by a Q&A with this year’s fellows.

PRE-EVENT RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

SPONSORED BY

@outfest

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ACTIVISM

TRANS

FEMALE FOCUS


SPECIAL EVENTS

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THURSDAY | July 13 | 9:45pm | REDCAT

BAD MOVIE NIGHT

Join comedians Dave Holmes and Drew Droege, along with their special guests,

as they take the audience on a guided tour of one of the most wonderfully

awful movies ever made. We’re keeping the stinker a secret, but you’ll howl as

these talented entertainers comment, talk back to the screen, and generally

transform trash into hilarity. Queer cinema will never be the same!

PRE-EVENT RECEPTION: REDCAT Lounge

SATURDAY | July 15 | 12:00pm | DGA 2

TRANS SUMMIT

Outfest invites trans activists, storytellers and advocates into the room for an

open dialogue about transgender media representation, in a safe, judgementfree

environment. While trans stories have been embraced by the entertainment

industry, many in the trans community still continue to fight for basic human

rights, creating an imbalance in the stories happening on- and-off-screen. How

do we harness this media spotlight to leverage trans politics and elicit real,

lasting change? This vital event, intended to enroll the entire queer community,

features a keynote speech, a screening, an audience discussion, and a private

reception. Presented in conjunction with Outfest, SAG-AFTRA and SAGIndie.

SPONSORED BY

$5 SCREENING

SATURDAY | July 15 | 5:00pm | DGA 1

TRANSPARENT SEASON 4

Please join us for a special sneak-peek of Transparent, Season 4. Amazon’s hit

show by creator Jill Soloway returns where it all began at Outfest Los Angeles

2014, featuring an award-winning cast including Golden Globe winner, Jeffrey

Tambor. Special guest appearances and panel discussion from the cast &

creators

SPONSORED BY

SATURDAY | July 15 | 9:30pm | DGA 2

TEENAGE KICKS

Dir: Craig Boreham, 2016, Australia, 98 min.

Seventeen-year-old Miklós Varga’s plans to escape his migrant family and run

away with his best friend Dan are crushed by the accidental death of his older

brother Tomi. Only Mik knows the events that led to this tragedy, and he is

forced to navigate his guilt and explosive sexuality alone, since Dan has a new

girlfriend. The gritty side of sun-drenched Sydney, Australia is explored in this

coming-of-age story about how the scars of our youth shape the adults we

become. Check out the latest addition to TLA Releasing’s queer catalogue.

SPONSORED BY

COMEDY ROMANCE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT

Tickets: 213.480.7065 | outfest.org


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PLATINUM

SATURDAY | July 8 | 9:30pm | REDCAT

THE STRANGE ONES

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

This road-movie-cum-psychological-thriller explores young male desire and obsession. Dreams of fire and blood

haunt young Sam (James Freedson-Jackson, SXSW Special Jury Prize–winner) as he and Nick (Magic Mike’s

Alex Pettyfer) travel toward a cabin in the woods. Sam’s foreboding stares heighten the anxiety and pervasive

feeling of dread as his secrets are slowly revealed. Radcliff and Wolkstein’s feature-length debut is a suspenseful

meditation on a dark queer awakening.

PRECEDED BY: ICONOCLAST Dir: Alex Haney, 6 min.

WEDNESDAY | July 12 | 9:45pm | DGA 2

THE LADIES ALMANACK

Dir: Daviel Shy, 2017, USA, 87 min.

Learn the secrets of 1928’s Parisian lesbian literary circle. Based on lesbian Casanova Djuna Barnes’s book, this

Super-8 film explores the rich queer femme social scene of jazz-age Paris. Spanning time, the large cast,

including Hélène Cixous, Eileen Myles, and Guinevere Turner, portrays the lives of artists and luminaries (Gertrude

Stein, Collete, Dolly Wilde), exposing the lush lesbian landscape that took place behind closed doors and gave rise

to some of literature’s most treasured writing. World Premiere.

PRECEDED BY: OVERLOAD/BABEL Dir: Linzi Juliano/Kayla Tange, 2 min.

FRIDAY | July 14 | 9:30pm | REDCAT

DISCREET

Dir: Travis Mathews, 2017, USA, 80 min.

