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One of the world's largest celebrations of LGBTQ lives onscreen, Outfest LA returned in 2019 for another edition with feature films, shorts and documentaries from all around the globe. It opened with Circus Of Books and closed with Before You Know It.

The festival ran from 18 to 28 July.

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Changing The Game
Changing The Game
Transgender high school athletes from across the US compete at the top of their fields, while also challenging the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
Sequin In A Blue Room
Sequin In A Blue Room
When a teenager's thrill-seeking leads to a memorable encounter at an anonymous sex party, he resolves to track down the mystery guy - even if he has to rely on a menacing former hook-up to help him.
Saint Frances
Saint Frances
After an accidental pregnancy turned abortion, a deadbeat nanny finds an unlikely friendship with the six-year old she's charged with protecting
To The Stars
To The Stars
Under small town scrutiny, a withdrawn farmer’s daughter forges an intimate friendship with a worldly but reckless new girl in 1960s Oklahoma.
Tremors
Tremors
The coming out of an evangelical father shatters his family, his community and uncovers a profoundly repressive society.
Queer Japan
Queer Japan
Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to live unconventional lives in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ culture in contemporary Japan.
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
Behind the scenes with Israeli global gay-porn sensation and self-admitted mama’s boy Jonathan Agassi during his first eight years in the business.
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Chinese family saga, told in different periods of time, commencing with the wife’s discovery of her husband’s homosexuality.
From Zero To I Love You
From Zero To I Love You
When Peter bumps into handsome businessman Jack in a gay bar, they begin a passionate relationship, in spite of Jack being married. Peter keeps ending up with married men and realises that if his life is ever going to get better, something needs to change.
Brief Story From The Green Planet
Brief Story From The Green Planet
When Tania finds out that her grandma has spent her final years in the caring company of a cute purple alien, she embarks on a journey through small-town Argentina with two close friends to deliver the creature back to its origins.
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Outfest Los Angeles Features

Out in the rising sun
Graham Kolbeins on capturing the passions and politics of outsider communities in Queer Japan
Beyond the garden
Flavio Alves on telling authentic stories, representing violence, and The Garden Left Behind
Cultivating a story
Flavio Alves on the lives of trans women and undocumented immigrants, and The Garden Left Behind
In dreams
River Gallo on Ponyboi, telling intersex stories and the importance of fantasies
Secret lives, secret loves
The hidden history of Hollywood lesbians.
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