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OutFest Los Angeles returned in 2021 with a blended programme of in-person events and online screenings, bringing you some of the best of LGBTQ+ cinema from all over the world.

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Lady Buds
Lady Buds
The story of six women who come out of the shadows of the cannabis underground to enter the new commercial industry in California.
Boy Meets Boy
Boy Meets Boy
A brief encounter in a Berlin nightclub changes the course of two lives.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
A teenager overcomes prejudice to fulfil his ambition of becoming a drag queen.
Knocking
Knocking
When Molly moves into her new apartment after a tragic accident, a strange noise from upstairs begins to unnerve her. As its intensity grows, she confronts her neighbours – but no one seems to hear what she is hearing.
We Need To Do Something
We Need To Do Something
Trapped inside their bathroom for days after a tornado ravages their home, a family of four struggles to keep their composure. That’s nothing, however, compared to what’s coming for them beyond the bathroom’s walls.
Potato Dreams Of America
Potato Dreams Of America
A true story about a gay boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother, and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the Nineties.
Firstness
Firstness
A maladjusted dad is trying to heal in an experimental therapy group called Infinite Beginnings. Meanwhile, his non-binary kid is getting close with an older man. Their relationship feels both dreamy and concerning-depending on who is watching.
Leading Ladies
Leading Ladies
A reflection on how different perspectives and memories affect one group of queer women.
A Distant Place
A Distant Place
A man who has retreated to the countryside find his delicate balance upset by the visit of an old friend.
Ma Belle, My Beauty
Ma Belle, My Beauty
A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formerly polyamorous lovers.
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Outfest Los Angeles Features

Bowled over
Lyle Kash on creating new narratives and making Death And Bowling
At close quarters
Sierra McCormick on pandemic filmmaking and We Need To Do Something
First contact
Brielle Brilliant on forming connections, becoming more free, and Firstness
Five must-see films at OutFest LA
LGBTQ+ films breaking the mould
Three's company
Marion Hill on queer identity, polyamory and Ma Belle, My Beauty
A natural thing
Park Kun-young on A Distant Place and the ongoing struggle for acceptance in South Korea
Between two women
Mari Walker, Pooya Mohseni and Lynn Chen discuss getting real in See You Then
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