The director of I Want Your Love and Interior. Leather Bar. returns with another provocative feature pushing

buttons and envelopes. Filmmaker Alex wanders the rural countryside, listening to hate-filled talk radio and

indulging in anonymous sex in video booths. After an uncomfortable visit with his mother, Alex seeks a figure from

his past, slowly dying in a mysterious compound far from society. This blistering exploration of trauma

reverberates from childhood to adulthood, offering neither easy answers nor simple explanations.

PRECEDED BY: 3 CAFES Dir: Robert Gray, 4 min.

SATURDAY | July 15 | 5:00pm | REDCAT

QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION

Dir: Yony Leyser, 2017, Germany, 72 min.

This documentary takes us through the cut-and-paste queer anarchy of the early days of homocore to the punkpop

peak of queercore’s Pansy Division opening for Green Day and Nirvana. Bringing together first-person

histories (from Bruce LaBruce, Fifth Column’s G.B. Jones, John Waters, Tribe 8’s Lynn Breedlove, Peaches, and

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, among others) with DIY animation, experimental films, and zine cutups, the film charts

a queer generation of artists who revolted against the hetero and homo mainstreams.

PRECEDED BY: VAT DO YOU VAHNT FOR BWEKFAS? Dir: Dynasty Handbag, 3 min.

PLATINUM SHORTS SHO WCASE

SATURDAY | July 15 | 7:15PM | REDCAT

The darkness in intimacy and unconventional realities of extremity, fantasy, and desire run through this year’s showcase. You’ll see a BDSM suspense film, a hand job on a

German mountaintop, cum-dipped cookies, a young lesbian sex romp, and a pussy taking control of its own pleasure. Peer into the world of Appalachian queers in Electric

Dirt, as well as the surreal and sexy Pink Lattice Room created by Trulee Grace Hall. Love Bailey’s libertines and harlots Slather It Up, while Zachary Drucker examines the

cross-generational evolution of transgender identity in They Answered In Unison.

JUST A LITTLE TASTE Dir. Jacqui Ray, 4 min EX NILANG: FROM CREATURE~FROM CREATION Dir. Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra, 14 min PUSSY Dir. Renata

Gasiorowska, 8 min. PLASMA VISTA Sarah Cockings & Harriet Fleuriot, 8 min. PANCIT CANTON Taylor Bennett, 3 min. BLOODY FLOWERS Cleonette Harris &

Eileen O’Brien, 10 min. THEY ANSWERED IN UNISON Zachary Drucker, 8 min. HEIMAT XXX Sebastian Dominic Auer, 12 min. PINK LATTICE ROOM RELATIONS

Trulee Grace Hall, 7 min. ELECTRIC DIRT Xander Stewart, 4 min. SLATHER IT UP Love Bailey, 14 min. SATURN RISING “DOWN” Raphael Chatelain, 3 min.

JUST A LITTLE TASTE PINK LATTICE ROOM RELATIONS ELECTRIC DIRT PUSSY BLOODY FLOWERS HEIMAT XXX


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PLATINUM ALCHEMY PARTY

SATURDAY | July 15 | 9PM - 2AM

A night of magical moments, transformational trysts, and chemical

reactions are in store during this 5-hour extravaganza of live music,

performance art, & DJ sets.

Curated by Tiffany Naiman and Kayla Tange.

Lethal Amounts Gallery and The Monty Bar

1226 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

$16 ($10 with Outfest LA ticket stub or Outpass)

PERFORMANCES

Geotic • Dynasty Handbag • Edith Crash • Terminal A

Slather Factory • Saturn Rising • Allison Wolfe • Kera Armendariz

Plack Blague • Crook • Gianna Gianna • Dorian Electra • Coco Ono

Bebe Huxley • Peter Kalisch • DJ Skully Rose • The Attic Bat

Bit Faker • Puscie Jones • Matthew Pernicano

ART

Brooke Candy • Lost Merchandise • Parker Day • Jacquie Ray

Cleonette Harris • Luka Fisher • Daniel McIntyre

Dana McKnight • Xander Stewart


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OUTFEST UCLA LEGACY PROJECT

The Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, a partnership between Outfest and UCLA Film & Television Archive, is the largest program in the world

exclusively dedicated to restoring, preserving, and sharing LGBTQ moving images.

UCLA Film & Television Archive is internationally renowned for its pioneering efforts to rescue, preserve, and showcase moving image media.

