Outfest's year-round curation of LGBTQ+ cinema culminates in its flagship Los Angeles event, a chance to see great films from all around the world. This year it opens with Anything's Possible and closes with They/Them.

The festival runs from 14 to 24 July.

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Chrissy Judy
Chrissy Judy
When a man leaves the city to be with his boyfriend, his unstable best friend, with whom he used to perform drag, struggles to cope alone.
A teenager in a rock band falls for his best friend, who is also one of his bandmates, while acting as his confidante and listening to his plans to impress girls.
Peter Von Kant
Peter Von Kant
The life of famous film director Peter von Kant is turned upside down when he meets the handsome young Amir.
Framing Agnes
Framing Agnes
After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of transgender actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access.
Mama Bears
Mama Bears
A documentary about two conservative, Christian mothers who have become fierce advocates for LGBTQ+ people—and a young lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance exemplifies why the mama bears are so important.
Loving Highsmith
Loving Highsmith
A documentary portrait of the enigmatic novelist.
Dos Estaciones
Dos Estaciones
In the bucolic hills of Mexico's Jalisco highlands, iron-willed businesswoman Maria Garcia fights the impending collapse of her tequila factory.
Uýra - The Rising Forest
Uýra - The Rising Forest
Indigenous artist Uýra harnesses the interconnecting power of their native, queer, and trans identities to blaze a trail of ecological activism and LGBTQ+ pride through the villages and cities of the Amazon.
Please Baby Please
Please Baby Please
Newlyweds Suse and Arthur become the dangerous obsession of a greaser gang that awakens a sleeping quandary into the couple's sexual identity.
God Save The Queens
God Save The Queens
A quartet of drag queens meet on a group therapy retreat that will change their lives forever.
A-Z of Outfest Los Angeles 2022 reviews >>>

Outfest Los Angeles Features

Mariano Biasin on intense friendships, music and Sublime
Everything under the stars
Gabriel Martins on life in a changing Brazil, and Mars One
Kicking out cliché
Juan Pablo González on avoiding stereotypes and building character in Dos Estaciones
From fact to fiction
Juan Pablo González on moving from documentary work to his first feature and the origins of Dos Estaciones
The preservation of life
Juliana Curi on the collaborative work behind Uýra – The Rising Forest
Drag sisterhood
Jordan Danger on ageing, drag and God Save The Queens
Living in the truth
Mark Slutsky and Sarah Watts on religion, romance and You Can Live Forever
Inside his head
Addison Heimann on experiencing a breakdown and making Hypochondriac
The art of being seen
Silas Howard, Harry Dodge and Steak House look back at By Hook Or By Crook
Their core strength
Clara Stern on Pia Hierzegger, Michael Haneke, Jules Et Jim and Breaking The Ice
What’s in at Outfest 2022
Highlights of this year's festival in Los Angeles
Crimes and passion
Dana Aliya Levinson and Zen Pace on economical storytelling in Fraud
The outside story
Juan Felipe Zuleta, Matthew Jeffers and Sarah Hay on Unidentified Objects
In the picture
Brian Vincent on the art of Edward Brezinski and Make Me Famous

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