I love movies. I adore Good Loves. So it’s been a pretty great week for me, because I had the privilege of screening a ton of films in advance. The festival programmers at Outfest have fortified their place in my mind as THE BEST film festival in LA. Here’s a taste of what’s in store beginning July 12, 2012.
In the timely drama I DO, Jack (David Ross) is an Englishman in New York whose world is turned upside down when he is denied a work visa to stay in the US. And what better time for true love to strike than when you are bound by a marriage of convenience. Jamie-Linn Sigler (The Sopranos) co-stars in this touching story about marriage equality. Can’t wait to give you the full skinny in this one.
SUNSET STORIES tells an elaborate tale of May (Monique Gabriela Curnen) a young woman who ran away from her past (and the west coast), only to be sent back on business. When she loses the package she was sent to collect, she is reunited with the guy she let holding the wedding ring. The night’s long quest to find the lost item becomes as revelatory evening of soul-searching.
What do transgender hustler, a lonely boy in a crowded bathroom, a couple that are only good at breaking up and a dog sitter with a crush on her neighbor all have in common? FOURPLAY. Kyle Henry directs this naughty and intriguing anthology of four short films.
WILDNESS is a sweetly understated documentary about one of “the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, a portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar that has been home to Latin/LGBT immigrant communities since 1963”.
More to Come… Stay Tuned.
Outfest is celebrating its 30th Anniversary July 12 – 22, 2012 at the Director’s Guild of America and various locations around Los Angeles.
Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is the oldest continuous film festival in Los Angeles, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.