Outfest Los Angeles 2022

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Unidentified Objects Unidentified Objects
Unidentified Objects and Breaking The Ice
All Kinds Of Love (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: David Lewis; Writer: David Lewis; Stars: Matthew Montgomery, Cody Duke, Steve Callahan, Nick Salamone, Molly O'Leary, Mark Nordike, Marval A Rex, Spike Mayer, Michael Dumas)
A recently divorced gay man accidentally ends up sharing a home with a younger hip nerd who is as romantically challenged as he is, and sparks unexpectedly begin to fly.
Le Beau Mec (Country: France; Year: 1979; Director: Wallace Potts)
The story of an athlete, hustler, stripper, and it-boy.
Breaking The Ice (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Clara Stern; Writer: Clara Stern; Stars: Alina Schaller, Judith Altenberger, Tobias Samuel Resch, Pia Hierzegger, Wolfgang Böck)
An Austrian woman escapes from the pressure of running her family’s vineyard by playing ice hockey. Then a new player arrives to challenge her rigid worldview, leading to a life-changing night on the streets of Vienna.
By Hook Or By Crook (Country: US; Year: 2002; Director: Silas Howard, Harry Dodge; Writer: Silas Howard, Harry Dodge; Stars: Silas Howard, Harry Dodge, Stanya Khan, Carina Gia)
A recently bereaved small town crook heads for the big city where his life is transformed by a group of queer outsiders.
Chrissy Judy (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Todd Flaherty; Writer: Todd Flaherty; Stars: Todd Flaherty, Wyatt Fenner, Joey Taranto, Kiyon Spencer, James Tison, João Santos, Nicole Spiezio)
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.
Hypochondriac Hypochondriac
Hypochondriac and Please Baby Please
Dos Estaciones (Country: Mexico; Year: 2022; Director: Juan Pablo González; Writer: Ilana Coleman, Ana Isabel Fernández, Juan Pablo González; Stars: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Teresa Sánchez, Tatín Vera, Rafaela Fuentes)
In the bucolic hills of Mexico's Jalisco highlands, iron-willed businesswoman Maria Garcia fights the impending collapse of her tequila factory.
Estuaries (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2022; Director: Lior Shamriz; Writer: Matt Polzin, Lior Shamriz; Stars: Lior Shamriz, Chelsea Rector, Emily Lucid, Peter Kalisch, Jordan Green, Atsuko Okatsuka, Helene Udy, Tal Meiri, Rebecka Jackson, Oscar Alvarez)
A queer Mizrahi musician with a past as an activist in Palestine whose partner has died in a car crash has to deal with the precarity of his immigration status on top of his bereavement, and turns to an artist for help.
The First Fallen (Country: Brazil; Year: 2021; Director: Rodrigo de Oliveira; Writer: Rodrigo de Oliveira; Stars: Johnny Massaro, Renata Carvalho, Vitor Camilo)
New Year’s Eve, 1983. Suzano has returned from his studies in Paris to spend time with his sister and nephew. Rose, a trans performer, prepares for her latest show at a party. And Humberto, recently arrived in the city, documents it all on shaky camcorder. The future looks bright for them all. But eight months later, all three friends find themselves early victims of the AIDS epidemic.
Girl Picture (Country: Finland; Year: 2022; Director: Alli Haapasalo; Writer: Ilona Ahti, Daniela Hakulinen; Stars: Oona Airola, Mikko Kauppila, Elias Westerberg, Linnea Leino, Henrikki Haavisto, Fathi Ahmed, Jantsu Puumalainen, Oksana Lommi, Aamu Milonoff, Cécile Orblin, Yasmin Najjar, Amos Brotherus, Pablo Ounaskari, Pietu Wikström, Eleonoora Kauhanen)
Mimmi, Emma and Rönkkö are girls at the cusp of womanhood, trying to draw their own contours. In three consecutive Fridays two of them experience the earth-moving effects of falling in love, while the third goes on a quest to find something she’s never experienced before: pleasure.
