Outfest Los Angeles is back with four new films for their annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts
Director: Nicholas Zeig-Owens | USA | 2019 | 91min
Wednesday, July 24 | 8:30pm
Out-of-the-box doesn’t begin to cover the multidimensional talents of internationally beloved drag queen Trixie Mattel: an invigorating folk singer, a bawdy comic with a penchant for the perverse, a crowned member of the RuPaul’s Drag Race Hall of Fame, and, of course, an iconic skinny legend. Like all the greats before her, Trixie hits the road with her one-woman show in this revealing look behind the scenes, featuring appearances from Katya, Bob the Drag Queen, and Jinkx Monsoon. Pre-show includes a live performance by Trixie Mattel.
Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story
Director: Troy Miller | USA | 2019 | 106min
Thursday, July 25 | 8:30pm
Iconic comedian and legendary LGBTQ ally Kathy Griffin’s first theatrical release is a hilarious poison-pen letter to the sitting president, detailing the aftermath of her infamous “ketchup-covered Trump mask” photo shoot. The docu-comedy chronicles the unprecedented and historic story of an iconic American comedian overcoming a political and media takedown following the release of the controversial photo. Shaken, but never silenced, she turns a dark period of her life into an uproarious triumph, while leaving none of her big-name celebrity critics unscathed! Don’t miss a conversation with Louis Virtel (Throwing Shade) and Kathy Griffin after the show.
Gay Chorus Deep South
Director: David Charles Rodrigues | USA | 2019 | 100min
Friday, July 26 | 8:30pm
In the wake of the 2016 election, when conservative U.S. lawmakers launched efforts to roll back the progress made on LGBTQ rights, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus responded with a bus tour through the Southern red states. Their mission: Carry a message of visibility, acceptance and hope to the LGBTQ communities affected by these discriminatory laws. Joined by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the chorus harnesses the power of music to unify rather than divide. The film won the 2019 Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will perform before the screening.
Sid & Judy
Director: Stephen Kijak | USA | 2019 | 95min
Saturday, July 27 | 8:30pm
When Judy Garland met Sid Luft, she was at a career crossroads, having just left MGM after decades under contract. Professionally, he steered her to the Palladium, to their acclaimed remake of A Star Is Born, and to her legendary CBS variety show. Offstage, their tempestuous romance changed them both forever. With fascinating archival material and rousing footage of stellar Garland vocal performances, acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak captures the ups and downs of Sid and Judy’s singular story.