OutFest 2015, LA

Affair: OutFest 2015

When: Thursday, July 9 -  Friday, July 19, 2015

Hot Spot: Various theatres, Los Angeles

Deets: "Our stories – told through film, television or the web – are an incredibly powerful tool in shaping culture. The films showcased at Outfest Los Angeles increase our visibility; sharing them strengthens understanding and, in turn, creates meaningful change. Outfest is an irreplaceable launch pad, making sure that our storytellers are supported and that their work reaches audiences around the world.

The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival continues our proud tradition of bringing you the best in LGBT storytelling, making sure that our entire community is reflected in the stories we show onscreen.

There is so much to celebrate in this year’s lineup. We have exciting new venues to explore; we’re putting a spotlight on groundbreaking trans films from around the world, and we’re pleased to announce that an impressive 40 percent of our feature filmmakers are female. As for the events – you won’t want to miss the party of the summer at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with 54: THE DIRECTORS CUT; and, for the first time in a decade, Lypsinka returns to Los Angeles with a pair of live performances exclusively for Outfest’s Platinum series. And finally, we urge you to join us at our always-exciting Opening Night Gala to see TIG, which promises to be an unparalleled evening of love and laughter.

We are incredibly proud to share these films with you. Outfest Los Angeles would not exist without your support and your belief in the power of our stories. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff, volunteers, filmmakers, members, sponsors and film lovers who give so much to Outfest. Together we are a community affecting change through our support of Outfest and its mission." -Christopher Racster, Interim Executive Director & Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, Director of Programming

Who You May Spot: Filmmakers, actors, film enthusiasts, Kristen Wiig, Alia Shawkat, Katherine Heigl, Alexis Bledel, Tom Wilkinson, Grace Gummer, Chord Overstreet, Parker Young, Kate Flannery, Dianna Agron, Paz de la Huerta, Tab Hunter, Clint Eastwood, Robert Wagner, Debbie Reynolds, George Takei, John Waters, Portia De Rossi,Victoria Justice, Pierson Fode, Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Fred Armisen, Molly Shannon, Clea Duvall, John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Christopher Hitchens, Noam Chomsky, Dan Savage, Tim Gunn, Margaret Cho, David Sedaris and Don Lemon, Shirley Manson, Carrie Brownstein, Mike McCready and Ben Gibbard, Tig Notaro, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis and Zach Galifianakis, David Hockney, Mary Louise Wilson, Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Tyne Daly, Estelle Parsons, Charlotte Rae, Valerie Harper, Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Mark Ruffalo, Neve Campbell

Hint For The Average Socialite: For more information and the complete lineup of films in the 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, visit Outfest.org or call 213-480-7065. General member ticket sales begin June 11 and public ticket sales being June 15!

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