Out On Film — Atlanta’s LGBT film festival — has announced its programming for its 28th annual editionl. The event will take place October 1-8, 2015 at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema. Festival passes are on sale now and individual tickets and three-packs will be available September 3.
The opening night film is Andrew Nackman’s “Fourth Man Out.” The comedy stars Evan Todd as a blue collar mechanic who enjoys beer, hockey – and other guys. Initially shocked, his straight friends try to help him find a boyfriend. “Fourth Man Out” also stars Chord Overstreet (“Glee,”) Kate Flannery (“The Office”) and Parker Young (“Suburgatory”).
“‘Fourth Man Out’ is a crowd-pleasing twist on traditional romantic comedies and a great way to open our festival, “says Jim Farmer, Out On Film’s festival director.”
The closing night film is Pat Mills’ festival favorite “Guidance,” starring Mills as a former child actor who – looking for work – decides to become a high school guidance counselor. A recent New York Times’ critic’s pick, “‘Guidance’ is hands-down one of the funniest films you’ll see this year,” says Farmer.
Featuring comedians, drag kings and queens, spoken word artists and burlesque dancers, the world premiere “Queer Moxie” is a behind the scenes look into queer performance art from the fringe to the mainstream. Heather Provoncha’s look at Southern queer artists includes the likes of transgender rock artist Jayne County, drag superstar Mary Edith Pitts, burlesque star Vagina Jenkins, drag royalty Lily White and spoken word artist Theresa Davis.
In “Daddy,” former Atlantan Gerald McCullouch (“CSI,” BearCity”) Colin McCormack thinks he has it all — a great job, a steady stream of hot younger guys, and a best friend whose devotion he takes for granted. But when a charming and mercurial intern sweeps him off his feet, Colin sees a chance for something more: A family of his own. What he discovers instead is a shattering secret that may cost Colin everything — and everyone — he holds dear. McCullouch recently won the Best Actor Award from the California Independent Film Festival. “Daddy” will be making its LGBT film festival debut at Out On Film.
Rick Goldsmith’s “Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw” examine basketball super-star Chamique Holdsclaw – a standout with the Tennessee Volunteers and a former member of the Atlanta Dream – and her roller-coaster attempts at recovery from near-suicide reveal and uphill battle against the stigma of mental illness. It’s one of four films dealing with the lives of professional athletes, with Holdsclaw in attendance at the 8:45 screening on Tuesday, October 6.
The other sports films are: “Out to Win” in which director Malcolm Ingram interviews the likes of Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Billie Bean, Jason Collins and Brittney Griner to find out the obstacles they’ve struggled with to come out; Michiel Thomas’ “Game Face” This documentary tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMA’s first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a college basketball player in Oklahoma who happens to be gay.This documentary tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMA’s first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a college basketball player in Oklahoma who happens to be gay.whihc This documentary tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMA’s first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a college basketball player in Oklahoma who happens to be gay.tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMA’s first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a college basketball player in Oklahoma who happens to be gay; and Poppy Stockell’s “Scrum,” which looks at a gay rugby team in Australia.
The eight-day festival will feature more than 90 feature films, documentaries, short films and special events. “We are extremely happy about the scope of this year’s schedule,” says Farmer. “I think we have something for all audiences – and we’ve never had this many offerings in our history.”
Head to www.outonfilm.org for a full lineup and information on how to buy tickets.