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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TABLE OF CONTENTS

30 years of stories that promote equality. 30 years of building community. 30 years of inspiring artists. 30 years of changing lives. For three decades Outfest has led the charge, ensuring that stories of LGBT people are created, shared and protected - stories that depict the rich diversity of who we are as individuals, families and communities - stories that educate, entertain and inspire!

ESSENTIALS

Outfest grew out of a need for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to see ourselves reflected on screen. Since 1982 we have shown over 5,600 hundred films to audiences of a million people, but the ripple effect of our work is even larger. Films that have been developed in our labs, restored by the Legacy Project and picked up for distribution from our festivals have screened around the world, contributing to the movement for acceptance and equality of all LGBT people. We are proud to celebrate 30 years of remarkable history, as we look toward the future and lay the groundwork for the next 30! We are expanding our reach by focusing on mentorship and education, and through our strategic partnership with NewFest in New York, beginning the process of becoming a national organization. This anniversary is a testament to the dedication of volunteers, filmmakers, members and audiences that have been participating in Outfest for 30 years! You are the heart of Outfest. Welcome to Outfest 2012, I look forward to celebrating this anniversary and many more with you! Kirsten Schaffer

Schedule-at-a-Glance 20 Membership Information 34 Community Collaborator Listing 35 Ticketing 36 Venues 36 Film Index 38

GALAS

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Opening Night Gala U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece International Centerpiece Documentary Centerpiece Fusion Centerpiece Awards Brunch Closing Night

FESTIVAL PROGRAMS Outfest 30th Anniversary Under the Stars at the Ford Amphitheatre U.S. Dramatic Features International Dramatic Features Documentary Features Shorts Programs Access LA Panels Special Events Platinum Section 5 in Focus Docs @ 5

PROGRAMMERS Kim Yutani, Director of Programming Alonso Duralde, Senior Programmer Adam Baran, Programming Coordinator

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Bryan Stamp, Feature Film Consultant Kristin (KP) Pepe, Platinum Programmer Jon Korn, Shorts Programmer

Outfest is the leading organization showcasing, nurturing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film images and artistry. For 30 years Outfest has led the charge, spotlighting emerging talent, creating community between filmmakers and audiences and offering a world-class forum for stories that reflect and often transform LGBTQ lives. Outfest is also the only nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that the extensive but threatened LGBT film heritage is preserved.

OUTFEST PROGRAMS: • Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival • Fusion: The Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival • Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation • Access LA mentoring and networking for emerging filmmakers

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PROTECTING OUR PAST. SHOWCASING OUR PRESENT. NURTURING OUR FUTURE.


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30 YEARS OF OUTFEST: THE FILMS THAT SPARKED A CULTURAL REVOLUTION Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This series of seminal LGBT films from the 1960s to the 2000s includes a re-creation of the first festival in 1982: MAKING LOVE (Hill, 1982), QUEEN OF SHEBA MEETS THE ATOM MAN (Rice, 1963-4) and TAXI ZUM KLO (Ripploh, 1981).

30TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMS

LEGACY

Outfest was founded by five graduate students on the UCLA campus in 1982. Larry Horne (who would become Outfest’s first Director), Claire Aguilar, Don Diers, Chris Berry and John Ramirez approached Robert Rosen (then Director of the Film & Television Archive) and programmer Geoff Gilmore to initiate an LGBT gay media conference and film festival That first festival consisted of just three films. The next year it expanded to ten days with 30 films and seven lively panel discussions. The festival continued to grow, eventually moving off the UCLA campus. In 1988, Outfest found its current home at the Directors Guild of America. Over the next two decades Outfest inaugurated a slate of programs that were the first of their kind in the world: Outfest Wednesdays, a weekly lesbian and gay screening series, The Outfest Screenwriting Lab, Fusion: The Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival, and the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation, a partnership with the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Most recently we launched OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks and Outfest, as well as a partnership with NewFest in New York City. For 30 years Outfest has ensured that life-changing stories of LGBT people are created, shared and protected – and will continue this work for the next 30 years!

SATURDAY | July 14 | 7:30pm | Harmony Gold

MAKING LOVE

Dir: Arthur Hiller, Scr: Barry Sandler, 1982, USA, 113 min.

At a time when a newly politicized gay and lesbian community was critical of Hollywood for both its representations of homosexuality and the dearth of overall representation, screenwriter Barry Sandler and director Arthur Hiller (LOVE STORY) made history by giving melodrama a modern twist. This story of an unhappy marriage focuses on a husband (Michael Ontkean) whose secret desires remain hidden from his wife (Kate Jackson) until he meets a swinging novelist (Harry Hamlin). Thirty years later, MAKING LOVE remains one of the best written, most affecting gay dramas of all time. Boasting an exceptionally well-drawn female character within a gay male love story as well as handsome production values and a stellar cast, the film has only improved with age. We will screen a newly restored print courtesy of Fox. Discussion with cast and crew after the film. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: Harmony Gold Lobby SPONSORED BY

1982, Original Program

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LEGACY

LEGACY

SATURDAY | July 21 | 7:30pm | REDCAT

SATURDAY | July 14 | 2:00pm | REDCAT

Dir/Scr: Frank Ripploh, 1981, Germany, subtitled, 98 min.

Dir/Scr: Ron Rice, 1963, USA, 109 min.

TAXI ZUM KLO (TAXI TO THE TOILET) This sexually explicit international hit was hailed as “the first masterpiece of modern gay life” by New York’s Village Voice upon its release in 1981. Telling the story of a schoolteacher in West Berlin who spends his offhours having sex in public restrooms and parks and cruising every guy who crosses his path - without the help of Grindr. The groundbreaking combination of dramatic narrative and real-life sex scenes still have the power to shock today. Special Thanks to Breaking Glass Pictures and QC Cinema

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QUEEN OF SHEBA MEETS THE ATOM MAN If you want to get a sense of the freedom, the energy and the queerness of New York’s underground cinema scene in the early 1960s, this film is the perfect place to start. Early Andy Warhol favorite Taylor Mead plays the titular Atom Man, a drug-taking anti-hero romping around the city and camping it up as no one else could. Unseen until Mead helped restore and complete it in 1982, this is a moving, silly and very special film.

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SEXUAL CONTENT

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SUNDAY | July 15 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

Short film programming has been a staple of Outfest for three decades, often providing some of the festival’s most entertaining, personal and accomplished storytelling. In this compilation program, we will include some of the most beloved and important short films - and some rarities from Outfest’s 30-year history. See the stories that made us laugh, turned us on, brought us to tears and reminded us of our own struggles and triumphs. Check outfest.org for full program listing.

How have the last three decades’ worth of LGBT films changed the culture and advanced the public conversation? What role will queer films hold in the future, and how will audiences experience them? Moderated by John Cooper (Director of the Sundance Film Festival), leading directors like Gregg Araki, Tommy O’Haver, Angela Robinson, Ira Sachs and Rose Troche will answer these questions and more - and share their own Outfest memories - in what promises to be a rousing and provocative panel discussion.

30TH ANNIVERSARY SHORTS

30 YEARS OF OUTFEST: DIRECTORS TELL ALL

POST-RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

FREE SCREENINGS AT THE WEST HOLLYWOOD CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, JUNE 30TH AND JULY 1ST HOMO PROMO (Jenni Olson, USA, 1993) June 30th, 6PM SHOW ME LOVE (Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 1998) June 30th, 8PM WORD IS OUT (Mariposa Film Group, USA, 1978) July 1, 5PM A THOUSAND CLOUDS OF PEACE (Julián Hernández, Mexico, 2003) July 1, 8PM For more information visit outfest.org. The Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation is a partnership between Outfest and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. It is the only program in the world dedicated to saving and protecting LGBT moving images from deterioration and neglect. The Legacy Project Collection is the largest publicly accessible collection of LGBT images in the world with over 18,000 films.

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30TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMS

SUNDAY | July 15 | 2:30pm | DGA 2


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OPENING NIGHT GALA THURSDAY | July 12 | 8:00pm | Orpheum Theatre

VITO

Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz, 2011, USA, 93 min.

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“We’ll get our rights when we take them. We’ll get our movies when we make them.” - Vito Russo On Outfest’s 30th Anniversary there is no more fitting Opening Night film than Jeffrey Schwarz’s stirring and poignant portrait of activist and film historian Vito Russo. Russo was a 24-year-old film student who experienced the Stonewall uprising and, as a result, saw the need to define queer identity and culture. His landmark book The Celluloid Closet explored the way Hollywood movies portrayed queer characters and shaped not only our perception of our own lives but also the world’s perception of us. VITO is one man’s story of fighting passionately for equality, but at its core, it is the story of a movement. It follows Russo’s dramatic journey through the early days of Gay Liberation Front marches with Bette Midler to the founding of ACT UP and GLAAD to his own devastating battle with AIDS. The film beautifully weaves significant archival material and heartwarming interviews with Russo’s family and friends including Armistead Maupin, Lily Tomlin, Bruce Vilanch and Larry Kramer. Schwarz’s powerful documentary, executive produced by Bryan Singer for HBO Films, is an intimate and inspiring testament to one of our movement’s true heroes. Jeffrey Schwarz was born in New York and is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase Film Department. He is President and CEO of Automat Pictures, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company specializing in the production of studio electronic press kits, DVD content, original TV programming, and feature films. He is the director of SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY (2007) and WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON (2008).


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THE 16TH ANNUAL OUTFEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: JOHN WATERS While most widely known as the infamous “Pope of Trash,” John Waters is a filmmaker, visual artist, author, comedian, essayist and all-around aesthete. He bridges film history between the underground efforts of Kenneth Anger and the Kuchar Brothers and contemporary Hollywood’s acceptance of queer subject matter and outrageous gross-out humor. And yes, he’s the guy who got Divine to eat dog poop. Waters’ third feature, PINK FLAMINGOS, put the director on the map as a satirist and provocateur of the highest (though some would argue “lowest”) order, and made a superstar of Waters’ original muse, Divine, the Amazonian drag creation of the director’s childhood friend Harris Glenn Milstead. After similarly outrageous comedies like FEMALE TROUBLE, DESPERATE LIVING (p.29) and POLYESTER, Waters made perhaps his most shocking move as an artist, writing and directing the PG-rated period comedy HAIRSPRAY, which would spawn Broadway and Hollywood musical versions. Both Waters and his work have been unapologetically queer, championing outsider values and personal expression in a world that rarely appreciates difference. Outfest is proud to honor this cinematic pioneer - whose varied work shows no signs whatsoever of slowing down - as part of our 30th anniversary festival. Previous Recipients of the Outfest Achievement Awards: 2011 Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato | 2010 Jane Lynch | 2009 Don Roos | 2008 Donna Deitch | 2007 Bill Condon | 2006 Kenneth Anger | 2005 Gregg Araki | 2004 Todd Haynes | 2003 Jane Anderson | 2002 Strand Releasing | 2001 Christine Vachon | 2000 Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman | 1999 Gus Van Sant | 1998 Ian McKellen | 1997 John Schlesinger

OUTFEST 2012 OPENING NIGHT GALA AFTER-PARTY For this historic Outfest Opening Night Gala, we’re moving the after-party back to its beloved outdoor venue! When the movie’s over, walk right outside to one of the hottest events of the year. Mingle under the spotlights, sample a variety of late-night snacks, enjoy a drink from Absolut, Barefoot Wine, and Stella Artois, and dance the night away under the stars! Music by legendary nightlife maven and co-creator of Dragstrip 66, DJ Paul V. (who is celebrating his own 30th anniversary this year). Take advantage of our incomparable silent auction with great deals on trips, one-of-a-kind events, restaurants, spa/beauty packages and so much more!! OPENING NIGHT GALA PRODUCED BY:

6:00PM VIP PRE-PARTY 8:00PM LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF VITO 10:00PM GALA AFTER-PARTY VIP TICKET HOLDER $175 • VIP Pre-Party with open bar & hors d’oeuvres • Screening assigned seating in loge or center orchestra • Gala After-Party under the stars! • Stellar Silent Auction

PRIORITY TICKET HOLDER $85 • Screening seating in side orchestra or front balcony • Gala After-Party under the stars! • Stellar Silent Auction • Open Bar

GENERAL TICKET HOLDER $60 • Screening seating in rear balcony • Gala After-Party under the stars! • Stellar Silent Auction • Open Bar

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OPENING NIGHT GALA

OPENING NIGHT GALA SCHEDULE & TICKET PRICES


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U.S. DRAMATIC CENTERPIECE

INTERNATIONAL CENTERPIECE

MONDAY | July 16 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

Dir/Scr: Ira Sachs, 2012, USA, 101 min.