SUNDAY | July 9 | 6:30pm | REDCAT

BEAUTIFUL THING

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

Released in 1996, this beloved coming-of-age classic tells the story of two

teenage boys living in the same London housing project, who hold the same

secret: they think they might be gay. After a fight with his abusive father, Ste

ends up crashing in Jamie’s bed, allowing the two to open up to each other

and begin the process of embracing their identities. Two decades after its initial

release, the film still stands as one of the most poignant and honest depictions

of the coming-out process ever presented on screen.

PRECEDED BY: FIRST BASE Dir: Megan Siler, 1991, 13 min.

SATURDAY | July 8 | 6:30pm | REDCAT

CHASING AMY

Dir: Kevin Smith, 1997, USA, 113 min.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Kevin Smith’s iconic film. Both beloved

and dismissed by members of the LGBTQ community, this film explores the

complexities of friendship and sexuality. Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and Banky

(Jason Lee) are best friends and comic book artists. When the two meet fellow

comic book artist Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams), Holden is immediately smitten,

only to discover Alyssa is a lesbian. However, as the two become closer as

friends, the lines begin to blur.

Followed by a conversation between Kevin Smith and Guinevere Turner.

SATURDAY | July 8 | 1:45pm | DGA 2

MUCHACHAS DE UNIFORME

(GIRLS IN UNIFORM)

Dir: Alfredo B. Crevenna, 1951, Mexico, Spanish with English subtitles, 83 min.

Likely the first time this film has ever been screened in the United States, this

drama is a rarely-seen Mexican remake of the iconic German film Mädchen in

Uniform. Following the death of her mother, teenage Manuela enters a strict

boarding school dominated by an overbearing headmistress. Manuela finds

protection in Lucia, a young teacher for whom Manuela builds a strong

affection, but this crush could get them both in trouble.

SUNDAY | July 9 | 9:00 pm | REDCAT

OUT OF THE ARCHIVE: SNAPSHOTS OF QUEER LA

This collection of short films produced in Los Angeles between 1967 and 2005

takes us through Hollywood, Pico Union, Downtown, and beyond,

demonstrating that queerness has always been interwoven into every facet of

Los Angeles’s multitude of cultures.

WHO IS RICHARD JAY SILVERTHORN, ANYWAY? Dir: Richard Jay Silverthorn, 1980, 8 min. BEHIND

EVERY GOOD MAN Dir: Nikolai Ursin, 1965, 8 min. VIERNES GIRL Dir: Aurora Guerrero, 2005, 6 min.

103 DEGREES Dir: Kirk Marcolina, 1993, 5 min. I DON’T KNOW Dir: Penelope Spheeris, 1970, 20

min. TEA ROOM SCENE Dir: Richard Jay Silverthorn, 1977, 8 min. FUCK YOU, SANTA CLAUS Dir:

Robert Opel, 1978, 19 min.

Introduction by queer film historian Jenni Olson.

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SCREENWRITING LAB 20TH ANNIVERSARY 39

The Outfest Screenwriting Lab started as a screenwriting contest in 1997 and became the cornerstone of our education and mentoring program, Outfest

Forward. Throughout the past 20 years, the Lab has shepherded 100 scripts through its three-day mentoring program, where the next generation of screenwriters

are teamed with industry professionals. The scripts from the Lab have been: Opening and Closing Night Gala films at Outfest Los Angeles, nominated for an

Independent Spirit Award, premiered at Sundance, and one has even been selected as Peru’s official submission for the Academy Awards!

Produced films include:

All Over The Guy (2001) | Shakespeare’s Sonnets (2005) | Kiss The Bride (2007) | Contracorriente (Undertow) (2009) | Elliot Loves (2012) | Jackpot (2012)

Hot Guys With Guns (2013) | Pit Stop (2013) | G.B.F. (2013) | All About E (2015) | Followers (2015) | Whittier Boulevard (2015)

“I will always remember the Outfest Screenwriting

Lab as the most important pat on the back at the

beginning of my career. I had just written

Contracorriente (Undertow) and was in need of

guidance. The experience of discussing my work

with filmmakers I admired made me feel like I

belonged in this field. Considering how many NOs

you get in this journey, a YES from the Outfest

Screenwriting Lab is the perfect kind of

encouragement to keep going.”

“Being in the Screenwriting Lab with my script

Elliot Loves was a transformative experience for me

and my project, Elliot got optioned by a production

company. During the long road to its production,

Outfest continued to support me. Elliot debuted at

Outfest in 2012 and then sold to HBO and HBO

Latino. Simply put, my film would never have

happened without the Screenwriting Lab.”