God Save The Queens (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Jordan Danger; Writer: Jordan Danger; Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Jordan Danger, Zack Gottsagen, Kimberley Crossman, Michelle Visage, Kelly Mantle, Alaska Thunderfuck, Luenell, Rachelle Carson-Begley, Thomas Ochoa, Jonathan Goldstein, Julie Goldman, Cecile Cubiló, Kelly Ann Barrett, Marco DelVecchio)
A quartet of drag queens meet on a group therapy retreat that will change their lives forever.
Mars One Mars One
Mars One and You Can Live Forever
Hypochondriac (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Addison Heimann; Writer: Addison Heimann; Stars: Zach Villa, Devon Graye, Madeline Zima, Yumarie Morales, Marlene Forte, Chris Doubek, Paget Brewster, Adam Busch, Michael Cassidy, Peter Mensah, Debra Wilson)
When his bipolar mother walks back into his life, a young gay man is forced to contend with his family history of mental illness.
Lonesome (Country: Australia; Year: 2022; Director: Craig Boreham; Writer: Craig Boreham; Stars: Josh Lavery, Daniel Gabriel, Anni Finsterer, Ian Roberts, Ally Morgan)
A country lad running from a small-town scandal, finds himself down and out in big city Sydney, where he falls in with a similarly lonely stranger.
Mars One (Marte Um) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2022; Director: Gabriel Martins; Writer: Gabriel Martins; Stars: Rejane Faria, Carlos Francisco, Camilla Souza, Cícero Lucas)
In Brazil, a lower-middle-class Black family of four tries to keep their spirits up and their dreams going in the months that follow the election of a right-wing president, a man who represents everything they are not.
Maybe Someday (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Michelle Ehlen; Writer: Michelle Ehlen; Stars: Michelle Ehlen, Charlie Steers, Shaela Cook, Jeneen Robinson, Eliza Blair, Cameron Norman)
When her wife devastatingly asks for a separation in order to explore other options, Jay decides to pick up her life and move across the country to start anew. Halfway through the trip, she makes a pit stop to visit her high school best friend, a single mother raising a young daughter, but it's a gay man who might just have what it takes to help her reset her life.
Moneyboys (Country: Austria, France, Belgium, Taiwan; Year: 2021; Director: Chen Yilin Bo; Writer: Chen Yilin Bo; Stars: Yufan Bai, Kai Ko, Zhexi Lin, Chloe Maayan)
Fei works illegally as a hustler in order to support his family, yet when he realises they are willing to accept his money but not his way of life, there is a major breakdown in their relations.
Girl Picture Girl Picture
Girl Picture and God Save The Queens
My Emptiness And I (Mi Vacio Y Yo) (Country: Spain; Year: 2022; Director: Adrián Silvestre)
When an office worker is diagnosed with gender dysphoria, her life is transformed as she goes on a journey of self-discovery and discovers the things she really wants in life for the first time.
Nightbreed: The Director's Cut (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Clive Barker; Writer: Clive Barker; Stars: Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, Charles Haid, Hugh Quarshie, Hugh Ross, Doug Bradley, Catherine Chevalier, Malcolm Smith, Bob Sessions)
After he's framed in a string of gory murders, Boone decides to hide by sneaking into a forbidden subterranean realm to live among the monsters.
Peter Von Kant (Country: France; Year: 2022; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon; Stars: Denis Ménochet, Isabelle Adjani, Khalil Ben Gharbia, Hanna Schygulla, Stefan Crepon, Aminthe Audiard)
The life of famous film director Peter von Kant is turned upside down when he meets the handsome young Amir.
Phea (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Rocky Palladino; Writer: Rocky Palladino; Stars: Sherika Sherard, Andrew Whipp, Iola Evans, Amelia Eve, Gabija Siurbyte, Katarina Andrejcova, Leo Ihenacho, Velibor Topic Emun Elliott)
Phea is an aspiring singer-songwriter who feels stuck. Her music career has stalled, and her relationship with her girlfriend is on a precipice. When her girlfriend stops answering her calls, Phea investigates and is soon drawn into the orbit of a dangerous human trafficker.