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON chronicles one couple’s emotionally and sexually charged journey through love and addiction. Filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. Individually and together, they are risk takers - compulsive and fueled by drugs and sex. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity and to be true to himself.

TUESDAY | July 17 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

YOUNG & WILD

Dir: Marialy Rivas, Scr: Marialy Rivas, Camila Gutiérrez Berner, Pedro Peirano, Sebastián Sepúlveda, 2012, Chile, subtitled, 96 min.

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Seventeen-year-old Daniela is obsessed with sex. But her self-proclaimed “pussy in flames” is in direct conflict with her well-to-do, strict evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. She finds an outlet by detailing her naughty ruminations and exploits on her blog “Young & Wild” to her eager online followers. She dates handsome and pious Tomas, but maybe Antonia, the really cute girl at work is more her speed. As she struggles to balance both relationships, Daniela learns that having it all - sex, love and eternal salvation Director Ira Sachs’ fearlessly personal screenplay is anchored by Danish actor is more complicated than she ever imagined. Thure Lindhardt, who embodies Erik’s isolation and vulnerability with a gentle Marialy Rivas masterfully directs her first feature, which premiered at this year’s presence. Harrowing and romantic, visceral and intellectual, KEEP THE Sundance Film Festival where Rivas and co-writer Camila Gutiérrez (whose life LIGHTS ON is a moving film that looks at love and all of its manifestations, the film is based on) picked up the World Cinema Screenwriting Award. Rooted taking it to dark depths and bringing it back to a place of grace. in a fearless and unforgettable performance by Alicia Rodríguez, YOUNG & WILD Winner of Best Feature Film, Teddy Awards, Berlin International Film Festival. is a stunning, energetic look at family and youth culture in contemporary Chile. CENTERPIECE POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium CENTERPIECE AFTER-PARTY: Revolver

CENTERPIECE POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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Ira Sachs is a writer and director based in New York City. His films include MARRIED LIFE (2007), THE DELTA (1997) and the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winning FORTY SHADES OF BLUE. Sachs teaches in the Graduate Film department at NYU and is a fellow at both the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He is the founder and co-curator of Queer/Art/Film, a monthly series in New York and Los Angeles, and the newly established Queer/ Art/Mentorship.

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Marialy Rivas’ projects include commercials, short films and television series. She currently works with Fabula Films with Juan de Dios and Pablo Larraín, who produced her first feature, YOUNG & WILD, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Her past credits are the 1996 short documentary hybrid, DESDE SIEMPRE, and the short film, BLOKES, which was in competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.


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DOCUMENTARY CENTERPIECE WEDNESDAY | July 18 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

FUSION CENTERPIECE THURSDAY | July 19 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

MOSQUITA Y MARI

David France’s debut feature, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, feels as stirring and urgent as the Occupy protests, proving anew that when concerned citizens take to the streets, they can change the world. In the early years of the AIDS pandemic, HIV-positive activists - literally fighting for their lives - took on Washington and Big Pharma by forming ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and TAG (Treatment Action Group). Combining theatrical protests with self-taught scientific training, these heroic groups both gave a sense of purpose to the dying and shook up the medical and governmental bureaucracies.

Studious, sweet-natured 15-year-old Yolanda feels the pressure to succeed under the eyes of her hard-working immigrant parents. When she meets her new neighbor, the feisty and alluring, BMX-riding Mari, Yolanda’s humdrum high school routine gets a jolt. The two girls don’t have much in common on the surface, but they become fast friends and their deep bond develops into a tension that neither one expected nor quite knows how to handle.

Dir: David France, 2012, USA, 120 min.

Working with a treasure trove of archival footage - the many media-savvy activists recording each meeting and demonstration provided multiple angles, a rarity for a documentary - and new interviews with Larry Kramer and other legendary activists, France takes us into the planning sessions and behind the scenes of memorable protests at the White House and the Centers for Disease Control.

Dir/Scr: Aurora Guerrero, 2012, USA, subtitled, 85 min.

MOSQUITA Y MARI, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, marks an impressive feature film debut from writer-director Aurora Guerrero, whose shorts have screened at both Outfest and Fusion. The atmospheric beauty and authenticity of Guerrero’s vision is deeply rooted in the cityscapes and community of Huntington Park, while skilled lead performances by Fenessa Pineda and Venecia Troncoso embody the awkwardness and cautious desire of two teenage girls experiencing love and desire for the first time. CENTERPIECE POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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Aurora Guerrero’s short films include PURA LENGUA and VIERNES GIRL. In 2005 she was selected as a Sundance Institute/Ford Foundation film fellow and participated in the Native Lab Fellowship with her MOSQUITA Y MARI script. The project was also part of Tribeca All Access and the Film Independent Producers Lab, and most recently, MOSQUITA Y MARI was awarded the 2011 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant and an LG Cinema 3D Fellowship, and Guerrero was named a Time Warner Fellow.

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CENTERPIECE SCREENINGS

David France is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author who has been writing about AIDS since 1982, beginning in gay-community papers. Today he is one of the best-known chroniclers of the epidemic, with coverage in the New York Times, Newsweek, GQ and New York magazine. He is the recipient of the National Headliner Award and the GLAAD Media Award. He is at work on a major history of AIDS, due from Alfred A. Knopf in 2013.


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AWARDS BRUNCH

CLOSING NIGHT GALA

SUNDAY | July 22 | 11:00am | DGA 1

SUNDAY | July 22 | 8:00pm | J.A.Ford

Andrew Haigh, writer-director of WEEKEND with Outfest 2011 International Dramatic Features jury

AWARDS BRUNCH Join us for the 4th Annual Awards Brunch and be the first to know who has snagged our jury and audience prizes for features and shorts. Come celebrate with the filmmakers - we’ll provide the mimosas and Bloody Marys!

AWARDS BRUNCH / CLOSING NIGHT

Outfest hands out 16 awards in the categories of Special Programming, Audience, and Grand Jury. Audience Awards Documentary Short Film Dramatic Short Film Documentary Feature Film Dramatic Feature Film First U.S. Dramatic Feature Film Grand Jury Awards Documentary Short Film Dramatic Short Film Documentary Feature Film International Dramatic Feature Film Actress in a Feature Film Actor in a Feature Film Screenwriting U.S. Dramatic Feature Film

Dir: Brian Dannelly, Scr: Chris Colfer, 2012, USA, 90 min.

What if you were struck by lightning and died before you even finished high school? That’s the starting point of this hilarious black comedy written by and starring “Glee’s” Chris Colfer, directed by Brian Dannelly (SAVED!, “Weeds”). Colfer plays Carson Phillips, a high school senior with big dreams of escaping the mediocrity of his small town. At school, Carson’s routinely stifled by jerky jocks, drama club gays, a mean-girl cheerleader (Sarah Hyland, “Modern Family”), a goth chick (Ashley Rickards, “Awkward”), and a clueless college advisor (Angela Kinsey, “The Office”). At home, he has to deal with a pillpopping mom (Allison Janney), estranged father (Dermot Mulroney) and his father’s new fiancée (Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”). His only ally is his hapless sidekick played by quirky and hilarious Rebel Wilson (BRIDESMAIDS). Together, they come up with a plan to overcome his foes and achieve his dream before it’s too late. Tremendous performances by the all-star cast bring great dimension to the characters, and perfectly balance the dramatic tension of a script filled with quick-witted black humor. CLOSING NIGHT AFTER-PARTY: Avalon Hollywood AFTER-PARTY HOSTED BY:

Special Programming Awards Special Programming Award for Freedom Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent RECEPTION: DGA Lobby

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STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

Brian Dannelly co-wrote and directed the cult hit SAVED! in 2004 (which later premiered as a musical at the Playwrights Horizons in New York in 2008). Shortly after, Dannelly was the creative producer for the first season of “Weeds”, where he also directed several episodes (including the pilot). In addition, Dannelly’s TV work includes episodes of “Pushing Daisies” and “United States of Tara.” STRUCK BY LIGHTNING is Dannelly’s second feature.


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UNDER THE STARS

PROGRAM SPONSORED BY

THIS WILDLY POPULAR SERIES SHOWCASES SOME OF OUR BIGGEST FILMS IN L.A.’S MOST EPIC YET INTIMATE OUTDOOR SCREENING VENUE.

I DO Wednesday | July 18 | 8:30 pm p.15

HAIRSPRAY: THE SING-ALONG Thursday | July 19 | 8:30 pm p.29

BEARCITY 2: THE PROPOSAL Friday | July 20 | 8:30 pm p.14

CLOUDBURST Saturday | July 21 | 8:30 pm p.17

Sunday | July 22 | 8:00 pm STRUCK BY LIGHTNING p.12

UNDER THE STARS AT THE JOHN ANSON FORD AMPHITHEATRE The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages are available on site and box dinners for evening events may be ordered in advance. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink. This event is part of the Ford Amphitheatre 2012 Season, a multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations. For a complete season schedule, directions to the theater and parking information, log on to www.FordTheatres.org.FordTheatres.org

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U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURES

U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURES

SATURDAY | July 21 | 11:30am | DGA 1

ANY DAY NOW

Dir: Travis Fine, Scr: Travis Fine, George Arthur Bloom, 2012, USA, 97 min.

Brash drag singer Rudy (Alan Cumming) and closeted district attorney Paul (Garret Dillahunt) become unlikely lovers after meeting in a bar in 1970s Los Angeles. When Rudy’s drug-addicted neighbor abandons her young son Marco, who has Down’s Syndrome, Rudy and Paul find themselves fighting bureaucracy and homophobia to become the child’s adoptive parents in this sweet and poignant tale that won the Audience Award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

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FRIDAY | July 20 | 8:30pm | Ford

BEARCITY 2: THE PROPOSAL

Dir/Scr: Douglas Langway, 2012, USA, 101 min.

The bears are back - and they’re heading for Provincetown! Roger (Gerald McCulloch) and Tyler are getting married, but as the gang gathers at the B&B owned by Brent’s (Stephen Guarino) sharp-tongued mom Rose (Kathy Najimy), the altar-bound couple faces temptation from all the woofy daddies and exes surrounding them at every turn. Featuring cameo appearances by Kevin Smith and other bearlebrities, this latest BEARCITY adventure brings all the fur and fun that fans expect. AFTER-PARTY: Faultline

SUNDAY | July 15 | 1:30pm | DGA 1

SATURDAY | July 21 | 9:45pm | DGA 1

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Dir/Scr: Terracino, 2011, USA, 92 min.

Dir/Scr: Eli Rarey, 2012, USA, 95 min.

Dir: Kyle Henry, Scr: Carlos Treviño, Jessica Hedrick, 2012, USA, 80 min.

ELLIOT LOVES

In this charming and hilarious debut feature from Terracino, we meet the fast-talking, bighearted Elliot at two distinct stages in his life: as a nine-year-old who’s fiercely loyal to his at-loose-ends Ma, and at 21, tirelessly looking for love, even when it seems all the good men are taken. Developed with the Outfest Screenwriting Lab, ELLIOT LOVES captures the feel of queer life in New York’s Dominican community.

THE FAMOUS JOE PROJECT When Joe, a newly out gay man, moves to L.A., he embraces the city’s fame-seeking vibe and begins filming his every moment - from the mundane to the sexy - and posting them on his website. But when he meets Jesus, a hustler, he’s drawn into a strange world of sugar daddies, porn stars, and hangers-on - as the world watches. Director Eli Rarey delivers a raw and compelling look at a young man trying to balance on the edge of L.A.’s dark side. AFTER-PARTY: Cherry Pop @ The Factory and Ultra Suede

FOURPLAY

Outfest favorite Kyle Henry’s hilariously provocative anthology film contains four stories about characters solving their sexual dilemmas in outrageous fashion. A lesbian singer’s crush on her choir partner takes an unexpected turn when she’s asked to dogsit, a poorly endowed man finds himself in the cruisiest bathroom ever, and a transgender prostitute helps an ill john find peace. Together the stories illuminate a queer America still enjoying its abundant sexual freedom. PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

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SATURDAY | July 14 | 9:45pm | DGA 1

WEDNESDAY | July 18 | 8:30pm | Ford

FRIDAY | July 13 | 9:45pm | DGA 1

Dir/Scr: Jonathan Lisecki, 2012, USA, 89 min.

Dir: Glenn Gaylord, Scr: David W. Ross, 2012, USA, 91 min.

Dir/Scr: Travis Mathews, 2012, USA, 71 min.

