Outfest, the Los AngelesInternational Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, has unveiled its lineup for its 22ndevent which takes place July 8 to 19.
Angela Robinson's lesbianspy romp D.E.B.S., whichpremiered at the Sundance Film Festival, will open the festival which is thelargest festival in southern California and one of the largest gay and lesbianfestivals in the world.
Michael Mayer's A Home AtThe End Of The World starring ColinFarrell, Robin Wright Penn and Sissy Spacek and based on Michael Cunningham'snovel, will close the festival on July 19.
Centerpiece screening isRodney Evans' Brother To Brother,while Richard Day's Straight-Jacketwill screen on awards night.
The festival will feature 218 other features and shorts from 24 countries. Among the other features being screened are Sebastien Lifshitz's Wild Side, Ekachai Uekrontham's Beautiful Boxer, Eytan Fox's Walk On Water, Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things, Chris Munch's Harry And Max, Patrice Chereau's Son Frere, John Greyson and Jack Lewis' Proteus, Ian Iqbal Rashid's Touch Of Pink and Werner Schroeter's Two.
Meanwhile Todd Haynes willbe presented with Outfest's eighth annual achievement award on opening nightand he will be interviewed on stage two days later, followed by a screening ofhis 1998 picture Velvet Goldmine.