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Outfest Announces 30th Anniversary Lineup; Chris Colfer, Ira Sachs and 'Plague' Among Gala Screenings

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | feelingsoblahg.blogspot.com June 4, 2012 at 2:11PM

Outfest has just announced the lineup for its 30th Anniversary Edition. The festival's outdoor Closing Night screening will be Brian Dannelly's "Struck By Lightning," written by and starring "Glee" phenom Chris Colfer. [Go HERE for our interview with him.]
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"Struck by Lightning"

Outfest has just announced the lineup for its 30th Anniversary Edition.  The festival's outdoor Closing Night screening will be Brian Dannelly's "Struck By Lightning," written by and starring "Glee" phenom Chris Colfer. [Go HERE for our interview with him.]

Gala screenings include "Keep the Lights On" (Ira Sachs, US Dramatic Centerpiece), "Young & Wild" (Marialy Rivas, International Centerpiece), "How to Survive a Plague" (David France, Documentary Centerpiece), and "Mosquita Y Mari" (Aurora Guerrero, Fusion Centerpiece).

The festival's Five in Focus series will spotlight five hot new talents.  This year's honorees are: Alica Luz Rodriguez (actress, "Young & Wild"), Wu Tsang (director, "Wildness"), Sally El Hosaini (writer/director, "My Brother the Devil"), Matthew Wilkas (actor, "Gayby") and Michael Marius Pessah (cinematographer, "Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean").

Earlier, the festival announced it would open with Jeffrey Schwarz's profile of gay rights pioneer Vito Russo, "Vito" and that it would honor filmmaker provocateur John Waters with the festival's Achievement Award.


GALA FILMS
VITO - OPENING NIGHT GALA
Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz, 2011, USA, 93 min.
 
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON - US DRAMATIC CENTERPIECE
Dir/Scr: Ira Sachs, 2012, USA, 101 min.
 
YOUNG & WILD - INTERNATIONAL CENTERPIECE
Dir: Marialy Rivas, Scr: Marialy Rivas, Camila Gutiérrez Berner, Pedro Peirano, Sebastián Sepúlveda, 2012, Chile, 96 min.
 
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE - DOCUMENTARY CENTERPIECE
Dir: David France, 2012, USA, 120 min.
 
MOSQUITA Y MARI - FUSION CENTERPIECE
Dir/Scr: Aurora Guerrero, 2012, USA, subtitled, 85 min.
 
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING - CLOSING NIGHT GALA
Dir: Brian Dannelly, Scr: Chris Colfer, 2012, USA, 90 min.
 
 
U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURES
ANY DAY NOW
Dir: Travis Fine, Scr: Travis Fine, George Arthur Bloom, 2012, USA, 97 min.
 
BEARCITY 2: THE PROPOSAL
Dir/Scr: Douglas Langway, 2012, USA, 101 min.
 
ELLIOT LOVES
Dir/Scr: Terracino, 2011, USA, 92 min.
 
THE FAMOUS JOE PROJECT
Dir/Scr: Eli Rarey, 2012, USA, 95 min.
 
FOURPLAY
Dir: Kyle Henry, Scr: Carlos Trevino, Jessica Hedrick, 2012, USA, 80 min.
 
GAYBY
Dir/Scr: Jonathan Lisecki, 2012, USA, 89 min.
 
I DO
Dir: Glenn Gaylord, Scr: David Ross, 2012, USA, 91 min.
 
I WANT YOUR LOVE
Dir/Scr: Travis Mathews, 2012, USA, 71 min.
 
JOSHUA TREE, 1951: A PORTRAIT OF JAMES DEAN
Dir/Scr: Matthew Mishory, 2012, USA/France, 93 min.
 
MORGAN
Dir: Michael Akers, Scr: Michael Akers, Sandon Berg, 2012, USA, 89 min.
 
MY BEST DAY
Dir/Scr: Erin Greenwell, 2012, USA, 75 min.
 
A PERFECT ENDING
Dir/Scr: Nicole Conn, 2012, USA, 105 min.
 
PETUNIA
Dir: Ash Christian, Scr: Ash Christian, Theresa Bennett, 2012, USA, 104 min.
 
SASSY PANTS
Dir/Scr: Coley Sohn, 2012, USA, 87 min
 
SUNSET STORIES
Dir: Silas Howard, Ernesto Foronda, Scr: Ernesto Foronda, Valerie Stadler, 2012, USA, 87 min.
 
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID
Dir: Carrie Preston, Scr: Kellie Overbey, 2012, USA, 84 min.
 
WHITE FROG
Dir: Quentin Lee, Scr: Fabienne Wen, Ellie Wen, 2012, USA, 93 min.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC FEATURES
BEAUTY
Dir/Scr: Oliver Hermanus, 2011, South Africa, subtitled, 105 min.
 