GAYBY

When it’s time for 30-something Jenn to have a child, she turns to best pal Matt to be the father. And even though Matt’s gay and the two haven’t slept together since that one night in college, they decide to make a baby the old-fashioned way. As the two friends deal with fertility tea, feline syringes and new boyfriends, will they be able to create a unique family unit? Jonathan Lisecki’s debut feature is a riotously funny comedy with a biological clock. PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium AFTER-PARTY: Micky’s

I DO

Beautiful urbanites steam up the screen in this romantic drama about a complicated love triangle from filmmaker Glenn Gaylord (EATING OUT 3, LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR). To stay in the U.S., gay Brit Jack (David W. Ross) convinces his lesbian best friend Ali (Jamie Lynn-Sigler, “The Sopranos”) to marry him. Things get messy when he falls for a sexy Spanish architect while his commitment to his brother’s widow (Alicia Witt) further complicates his decision to either stay or to follow his lover. AFTER-PARTY: Hosted by Frontiers @ TBD SPONSORED BY

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I WANT YOUR LOVE

In this funny, explicit drama featuring lots of real sex and throbbing indie dance music, a young gay artist tries to reconnect with his ex-boyfriend on the eve of his departure from San Francisco. When his friends throw him a huge going-away party, everyone finds themselves in unexpected couplings - and triplings! Writer-director Travis Mathews’ debut feature celebrates love, lust, and life in the Bay Area. PLUS SHORT: BEAUTIFUL BITCH (BELLE SALOPE) Dir: Philippe Roger, 8 min. PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium AFTER-PARTY: Hype @ The Factory and Ultra Suede

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Dir/Scr: Matthew Mishory, 2012, USA/France, 93 min.

Many have speculated on the bisexuality of Hollywood legend James Dean, but few have explored it as vividly and creatively as in this film, which imagines the period before Dean became famous. As Dean carries on affairs with his male roommate, female classmates and older benefactors (including Robert Gant, “Queer As Folk”), his lovers grapple with their inability to hold on to a shooting star. Director Matthew Mishory’s visually stunning film harkens back to the New Queer Cinema while offering a bold new vision.

MORGAN

Dir: Michael Akers, Scr: Michael Akers, Sandon Berg, 2012, USA, 89 min.

A bike race accident left Morgan paraplegic, but he tries his best to live life exactly the way he did before he became wheelchair-bound. A chance encounter with handsome Dean opens Morgan up to the possibility of new love, but will Morgan’s insistence on entering the same race that left him paralyzed drive Dean away? MORGAN eschews sentimentality to examine the life of a differently-abled gay athlete with frankness, humor and no shortage of sexual chemistry.

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FRIDAY | July 13 | 9:15pm | Harmony Gold SUNDAY | July 15 | 11:30am | DGA 2

MY BEST DAY

Dir/Scr: Erin Greenwell, 2012, USA, 75 min.

Karen can’t believe that she has to work her receptionist gig on a gorgeous Fourth of July. Then a call comes in from her long-lost father, setting in motion a crazy chain of events that will change her small town forever. Meanwhile, her co-worker Megan must decide between the stability of her longtime girlfriend and the thrill of a new love. In MY BEST DAY, which premiered at the Sundance 2012 Film Festival, filmmaker Erin Greenwell confidently juggles multiple quirky plots, serving up a charming slice of Americana that’s both subversive and sunny.

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium AFTER-PARTY: Mustache Mondays @ La Cita SPONSORED BY

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURES

JOSHUA TREE, 1951: A PORTRAIT OF JAMES DEAN

SUNDAY | July 15 | 11:00am | DGA 1

EXPLICIT SEX


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Dir/Scr: Nicole Conn, 2012, USA, 105 min.

Dir: Ash Christian, Scr: Ash Christian, Theresa Bennett, 2012, USA, 104 min.

Dir/Scr: Coley Sohn, 2012, USA, 87 min.

A PERFECT ENDING

Director Nicole Conn (ELENA UNDONE) returns to Outfest with this touching and evocative story of one woman’s struggle to find what moves her. Rebecca seems to have the perfect life as a prim wife and mother of three, but something is missing. She finds that something upon meeting a ravishing young escort, Paris (Jessica Clark), and embarks on a sensual journey of self-discovery. Raw, moving and often humorous, A PERFECT ENDING asks: Without passion, what’s the point? POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

PETUNIA

Family dysfunction and sexual confusion abound in this star-filled Woody Allen-esque comedy from writer-director Ash Christian (FAT GIRLS, MANGUS!). The story revolves around the Petunia family - gay celibate Charlie, sex-addict Adrian, newlywed Michael, his cheating wife (Thora Birch) and their pot-smoking, therapist mother Felicia (Christine Lahti). Charlie’s world is turned upside down when he meets a cute gay neighbor George (Michael Urie) with a fragile wife (Brittany Snow). POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

SASSY PANTS

When life with her overprotective mother becomes too much, Bethany (Ashley Rickards, “Awkward”) runs away to live with her dad and his much younger boyfriend, played with unexpected verve by former child star Haley Joel Osment (THE SIXTH SENSE). As Bethany saves up to attend the fashion school of her dreams, her mom starts scheming to get her back. Writer-director Coley Sohn’s debut is a charming and, yes, sassy teen comedy about finding your voice. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium SPONSORED BY

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SATURDAY | July 14 | 9:30pm | REDCAT

SUNDAY | July 15 | 4:30pm | DGA 1

SATURDAY | July 21 | 2:00pm | DGA 1

Dir: Silas Howard, Ernesto Foronda, Scr: Ernesto Foronda, Valerie Stadler, 2012, USA, 87 min.

Dir: Carrie Preston, Scr: Kellie Overbey, 2012, USA, 84 min.

Dir: Quentin Lee, Scr: Fabienne Wen, Ellie Wen, 2012, USA, 93 min.

SUNSET STORIES

May is transporting bone marrow across L.A. when a chance meeting with her hunky ex (Sung Kang, FAST & FURIOUS) causes her to lose her cargo. Together, they embark on a wacky all-night quest to locate it, encountering an ensemble of queer Angelenos played by Justin Vivian Bond, Nao Bustamante, Michelle Krusiec, and Zosia Mamet (“Girls”). Shot in Silver Lake and Hollywood, SUNSET STORIES is a quirky and stylish love letter to L.A. AFTER-PARTY: HUMAN RESOURCES

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID

Carrie Preston (“True Blood”) steps behind the camera for this raunchy comedy about two women - bisexual Dee Dee (Anne Heche) and her BFF Bebe - who are always looking for love in the wrong places. When they meet Clementine (Alia Shawkat, “Arrested Development”), a high-strung vibrator addict, the trio set off on a Manhattan misadventure involving Dee Dee’s male ex, a lesbian cop and her lover. PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium AFTER-PARTY: The Abbey SPONSORED BY

WHITE FROG

After the death of his popular brother Chaz (Harry Shum, Jr., “Glee”), Nick (Booboo Stewart, TWILIGHT) struggles to carry on. Nick’s parents (B.D. Wong and Joan Chen) have their own problems coping with the loss, but Chaz’s best friend Randy takes Nick under his wing. As Chaz’s family comes to understand his secret life, they will be forced to reconcile the boy they thought they knew with the man he really was. API PRIDE POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium SPONSORED BY


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FACING MIRRORS

Dir: Negar Azarbayjani, Scr: Fereshteh Taerpoor, Negar Azarbayjani, 2011, Iran, subtitled, 102 min.

Two strangers form an unlikely bond in this powerful and controversial new Iranian drama. Rana drives a cab to pay off her imprisoned husband’s debt. One day, she picks up the wealthy and rebellious Edi, who is desperately awaiting a passport. At first, Rana attempts to help, but when she realizes that Edi is transgender and attempting to defy her family by escaping to Germany for surgery, a dangerous series of conflicts arises.

BEAUTY

Dir/Scr: Oliver Hermanus, 2011, South Africa, subtitled, 105 min.

The devastating effects of the closet are powerfully explored in this controversial and shocking film that won the Queer Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was the South African submission for the Oscars’ Foreign Film category. Francois appears to have it all - a family, a thriving business and a secret house he visits for regular sex parties with other closeted men. But when he becomes fixated on his best friend’s gorgeous grown son, his obsession leads to an unsettling act of violence.

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CLOUDBURST

Dir/Scr: Thom Fitzgerald, 2011, Canada, 93 min.

Best Supporting Actress Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis (MOONSTRUCK, STEEL MAGNOLIAS) and Brenda Fricker (MY LEFT FOOT) shine again as Stella and Dot, a randy lesbian couple who set off on a road trip to Canada to get married after Dot’s granddaughter tries to break them up. Along the way, they pick up a sexy gay hitchhiker who comes to their aid when suspicious police, Stella’s foul mouth and Dot’s health threaten their journey. AFTER-PARTY: Amalfi Ristorante SPONSORED BY

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SUNDAY | July 15 | 2:45pm | Harmony Gold

HEAVY GIRLS (DICKE MÄDCHEN)

Dir: Axel Ranisch, Scr: Peter Trabner, Heiko Pinkowski, Axel Ranisch, 2011, Germany, subtitled, 77 min.

If you like your comedies quirky, offbeat and hairy, you’ve got to come hang out with the HEAVY GIRLS! Middle-aged bear Sten lives with his kooky, beloved elderly mother. He has a crush on Daniel, a handsome straight family man who takes care of Mom while Sten is at work. When Daniel’s wife kicks him out and he’s forced to crash with Sten, the two men begin a hilarious process of coming together. Winner of Special Jury Award for Bold Originality at the Slamdance Film Festival

FRIDAY | July 20 | 7:00pm | DGA 1

KISS ME (KYSS MIG)

Dir/Scr: Alexandra-Therese Keining, 2011, Sweden, subtitled, 105 min.

KISS ME is a sensual romantic drama about how love appears in the most unexpected ways at the most unexpected times. Uptight Mia is about to be married, but when she meets serene Frida, her emotions are stirred. The women begin a passionate love affair, eventually leading them to painful, life-changing decisions. Set in the picturesque countryside of Sweden, KISS ME is a vibrant film that follows one woman’s journey of love. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: ALL-GIRL FRIDAY AFTER-PARTY: Truck Stop @ Here Lounge SPONSORED BY

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC FEATURES

FRIDAY | July 13 | 8:00pm | DGA 2

SATURDAY | July 14 | 9:30pm | DGA 2 SUNDAY | July 22 | 2:45pm | DGA 2


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A MAP FOR A TALK (MAPA PARA CONVERSAR)

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Dir/Scr: Constanza Fernández , 2011, Chile, subtitled, 81 min.

SATURDAY | July 14 | 12:00pm | Harmony Gold

SUNDAY | July 15 | 8:30pm | REDCAT

Dir: Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert, Scr: Laurie Colbert, Margaret Webb, 2012, Canada, 90 min.

Dir: Cheryl Dunye, Scr: Sarah Schulman, Cheryl Dunye, 2012, Germany, 64 min.

MARGARITA

Roberta is a young single mother living in Santiago, Chile. She has two strong women in her life - her artist girlfriend Javiera and her disapproving mother Ana. When the three women take a day trip on a sailboat, the excursion turns turbulent and emotions and actions become as unpredictable as the sea. Told with humor and artistic flair, A MAP FOR A TALK explores the struggle to understand and accept those we love.

Even though Margarita, a pretty and vivacious young Mexican woman works hard as a nanny for a Canadian family, she also knows how to have fun, enjoying her cute law student girlfriend and ladies-only hot tub parties. When the family’s financial situation forces them to fire her, Margarita must get married or face deportation. Filmmakers Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert, who won Outfest’s Outstanding Emerging Talent award in 2007 for FINN’S GIRL, return with a buoyant comedic drama about love, loyalty and the families we create.

SATURDAY | July 21 | 4:30pm | DGA 1

THURSDAY | July 19 | 9:45pm | DGA 1

Dir/Scr: Sally El Hosaini, 2012, UK, 101 min.

Dir: Bavo Defurne, Scr: Bavo Defurne, Yves Verbraken (based on the novel by André Sollie), 2011, Belgium, subtitled, 96 min.

MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

This moving story about two British Arab brothers in London follows Mo, a lonely, sensitive boy who idolizes his older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang. Aching to be seen as a tough guy himself, Mo takes a job that unlocks a fateful turn of events and forces the brothers to confront their inner demons. Rich in beauty, humanity and authenticity, MY BROTHER THE DEVIL is an urban tale that burns with vision and passion. Winner of the World Cinema Cinematography Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

NORTH SEA TEXAS

This masterful coming-of-age story set in 1960s Belgium revolves around young Pim, who loves his next-door neighbor and lifelong friend, the handsome, motorcycle-riding Mario. As the friends become older, Pim and Mario begin a passionate affair, but Pim is heartbroken when Mario takes up with a girlfriend. Does the sexy biker truly love Pim, or is he just experimenting? And what about the arrival of a handsome carnival worker, who stokes the desires of both Pim and his single mother? PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium AFTER-PARTY: The Abbey SPONSORED BY

MOMMY IS COMING

Legendary writer-director Cheryl Dunye exports her singular vision to the sexually liberated city of Berlin. Lesbian couple Dylan and Claudia are at a crossroads in their relationship: Dylan wants sex but Claudia wants love. When Dylan’s mother decides to drop in for an extended visit, there’s no predicting what will happen next! Explicit, campy and completely shocking, MOMMY IS COMING takes Dunye’s oeuvre into pornographic territory and makes sure no taboo goes untouched.

