Freak Show
Closing Night
(USA, 2017, 91 mins)
DCP Encrypted
Southern California Premiere
Screenwriters: Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio
Cast: Alex J. Lawther, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson
Teenager Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther, THE IMITATION GAME) learned fabulousness at the feet of his larger-than-life Muvv (Bette Midler). But when he’s shipped off to live with his conservative father (Larry Pine), Billy’s classmates at Ulysses S. Grant Academy don’t know what to make of this flamboyant newcomer and his seemingly endless array of colorful ensembles (with matching makeup). After being severely bullied, Billy bounces back with the help of his new friends, sensitive jock Flip (Ian Nelson, THE HUNGER GAMES) and the loquacious BlahBlahBlah (AnnaSophia Robb). Eventually, our glamorous hero decides to wave his freak flag as high as he can by running for homecoming queen, even if that means facing off against Bible-thumping mean girl Lynette (Abigail Breslin).
Based on the novel by James St. James, the film features a superb ensemble cast, including Laverne Cox, Celia Weston, and Willa Fitzgerald (MTV’s SCREAM). It’s a charming coming-of-age tale—as witty and as fearless as its protagonist—that celebrates the outsider within us all.

The 2017 Outfest Los Angeles wraps up its 35th edition with an all-star line-up at not just one, but two of the hottest venues in DTLA. The night kicks off at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel as we present the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles Audience Award and Grand Jury Award winners, followed by the delightful and entertaining Freak Show. Afterward, join us for the last party of the festival at the renowned Reserve. Once filled with the riches of the wealthiest Angeleanos of the 1920s, the modern day Reserve continues the tradition of excellence and sophistication by giving old school elegance a new school flair. Everyone attending Closing Night After-Party will be given one drink ticket at the door to The Reserve. The After-Party will be from 9pm - 1am. Located just three blocks north of the Theatre at the Ace Hotel, we encourage walking to the venue. We look forward to seeing you there.
Screening Schedule
Sun, Jul 16th 7:00pm
Theatre at the Ace Preferred
Sun, Jul 16th 7:00pm
Theatre at the Ace Hotel Rear
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