Terracino, 2003 Fellow

Javier Fuentes Leon, 2003 Fellow

“The lab proved invaluable to me in unexpected ways

that went beyond the mentoring portion. In addition

to meeting new peers and receiving varied feedback

from esteemed and accessible mentors, the

relationships I formed ‐ years ago now - are ones

that have endured and evolved into friendships.”

Travis Matthews, 2012 Fellow

“Hours after the lab ended, while still at Chateau

Marmont, another of the fellows, Michael Walek,

looked to me and said, ‘We're screenwriters.’ For

me it became true in that very moment, and was

only possible because of the three days that led to

it, and all our shared moments of inspiration,

hilarity, challenge, and camaraderie.”

Jen Richards, 2016 Fellow

Tuesday | July 11 | 7:15PM | DGA 2

SCREENWRITING LAB: LIVE READING

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to see the 2017 Outfest Screenwriting Lab projects come to life before your eyes. Scenes have been selected from each of the

five scripts and will be performed by an all-star cast. Previous cast members have included America Ferrera, Raven-Symoné, Zackary Drucker, and Alexandra Grey.

PRE-EVENT RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

This year’s Mentors are Sydney Freeland, Cora Olson, Barry Sandler, David Sigurani, and Soumya Sundaresh.

The 2017 Screenwriting Lab Fellows and Scripts:

Marcos Davalos

THE DANCE CRUSADER — A 15-year-old gay

undocumented Latino boy enters a dance competition in

1993 determined to win a cash prize that could bring

back his deported father, but not without the help of his

alter ego, The Dance Crusader.

Nancy Nyman and Heather McNama

OTHER PEOPLE’S KIDS — When a naive but wellmeaning

lesbian couple decides to build their family

through the Los Angeles foster care system, they find

themselves confronted by the complicated and often

harrowing world of foster care.

Kase Pena

I LOVE HATE — In the South Bronx, sibling rivalry stirs

between Zek, who is cisgender and straight, and Matt, a

trans man. Zek vows never to accept Matt for who he

is, causing major friction between the two.

Vasanti Saxena

SUN SISTERS — Angie, a Chinese-American woman

who is approaching the end of her life, struggles to

come to terms with her life choices and make peace

with Jessica, her lesbian daughter.

SPONSORED BY

Jack Savige

SQUAD GOALS — Alex, a breakfast cereal-serving

barista, sick of life and his hipster clientele, wins a radio

contest and becomes best friends with the biggest pop

star in the world.

Tickets: 213.480.7065 | outfest.org


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MEET THE JURY

Get to know this year’s Grand Jury! With decades of combined industry experience, the Outfest 2017 Jury strives not only to recognize the diverse

make-up of this year’s program but also to reflect it. Each of them brings their unique perspective to the awards process, and together they will

recognize the best of the best in an exceptional year for LGBT cinema.