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TUESDAY | July 17 | 9:45pm | DGA 1

OUR PARADISE (NOTRE PARADIS)

Dir/Scr: Gaël Morel, 2011, France, subtitled, 100 min.

In this tense and disturbing erotic thriller from actor-turned-director Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau (COME UNDONE) stars as aging Parisian hustler Vassili, whose luck seems to take a turn for the better when he meets beautiful young Angelo one night in the cruisy Bois de Boulogne. What begins as a loving intergenerational affair turns violent as Vassili starts killing Angelo’s johns, launching a homicidal spree that takes them from Paris to the provinces, aided by Vassili’s sexy, damaged ex Anna (Béatrice Dalle, BETTY BLUE). PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium AFTER-PARTY: TBD

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SUNDAY | July 15 | 9:15pm | Harmony Gold TUESDAY | July 17 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

LE REFLET

Dir/Scr: Morgane Rousseau, 2011, France, Subtitled, 75 min.

When Louis’ parents leave him on his own in a sleepy French country village for the summer, he befriends a studly straight farmer named Alexis. But the boys’ simmering friendship is complicated by a new girl who comes to resent Alexis’ growing preference for spending time with Louis. First-time director Morgane Rousseau delivers a sumptuous and sexy movie about young love in the vein of Gallic gay classics like WILD REEDS. PLUS SHORT: KEP Dir: Carlos Franklin, 5 min. AFTER-PARTY: Size @ Here Lounge SPONSORED BY

SATURDAY | July 14 | 9:15pm | Harmony Gold

REMINGTON AND THE CURSE OF THE ZOMBADINGS

Dir: Jade Castro, Scr: Michiko Yamamoto, Raymond Lee, Jade Castro, 2011, Philippines, Subtitled 96 min.

The curse of a vengeful drag queen makes super cute ladies’ man Remington turn gay overnight. When a serial killer begins stalking the town’s gay citizens with a homemade laser gun, Remington has to figure out a way to break the curse before he winds up dead! Did we mention the army of flesh-eating drag queen zombies? They’re just the tip of the iceberg in this outrageous camp comedy that was a smash hit in its native Philippines last year.

FRIDAY | July 20 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

STUD LIFE

Dir/Scr: Campbell X, 2012, UK, 80 min.

JJ, a hot, black British stud, and her best friend Seb, a cute white twink, run around the urban London LGBT scene. As JJ falls for a mysterious sexy woman, Seb is left to his own devices with online hook-ups and an overly affectionate drug dealer. A series of events send the friends in different directions toward unlikely places where they learn how to accept the love hiding in plain sight. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: ALL-GIRL FRIDAY AFTER-PARTY: Truck Stop @ Here Lounge

PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: Harmony Gold Lobby AFTER-PARTY: Dragstrip 66 @ The Echoplex

INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC FEATURES Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org


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SATURDAY 7/14/2012

GALAS

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ORPHEUM

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PLATINUM SECTION

11:00AM

BOYS’ SHORTS P. 25

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HARMONY GOLD 12:00PM

11:30AM

MISSISSIPPI: I AM/A FORCE OF NATURE

MARGARITA P. 18

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FEATURE PROGRAMS

PETUNIA

OUTSET SHORTS

2:00PM

QUEEN OF SHEBA MEETS THE ATOM MAN

2:00PM

FACE 2 FACE P. 22

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SHORTS PROGRAMS

LOVE FREE OR DIE

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HOMEBOY

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TV COMEDY’S COME A LONG WAY, BABY! P. 28

7:00PM

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LOOKING FOR ?

LA BRUCE SHORTS

#WEFOUNDLOVE

SASSY PANTS

7:15PM

A MAP FOR A TALK (MAPA PARA CONVERSAR)

7:15PM

PLATINUM SHOWCASE

6:30PM

MAKING LOVE P. 6

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VITO

I WANT YOUR LOVE

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FACING MIRRORS

SHE MALE SNAILS

MY BEST DAY

GAYBY

BEAUTY

SUNSET STORIES

9:15PM

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WEDNESDAY 7/18/2012

DGA 1

For a complete list of all parties and receptions please go to outfest.org/fest2012

8:00PM

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30TH ANNIVERSARY

PANELS & SPECIAL EVENTS

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THURSDAY 7/19/2012

J.A. FORD

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FRIDAY 7/20/2012

J.A. FORD

REDCAT

DGA 1

5:00PM

5:00PM

CHILDREN OF SRIKANDI (ANAKANAK SRIKANDI)

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QUEERER THAN FICTION

AUDRE LORDE THE BERLIN YEARS

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P. 22 7:00PM

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

7:30PM

TRANS SHORTS

MUSICAL SHORTS

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10:00PM

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I DO P. 15

NORTH SEA, TEXAS P. 18

SCREENWRITING LAB READING

LOOKING FOR ? P. 25

THIS IS NOT A DREAM

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HAIRSPRAY: THE SING-ALONG P. 29

L.A. PLAYS ITSELF

KISS ME (KYSS MIG)

GIRLS’ SHORTS

7:15PM

STUD LIFE P. 19

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VILLAGE

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MORGAN

MY BEST DAY

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TUESDAY 7/17/2012

HARMONY GOLD

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12:30PM

THANK YOU FOR JUDGING P. 24

1:30PM

ELLIOT LOVES P. 14

1:00PM

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30TH ANNIVERSARY SHORTS

FAMILY FUN DAY P. 29

P. 7 4:30PM

THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID P. 16

2:45PM

HEAVY GIRLS (DICKE MÄDCHEN) P. 17

5:00PM

30 YEARS OF OUTFEST: DIRECTORS TELL ALL

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BORN NAKED (MLB)

UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP

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QUEERER THAN FICTION

P. 16

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THE PREP SCHOOL NEGRO P. 24

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A PERFECT ENDING

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I AM A WOMAN NOW

7:15PM

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SATAN’S ANGEL: QUEEN OF THE FIRE TASSELS

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THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

BORN NAKED (MLB)

I STAND CORRECTED

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YOUNG & WILD

LE REFLET

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FOURPLAY

MOMMY IS COMING

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LE REFLET

JOSHUA TREE, 1951: A PORTRAIT OF JAMES DEAN

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BOYS’ SHORTS

CRUSH ON YOU

P. 25

P. 25

9:45PM

OUR PARADISE (NOTRE PARADIS)

9:30PM

#WEFOUNDLOVE P. 25

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FRIDAY 7/20/2012

J.A. FORD

SATURDAY 7/21/2012

REDCAT

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SUNDAY 7/22/2012

J.A. FORD

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WOMEN MAKE MOVIES P. 29

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WHITE FROG P. 16

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A MAP FOR A TALK (MAPA PARA CONVERSAR)

QUEER INTERNET SUPERSTARS

11:00AM

AWARDS BRUNCH P. 12

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8:00PM ANN MAGNUSON LIVE: BOWIE CABARET & THE JOBRIATH MEDLEY P. 31 8:30PM

BEARCITY 2: THE PROPOSAL P. 14

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MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

WHERE’S THE MONEY?

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WILDNESS P. 31

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12:30PM

CRUSH ON YOU P. 25

P. 28

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THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

2:45PM

TAXI ZUM KLO

BEAUTY

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9:30PM

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CLOUDBURST

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

FRIDAY | July 20 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

AUDRE LORDE THE BERLIN YEARS

Dir: Dagmar Schultz, Ika Hügel-Marshall, Ria Cheatom, 2012, Germany, subtitled, 81 min.

Famed lesbian African-American poet Audre Lorde empowered women to create allies within German society and abroad. She also became an important voice of support for South African women during their struggles against apartheid. Twenty years after her passing, never-beforeseen archives reveal the private life and passions of the award-winning, influential woman who ignited a worldwide movement. Exploring her brilliant writings and her inspiration to feminist lesbians around the world, Lorde’s profound legacy is honored in this engrossing film.

SUNDAY | July 15 | 4:00pm | REDCAT MONDAY | July 16 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

BORN NAKED (MLB)

Dir: Andrea Esteban, 2011, Spain, subtitled, 83 min.

Taking a cue from RuPaul’s famous line “We’re all born naked, and the rest is drag,” 23-yearold Spanish filmmaker Andrea Esteban and her girlfriend Paula take us on a journey to Madrid, Berlin and London and into the lives of a fascinating cross-section of young lesbian and trans artists, activists and journalists. Esteban’s fun and informative film will no doubt be an important cultural document in the years to come. PLUS SHORT: SO POMO Dir: Kalil Cohen, 4 min.

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: ALL-GIRL FRIDAY AFTER-PARTY: Truck Stop @ Here Lounge

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

DOCS @ 5

WEDNESDAY | July 18 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

SATURDAY | July 14 | 2:00pm | Harmony Gold

SATURDAY | July 14 | 4:30pm | REDCAT

Dir: Imelda Taurinamandala, Stea Lim, Hera Danish, Afank Mariani, Yulia Dwi Andriyanti, Dian Eggie, Oji Ijo, Winnie Wibowo, Angelika Levi, Laura Coppens, 2012, Germany, subtitled, 73 min.

Dir: Katherine Brooks, 2012, USA, 107 min. Filmmaker Katherine Brooks (LOVING ANNABELLE)

Dir: Dino Dinco, 2011, USA, 56 min.

CHILDREN OF SRIKANDI

What is life like for lesbian and transgender women in Indonesia? Eight women set out to answer the question in this unique film rendering personal, political and folkloric accounts of queer culture and identity in the nation with the largest Muslim population in the world. As the women confront homophobia and violence, their courage in the face of overwhelming odds becomes an inspirational reminder of the strength required to be oneself. PLUS SHORT: VESSEL FOR MY HEART Dir: Ryan Lexi, 13 min.

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

FACE 2 FACE

has 5,000 Facebook friends, but she hasn’t had a hug in over a month. Inspired to conduct an experiment on human interaction, Brooks steps in front of the camera and travels across the U.S. to meet 50 of her virtual friends in person. While battling her own demons, Brooks takes an emotionally grueling but enlightening journey to discover what it means to connect with others in the times we live in.

HOMEBOY

HOMEBOY takes an unprecedented look at the lives of gay Latino men in the Los Angeles area who are former gang members. Through candid one-on-one interviews, the men vividly describe the realization and acceptance of their sexual orientation and desire, and their experience in a culture defined by masculinity, heterosexuality and violence. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: REDCAT Lobby


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MONDAY | July 16 | 7:00pm | Harmony Gold

FRIDAY | July 20 | 10:00pm | REDCAT

Dir: Michiel van Erp, 2011, Netherlands, subtitled, 86 min.

Dir: Andrea Meyerson, 2012, USA, 83 min.

Dir: Kieran Turner, 2012, USA, 103 min.

I AM A WOMAN NOW

How fabulous are the group of 70-something transwomen featured in I AM A WOMAN NOW? Picture Catherine Deneuve, Queen Elizabeth and Helen Mirren having drinks on a yacht to Casablanca and you’re halfway there, darling. Fifty years after their pioneering sex-change operations, April, Colette, Jean, Marie-Pierre and Corrine recall their cheerful lives in the world’s most luxurious locales. With great charm, wit and emotional honesty, the film offers a fresh perspective on the trans experience while paying tribute to these inspiring ladies.

I STAND CORRECTED

Jennifer Leitham is an upright bass player whose unusual technique and extraordinary talent made her one of the most recognizable musicians in the jazz world. When Jennifer transitioned from male to female over 10 years ago, she risked losing all she had worked so hard to achieve. Through candid interviews with Leitham and her family, “The Tonight Show” band leader Doc Severinson and other jazz luminaries, director Andrea Meyerson tells the inspiring, joyful story of Leitham and her journey to embrace her true self.

PLUS SHORT: TABOO (Leben will ich) Dir: Chiara Grabmayr, 8 min.

JOBRIATH A.D.

Few today remember the story of Jobriath, a brilliantly talented rocker who Elektra Records marketed to glam rock fans as an authentically gay American David Bowie. But what could have been a turning point for music instead became a cautionary tale as 1970s audiences and critics rejected the flamboyant performer. Director Kieran Turner painstakingly traces Jobriath’s fascinating life from his childhood to his untimely death, using rare archival footage and interviews with the singer’s closest friends. Come early for legendary songstress Ann Magnuson’s Jobriath and David Bowie tribute show (see page 31 for details) PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: REDCAT Lobby SPONSORED BY

SATURDAY | July 14 | 11:30am | DGA 2

Dir: Macky Alston, 2012, USA, 83 min.