Please Baby Please (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Amanda Kramer; Writer: Amanda Kramer, Noel David Taylor; Stars: Demi Moore, Andrea Riseborough, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Karl Glusman, Harry Melling, Ryan Simpkins)
Newlyweds Suse and Arthur become the dangerous obsession of a greaser gang that awakens a sleeping quandary into the couple's sexual identity.
The First Fallen The First Fallen
The First Fallen and Lonesome
Punks (Country: US; Year: 2000; Director: Patrik-Ian Polk; Writer: Patrik-Ian Polk; Stars: Seth Gilliam, Rockmond Dunbar, Dwight Ewell, Renoly Santiago, Jazzmun, Loretta Devine, Rudolf Martin, Rodney Chester, Redd Savage, Shaun Earl, Vanessa Williams, Phina Oruche, Ron Kovechar, Jason Olive)
A romantic comedy about the professional, social, and intimate lives of four queer friends in West Hollywood on their never-ending search for Mr. Right.
Shall I Compare You To A Summer's Day (Country: Egypt, Lebanon, Germany; Year: 2022; Director: Mohammad Shawky Hassan; Writer: Mohammad Shawky Hassan; Stars: Ahmed Awadalla, Nadim Bahsoun, Hassan Dib, Ahmed El Gendy, Richard Gabriel Gersch)
A queer contemporary musical told in the form of a tale from One Thousand And One Nights.
Sublime (Country: Argentina; Year: 2022; Director: Mariano Biasin; Stars: Martín Miller, Teo Inama Chiabrando, Azul Mazzeo)
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.
Three Headed Beast (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Fernando Andrés, Tyler Rugh; Writer: Fernando Andrés, Tyler Rugh; Stars: Sarah J Bartholomew, Rachel DeRouen, Paul Grant, Dani Hurtado, Jacob Schatz, Zach McCardell, Cody Shook, Daniela Vidaurre)
The foundation of a bisexual couple's healthy open relationship starts to show its cracks.
Three Tidy Tigers Tied A Tie Tighter (Country: Brazil; Year: 2022; Director: Gustavo Vinagre; Writer: Gustavo Vinagre; Stars: Jonata Vieira, Pedro Ribeiro, Gilda Nomacce, Carlos Esher, Julia Katharine, David Lobo, Everaldo Pontes, Ivana Wonder, Inês Brasil, Majeca Angelucci, Gabriel Stippe, Cida Moreira, Nilcéia Vicente, Lizette Negreiros, Filipe Rossato)
Three friends in the working-class suburbs of São Paulo attempt to make their way in a world that’s been harshly affected by rampant capitalism and a pandemic.
Moneyboys Moneyboys
Moneyboys and By Hook Or By Crook
Unidentified Objects (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Juan Felipe Zuleta; Writer: Leland Frankel, Juan Felipe Zuleta; Stars: Sarah Hay, Roberta Colindrez, Matthew Jeffers, Hamish Allan-Headly)
A lonely dwarf and his unstable, alien-obsessed neighbour are thrown together on an impossible road trip that will alter their strange friendship (and their sense of reality) forever.
Youtopia (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Scout Durwood; Writer: Scout Durwood; Stars: Scout Durwood, McKenzie Trent, Jes Rona, Katie Wee, Nikki McKenzie, Christine Lakin, Paul Palmeri, Christine Little)
A young woman recovering from a break-up inadvertently becomes the leader of a hipster millennial cult that engages with the multiverse and aliens. But then members of the cult start to disappear.
You Can Live Forever (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Mark Slutsky, Sarah Watts; Writer: Sarah Watts, Mark Slutsky; Stars: Anwen O'Driscoll, June Laporte, Liane Balaban, Antoine Yared, Hasani Freeman, Deragh Campbell, Catherine-Amélie Côté, Marc-Antoine Auger, Jude Ferris, Tim Campbell, Xavier Roberge, Lenni-Kim Lalande, HoJo Rose, Jordan Sawyer, Bentley Hughes)
Two teenage girls begin a secret relationship in a strict Jehovah’s Witness community.

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