US NARRATIVES

Andrea James

Director/Trans Activist

Claudia Puig

President, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

David Ninh

Film Media Relations, Kickstarter

INTERNATIONAL

Rob Berkeley

Head of Audience Accountability, BBC

Berwyn Rowlands

Iris Prize Festival Director

Philippe Tasca-Roochvarg

Head of Acquisitions & Sales, Outplay Films

DOCUMENTARY

Toni Bell

Director of Filmmaker Services,

International Documentary Association

Nneka Onuorah

Filmmaker & Activist

Erin Sorensen

Impact Producer

SHORTS

Stephen Kent Jusick

Executive Director, MIX NYC

Elise McCave

Director of Narrative Film, Kickstarter

Francisco Velasquez

Senior Manager, Project Involve


PARTIES & RECEPTIONS

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FRIDAY, JULY 7

DGA ATRIUM

7:30PM - 9:15PM

THE PASS PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION

8:30PM - 11:00PM

KEVYN AUCOIN BEAUTY & THE BEAST IN ME CENTERPIECE RECEPTION

SATURDAY, JULY 8

DGA ATRIUM

1:00PM – 2:30PM

BEYOND BINARIES POST-PANEL RECEPTION

3:30PM - 5:00PM

100 MEN POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

5:45PM - 7:15PM

CHAVELA POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

7:30PM - 9:15PM

SATURDAY CHURCH PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION

8:30PM - 11:00PM

THE REVIVAL POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

SUNDAY, JULY 9

DGA ATRIUM

3:00PM - 5:00PM

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

6:00PM - 7:30PM

CENTER OF MY WORLD POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

7:00PM - 9:00PM

4 DAYS IN FRANCE PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION

8:30PM - 11:00PM

BECKS POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

MONDAY, JULY 10

DGA ATRIUM

6:30PM – 8:00PM

MORE THAN T POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

7:30PM - 9:15PM

BODY ELECTRIC PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION

8:30PM - 11:00PM

CLOSE KNIT CENTERPIECE RECEPTION

TUESDAY, JULY 11

DGA ATRIUM

5:30PM - 7:15PM

SCREENWRITING LAB READING PRE-EVENT RECEPTION

8:00PM - 9:30PM

HELLO AGAIN PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION

9:00PM - 11:00PM

TOM OF FINLAND POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

DGA ATRIUM

7:30PM - 9:15PM

DREAM BOAT PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION

8:30PM - 11:00PM

THE FABULOUS ALLAN CARR POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

THURSDAY, JULY 13

DGA ATRIUM

7:30PM - 9:15PM

I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION

8:30PM - 11:00PM

THE FEELS POST-SCREENING RECEPTION

REDCAT LOUNGE

8:30PM – 9:30PM

BAD MOVIE NIGHT PRE-EVENT RECEPTION

THE PRECINCT DTLA

10:00PM-12:00AM

BEHIND THE CURTAIN:TODRICK HALL CENTERPIECE AFTER-PARTY

FRIDAY, JULY 14

DGA ATRIUM

7:00PM - 11:00PM

ALL-GIRL FRIDAY

SATURDAY, JULY 15

DGA ATRIUM

3:00PM - 4:30PM

TRANS SUMMIT POST-EVENT RECEPTION

6:30PM - 8:00PM

TRANSPARENT: SEASON 4 POST-EVENT RECEPTION

7:30PM - 9:15PM

GIRLS GONE GENRE PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION

9:00PM - 11:00PM

STRANGERS CENTERPIECE RECEPTION

LETHAL AMOUNTS GALLERY & THE MONTY BAR

9:00PM - 2:00AM

PLATINUM ALCHEMY PARTY

THE PRECINCT DTLA

10:00PM - 12:00AM

AFTER LOUIE AFTER-PARTY

SUNDAY, JULY 16

CLIFTON’S

9:00PM - 12:00PM

FREAK SHOW CLOSING NIGHT AFTER-PARTY


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OUTFEST FORWARD LOS ANGELES

More than 5000 films screened

“It’s a dream come true for any filmmaker

to have their work screened at Outfest Los

Angeles. Because of this festival, I’ve been

able to build an enthusiastic, supportive

audience for my documentaries. I’m grateful

to Outfest for consistently programming my

films, and for championing the work of my

fellow documentarians.”

Jeffrey Schwarz

Filmmaker,

Emmy-Award winner Vito

LOS ANGELES

OUTFEST FUSION

Over 70 Fusion filmmaking workshops taught

“Five years ago, Outfest Fusion and Outfest

Los Angeles were there to support me as an

emerging filmmaker, giving me the

opportunity to screen among world-class

filmmakers. When my films screen with

Outfest it signals to my audiences (majority

Xicana/Latinx and QTPOC) that we have a

stake in queer cinema--not only as viewers,

but as valuable cultural makers. Outfest is

consistently there to showcase them.”

Adelina Anthony

Filmmaker & Performer

Bruising for Besos

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OUTFEST UCLA

LEGACY PROJECT

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“DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS (1919), the

first fiction feature to portray gay life as a

fact of nature, rather than a perversion,

barely survived as a fragment. UCLA Film

& Television Archive and Outfest have

restored the original film a completely as

possible, making it available to a new

audience and saving an irreplaceable part

of LGBT history.”

Dr. Jan-Christopher Horak

Director,

UCLA Film & Television Archive

OUTFEST AT 35

Outfest began in 1982 as a three-day media conference on the

campus of UCLA celebrating our stories. Now, 35 years later, our

work to develop and champion queer voices has a global impact.