MISSISSIPPI: I AM Dir: Katherine Linton, Harriet Hirshorn, 2011, USA, 46 min. A FORCE OF NATURE Dir: Barbara Kopple, 2011, USA, 47 min.

LOVE FREE OR DIE

In 2003, the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire came under fire when it became the first to elect an openly gay bishop. Director Macky Alston follows Bishop Gene Robinson into the breach of the struggle for equality. While resolute in his calling, Robinson grows increasingly critical of the central role that religious institutions have played in fostering homophobia and hatred. Winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for An Agent of Change at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

MISSISSIPPI: I AM / A FORCE OF NATURE

This pairing of short documentaries celebrates out individuals making a difference in their communities and on a larger scale through their advocacy for LGBT rights, free speech and social justice. A FORCE OF NATURE is Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple’s (HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A.) charming portrait of Ellen Ratner, White House Correspondent and Bureau Chief for the Talk Radio News Service. Kopple follows the eccentric and winsome journalist, who maintains friendships with some of the most conservative political figures in the US, as she travels to do philanthropic work in war-torn South Sudan. Meanwhile, Mississippi native Lance Bass is one of the recognizable faces in MISSISSIPPI: I AM, which highlights several young people whose loyalty to their red home state inspires them to be visible leaders in hopes of creating change and making life in Mississippi (and beyond) better for all LGBT citizens. SPONSORED BY

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Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

SATURDAY | July 14 | 4:15pm | DGA 1


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TUESDAY | July 17 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

THE PREP SCHOOL NEGRO Dir: Andre Robert Lee, 2012, USA, 71 min.

African-American filmmaker Andre Robert Lee was only 14 when a scholarship landed him in one of the most prestigious - and white - private schools in the country. Years later, Lee sets out to explore the experiences of today’s black prep school students, but winds up returning to his own story. With warmth and candor, Lee focuses on the positive and negative effect his new school had on his life while trying to mend relationships with his mother, sister and estranged father.

SUNDAY | July 15 | 6:30pm | REDCAT

SATAN’S ANGEL: QUEEN OF THE FIRE TASSELS Dir: Joshua Dragotta, 2012, USA, 72 min.

Lesbian burlesque star Satan’s Angel has been setting nightclubs ablaze with her legendary flaming tassel act from the early ‘60s to today. Now 68, Angel Walker recounts her childhood, affairs with movie stars and battles with addiction. Both a raucous look at the history of burlesque (featuring legends like Dixie Evans and Kitten Natividad) and a tender tale of love between Angel and her devoted girlfriend Vic, you won’t want to miss a moment of Satan’s Angel’s sexy life story.

SUNDAY | July 15 | 12:30pm | Harmony Gold

THANK YOU FOR JUDGING Dir: Sean Fornara, Michael Urie, 2012, USA, 91 min.

Way before “Ugly Betty,” actor Michael Urie honed his high school thespian skills by competing in the little-known world of Dramatic Interpretation, a contest in which students act out short pieces, playing all the parts without props, costumes - or a net. Urie and co-director Sean Fornara follow a current group of young Interp-ers to tournaments all over Texas and meet the students and patient parents who make these intriguing, hilarious and often moving performances possible.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

DOCS @ 5

MONDAY | July 16 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP

Dir: Jim Hubbard, 2012, USA, 93 min.

When the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) first gathered together 25 years ago, they were committed to doing whatever it took to find a cure for HIV and AIDS. They took to the streets, protested government agencies, and their actions eventually changed the world. In UNITED IN ANGER, director, activist, and ACT UP member Jim Hubbard traces the organization’s achievements from its earliest days through today, but also devotes much time to the interpersonal dynamics that made ACT UP work - from the roles of women and minorities to the sexual energy that added an extra charge to the weekly meetings.

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

WEDNESDAY | July 18 | 9:45pm | DGA 2 SATURDAY | July 21 | 5:00pm | REDCAT

WALK AWAY RENEE

Dir: Jonathan Caouette, 2011, USA, 87 min.

Picking up where his acclaimed 2003 debut TARNATION left off, director Jonathan Caouette returns to Texas to retrieve his mentally ill mother Renee from a neglectful nursing home and bring her home with him to New York. But soon after they hit the road, Renee’s fragile stability begins to threaten their entire journey. Caouette draws on his immense archive of home movies to honor his mom’s resilience in the face of her troubles.

SATURDAY | July 21 | 7:30 | DGA1

WILDNESS

Dir: Wu Tsang, 2012, USA, 73 min.

This exuberant documentary tells the story of Wildness, one of the most electrifying and important queer parties in Los Angeles nightlife history. The film presents the creativity and conflict that arose when a group of queer avantgarde artists of color intersected with a community of transgender immigrant women at historic Los Angeles bar, The Silver Platter. Whether you experienced the Wildness days or whether you’ve never witnessed the enchantment firsthand, you’ll no doubt relish the intoxicating party footage, and the film’s creative twists on the standard documentary format. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium AFTER-PARTY: TBD


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FRIDAY | July 13 | 7:00pm | Harmony Gold TUESDAY | July 17 | 9:30pm | DGA 2

SATURDAY | July 14 | 11:00am | DGA 1 MONDAY | July 16 | 9:45pm | DGA 2

Whether it’s the gorgeous gal at the office, a crush on your good friend or a mythical creature named Jenny, the search for love is always fueled by some Tweet-worthy drama. Obsession and desire take center stage in this extraordinary program where an all-nighter and a complicated living situation make things tricky for some ladies. For good measure we’ve also thrown a savage little curve ball into the mix.

Ready to have a good time? You’ll find it here in our super sexy program of boys’ shorts! Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy in the bushes or want to spend the night - these fun, fast-paced shorts come in all kinds of different packages.

SHORTS PROGRAMS

#WeFoundLove

JENNY MI AMOR Dir: Abigail Severance, 8 min. EXPOSURE Dir: Larin Sullivan, 14 min. WHERE ARE THE DOLLS Dir: Cassandra Nicolaou, 8 min. SALAS S.A.L. Dir: Palacio Rojo, 9 min. IT GETS BITTER Dir: Laura Terruso, 1 min. A SAFE PLACE FOR THE WILD Dir: Hanna Högstedt, 46 min. PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: Harmony Gold Lobby, 7/13

BOYS’ SHORTS

JACKPOT Dir: Adam Baran, 10 min. BATTLEFIELD Dir: Tim Marshall, 9 min. 33 TEETH Dir: Evan Roberts, 8 min. THE ROOKIE AND THE RUNNER Dir: Augie Robles, 10 min. THE RED BIKE Dir: Andrew Steggall, 11 min. IT’S CONSUMING ME Dir: Kai Stänicke, 3 min. FIRST BIRTHDAY (DOL) Dir: Andrew Ahn, 12 min. HUNTING SEASON Dir: Jon Marcus, 11 min.

MONDAY | July 16 | 9:00pm | Harmony Gold SUNDAY | July 22 | 12:30pm | DGA 2

FRIDAY | July 20 | 9:45pm | DGA 1 FRIDAY | July 20 | 10:00pm | DGA 2

FRIDAY | July 13 | 7:00pm | DGA 1 THURSDAY | July 19 | 9:45pm | DGA 2

Let’s just face up to it: love hurts. Yes, sometimes it’s that awful, sick-to-your-stomach hurt of what was or a crippling case of the Could Have Beens. You could even end up in the looney bin, the hospital, or worse. But love can also hurt in amazing ways, building you up and turning you on. From schoolgirl crushes to the Greatest Love Of All, whatever doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.

Tonight, we’re going to try something different. A change of clothes, an original perspective or maybe even a new love. There’s nothing like a fresh start, although you might have to hit delete before you flip your script. Normal is nice, but why settle for ordinary when extraordinary is just around the corner?

People come together for lots of reasons, from true love to last call, but it’s how they find each other that matters most. From romantic quests across the Earth to unexpected trips to the bathroom, they search for one thing and find another, which is usually closer to what they need in the end. Want to see some amazing shorts? Look no further.

CRUSH ON YOU

POLAROID GIRL Dir: April Maxey, 17 min. TWO BODIES Dir: Nijla Mumin, 10 min. THE FIRST DATE Dir: Janella Lacson, 7 min. THE SHOWER (LA DUCHA) Dir: María José, San Martín, 10 min. CROQUEMBOUCHE Dir: Matthew Chevlen, 20 min. THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS Dir: Fawzia Mirza, Ryan Logan, 3 min. GENDERFREAK Dir: Rebecca Louisell, 19 min. PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: ALL-GIRL FRIDAY AFTER-PARTY: Truck Stop @ Here Lounge

LOOKING FOR ?

THE MEN’S ROOM Dir: Jane Pickett, 15 min. THE DUCKS’ MIGRATION Dir: Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo, 15 min. SABBATICAL Dir: Glenn Kiser, 12 min. HATCH Dir: Christoph Kuschnig, 19 min. PRORA Dir: Stephane Riethauser, 23 min. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium, 7/13 AFTER-PARTY: The Eagle, 7/13

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

SHORTS PROGRAMS

AIR BALLOON (LUFTBALLONG) Dir: Yenni Lee, 11 min. LOVELY Dir: Jenny Maurer, 17 min. ONCE Dir: Jie Chen, 15 min. HALF Dir: Alex Bohs, 6 min. COFFEE & PIE Dir: Douglas Horn, 15 min. DO YOU HAVE A CAT? Dir: Jason Sax, 11 min. CHERRY WAVES Dir: Carey Williams, 15 min.

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WEDNESDAY | July 18 | 10:00pm | DGA 1

MUSICAL SHORTS

Loosen up those vocal chords and strap on your tap shoes for an all-singing, all-dancing shorts program that’s sure to have you up on your feet. You’ll see a Teddy Award-winning short about Judy Garland, plus gay pirates, monsters, bad boyfriends and a few surprises. Ready? Begin! “And a-one, and a-two...” GAY PIRATES Dir: Cosmo Jarvis, 5 min. THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY Dir: Trevor Anderson, 25 min. DOCTOR GLAMOUR Dir: Andrew Jones, 15 min. BIG BREAKIN’ Dir: Mattio Martinez, 19 min. PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

SATURDAY | July 14 | 4:15pm | DGA 2 WEDNESDAY | July 18 | 7:30pm | DGA 2

SHORTS PROGRAMS

TRANS SHORTS

Genderqueer martial artists, futuristic trans superheroes and intersex saints all have a place in this gender-bending, genre-blurring shorts program. From sci-fi to comedy, mockumentary to kung fu, enjoy the lighter side of the trans experience. SAM Dir: Sal Bardo, 11 min. PUTTING THE ‘I’ IN TRANS Dir: Steen Starr, 6 min. DYKE CENTRAL Dir: Florencia Manovil, 22 min. LEE Dir: Roland Wiryawan, 6 min. TRANDROIDS Dir: Britt Dunn, 19 min. LA SANTA (THE BLESSED) Dir: Mauricio López Fernández, 15 min. THE THING Dir: Rhys Ernst, 15 min.

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

SUNDAY | July 15 | 7:00pm | DGA 2 THURSDAY | July 19 | 5:00pm | DGA 2

QUEERER THAN FICTION: DOC SHORTS From artistic vision to fighting the good fight, inspiration is what drives our engrossing program of real-life stories this year. Everyone is moved by something, whether it’s true love and social justice or just naked guys. (What’s wrong with that?) Even the impulsive acts of a chronic worrywart count, technically. IN SEARCH OF AVERY WILLARD Dir: Cary Kehayan, 23 min. DISASTER (A PERSONAL GEOGRAPHY) Dir: Laura Green, 8 min. MARRIAGE EQUALITY: BYRON RUSHING AND THE FIGHT FOR FAIRNESS Dir: Thomas Allen Harris, 16 min. THE NAKED-BOY BUSINESS, PT. 2 Dir: André Hereford, 5 min. THE DEVOTION PROJECT: MORE THAN EVER Dir: Antony Osso, 10 min. RITES OF PASSAGE (PART 1) Dir: Jeff Roy, 21 min.

