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What To Watch Today at #Outfest40; New Screenings Announced

#OutfestLA is Back in Action!

What to Watch on the First Day of our 2022 Festival

We had a blast last night partying and kicking off the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival at our Opening Night Gala! Thank you to all who attended for making it a night we will never forget.

With another successful opening night come and gone, we are excited for our first day at the Directors Guild of America and REDCAT theaters for a full evening of fabulous LGBTQ+ cinema! Here is what is playing today, Friday, July 15:

7:00pm: Chrissy Judy at DGA 1
*Youtopia at the REDCAT


7:15pm: Dos Estaciones at DGA 2

9:30pm: Please Baby Please at DGA 1


9:45pm: *Get Happy Shorts at
Passion at the REDCAT


COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE: Due to the rising number of Covid Omicron BA.5 cases and in order to better assure the safety and health of all, attendees will now be required to wear masks at all indoor screenings and workshops with the exception of actively drinking or eating, in venues that allow it.  Masks will also be strongly encouraged in all lobby spaces, public areas, outdoor screenings and social gatherings.

Just Announced: Screenings of Fire Island, My Fake Boyfriend and Anything’s Possible

Our 40th anniversary festival just got even bigger with three exciting new 5pm screening happening at DGA 2 throughout next week. Don’t miss a FREE screening of hit gay rom-comm Fire Island. Also, showings of My Fake Boyfriend and an encore screening of Anything’s Possible for just $5. Here is the updated schedule:

Monday, July 18 at 5pm: Fire Island
Tuesday, July 19 at 5pm: My Fake Boyfriend
Wednesday, July 20 at 5pm: Anything’s Possible

Screenings You Won’t Want to Miss This Weekend

July 16


1:00pm – Narrative Feature: My Emptiness and I (Mi Vacio y Yo)

4:30pm – Legacy Screening: Punks


7:00pm – Platinum Centerpiece: HeBGB TV

9:45pm – Documentary Feature: Pat Rocco Dared


July 17

11:00am – Documentary Feature: A Run for More + UNIDAD: Gay & Lesbian Latinos Unidos

4:00pm – Documentary Feature: Framing Agnes

4:30pm – Documentary Feature: Loving Highsmith

7:00pm – Documentary Feature: Sirens

Dance The Night Away With Big Freedia at
The Platinum Alchemy Party!

Our film festival would be incomplete without our annual Platinum Alchemy Party! This year, we are bringing the heat to the legendary Catch One for a can’t miss night of dancing and musical performances.

Party all night long with first ever Platinum Alchemy Award winner and Queen of Bounce Big Freedia who will perform live at the event! The party will also include performances by Moor Mother’s 700 Bliss, the queer supergroup Commando, and more incredible artists and DJs.

Reserve your spot at one of the wildest, weirdest, and most unforgettable queer events Outfest has ever hosted!


Our Members are #OutfestLA VIPs

Calling all Outfest members! Here is your reminder that now is the time to take advantage of the many benefits we offer. Tickets are selling quickly for all our screenings and events. Don’t miss out on perks like free tickets, discounts and access to our hottest parties!

Not a member? Sign up at any time to take advantage of these exciting perks.

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