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Outfest Los Angeles Opens 32nd Festival with 'Life Partners'; Closes with 'Space Station 76'

Photo of Brandon Latham By Brandon Latham | Indiewire June 4, 2014 at 5:23PM

Outfest, a non-profit that promotes equality by sharing, creating and protecting LGBT stories in cinema, has announced its 2014 festival lineup.
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The Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival has announced the lineup for their 32nd year.

Outfest, a non-profit that promotes equality by sharing, creating and protecting LGBT stories in cinema, will open the 2014 fest with Susanna Fogel's "Life Partners," starring Adam Brody, Gillian Jacobs, Leighton Meester, Gabourey Sidibe and Kate McKinnon. The closing film will be "Space Station 76" by Jake Plotnick.

Started in 1982 by a group of students at UCLA, Outfest has featured some of the most acclaimed LGBT films in the past few decades, down to last year's top honor recipient, "Test." Highlights of this year's festival include films with deep casts. Robin Williams and Kathy Baker star in Dito Montiel's "Boulevard" and America Ferrera, directed by her real-life husband Ryan Piers Williams, stars in "X/Y."

Another staple of the festival set to return this year are outdoor screenings at The John Ford Amphitheater. Dubbed the "Under the Stars Series," this year's festival will show "The Wizard of Oz: The Sing-Along," Jane Clark's "Crazy Bitches," Wade Gasque's “Tiger Orange,” Salomé Breziner's "Helicopter Mom," and the Closing Night Gala "Space Station 76." The 2014 Five in Focus series will spotlight LGBT-interested filmmakers Abdellah Taïa ("Salvation Army"), Ken Roht ("Perfect Cowboy"), Sydney Freeland ('Drunktown’s Finest"), Stewart Thorndike ("Lyle") and Mariana Rondón ("Bad Hair").

For a full list of events, tickets and membership, check out their website. The partial list of screenings for the 32nd Annual Outfest is below:

OUTFEST LOS ANGLES 2014 LINE-UP

GALA FILMS

LIFE PARTNERS - Opening Night Gala

Dir: Susanna Fogel, Scr: Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz, 2014, USA, 95 min.

MY PRAIRIE HOME - Documentary Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Chelsea McMullan, 2013, Canada, 76 min.

THE WAY HE LOOKS - International Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Daniel Ribeiro, 2014, Brazil, Portuguese with English

subtitles, 96 min.

LILTING - International Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Hong Khaou, 2013, UK, English, Mandarin with English subtitles 86 min.

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR - U.S. Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Desiree Akhavan, 2014, USA/UK, 82 min.

SPACE STATION 76 - Closing Night Gala

Dir: Jack Plotnick, Scr: Jack Plotnick, Jennifer Cox, Sam Pancake, Kali Rocha, Michael Stoyanov, 2014, USA, 94 min.

  

U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURES

THE 10 YEAR PLAN

Dir/Scr: J.C. Calciano, 2014, USA, 90 min.

ANATOMY OF A LOVE SEEN

Dir/Scr: Marina Rice Bader, 2014, USA, 86 min.

BFFS

Dir: Andrew Putschoegl, Scr: Andrea Grano, Tara Karsian, 2013, USA, 95 min.

BOULEVARD

Dir: Dito Montiel, Scr: Douglas Soesbe, 2014, USA, 89 min.

CRAZY BITCHES

Dir/Scr: Jane Clark, 2013, USA, 100 min.

DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST

Dir/Scr: Sydney Freeland, 2013, USA, English, Navajo with English subtitles, 93 min.

ETERNITY: THE MOVIE

Dir: Ian Thorpe, Scr: Joey Abi-Loutfi, 2014, USA, 92 min.

THE FOXY MERKINS

Dir: Madeleine Olnek, Scr: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Madeleine Olnek, 2013, USA, 81 min.

HELICOPTER MOM

Dir: Salomé Breziner, Scr: Duke Tran, 2014, USA, 81 min.

JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD

Dir/Scr: Carter Smith, 2014, USA, 100 min.

LAST WEEKEND

Dir: Tom Dolby, Tom Williams, Scr: Tom Dolby, 2014, USA, 94 min.

LYLE

Dir/Scr: Stewart Thorndike, 2014, USA, 65 min.

MATCH

Dir/Scr: Stephen Belber, 2013, USA, 90 min.

PERFECT COWBOY

Dir/Scr: Ken Roht, 2014, USA, 115 min.

TIGER ORANGE

Dir: Wade Gasque, Scr: Wade Gasque, Mark Strano, 2014, USA, 76 min.

WHAT IT WAS

Dir/Scr: Daniel Armando, 2013, USA, 85 min.

X/Y

Dir/Scr: Ryan Piers Williams, 2014, USA, 83 min.


INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC FEATURES

52 TUESDAYS

Dir: Sophie Hyde, Scr: Matthew Cormack, 2013, Australia, 114 min.

BAD HAIR

Dir/Scr: Mariana Rondón, 2013, Venezuela / Peru / Germany, Spanish with English subtitles,

93 min.

BOYS

Dir: Mischa Kamp, Scr: Chris Westendorp, Jaap Peter Enderé, 2014, The Netherlands, Dutch with English subtitles, 78 min.