SUNDAY | July 15 | 7:15pm | Harmony Gold SATURDAY | July 21 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

We all want something different - adventure, sex, love, control - and we all do different things to get it. These dark shorts revolve around characters dealing with power dynamics, trading in secrets and making life or death decisions. Eerie, strange, and sometimes dangerous, the people you’ll meet here aren’t like you or me. Or are they? A WORLD FOR RAÚL (UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL) Dir: Mauro Mueller, 15 min. BOYS VILLAGE Dir: Till Kleinert, 22 min. THE NIGHT IS YOUNG (RAAT BAAKI) Dir: Pradipta Ray, 8 min. THE EYES AND THE ICE Dir: Ian Samuels, 11 min. KISS ME Dir: Jules Nurrish, 11 min. SERGEANT (NAREDNIK) Dir: Nikola Ljuca, 21 min.


27 Access LA is Outfest’s mentoring and education program for filmmakers. It includes the Outfest Screenwriting Lab, the HBO Breakfast Series, Industry Link and OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks and Outfest.

SATURDAY | July 14 | 2:00pm | DGA 2

Outfest is thrilled to present OutSet, the Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks and Outfest, created to empower and educate LGBT youth to tell their stories through film. Fourteen LGBTQ youth aged 16-24 participated in a filmmaking lab over three months that was taught by industry professionals and mentored by Outfest alumni filmmakers. Don’t miss the inspiring screening of five short films written, directed, produced and edited by a new generation of storytellers, the 2012 graduates of OutSet. A BITTER PILL, 2012, USA, 7 min. Mentored by: Deondray Gossett & Quincy Le Near OutSet Filmmakers: DiJon Hawkins, Cleo Anderson, Yonaly Cotto NO BOUNDARIES, 2012, USA, 8 min. Mentored By: Chiedu Egbuniwe OutSet Filmmakers: Ja’Rika Smith, Melanie Cuesta, Mike Tjolker THE FIRST DATE 2012, USA, 7 min. Mentored by: Nisha Ganatra OutSet Filmmakers: Janella Lacson, Deanna Leonard, Steven Kaloconski MAYBE NEXT SEASON, 2012, USA, 7 min. Mentored by: Dave O’Brien OutSet Filmmakers: Lex Kennedy, Deondray Randolph PROMISE ME A LIE, 2012, USA, 6 min. Mentored by: Tina Mabry OutSet Filmmakers: Amasha Alexandra Scott, Danny Hernandez, Shaka Walker

ACCESS LA

OUTSET SHORTS

POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

ACCESS LA NETWORKING RECEPTION As part of their year-round support of AccessLA executives from NBCUniversal will host a networking reception for visiting and local Outfest filmmakers. This reception is an invitation-only event. For questions about AccessLA programs please email AccessLA@ outfest.org HOSTED BY

THURSDAY | July 19 | 7:15pm | DGA 2

SCREENWRITING LAB READING Join us for a live reading of the 2012 Outfest Screenwriting Lab scripts! Selections from each of the five scripts will be performed by some of our favorite queer-friendly actors. The Outfest Screenwriting Lab, now in its tenth year, has generated a host of projects in various stages of production. Come check out our new crop of fresh talent.

Erin Greenwell, SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY André Hereford, THE WELL Travis Mathews, BRONTEZ & RICK Jonathon Roessler, UNDERSTAY Josh Staman, GIRL/FRIEND

WHERE’S THE MONEY? INDIE FILM FINANCING: CROWDFUNDING & INVESTORS We’ve entered a new era of indie filmmaking. Producers and filmmakers recognize that finding cash starts with setting realistic goals and desirable incentives through crowdfunding campaigns - and finding the right investors. A panel of Outfest alumni directors and producers will tell their stories and answer your questions. They will share the paths to finding financing they’ve taken and get you pointed in the right direction. Make this the year you make your film!

PRE-RECEPTION: DGA Atrium

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

ACCESS LA

The 2012 Screenwriting Lab fellows and scripts are:

SATURDAY | July 21 | 4:30pm | DGA 2


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PANELS

SUNDAY | July 22 | 1:00pm | DGA 1

HAPPY ENDINGS PANEL Queer characters have become increasingly visible on television, but network TV has never given us a gay character like slovenly, sarcastic Max (Adam Pally), part of the ensemble of hilarious friends on ABC’s hit sitcom “Happy Endings.” (The show even satirizes other shows’ queer comic relief with Stephen Guarino’s over-the-top Derrick.) Pally and Guarino will be joined by Casey Wilson (Penny) and fellow cast members, creator/executive producer David Caspe and executive producer Jonathan Groff. They’ll discuss inclusion, vintage limos, and of course, “Man-Donna.” POST-RECEPTION: DGA ATRIUM

SATURDAY | July 21 | 2:30pm | REDCAT

PANELS

QUEER INTERNET SUPERSTARS Since the launch of YouTube in 2006, queer filmmakers, comedians and vloggers have flooded the internet with hilarious viral videos, webseries and short films, making us laugh and launching their professional careers in the process. For this one-time-only panel, we’ve gathered our favorite Internet celebs together in one room including Drew Droege, John Roberts (“Bob’s Burgers”), Funky Dineva and more! Anything can happen, so keep your Twitter on cause it’s gonna be #awesome!

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

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SATURDAY | July 14 | 4:30pm | Harmony Gold

TV COMEDY’S COME A LONG WAY, BABY! If the cumulative effect of “Ellen,” “Modern Family” and “Glee” has been deeper acceptance of gays and lesbians (Vice President Biden says “Will & Grace” “did more to educate the American public than almost anything”), then the writers of those shows might be cultural pioneers. Come see a panel of TV’s most accomplished gay and lesbian comedy writers discuss how we got from Billy Crystal’s conflicted Jodie on 1977’s “Soap” to “The New Normal,” and the delicate line between portraying role models and just being funny. Moderated by journalist Ari Karpel (The New York Times, The Advocate, KCRW).


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THE 14TH ANNUAL HOME VIDEO GONG SHOW The Home Video Gong Show returns for another night of outrageous video moments from you, our audience. Bring a cued DVD or the URL of your funniest, most shocking or straight-up weirdest clip (under three minutes, please!) to compete in one of two categories: Personal Genius (you made it yourself!) or Party Video Archivist (it’s in your collection and it must be shared!). Whatever makes the audience giggle, gasp or gag the most is showered with praise and prizes. Everything else gets gonged without mercy. Standing in boozy judgment will be our host Dennis Hensley, Frank DeCaro (Sirius Out Q Radio Host) and other celebrity judges. Viewer discretion is not only advised but pushed to the limit.

SATURDAY | July 21 | 9:30pm | DGA 2

DESPERATE LIVING

Dir/Scr: John Waters, 1977, USA, 90 min.

“My skin crawls when you touch it!” screams housewife Peggy Gravel (Mink Stole) to her husband right before her obese maid Grizelda sits on him and kills him. Pursued by pantywearing police, they flee to a strange lesbian village ruled by the evil Queen Carlotta (the great Edith Massey). Outfest Achievement Award honoree John Waters’ gut-busting fairy tale is a favorite of many hardcore Waters fans and contains some of the most outrageously shocking moments in all his quirky, awesome oeuvre.

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MARTINI HOUR: REDCAT Lobby

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY | July 21 | 9:45pm | REDCAT

FREE

SUNDAY | July 15 | 1:00pm | Village

FAMILY FUN DAY

OTTER 501 Dir: Bob Talbot, 2012, USA, 85 min. CO-PRESENTED BY:

Family Services, LAGLC

SATURDAY | July 21 | 12:00pm | DGA 2

Dir: Adam Shankman, Scr: Leslie Dixon, 2007, USA, 117 min.

It’s not only an anniversary year for Outfest: This year marks the 40th anniversary of Women Make Movies, the largest distributor of films by independent women directors in the world. Since their beginnings in 1972, they’ve grown from a feminist filmmakers’ collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. We celebrate their achievements with a program of three of our favorite short films from their catalog.

HAIRSPRAY: THE SING-ALONG

Good morning, Baltimore! The hit comedy from 2012 Outfest Achievement Award honoree John Waters becomes an all-star musical extravaganza featuring John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken. Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) shimmies her way to the star spot of a 1960s dance show and puts integration in the spotlight. And when the Outfest audience sings along to the great songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman - you can’t stop the beat! AFTER-PARTY: Oil Can Harry’s

WOMEN MAKE MOVIES SHORTS

CAME OUT, IT RAINED, WENT BACK IN AGAIN Dir: Betsan Evans Morris, 10 min. JODIE: AN ICON Dir: Pratibha Parmar, 24 min. SHINJUKU BOYS Dir: Kim Longinotto, 53 min.

SPONSORED BY

Tickets: 213.480.7065 or outfest.org

SPECIAL EVENTS

Returning for its 14th year, our program tailored for parents and their kids has all the ingredients for a great afternoon: juice and cookies, face paint, interactive games, a moon bounce and a special screening. This year we’re proud to present a few short films made by LGBT families followed by OTTER 501, the riveting documentary about the journey of a lost otter pup!

THURSDAY | July 19 | 8:30pm | Ford


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LEGACY

Platinum is Outfest’s signature showcase dedicated to experimental and provocative film, video, performance and multi-media works that push the boundaries of cinema. Edgy, confrontational and formally adventurous, Platinum celebrates the visionaries and renegades of queer art and culture. FRIDAY | July 13 | 7:30pm | REDCAT

THURSDAY | July 19 | 9:45pm | REDCAT

Visionary underground director, artist and queercore initiator Bruce LaBruce delves into new frontiers of queerness in this group of compelling dark comedic shorts. LaBruce teams up with burlesque performers The Scandelles for a racy lesbian terrorist political satire, pays homage to Godard with choreographers Edward and Robin Poitras in a pas de deux in bloodsoaked furs, transforms his play about female melodrama, psychoanalytic theory and feminism into a charming film featuring the illustrious Vaginal Davis, and then there’s those fine transmen...

Dir: Fred Halsted, 1972, USA, 51 min.

PLATINUM SECTION

BRUCE LABRUCE SHORTS

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One of the only gay porn films acquired by the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, Fred Halsted’s L.A. PLAYS ITSELF marked a special moment in early gay liberation, arriving before the commercial porn industry eliminated traces of the avant-garde from its films. But make no mistake - the film is hardcore, featuring hot and heavy graphic S&M sex scenes. Artist William E. Jones will present the film. A new HD Transfer was created from a rare vintage print for this screening by the Legacy Project with a more authentic order of scenes, including missing footage. PLUS SHORT: COLT Dir: Deanna Erdmann, 10 min.

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SATURDAY | July 14 | 7:15pm | REDCAT

FRIDAY | July 13 | 9:30pm | REDCAT

THURSDAY | July 19 | 7:15pm | REDCAT

Who said experimental films can’t have a sense of humor or at least go down smooth? 2012 might mark the end of the world, but the dreamers and rebels of queer cinema ran with it. Vaginal Davis sings and dances, Matt Wolf pays homage to Joe Brainard, love and loss are considered, and it wouldn’t be Platinum without some sloshing, fisting and at least one woman pulling her party-outfit out of her Schneemann...

Dir: Ester Martin Bergsmark, 2012, Sweden/ Denmark, subtitled, 72 min.

Dir: Ben Walters, Gavin Butt, 2012, UK, 118 min.

PLATINUM SHOWCASE

PLATINUM SECTION

THE BAD BREAST Dir: Bruce LaBruce, 20 min. GIVE PIECE OF ASS A CHANCE Dir: Bruce LaBruce, 13 min. WEEKEND IN ALPHAVILLE Dir: Bruce LaBruce, 21 min. OFFING JACK Dir: Bruce LaBruce, 14 min.

L.A. PLAYS ITSELF

SOLIPSIST Dir: Andrew Huang, 10 min. FIST Dir: EJ Hill, 8 min. THE DREAM OF NORMA Dir: Telémachos Alexiou, 8 min. EVERY WOMAN Dir: Narcissister, 5 min. ROCKS AND BONES Dir: Ruthie Doyle, 11 min. REIFYING DESIRE 1 Dir: Jacolby Satterwhite, 4 min. WILDBLOOD Dir: Jonesy, 5 min. SLOSHING Dir: Aimee Goguen, 2 min. DIVORCIO USA 2005/2012 Dir: Jacinto Astiazarán, 8 min. I REMEMBER: A FILM ABOUT JOE BRAINARD Dir: Matt Wolf, 24 min PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION: REDCAT Lobby AFTER-PARTY: HUMAN RESOURCES

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SEXUAL CONTENT

SHE MALE SNAILS

The artistically adventurous and people of all genders and sexualities will appreciate this stunning film. SHE MALE SNAILS tells the story of a “Boy Hag” who finds himself caught between two genders and creates a third in order to survive. Initially a documentary about transgender artist-writer Eli Leven, SHE MALE SNAILS evolved over time into a gorgeous poetic fantasy with a hybrid structure and echoes of Derek Jarman. At the 2012 Gothenburg Film Festival, the film won the Nordic Vision prize for its provocative visual style as well as the Audience Award.

