Thursday, July 12, 2012
Tonight, Outfest kicks-off with an opening night GALA at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
A “who’s who” of the LGBT community are expected to turn out in full force to catch a screening of the premiere of “Vito” (a documentary on the life and times of the well-respected gay activist) and mingle later over exotic cocktails (and brewskies!) at a glittering after-party.
The ten-day festival – in its 30th year – officially throws its theatre doors open wide tomorrow at a handful of venues around Los Angeles (such as the DGA, Harmony Gold Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, Village Theatre at Ed Gould Plaza, Redcat @ Walt Disney Hall, and the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre).
During the run, film buffs will be snapping up tickets to screen films that run the gamut (from hilarious shorts, to insightful documentaries, and romantic narratives).
There will also be a smattering of panel discussions about film (and the “biz”) with notables in the industry – as well as – tributes to legendary filmmakers such as kinky John Waters (he’ll receive an Outfest Achievement Award).
There will be special events such as a fun-filled Hairspray “sing-a-long” under the stars!
And, of course, there will be an endless round of Chi-Chi soirees attended by a galaxy of celebs, film fans, media types, and members of the LGBT community.
See ‘ya there!
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