Outfest’s education and mentoring programs discover and foster

new and emerging talent. Our Fusion Labs are democratizing

storytelling, teaching the fundamentals of filmmaking in free or lowcost

workshops across the city. The Legacy Project is now the

world’s largest LGBT moving image library. And Outfest Los Angeles

continues to showcase the stories that reflect our lives, cementing

our place as the premier curators of queer film, launching careers

and assuring that the films we select are seen around the world.

The last 35 years have brought unimaginable changes to LGBT lives

and rights. The films about our lives have moved from New Queer

Cinema to Oscar-winners. Until all our stories can be told and

everyone in our community has rights, Outfest will be here

supporting efforts to change minds and hearts.

SEQUI ODIA QUE

OUTFEST FORWARD

75 OutSet Fellows and 25 OutSet short films created

“The reassurance that I have a community,

that we matter and that our stories matter,

and that our greatest joys can come from

mining our greatest pains - that is what

Outset did for me, and it absolutely changed

my life.”

Michelle Badillo

Story Editor,

One Day At A Time

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“I truly believe that storytelling can change the world. The more

ubiquitous our stories are, the more relevant, the more accessible,

the more diverse, the more likely we are to reach those who are

still struggling–either with themselves, or with a world that’s

changing around them. At the end of the day, that’s what matters.”

LEYLA FARAH AND KENDALL NICHOLS

“In 2003, shortly after Jayzen and I met, he asked if I wanted to go

to Outfest. Not knowing anything about it, of course I agreed! We

proudly wore our OUTPASSES and went to everything. It was a

sense of community like I’d never seen before. We made new

friends, met filmmakers and truly fell in love with the organization.

Year after year, Outfest is a highlight of the summer!”