THIS IS NOT A DREAM

A captivating documentary about how queer artists armed with video cameras and lots of nerve transformed the world... or created their own. The video revolution of the 1970s permitted access and affordability to artists who could finally respond to the mainstream dominance of images and find fellow outsiders, voices of protest and genderfuckers. This enjoyable doc takes us through the past 40 years of notable artists, featuring interviews with Vaginal Davis, Nao Bustamante, Kalup Linzy, David Hoyle, and Holestar among others.


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SATURDAY | July 21 | 7:30pm | DGA 1

SATURDAY | July 21 | 7:30pm | DGA 1

FRIDAY | July 20 | 8:00pm | REDCAT

FRIDAY | July 20 | 8:00pm | REDCAT

WILDNESS

Dir: Wu Tsang, 2012, USA, 73 min.

This exuberant documentary tells the story of Wildness, one of the most unique, electrifying and important queer parties in Los Angeles nightlife history. The film presents the creativity and conflict that arose when a group of queer avant-garde artists of color intersected with a community of transgender immigrant women at historic bar The Silver Platter in MacArthur Park. The party, begun in 2008 by performance artist Wu Tsang and DJs NGUZUNGUZU and Total Freedom, drew a mixed crowd of hipsters, artists and the bar’s predominantly Latino and trans clientele, who came to dance and watch artists like Flawless Mother Sabrina, Dynasty Handbag, Ariel Prodigy, Ron Athey and others perform. Tsang succeeds in addressing issues of immigration, gentrification, identification, community, and the history of the bar and its regulars in an authentic voice that creates a film as complex as life itself. Whether you’re a regular who longs to return to the Wildness days or never witnessed the enchantment firsthand, you’ll no doubt relish the intoxicating party footage and the film’s creative twists on the standard documentary format. POST-SCREENING RECEPTION: DGA Atrium AFTER-PARTY: TBD

ANN MAGNUSON LIVE PERFORMANCE: BOWIE CABARET & THE JOBRIATH MEDLEY Musical Director Kristian Hoffman, Starring Ann Magnuson

No one’s got more street cred than Ann Magnuson. She’s a cult rock star (Bongwater), was ravished by David Bowie in THE HUNGER, seduced River Phoenix in A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF JIMMY REARDON, cracked wise with Madonna in DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN and defined the New York 1980s underground scene with her work as a performance artist, musician and actress. In a special live glam rock performance preceding the documentary JOBRIATH A.D., Magnuson pays tribute to David Bowie and Jobriath, the first openly gay glam rocker. The world wasn’t ready for Jobriath’s fierce flamboyance in 1973, and he became a footnote in rock history until Magnuson first performed The Jobriath Medley in 1996. Not many were publicly celebrating him then besides Magnuson and Morrissey (a longtime fan who oversaw his CD re-release in 2004). Magnuson has been performing in theaters, museums, on the big and little screens, and in a gadzillion cabaret spaces around the world since then and her performance promises to drench you in glam rock fairy dust. POST-RECEPTION: REDCAT Lobby

DON’T MISS THE PLATINUM PARTIES! On Saturday July 21, we bring together the original Wildness party DJs Ashland Mines (Total Freedom) and NGUZUNGUZU for a reception following the Los Angeles Premiere of WILDNESS at the DGA. The night will continue at a location TBD

After the screening will be a record release party for The Jobriath Medley followed by the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary JOBRIATH A.D. (see page 23 for more information). Please note the general admission ticket is $22 and membership ticket is $18.

On Saturday July 14, we’re celebrating PLATINUM SHOWCASE and SUNSET STORIES at HUMAN RESOURCES in Chinatown where Justin Vivian Bond, Nao Bustamante, Jacolby Satterwhite and others will perform.

PLATINUM SECTION

WILDNESS had its World Premiere at the Museum of Modern Art and was part of the 2012 Whitney Biennial.


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SALLY EL HOSAINI, Writer-Director MY BROTHER THE DEVIL (p.18)

We spotlight five individuals in this year’s Outfest program as the next wave of exciting talent behind the camera and on the big screen. Their exemplary work in Outfest 2012 caught our eye, and we can’t wait to see how their careers continue to thrive.

ALICIA LUZ RODRÍGUEZ, Actress YOUNG & WILD (p.10)

MATTHEW WILKAS, Actor GAYBY (p.15)

WU TSANG, Filmmaker/Artist WILDNESS (p.24,31)

MICHAEL MARIUS PESSAH, Cinematographer JOSHUA TREE, 1951: A PORTRAIT OF JAMES DEAN (p.15)

DOCS @ 5

5 IN FOCUS / DOCS @ 5

Outfest’s early evening documentary series draws upon a multitude of compelling stories about the LGBT community around the world. From a coalition of AIDS activists in New York to transwomen in Indonesia to a black poet in Germany, our lives are unfolding everywhere, and these powerful and provocative documentaries open a window into new and fascinating experiences. AUDRE LORDE - THE BERLIN YEARS (p.22)

SCREENINGS TAKE PLACE AT 5PM FOR THE SPECIAL PRICE OF $5.

QUEERER THAN FICTION: DOC SHORTS (p.26)

THE PREP SCHOOL NEGRO (p.24)

CHILDREN OF SRIKANDI (p.22)

UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP (p.24)

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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

NEW YORK’S PREMIER LGBT FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 24TH ANNUAL EDITION

JULY 27-31 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUTFEST AND THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER JOIN US FOR A COMPELLING COLLECTION OF NARRATIVES, DOCUMENTARIES, SHORTS AND PANELS Four

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Friday, July 27 CLOUDBURST, Thom Fitzgerald – 4:00pm OPENING NIGHT: FOUR, Joshua Sanchez – 7:00pm Saturday, July 28 PETUNIA, Ash Christian – 11:30am STUD LIFE, Campbell X – 2:00pm MY BEST DAY, Erin Greenwell – 4:15pm SHORTS PROGRAM 1 – 6:15pm MY BROTHER THE DEVIL, Sally El Hosaini – 8:15pm JOBRIATH A.D., Kieran Turner – 10:30pm Sunday, July 29 NORTH SEA TEXAS, Bavo Defurne – 11:30am KISS ME, Alexandra-Therese Keining – 2:00pm SHORTS PROGRAM 2 – 4:00pm

jobriath a.d.

north sea texas

younG & wild

OUTFEST OUTPASS HOLDERS RECEIVE RECIPROCAL BENEFITS THIS YEAR @ NEWFEST

stud liFe

my brother the devil

my best day

Sunday, July 29 – continued LOVE FREE OR DIE, Macky Alston – 6:15pm I AM A WOMAN NOW, Michiel van Erp – 8:15pm REMINGTON AND THE CURSE OF THE ZOMBADINGS, Jade Castro – 10:15pm Monday, July 30th BORN NAKED (MLB), Andrea Esteban – 5:00pm MOSQUITA Y MARI, Aurora Guerrero – 7:00pm I WANT YOUR LOVE, Travis Mathews – 9:30pm Tuesday, July 31 CLOSING NIGHT: YOUNG & WILD, Marialy Rivas – 8:30pm

love Free or die

i am woman now

kiss me

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WHY IS OUTFEST IMPORTANT?

Access LA

OUTFEST INSPIRES STORYTELLERS For 30 years, Outfest has been integral in developing artistic talent and innovative storytelling in the LGBT community and beyond.

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Chaz Bono speaks to the audience before his film BECOMING CHAZ

The 2011 Legacy Awards honoring Adam Shankman

OUTFEST CREATES OUTFEST BUILDS UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY Outfest is a platform for diverse LGBT voices that shape identity, promote understanding and transform culture.

Outfest connects diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories and images of LGBT lives.

OUTFEST CHANGES LIVES Contributing to the advancement of LGBT equality through the arts, Outfest actively works to change lives. Join us in making a difference!

ACCESS LA

FUSION

Access LA hosts our Outfest Screenwriting Lab, runs OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks and Outfest and fosters over 100 emerging filmmakers annually by forging connections with established industry professionals through workshops, special programs and one-on-one mentoring.

FUSION: The Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival, launched in 2004, is a celebration of images and stories that represent LGBT people of color. Fusion is a multi-ethnic, gender inclusive forum for short and feature length films, panels, discussions and community networking.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR OUTFEST MAJOR DONORS

MEMBERSHIP / MAJOR DONORS

OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks & Outfest

Benefactor Roland Emmerich

Legend John & Michael August Scotch Ellis Loring* & Todd K. Holland Frank Pond Mogul Jonathon Aubry* Randy Barbato & Fenton Bailey Leslie Belzberg* Nicholas Caprio* James Duff & Phillip Keene Moses Freyre & Robert Murphy Jonathan Howard* & Lee Warren Jones Jon Larson* & Keith Snelgrove Thomas Lavin* Barry K. McPherson* Avantika Shahi* & Rayman Mathoda Michael Wojtowicz & Scott Loudon Studio Exec Jay Ayers & Matt Walker Schawn Belston* John Berger & Neal Williams Tammara Billik* & Jacqueline K. Fowler Denis Cagna & Carlos Medina James Carroll & Stephen Macias Tod Carson Jane Costello Tim Curtis* & Shandon Youngclaus John Paul Davis Shedrick Davis & Llanusa Miya Brickson Diamond Nevin Dolcefino Johnny B. Dunn & Daryl G. Parker Chiedu Egbuniwe & Michael Phillips Cameron Faber Gary J. Gross Jeff Guthrie & Sebastian De Kleer Ronald Haft Loretha Jones David Kaminow Joseph Keenan* & Jayzen Patria George Leon Ian Mausner Jeffrey S. McMullen & Oscar Triana

Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov & Cody Lassen David J. Meyer Joseph Middleton Charlie Mustachia* & David Courier Joe Ordway Michael Ostrow & Roger R. Stoker Jim V. Petrone & Keith G. Kauhanen Mark Pogachefsky* Alan M. Poul Richard Racklin Michael Reisz* Loren R. Roberts Don P. Roos & Dan Bucatinsky Rich Ross & Adam Sanderson Gavi Ruit Heather Schuster Tony Sepulveda Cherie Y. Song, Esq.* & Orly Ravid Rich Strulson & Mike Vollman Neal Wagner & Thomas Piscitello Suzanne Westenhoefer Trammell Whitfield

Executive Producer Lewis A. Adams & Anthony J. Vigliotta Michael Agulnek Chuck Ansel & Brian Gordon Wendy Armitage Mark Arteaga & Bart Verry Michaline Babich & Ellen Fanning Marina Rice Bader & Nicole Conn John C. & Robert Bailey Paris & Christopher Barclay Jon Barrett Shannon Bellanca Stephen Benjamin Kyle Berns Thomas Bezucha Adam Bialow & Paul Yang Larry Blum John Borsum & Mark Ehrenstein Erika Brunson Steven A. Bryan & Josh Schiowitz Blake Bryant Jory Gary A. Carnow & Barry I. Soroka Leslie Castleman Cari Chadwick Sanjay Chhugani

Robert Clement Bruce Cohen & Gabe Catone Howard Cohen & Eric D’Arbeloff Jeff Collins Bill Condon & Jack Morrissey Cara Coslow Nicholas A. Crincoli & Michael J. Widman John Crosier & Philip Jarboe Sean Crumpler David B. Cruz & Steve Greene Catherine Davie Dante Di Loreto Robert Diaz Frank Douglas Jeffrey Epstein Leyla Farah* & Kendall Nichols Steve Ferger David Fertik & Arnold Pomerantz Donald T. Freeman & Patrick Shandrick Scott Freeman & Chris Murdzak Kyle Fritz & Jonathan DelArco Sheri Fults Peter Gal Alan I. Gelman & Atul Gupta Kevin Goetz Barbara Gottlieb Larry Grimaldi Monica Guevara Stephen Gutwillig & Lano Williams Roy Hamm David Hardy & Barry Goldblatt Kip Hargrove The Hargrove Pierce Foundation Ryan & Dr.Jeff Harlow-Nakano Alan Hergott & Curt Shepard Will Hodgins Brett Hofer Mark Holden & Marjorie Gilberg Paul Hughes Tim Hughes* Alex Irvine Mark Allen Itkin & Bradley Bayou Laura Ivey* & Tristana Ward Andrea James* Lorri L. Jean & Gina M. Calvelli Derek Jones Mark W. Jordan & Terry L. Dutton

