The 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival has announced its complete programming line-up for the event, set to run from July 10-20.
The Outfest Five In Focus series spotlighting emerging filmmakers will include Abdellah Taïa’s Salvation Army, Ken Roht’s Perfect Cowboy, Sydney Freeland’s Drunktown’s Finest, Stewart Thorndike’s Lyle and Mariana Rondón’s Bad Hair.
As part of its Outfest Forward programme, the festival will present OutSet shorts, a series of five short films written, produced and directed by a new generation of LGBTQ storytellers from Outfest and LifeWorks’ Young Filmmakers Project.
The 2014 Outfest UCLA Legacy Project screenings will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Longtime Companion, a groundbreaking feature examining the impact of the arrival of HIV/AIDS, and present the world premiere restoration of Sign of Protest.
Included in the Under The Stars series screening at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre will be The Wizard Of Oz: The Sing-Along as well as Jane Clark’s Crazy Bitches, Wade Gasque’s Tiger Orange and Salomé Breziner’s Helicopter Mom (pictured).
As previously announced, Susanna Fogel’s Life Partners starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Kate McKinnon and Gabourey Sidibe will open the festival. The closing night gala will be Space Station 76, directed by Jack Plotnick and starring Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Jerry O’Connell.
“In a year following major Civil Rights victories across the country, Outfest 2014 pays tribute to the artists and the activists who refused to play nice and colour inside the lines,” said Kristin Pope, director of programming. “The films in this festival remind us that artists lead the charge for a better world.”
For the full festival line-up click here http://www.outfest.org/fest2014/