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Festival Overview
The 25th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

The oldest continuous film festival in Los Angeles, Outfest 2007 features 235 films and videos from 26 countries in 9 different venues over 12 days.

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  • The festival boasts 116 separate public programs – 6 galas, 70 features, 12 short film programs, 14 panels and special events, 12 Platinum Section programs and a 2 day music festival.
  • On Thursday, July 12th Outfest honors Bill Condon with the 11th Annual Outfest Achievment Award preceding the Opening Night Gala film SAVE ME.
  • On Monday July 16th Outfest presents the restoration world premiere screening of PARTING GLANCES, the first film to be fully restored as part of the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation.
  • Outfest offers outdoor screenings, family programs, dozens of great parties, provocative panels, documentaries, live performances, music, experimental works, celebrities and more.
  • Outfest 2007 also includes over 20 parties and receptions most of which are open to the general public or to festival badge and ticket holders.
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In the Online Film Guide, festival programs are arranged in four categories: Features (American Narrative, International Narrative & Documentaries) Shorts, Panels and Special Events.

Here’s a quick overview of some of the special festival programs to help you navigate the Online Film Guide.

Galas

[see FEATURES in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]

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  • Opening Night Gala: SAVE ME
    A powerfully moving film about redemption, Outfest is proud to kick off our 25th Anniversary with Robert Cary's haunting third feature starring openly gay actors, Chad Allen and Robert Gant, Outfest veteran Judith Light and a creative team with years of Outfest history.
    [Thursday July 12, Orpheum Theatre]
  • Legacy Project Gala: PARTING GLANCES (Restoration World Premiere)
    The first feature film restoration by the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation is among the most beloved LGBT films of the last 25 years, and launched the career of Steve Buscemi.
    [Monday July 16, Directors Guild of America]
  • Documentary Centerpiece, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO
    Filmmaker Daniel Karslake explores the way religious conservatives have systematically misled the public into believing that the Bible forbids homosexuality and how this campaign of misinterpretation continues to stigmatize the gay community and threatens America's rapidly diminishing separation of church and state.
    [Tuesday July 17, Directors Guild of America]
  • Dramatic Centerpiece, SHELTER
    In writer/director Jonah Markowitz's sexy, authentic and highly accomplished love story, Zach, a young artist and tagger, must choose between supporting his dysfunctional family and pursing his own dreams, a decision complicated by Shaun, his new surf buddy and lover.
    [Wednesday July 18, Ford Amphitheater]
  • Awards Night, ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE
    Imbued with the spirit of the early-'90s riot grrrl movement, with its indie rock soundtrack and do-it-yourself activism, ITTY BITTY shows just how the feminist revolution can co-exist with optimism, fun and romance.
    [Sunday July 22, Ford Amphitheatre]
  • Closing Night, KISS THE BRIDE
    Keenly actualized by visionary director C. Jay Cox (LATTER DAYS), this hilarious exposé on marriage, stars tori Spelling in the world premiere of the first film to be completed from the Outfest Screenwriting Lab.
    [Monday July 23, Orpheum Theatre]
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Festival Series

5 IN FOCUS: NEW DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT
[see FEATURES in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]

Celebrate first-time feature film directors – the next wave of hot new talent.  This exciting quintet of filmmakers has boldly established their careers with accomplished independently-produced features that illuminate a broad spectrum of queer life.

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  • Cyrus Amini, 25 CENT PREVIEW
  • Michelle Ehlen, BUTCH JAMIE
  • Rosser Goodman, HOLDING TREVOR
  • Jonah Markowitz, SHELTER
  • Russell P. Marleau, THE CURIOSITY OF CHANCE
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QUEERS IN CHRIST
How do queer Christians reconcile their deep-seated religious beliefs with their sexual identity? How far will the Religious Right go in the “Pink Purge” legislative agenda to deny queers equal rights? From powerfully moving films about finding one’s true self, to the incendiary politics of church vs. state, to heart-thumping music from gay Christian singers and a transgender Gospel Choir this series features and exciting mix of accomplished films with truly inspired performances!

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Platinum Section
Platinum is our signature showcase dedicated to film, video, live performance and multi-media work that defy boundaries, stretches cinematic sensibilities and challenges our sense of sight, sound and touch. It’s fresh and provocative. Cutting edge. Perverse and humorous. Bold and ballsy and titillating. You can taste and smell the raw creative world of innovation!

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• BARBARA HAMMER TRIBUTE [see SPECIAL EVENTS in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
• BUTT SHORTS [see SHORTS in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
• COLOR BONITA [see SHORTS in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
• FASCINATION [see SHORTS in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
• HOMOTOPIA, OF THE LOVE REVOLUTION [see SHORTS in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
• HOOKS TO THE LEFT [see SHORTS in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
• MOBIOPERA [see INTERACTIVE @ OUTFEST]
• PLATINUM SHORTS [see FEATURES in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
• QUEER FOSSILIZATION, OR , A TOUR THROUGH THE MUSEUM OF GAY UNNATURAL HISTORIES [see FEATURES in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
• SCHWARZWALD: The Black Party® The Movie You Can Dance To [see SPECIAL EVENTS in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
• V.O. / ALL MALE MASH UP [see FEATURES in the ONLINE FILM GUIDE]
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