JOSEPH KEENAN AND JAYZEN PATRIA

Dana Goldberg

Mike Gerard Gonzalez 0 05+

Barry Goold 15+

Barbara Gottlieb 15+

Paul Grant &

Marc Watrel 10+

Lawrence Greifer &

Robert Adams

Marissa* &

Peter Griffith

Pam Griffith &

Nancy Neilson 05+

Michael Grizzi &

Travis Pierson 10+

Stephen Gutwillig &

Lano Williams 10+

Dean Hansell &

Eric Kugler

Kip Hargrove 15+

Jackson Hendrick 05+

Alan Hergott &

Curt Shepard 20+

Chad Hernandez

Will Hodgins 15+

Paul Hughes 05+

Page Hurwitz

Mark Hurd &

Sean Stacy

Bill Ihrke

Alexander Irvine 05+

Mark Allen Itkin &

Bradley Bayou 10+

Laura Ivey &

Tristana Ward 05+

Jeffrey Janis &

Richard O’Connell 05+

Patricia Jimenez 05+

Dan C. Jinks 20+

Alex Kaufman 15+

Joseph Keenan &

Jayzen Patria 10+

Jonathan King 15+

Years Years Years Years

Thomas Kingsley

Glenn Kiser &

Samuel Rivas 05+

Tim Kittleson &

Michael C. Donaldson 10+

Danielle Knight 15+

Joshua Koffman

Katie Krentz* &

Kristen Murray

Mark Kruger &

Mel Lewis 20+

George Lakes 10+

Elizabeth Lande* 05+

Joe Landry* 05+

Jay Lane

Eric M. Lanyard &

Mike Ashburn 05+

Thomas Lavin 10+

Michael Lewis

Ted Lin &

Tracy Cave 05+

Rolando Lira 05+

Valerie Madden 05+

Mark Mathews

John McCrite &

Juan Lopez 10+

James McGruder 10+

Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov &

Cody Lassen 05+

Andrew Melissinos

Allen Menton &

Jeff Swatsley 05+

Tamika Miller 10+

Weston Milliken 10+

Thomas W. Mitchell 10+

David Moreton 05+

Roy Murphy 05+

Joseph Oppold &

David Norgard 05+

Joe Ordway &

Steve Schleier 10+

David Paddock

Shari & Lucy Page

George Y. Pao &

George Schulman 15+

Nicholas Pardon

Ray Parrish &

Guillermo Lomeli

Joel Pashby 05+

Victoria Person 05+

Shadi Petosky

Dr. Philip A. Pierce &

Christopher Pilafian 15+

Mark Pogachefsky 10+

Christopher Racster 10+

Chris Ranta &

Brandon Burton 05+

Michael R. Reese 15+

David & Alfredo

Roman-Rodriguez

Brian Roskam &

Mike Werb 15+

Dr. Michael J. Roth 15+

Patrick Rush 10+

Vicente Russo &

Tomo Ochi

Peter Sadowski 05+

Stephen Sass &

Steven Hochstadt 10+

Rolla Selbak*

David Sobottka 05+

Doug Spearman*

Mark Sprecher &

Paul Langlotz 15+

Samantha Sprecher &

Monica Jean 10+

David Steinberg 15+

Jim Stephens

Ben Stilp 05+

David Syner 05+

Sklar K. Toy 10+

Scott Vandrick

Farhaad Virani*

Steven Wallace &

Martin Luz 05+

Adam Wescott

Suzanne Westenhoefer &

Jeanine Michealsen

Gregory Willenborg 15+

Stephen Wolf* &

Sebastian Korob

Thomas Workman 10+

Rabbi Barbara Zacky 05+

D. Zeke Zeidler &

Jay M. Kohorn 15+

Phil Zimmerman &

Kevin Wegener

*Outfest Board of Directors

This listing is current as of

May 18, 2017

In celebration of our 35th

Anniversary, we would like to

recognize the generosity and

support of our members by

indicating their milestone

giving years.

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EMERGING LEADERS COUNCIL

Be a part of the out crowd.

The Outfest Emerging Leaders Council (ELC), is a voluntary group of under-35 professionals in film, television, the arts and business. The mission

of the ELC is to cultivate a new generation of Outfest members, filmmakers and program fellows to assure that their voices are heard.

The centerpieces of the ELC’s efforts are annual fundraisers benefiting the Outfest Forward program. “’Staches & Lashes” is a raucous night of

performers, musicians, and genderbending costumes. “Beers & Queers,” a camp movie night, is held at Angel City Brewery, with food trucks, lawn

chairs and great craft beer.

Interested in joining us? Contact elc@outfest.org.

SUPPORTING LGBT YOUTH

Outfest supports youth through education, mentoring and access to meaningful LGBT stories. In doing so, Outfest is proud to offer free memberships

to people 21 years of age and under and a discounted student membership to full-time students.

To be considered for a free youth membership or our discounted student membership, visit our box office or contact membership@outfest.org.

@outfest

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FILM INDEX

47

18 100 MEN

38 103 DEGREES

31 11:11

10 195 LEWIS

36 3 CAFES

14 4 DAYS IN FRANCE

30 ACCORDING TO MATEO

30 ACCORDING TO MY MOTHER

28 ACE

10 AFTER LOUIE

28 ALEX AND THE HANDYMAN

29 ALTERATIONS

29 AMIGAS WITH BENEFITS

15 APART FROM EVERYTHING

28 BASAAN

29 BAYARD & ME

10 BEACH RATS

28 BEARDS: MAY AND GREG

38 BEAUTIFUL THING

10 BECKS

13 BEFORE I GOT FAMOUS

33 BEGINNERS

38 BEHIND EVERY GOOD MAN

7 BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL

31 BICULTURAL

28 BITTERSWEET

12 BROOKLYN PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS

36 BLOODY FLOWERS

18 BLOOMING NIGHT

14 BODY ELECTRIC

18 BONES OF CONTENTION

28 BOYS

18 BOYS FOR SALE

30 BOYS IN THE STREET #PRIDE

29 BUYING DICK

28 CALL YOUR FATHER

12 CARE

14 CENTER OF MY WORLD

12 THE CHANCES

38 CHASING AMY

18 CHAVELA

11 CHERRY POP

28 CHRISTINE

28 CHROMOSOME SWEETHEART

18 A CINEMATIC ODE TO THE ART OF

CRUISING

31 CIRCLE

14 THE CITY OF THE FUTURE

6 CLOSE-KNIT

20 CLOSET DOORS

30 COCK N’ BULL 2

28 COCOON

17 THE CONVENTION

21 CROOK, “LAVENDER”

34 CRUNCHINOX

28 DARE AND TRUTH

15 A DATE FOR MAD MARY

31 DAWN OF THE DEAF

19 THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P.

JOHNSON

11 DEMONS

29 DENISE

36 DISCREET

19 DREAM BOAT

29 DUSK

11 EASTSIDERS

16 EGGS, ZOMBIES, AND BACON

36 ELECTRIC DIRT

31 ENCUENTRO

36 EX NILALANG (FROM CREATURE ~ FROM

CREATION)

