One of the world's largest celebrations of LGBTQ lives onscreen, Outfest LA is back for another edition with feature films, shorts and documentaries from all around the globe. It opens with Circus Of Books and closes with Before You Know It.

The festival runs from 18 to 28 July.

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The Shiny Shrimps
When a champion Olympic swimmer utters a homophobic slur on national television, he is forced to become the reluctant coach of the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and outrageous water polo team in training for the Gay Games in Croatia.
Adam
Adam
Awkward teenager Adam arrives to spend his final high school summer with his older sister, who has thrown herself into New York City's lesbian and trans activist scene. Over the summer, Adam and those around him experience love, friendship, and attendant hard truths in this coming-of-age comedy.
Tu Me Manques
Tu Me Manques
Following his son Gabriel’s death, Jorge travels from conservative Bolivia to New York City to confront Gabriel’s boyfriend Sebastian. While the two battle over Jorge’s inability to accept his son, Sebastian channels his grief into a bold new play in honour of his lost love.
The Garden Left Behind
The Garden Left Behind
A story about the relationship between a young trans woman and her grandmother as they navigate transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.
Good Kisser
Good Kisser
The different expectations brought to a threesome by each half of a couple and the woman they meet lead to unexpected problems.
Label Me
Label Me
A Syrian gay-for-pay hustler seeking asylum in Cologne meets his match in Lars: a kind, affluent professional.
The Archivettes
The Archivettes
A documentary about the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.
Cubby
Cubby
Resorting to babysitting for an elite Brooklyn family, an awkward young man discovers hope and self-discipline through his friendship with a lonely six-year-old, and the adult superhero Leather-Man who is conjured from a psychedelic cupcake.
Second Star On The Right
Second Star On The Right
Unexpected unemployment and a friend's wedding force a thirtysomething woman to confront her dissatisfaction with her life.
Queering The Script
Queering The Script
A discussion of the sometimes inspiring yet often troubled history of queer female representation on television.
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Outfest Los Angeles Features

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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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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