Film to be accompanied by special in-person appearances by talent
WHO: Max Harwood (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Lauren Patel (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Bianca Del Rio (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), director Jonathan Butterell (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie).
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross (Ashlee+Evan), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Addison Rose Vincent (Influencer), August Getty (Fashion Designer), Brandon Jackson (Tropic Thunder), Cameron Esposito (Take My Wife), Carter Ray (The Change Up), Garrett Clayton (Teen Beach Movie), Gigi Gorgeous (Influencer), Harvey Guilen (What We Do in the Shadows), Jeffrey Bowyer Chapman (UnREAL), Lilia Buckingham (Dirt), Manila Luzon (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Ronen Rubinstein (9-1-1: Lone Star), Sherry Cola (Good Trouble), Trinity the Tuck (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Vas J Morgan (Only Way is Essex).
WHAT: The 2021 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival will kick off opening night for its first-ever outdoor gala with Cinespia at Hollywood Forever with a screening of Amazon Prime Video’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – a big-screen adaptation of the smash hit, award-winning West End musical.
WHERE: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
WHEN: Friday, August 13, 2021
Screening 7:45 pm
After Party 10:00pm
Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the world’s leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. For nearly four decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected more than 40,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is ten days of world-class films, panels, and parties. For tickets, a full festival lineup, and more information, please visit outfestla2021.com.
The 2021 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is proudly presented by WarnerMedia, a partnership that has spanned over 20 years. Automotive Sponsor is Hyundai. Grand Sponsors are Amazon Studios and IMDb. Premiere Sponsors include AARP, Directors Guild of America, Gilead, KCRW, LA Times, NBCUniversal, Rainbow Media, Showtime, The Fight Magazine, and Variety.
ABOUT EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Inspired by true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the film adaptation of the award-winning hit musical from London’s West End, about Jamie New (newcomer Max Harwood), a teenager in a blue-collar English town with a dream of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after graduation, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition as a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mom (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But it’s not all rainbows for Jamie as his unsupportive dad (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired career advisor (Sharon Horgan), and some ignorant school kids attempt to rain on his sensational aspirations. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to be more accepting and to see the value in facing adversity stepping out of the darkness into the spotlight.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie stars newcomer Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant. The stage production’s director, Jonathan Butterell, makes his feature-film debut as a director, with screenplay and lyrics by Tom MacRae, songs by Dan Gillespie Sells, and a score composed by Sells and Anne Dudley. Mark Herbert, p.g.a., Peter Carlton, p.g.a., and Arnon Milchan are producing, with Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Peter Balm, Niall Shamma, and Jes Wilkins serving as executive producers
Amazon Studios will exclusively release Everybody’s Talking About Jamie globally on Prime Video on September 17, 2021