Kristie Kaler Brad Kane Ari Karpel* Alex Kaufman Matthew J. Kearns James Kershaw Craig Kestel Jonathan King Jack Kirby Tim Kittleson & Michael C. Donaldson Randal Kleiser Danielle Knight Bob Koherr & Walter Batt Eric Kops Bill Kramer Shana Naomi Krochmal & Jessica Maxwell Mark Kruger & Mel Lewis Elizabeth Lande Joe Landry Rex Lee Matthew Lessall David Levine Melissa Lewis & Tanya Shay Joel Lichtenwalter Phil Lobel & Robby LaRiviere Valerie Madden* James Magni Kirk & Rob Marcolina Andrea Meyerson Tamika Miller* Weston Milliken Thomas W. Mitchell Steven Modglin & Steve Herbert Anil Mohin & John Scholz Samuel R. Morales & Paul N. Chioariu Patricia Moran Jerome J. Nash Brian Newkirk & Loren Ostrow Richard Norman & Patrick Hill Michael Noronha Kevin & Don Norte Joe Ordway Alex B. Perez Karl Pettijohn Susan Posluszny & Lauren Fash Mark Prior & Luc Bernard Christopher Racster

Chris Ranta & Brandon Burton Michael R. Reese Mark Reinhart & Casey Alva William J. Resnick, M.D. Matt Riklin Jeffrey Richmond Loren Rodriguez & Frank Paradise David Roman Lee Rose Lee Rosenthal & Paul Slight Brian Roskam & Mike Werb Andrew Rubey Peter Sadowski Kirsten Schaffer & Linda Kennedy Jerome Schmitz* Stan Scoggins & Nelson Sanchez Douglas H. Sills & Todd Murray Michael Sluchan Carla Smith Frank H. Smith Pamela E. Snowden & Isabelle R. Gunning Chris Spencer Mark Sprecher & Paul Langlotz Samantha Sprecher & Monica Jean David Steinberg Scott Strassner & Tim M. Morrison Russell Todd Aron Warner Robert W. Williams & Rodney Johnson Steven Wolfe & Daniel Chancey Jason Wood Richard Wynn Barbara Zacky & Ellen Sturtz D. Zeke Zeidler & Jay M. Kohorn *Outfest Board of Directors Listings are current as of May 12, 2012


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Membership Coordinator, Abel Martinez

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The audience at the DGA

New members meet up after a screening

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ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

SEE IT HERE FIRST!

SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY

MEMBER BENEFITS

Membership is affordable on any budget - from free youth membership to discounted rates for students and seniors all the way up to Major Donors.

Experience stories you might not find anywhere else. Meet the writers, directors and stars and hear how they made their stories come to life!

Our members support our yearround programming and our efforts to ensure complete equality through the arts. By joining and participating you help us make a difference!

Members receive discounted or free tickets to Outfest, year-round special screenings, members-only events and other special offers not available to the public.

LEGACY PROJECT

OUTFEST

Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation is a partnership with the venerable UCLA Film & Television Archive and is the only dedicated LGBT film archive and restoration program in the world. We have rescued and restored 16 films and collected over 18,000 irreplaceable films that reflect our lives and struggles for understanding.

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is an 11-day event showcasing over 160 films from around the world in amazing venues across LA. Our festival brings together a diverse LGBT audience for an enriching community experience, providing a platform for voices that might otherwise not be heard.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY COLLABORATORS The Gay & Lesbian Center of Greater Long Beach (GLCGLB) Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) Gay/Straight Faculty/Staff Network (Loyola Marymount University) Gays and Lesbians Initiating Dialogue for Equality (GLIDE) Gender Justice LA Gender Sexuality Alliance (Loyola Marymount University) GLAAD GLSEN Los Angeles Imperial Court of Los Angeles & Hollywood In the Meantime Men’s Group, Inc. Institute for Judaism & Sexual Orientation International Documentary Association Jordan/Rustin Coalition (JRC) JPMorgan Chase Pride Southern California JQ International Men JQ International Trans JQ International Women June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives LA Rebellion LA Stage Alliance Lesbian Visibility Committee of the City of West Hollywood (LVC) LGBT Aging Alliance LifeWorks, LAGLC Los Angeles Filmforum Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Lutherans Concerned Los Angeles Office of LGBT Student Services (Loyola Marymount University) ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates of Southern California OUT@NBCU OUT@WBS Peoples College of Law PFLAG Los Angeles Planned Parenthood Los Angeles The Point Foundation POWER UP Project 10 Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) REDCAT Safe Space Program of Chapman University SAG LGBT Actors Committee San Gabriel Valley Pride, Inc. Satrang SCLMA (Southern California Lambda Medical Association) Seniors Services Department, LAGLC Seniors Services: The Buddy System, LAGLC TG Film Fest Transgender Law Center The Trevor Project UCLA Anderson School of Management - GLBA UCLA Film & Television Archive USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association Visual Communications The Wall - Las Memorias Project West Hollywood Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board Westside Family Health Center - Man Up Program Women on a Roll

COMMUNITY COLLABORATORS

AIDS Project Los Angeles American Cinematheque American Institute of Bisexuality Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA), LGBT Specialization API Equality Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team Asian Pacific Islander - PFLAG Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council (APIPC) Asian/Pacific Islander Queer Women/Transgender Activists At the Beach Bears LA Being Alive Beth Chayim Chadashim Bienestar - Project Pride Black Lesbians United (BLU) California Lesbian Project (CLP) California Men’s Gathering Celebration Theatre Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Transgender Services Christopher Street West Association, Inc. (CSW) City of West Hollywood Congregation Kol Ami CSULB LGBT Student Resource Center CSUN LGBTA Diverse and Inclusive Visionary Artists (DIVA) Family Equality Council Family Services Program, LAGLC Financial Services Industry eXchange, LA (FSIX) Friends of Project 10 Inc. Gay and Lesbian Ivy Network of Southern California (GLIvyN) Gay for Good


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TICKETING INFORMATION For updated program and event information, please check our website at www.outfest.org/fest2012. All programs are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Please purchase tickets early to ensure your participation. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. You must be seated 15 minutes prior to screening start time. After this time remaining seats may be sold.

TICKET INFORMATION Regular Screening Under the Stars at the Ford Centerpiece Screenings Awards Brunch Ann Magnuson Live Performance Docs @ 5 (purchase all 5 for $20) (excluded from Outfest Member discount)

$13 $18 $18 $18 $22 $5

Outfest Members Discounts *$4 for Regular, Centerpiece, Ford Screening Series, Awards Brunch & Ann Magnuson **$10 for Opening & Closing Night Gala Opening Night Gala VIP Opening Night Gala Preferred (Side Orchestra/Balcony) Opening Night Gala General (Rear Balcony) Closing Night Gala Preferred Seating Closing Night Gala Rear

$175 $85 $60 $60 $40

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS Tickets go on sale to Outfest Members on Thursday, June 7 and out to the General Public on Thursday, June 14. See pages 34-35 for membership information. Online: www.outfest.org Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Service fee $3.00 per order By Phone: 213.480.7065 6/7 – 7/3, Monday thru Saturday 10:00am 7/5 – 7/22, Daily 10:00am to 6:00pm (Closed 7/8) Service fee $5.00 per order

In Person: Directors Guild of America – Outfest 2012 Box Office 7/2 – 7/12, 10:00am to 6:00pm (closed 7/4, 7/8) 7/13 – 7/21, 10:00am to 9:00pm 7/22, 10:00am to 5:00pm

TCKET INFORMATION / VENUES

Same-day ticket sales are available exclusively at each Outfest 2012 venue Box Office, depending on availability. Each Box Office will open one hour prior to the scheduled screening start time at each venue. Cash and credit cards accepted at all venues. All orders processed online or over the phone will be available collection at the DGA Box Office starting on 7/2 (excluding 7/4, 7/8).Tickets not picked up prior to the festival or tickets ordered online or over the phone during the festival will be at the Box Office will-call desk on the day of your first program. Will-call opens one (1) hour prior to the first program of the day at each venue.

VENUES DGA: DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA

REDCAT: ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATRE AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90046 Parking is FREE at the DGA Theater Complex (7920 Sunset Blvd.) and the Sunset Lofts (7950 Sunset Blvd.) - both accessible off of Hayworth Ave. Parking is limited at the DGA so we advise you to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your screening.

631 W. 2nd St., Downtown Los Angeles, 90012 Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage. Enter from 2nd St. and proceed to level P3 for direct access to REDCAT.

FORD: JOHN ANSON FORD AMPHITHEATRE

ORPHEUM THEATRE

2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, 90068 Onsite, $5 per vehicle, stacked parking for ticket holders only.

HARMONY GOLD THEATRE 7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90046 Secured underground parking is FREE. Enter driveway from Sunset Blvd.

842 S. Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles, 90014 Detailed information for Opening Night Gala ticket holders will be available when you pick up your ticket package.

VILLAGE: LA GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER’S VILLAGE AT ED GOULD PLAZA 1125 N. McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, 90038 The Village Staff lot and EDD lot across McCadden are available.


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FILM INDEX

FILM INDEX 25 33 Teeth 25 Air Balloon (Luftballong) 14 Any Day Now 22 Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 30 The Bad Breast 25 Battlefield 14 BearCity 2: The Proposal 15 Beautiful Bitch (Belle Salope) 17 Beauty (Skoonheid) 26 Big Breakin’ 27 A Bitter Pill 22 Born Naked (MLB) 26 Boys Village 29 Came Out, It Rained, Went Back In Again 25 Cherry Waves 22 Children of Srikandi (Anak-Anak Srikandi) 17 Cloudburst 25 Coffee & Pie 30 Colt 25 Croquembouche 29 Desperate Living 26 The Devotion Project: More Than Ever 26 Disaster (A Personal Geography) 30 Divorcio USA 26 Doctor Glamour 25 Do You Have a Cat? 30 The Dream of Norma 25 The Ducks’ Migration 26 Dyke Central 14 Elliot Loves 30 Every Woman 25 Exposure 26 The Eyes and the Ice 22 Face 2 Face 17 Facing Mirrors 25 Family Affair (Assunto de Família) 14 The Famous Joe Project 25 First Birthday (Dol) 25, 27 The First Date 30 Fist 23 A Force of Nature 14 Fourplay 25 Gay Pirates 15 Gayby 26 Genderfreak 30 Give Piece of Ass a Chance 29 Hairspray: The Sing-Along 25 Half 25 Hatch 17 Heavy Girls (Dicke Mädchen)

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22 Homeboy 11 How to Survive a Plague 25 Hunting Season 23 I Am a Woman Now 15 I Do 30 I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard 23 I Stand Corrected 15 I Want Your Love 26 In Search of Avery Willard 25 It Gets Bitter 25 It’s Consuming Me 25 Jackpot 25 Jenny Mi Amor 23 Jobriath A.D. 29 Jodie: An Icon 15 Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean 10 Keep The Lights On 19 Kep 26 Kiss Me 17 Kiss Me (Kyss mig) 30 L.A. Plays Itself 26 Lee 23 Love Free or Die 25 Lovely 6 Making Love 26 The Man That Got Away 18 A Map for a Talk (Mapa para Conversar) 18 Margarita 26 Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness 27 Maybe Next Season 25 The Men’s Room 23 Mississippi: I Am 18 Mommy Is Coming 15 Morgan 11 Mosquita y Mari 15 My Best Day 18 My Brother the Devil 26 The Naked-Boy Business, Pt. 2 26 The Night Is Young (Raat Baaki) 27 No Boundaries 18 North Sea Texas (Noordzee Texas) 30 Offing Jack 25 Once 18 Our Paradise (Notre Paradis) 16 A Perfect Ending 16 Petunia 25 Polaroid Girl 24 The Prep School Negro 27 Promise Me a Lie

25 Prora 26 Putting the ‘I’ in Trans 25 The Queen of My Dreams 7 Queen of Sheba Meets The Atom Man 25 The Red Bike 19 Le Reflet 30 Reifying Desire 1 19 Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings 26 Rites of Passage (Part 1) 30 Rocks and Bones 25 The Rookie and the Runner 25 Sabbatical 25 A Safe Place for the Wild 25 Salas S.A.L. 26 Sam 26 La Santa (The Blessed) 16 Sassy Pants 24 Satan’s Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassels 26 Sergeant (Narednik) 30 She Male Snails (Pojktanten) 29 Shinjuku Boys 25 The Shower (La Ducha) 30 Sloshing 22 So Pomo 30 Solipsist 12 Struck By Lightning 19 Stud Life 16 Sunset Stories 23 Taboo (Leben will ich) 7 Taxi Zum Klo 24 Thank You For Judging 16 That’s What She Said 26 The Thing 30 This Is Not a Dream 26 Trandroids 25 Two Bodies 24 United in Anger: A History of ACT UP 22 Vessel for My Heart 8 Vito 24 Walk Away Renee 30 Weekend in Alphaville 25 Where Are the Dolls 16 White Frog 30 Wildblood 24, 31 Wildness 26 A World for Raul (Un mundo para Raúl) 10 Young & Wild (Joven y Alocada)


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