29 EXERCISE ONE

19 THE FABULOUS ALLAN CARR

15 FATHERS

11 THE FEELS

38 FIRST BASE

8 FREAK SHOW

20, 21 FRECKLES THEWRITER, “UH-HUH”

38 FUCK YOU, SANTA CLAUS

12 FUSION ONE MINUTE MOVIE

SHOWCASE 1

11 FUSION ONE MINUTE MOVIE

SHOWCASE 2

28 GABBER LOVER

33 GEMA

29 GET THE LIFE

38 GIRLS IN UNIFORM

19 GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER

4 GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

31 GODDESS

19 HALF A LIFE

13 HEADLESS

36 HEIMAT XXX

11 HELLO AGAIN

10 HELLO GOODBYE

31 HEXED

28 HI, IT’S YOUR MOTHER

30 HIM

38 I DON’T KNOW

15 I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE

36 ICONOCLAST

28 IMAGO

15 IN BETWEEN

16 IN THE PAINT

29 JEANNE CORDOVA: BUTCHES, LIES &

FEMINISM

14 JIL “ALL YOUR WORDS”

36 JUST A LITTLE TASTE

6 KEVYN AUCOIN BEAUTY & THE BEAST IN

ME

36 THE LADIES ALMANACK

29 LADY EVA

29 THE LAST LEATHERMAN OF THE VALE OF

CASHMERE

29 LESSON #6

30 LINE 9

28 LITTLE POTATO

29 LOVE LETTER RESCUE SQUAD

28 LOVE THE SINNER

31 MA

16 MAYBE TOMORROW

30 MEN DON’T WHISPER

12 A MILLION HAPPY NOWS

29 MISSED CONNECTIONS

30 MONOGAMISH

33 MORE THAN T

28 MY GAY SISTER

28 NEW DEEP SOUTH: HOUSE OF JXN

28 NICKY

28 THE NIGHT CLEANER

20 NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED

28 ODD GIRL OUT

30 THE OTHER SIDE

31 OUT AGAIN

20 OUT OF ORDER

36 OVERLOAD/BABEL

36 PANCIT CANTON

28 PARKER

16 THE PASS

16 PATHS

30 PEDAZOS

30 PEDRO

31 PIECE OF CAKE

36 PINK LATTICE ROOM RELATIONS

36 PLASMA VISTA

28 PLEASE HOLD

29 POOL

31 POST-APOCALYPTIC POTLUCK

28 PRIA

12 PROM KING, 2010

36 PUSSY

34 A QUEEN FOR THE PEOPLE: BOB THE

DRAG QUEEN COMEDY SPECIAL

36 QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A

REVOLUTION

20 QUEST

30 RABBIT HOLE: STUPID ASS WITCH

20 THE REAL THING

20 REBELS ON POINTE

31 REDMOND HAND, PRIVATE DICK

12 THE REVIVAL

16 RIFT

13 THE RING THING

29 A ROSE

21 ROUTE 66

30 RUSALKA

17 SANTA & ANDRES

28 SARIWALA

13 SATURDAY CHURCH

36 SATURN RISING “DOWN”

29 SECRET SANTA SEX PARTY

28 SEMIOTICS OF SAB

28 SHAPE UP: GAY IN THE BLACK

BARBERSHOP

28 SIDE KICKS

13 SIGNATURE MOVE

36 SLATHER IT UP

13 SOMETHING LIKE SUMMER

30 SOMETHING NEW

28 THE SON I NEVER HAD

31 SPRING

28 STARRING ROMAN

36 THE STRANGE ONES

7 STRANGERS

21 STRONG ISLAND

31 SWEET DREAMING

29 SWIM

17 TAMARA

38 TEA ROOM SCENE

31 TEAR OF THE PEONY

35 TEENAGE KICKS

11 TEGAN AND SARA “FAINT OF HEART”

36 THEY ANSWERED IN UNISON

17 TOM OF FINLAND

29 TRANSGENDER, AT WAR AND IN LOVE

29 UMBRELLA

21 THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD

MAUPIN

36 VAT DO YOU VAHNT FOR BWEKFAS?

38 VIERNES GIRL

10 WALK FOR ME

38 WHO IS RICHARD JAY SILVERTHORN,

ANYWAY?

21 WHOSE STREETS?

21 A WOMB OF THEIR OWN

17 THE WOUND

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