2013 Outfest LA LGBT Film Festival

 
Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – will hold the 31st Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival from July 11 to 21, 2013.

Outfest 2013 will open with Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s “C.O.G.,” based on the short story by David Sedaris, on Thursday, July 11. Prior to the opening night screening, the organization will honor writer-director Kimberly Peirce with its 17th annual Achievement Award.

The festival closes on Sunday, July 21, with Darren Stein’s comedy “G.B.F.,” written by Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow George Northy, and starring Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne and Andrea Bowen.

Other gala screenings include: “Pit Stop” (U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece), Yen Tan’s quietly powerful Sundance darling, in which the Outfest alum provides an evocative glimpse into the lives of two Southern gay men; veteran Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Barreto returns with “Reaching for the Moon” (International Dramatic Centerpiece), a steamy tale of an unlikely romance between two extraordinary lesbian artists, set against the backdrop of political upheaval and a clash of cultures; ”God Loves Uganda” (Documentary Centerpiece), in which Academy Award–winner Roger Ross Williams provides powerful insight into the ignorance (cloaked in religion) exported by the United States to the rest of the world; and Pratibha Parmar‘s “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” (Fusion Centerpiece), a compelling and inspirational documentary about Alice Walker’s extraordinary journey from sharecropper’s daughter to activist, journalist, poet and Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist of The Color Purple.

A full line-up of the films can be found and downloaded here: http://www.outfest.org/fest2013/filmguide.html

Films and Events take place at the following locations:
LA GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER’S VILLAGE AT ED GOULD PLAZA
SUNDANCE SUNSET CINEMA
ORPHEUM THEATRE
REDCAT: ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATRE AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
HARMONY GOLD THEATRE
FORD THEATRE
DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA (DGA)
  • Various Locations
    Los Angeles
  • Jul 11-21, 2013
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