CLOUDBURST
Dir/Scr: Thom Fitzgerald, 2011, Canada, 93 min.
 
FACING MIRRORS
Dir: Negar Azarbayjani, Scr: Fereshteh Taerpoor, Negar Azarbayjani, 2011, Iran, 102 min.
 
HEAVY GIRLS
Dir: Axel Ranisch, Scr: Peter Trabner, Heiko Pinkowski, Axel Ranisch, 2011, Germany, subtitled, 77 min.
 
KISS ME
Dir/Scr: Alexandra-Therese Keining, 2011, Sweden, subtitled, 105 min.
 
A MAP FOR A TALK (MAPA PARA CONVERSAR)
Dir/Scr: Constanza Fernández , 2011, Chile, subtitled, 81 min.
 
MARGARITA
Dir: Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert, Scr: Laurie Colbert, Margaret Webb, 2012, Canada, 90 min.
 
MOMMY IS COMING
Dir: Cheryl Dunye, Scr: Sarah Schulman, Cheryl Dunye, 2012, Germany, 64 min.
 
MY BROTHER THE DEVIL
Dir/Scr: Sally El Hosaini, 2012, UK, 101 min.
 
NORTH SEA, TEXAS
Dir: Bavo Defurne, Scr: Bavo Defurne, Yves Verbraken (based on the novel by André Sollie), 2011, Belgium, 96 min.
 
OUR PARADISE (NOTRE PARADIS)
Dir/Scr: Gäel Morel, 2011, France, subtitled, 100 min.
 
LE REFLET
Dir/Scr: Morgane Rousseau, 2011, France, 75 min.
 
REMINGTON AND THE CURSE OF THE ZOMBADINGS
Dir: Jade Castro, Scr: Michiko Yamamoto, Raymond Lee, Jade Castro, 2011, Philippines, subtitled, 96 min.
 
STUD LIFE
ir/Scr: Campbell X, 2012, UK, 80 min.
 
 
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
AUDRE LORDE - THE BERLIN YEARS
Dir: Dagmar Schultz, Ika Hügel-Marshall, Ria Cheatom, 2012, Germany, subtitled, 81 min.
 
BORN NAKED (MLB)
Dir: Andrea Esteban, 2011, Spain, subtitled, 83 min.
 
CHILDREN OF SRIKANDI (ANAK-ANAK SRIKANDI)
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.
 
FACE 2 FACE
Dir: Katherine Brooks, 2012, USA, 107 min.
 
A FORCE OF NATURE
Dir: Barbara Kopple, 2011, USA, 47 min.
 
MISSISSIPPI: I AM
Dir: Katherine Linton, Harriet Hirshorn, 2011, USA, 46 min.
 
HOMEBOY
Dir: Dino Dinco, 2011, USA, 56 min.
 
I AM A WOMAN NOW
Dir: Michiel van Erp, 2011, Netherlands, subtitled, 86 min.
 
I STAND CORRECTED
Dir: Andrea Meyerson, 2012, USA, 83 min.
 
JOBRIATH A.D.
Dir: Kieran Turner, 2012, USA, 103 min.
 
LOVE FREE OR DIE
Dir: Macky Alston, 2012, USA, 83 min.
 
THE PREP SCHOOL NEGRO
Dir: André Robert Lee, 2012, USA, 71 min.
 
SATAN'S ANGEL: QUEEN OF THE FIRE TASSELS
Dir: Joshua Dragotta, 2012, USA, 72 min.
 
THANK YOU FOR JUDGING
Dir: Sean Fornara, Michael Urie, 2011, USA, 91 min.
 
UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP
Dir: Jim Hubbard, 2012, USA, 93 min.
 
WALK AWAY RENEE
Dir: Jonathan Caouette, 2011, USA, 87 min.
 
WILDNESS
Dir: Wu Tsang, Scr: Roya Rastegar, 2011, USA, subtitled, 73 min.
 
 
PLATINUM SECTION
ANN MAGNUSON LIVE PERFORMANCE: BOWIE CABARET & THE JOBRIATH MEDLEY Musical Dir. Kristian Hoffman, Starring Ann Magnuson
 
BRUCE LABRUCE SHORTS
 
L.A. PLAYS ITSELF
Dir: Fred Halsted, 1972, USA, 51 min.
 
PLATINUM SHOWCASE
 
SHE MALE SNAILS
Dir: Ester Martin Bergsmark, 2012, Sweden/Denmark, subtitled, 72 min
 
THIS IS NOT A DREAM
Dir: Ben Walters, Gavin Butt, 2012, UK, 118 min.
 
WILDNESS
Dir: Wu Tsang, Scr: Roya Rastegar, 2011, USA, subtitled, 73 min.

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