Outfest Los Angeles 2022

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All Man: The International Male Story (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Bryan Darling, Jesse Finley Reed; Writer: Peter Jones; Stars: Matt Bomer, Carson Kressley)
A peek behind the pages and personalities of International Male, one of the most ubiquitous and sought-after US mail-order catalogues of the Eighties and Nineties.
Art And Pep (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Mercedes Kane; Stars: Arthur Johnston, José Pepe Peña, Cleve Jones, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Greg Harris, Mike Simmons)
On Halsted Street in Chicago sits Sidetrack, a behemoth gay club that draws a large crowd, serving up slushy drinks and showtime singalongs on Sundays. Art Johnstone and Pepe Peña, partners in life and in love, opened it as a single storefront with no sign and beer cases as seating in 1982. This is their story.
The Cockettes (Country: US; Year: 2002; Director: Bill Weber, David Weissman; Writer: David Weissman)
The story of the uproarious, gender-subversive Hippy drag troupe that became one of the ultimate countercultural happenings of the San Francisco.
The End Of Wonderland (Country: Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Laurence Turcotte-Fraser)
From the outside, comics writer and mechanic Emory’s home looks just like any other rural American property. However, inside it’s an ultra-kitsch sex fetish film set, with flying starships, giant robots and exploding dildo machines.
Framing Agnes (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Chase Joynt; Writer: Chase Joynt, Morgan M. Page; Stars: Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Silas Howard, Zackary Drucker, Chase Joynt, Max Wolf Valerio, Stephen Ira Cohen)
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.
Make Me Famous Make Me Famous
Make Me Famous and Nelly & Nadine
It Runs In The Family (Lo Que Se Hereda) (Country: Dominican Republic, US; Year: 2022; Director: Victoria Linares; Writer: Guillermo Zouain, Wendy Muñiz, Victoria Linares; Stars: Victoria Linares)
A queer filmmaker discovers that she’s related to a long-forgotten pioneer of Caribbean cinema.
Jeannette (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Maris Curran; Stars: Yvens Carrenard, Jennette Feliciano)
A survivor of the Pulse Nightclub massacre recalls and reflects on the experience.
Loving Highsmith (Country: Switzerland, Germany; Year: 2022; Director: Eva Vitija; Writer: Eva Vitija; Stars: Gwendoline Christie, Annina Butterworth)
A documentary portrait of the enigmatic novelist.
Make Me Famous (The Brezinski Project) (Country: Ireland; Year: 2021; Director: Brian Vincent; Stars: David McDermott, Marguerite Van Cook, James Romberger, Peter McGough, Frank Holliday, Claudia Summers)
A madcap romp through the 1980s NYC art scene amid the colorful career of painter, Edward Brezinski, hell-bent on making it.
Manscaping (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Broderick Fox; Stars: Devan Shimoyama, Jessie Anderson, Richard Savvy)
Devan Shimoyama is an Afrofuturist painter who focuses on the barbershop as a social space, Jessie Anderson runs a queer barbershop in Vancouver, and Australian Richard Savvy gets his kit off as The Naked Barber.
Sirens Sirens
Sirens and Pat Rocco Dared
Nelly & Nadine (Country: Sweden, Belgium, Norway; Year: 2022; Director: Magnus Gertten; Writer: Magnus Gertten)
The story of two women who fell in love whilst imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Passion (Country: Sweden, Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Maja Borg)
After a destructive relationship, the rituals of BDSM and Christianity provide consolation and healing.
Pat Rocco Dared (Country: Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Morris Chapdelaine, Bob Christie; Writer: Bob Christie; Stars: Pat Rocco, Charlie David, Phyllis Diller)
In this colourful trip back in time, filmmaker and activist Pat Rocco shares his incredible life story as one of Hollywood's original boundary pushing gay pioneers.
Prejudice & Pride (Country: Sweden, Finland, Iceland; Year: 2022; Director: Eva Beling; Writer: Eva Beling; Stars: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Bruce LaBruce, Stina Ekblad, Levan Akin, Andrea Weiss, Ella Lemhagen, Björn Elgerd, Daniel Humphrey, Jan Göransson, Laura Horak, Björn Elgerd)
A journey through the history of Swedish LGBTQ+ cinema.
A Run For More (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Rsy Whitehouse; Stars: Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe, Jeff Wolfe)
Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe is running for City Council in San Antonio. With 23 years of political activism under her belt, a husband who served in Afghanistan, and a successful corporate track record, it’s hard to see why she might not be a popular choice. But Frankie is a proud, Latinx, trans woman, and in Texas, it makes an uphill political battle something vastly more personal
Jeannette Jeannette
Jeannette and Framing Agnes
Sirens (Year: 2022; Director: Rita Baghdadi)
On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East's first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars.
Stay On Board: The Leo Baker Story (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Nicola Marsh, Giovanni Reda; Stars: Leo Baker)
A documentary following competitive skating icon Leo Baker, who in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics, is questions whether or not he should transition to become his truest self while competing on the international stage at the highest level of the sport he loves.
Uýra - The Rising Forest (Country: Brazil, US; Year: 2022; Director: Juliana Curi; Writer: Juliana Curi, Martina Sönksen; Stars: Uýra Sodoma, Zahy Guajajara)
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.

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