CUPCAKES

Dir: Eytan Fox, Scr: Eli Bijaoui, Eytan Fox, 2013, Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles, 90 min.

DUAL

Dir: Nejc Gazvoda, Scr: Nejc Gazvoda, Janez lapajne, 2013, Slovenia / Croatia, Slovenian, Danish, English with English subtitles, 102 min.

FUTURO BEACH

Dir: Karim Aïnouz, Scr: Karim Aïnouz, Felipe Bragana, 2013, Brazil / Germany, German, Portuguese with English subtitles, 106 min.

GERONTOPHILIA

Dir: Bruce LaBruce, Scr: Bruce LaBruce, Daniel Allen Cox, 2013, Canada, 81 min.

I AM HAPPINESS ON EARTH

Dir/Scr: Julián Hernández, 2013, Mexico, Spanish with English subtitles, 115 min.

OF GIRLS AND HORSES

Dir/Scr: Monika Treut, 2014, Germany, German with English subtitles, 82 min.

QUICK CHANGE

Dir/Scr: Eduardo W. Roy Jr., 2014, Philippines, Tagalog with English subtitles, 98 min.

SALVATION ARMY

Dir/Scr: Abdellah Taïa, 2013, France / Morocco / Switzerland, French, Arabic with English subtitles, 84 min.

SARAH PREFERS TO RUN

Dir/Scr: Chloé Robichaud, 2013, Canada, French with English subtitles, 97 min.

SOMETHING MUST BREAK

Dir: Ester Martin Bergsmark, Scr: Ester Martin Bergsmark, Eli Levén, 2013, Sweden, Swedish with English subtitles, 85 min.

THE THIRD ONE

Dir/Scr: Rodrigo Guerrero, 2013, Argentina, Spanish with English subtitles, 70 min.

TOM AT THE FARM

Dir/Scr: Xavier Dolan, 2013, Canada / France, 105 min.

WINTER JOURNEY

Dir/Scr: Sergey Taramaev, Liubov Lvova, 2013, Russia, Russian with English subtitles, 90 min.


DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY

Dir: Andrea James, Scr: Alec Mapa, 2013, USA, 78 min.

BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS

Dir/Scr: Cheryl Furjanic, 2014, 86 min.

THE CIRCLE

Dir: Stefan Haupt, Scr: Stefan Haupt, Christian Felix, Ivan Madeo, Urs Frey, 2014, Switzerland, German with English subtitles, 101 min.

CLUB KING

Dir: Jon Bush, 2014, USA, 70 min.

DIOR AND I

Dir/Scr: Frédéric Tcheng, 2014, France, French, English with English subtitles, 90 min.

THE DOG

Dir: Allison Berg, François Keraudren, 2013, USA, 100 min.

FIFI HOWLS FROM HAPPINESS

Dir: Mitra Farahani, 2013, Iran, Farsi with English subtitles, 97 min.

AN HONEST LIAR

Dir: Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom, Scr: Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom, Greg O’Toole, 2014, USA, 93 min.

I ALWAYS SAID YES: THE MANY LIVES OF WAKEFIELD POOLE

Dir/Scr: Jim Tushinski, 2013, USA, 90 min.

LADY VALOR: THE KRISTIN BECK STORY

Dir: Sandrine Orabona, Mark Herzog, 2014, USA, 90 min.

THE LAST ONE

Dir: Nadine C. Licostie, 2013, USA, 80 min.

LETTER TO ANITA

Dir: Andrea Meyerson, Scr: Andrea Meyerson, Ronni Sanlo, Lisa Dickey, 2014, USA, 54 min.

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Dir: Thomas G. Miller, Scr: Thomas G. Miller, Kirk Marcolina, 2014, Australia / USA, 74 min.

NAOMI CAMPBEL, IT’S NOT EASY TO BECOME A DIFFERENT PERSON

Dir/Scr: Nicolás Videla, Camila Donoso, 2013, Chile, Spanish with English subtitles, 83 min.

OUT IN THE NIGHT

Dir/Scr: Blair Doroshwalther, 2013, USA, 75 min.

QUEENS & COWBOYS: A STRAIGHT YEAR ON THE GAY RODEO

Dir/Scr: Matt Livadary, 2014, USA, 92 min.

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG

Dir/Scr: Nancy D. Kates, 2014, USA, French, English with English subtitles, 101 min.

SPECIAL EVENT SCREENINGS

FAMILY FUN: MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

Dir: Rob Minkoff, Scr: Jay Ward, Craig Wright, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Michael McCullers, 2014, USA, 92 min.

FREE - free screening

Dir/Scr: Rikki Beadle-Blair, 2014, United Kingdom, 62 min.

GIRLTRASH: ALL NIGHT LONG

Dir: Alexandra Kondracke, Scr: Angela Robinson, 2014, USA, 86 min.

GOOD MOURNING, LUCILEE - free screening

Dir: Vanessa Libertad Garcia, Scr: Vanessa Libertad Garcia, Shannon Constantine Logan, 2013, USA, 75 min.

TO BE TAKEI

Dir: Jennifer M. Kroot, Bill Weber, 2014, USA, 90 min.

THE WIZARD OF OZ 75TH ANNIVERSARY: SING-ALONG

Dir: Victor Fleming, 1939, USA, 102 min.

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