After closing the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles this Sunday, Patrik-Ian Polk’s drama Blackbird, which stars Isaiah Washington, Mo’Nique and Julian Walker, will open the 2014 Outfest Fusion LGBT People Of Color Film Festival, the festival announced this morning.
Running from March 14-16 in Hollywood, the festival lineup includes world premieres of Secrets & Toys and You’re Dead To Me.
Also South Korean filmmaker Leesong Hee-il’s White Night will receive its US premiere.
Outfest is the leading organization showcasing, nurturing and preserving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film images and artistry. For 30 years Outfest has been spotlighting emerging talent, creating community between filmmakers and audiences and offering a forum for stories that reflect and often transform LGBT lives. Its range of annual programs spanning art, film and culture, include: Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Fusion: The Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival, The Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation, Outfest Wednesdays and Access LA.
For further details on the lineup and other information on this year’s Outfest Fusion LGBT People Of Color Film Festival, click HERE.