Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian FilmFestival, will kick off its 24th edition on July 6 with MariaMaggenti's comedy Puccini For Beginners and close on July 17 with Spanish musical 20 Centimeters directed by Ramon Salazar.

Among the other gala screenings are Q Allan Brocka's BoyCulture which will play on AwardsNight, Julian Hernandez's Broken Sky from Mexico and documentary Wrestling With Angels: Playwright TonyKushner directed by Frieda Lee Mock.

Among the US dramaticfeatures on show are Ash Christian's Fat Girls, Edward Burns' The Grooosmen, Jay Floyd's Forgiving The Franklins and Katherine Brooks' Loving Annabelle.

The international dramaticfeatures section includes Aureays Solito's The Blossoming Of Maximo Oliveros from The Philippines, Manuel Gomez Pereira's Queens from Spain and Francois Ozon's Time To Leave from France.

For more information, go to www.outfest.org.