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Outfest Toasts Lee Daniels with Legacy Award While Fab Jane Fonda Channels Barbarella (CLIPS)

In Downtown LA's Orpheum Theater November 21, Outfest honored "Precious" and "The Butler" director Lee Daniels with the Legacy Award, the LGBT film nonprofit's equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. And Jane Fonda showed up in a bedazzled jumpsuit.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • November 22, 2013 2:25 PM
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Review: David Sedaris Adaptation 'C.O.G.' a Charming Coming-of-Age Picaresque

Written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez from an essay by David Sedaris, "C.O.G." played earlier this year at Outfest, Sundance and Frameline, and it won the director the New American Cinema Award at the Seattle International Film Festival.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 17, 2013 11:20 AM
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WATCH: Exclusive Clip from Rodney Evans's Sexuality-Bender 'The Happy Sad'

After his 2004 Sundance award-winner "Brother to Brother," director Rodney Evans is back with his sophomore attempt "The Happy Sad," a film that examines modern relationships in all their complexity and contradiction.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 13, 2013 2:09 PM
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Outfest 2013 Winners: 'Test,' 'Born This Way,' 'Bridegroom,' 'Reaching for the Moon' and More (TRAILERS)

Outfest announced its 2013 competition winners on Sunday, wrapping up the LGBT film festival's 31st year in Los Angeles. Among big were the AIDS-panic drama "Test," gay romance "Pit Stop" and the critically acclaimed documentaries "Bridegroom" and "Born This Way."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 21, 2013 10:41 PM
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Outfest Review: Young Lovers Go Asunder in Mark Thiedeman's Lyrical Debut 'Last Summer'

What happens to the relationships you forge in high school, in your hometown, when you leave for greener pastures? That's the central question of Mark Thiedeman's lyrical narrative feature "Last Summer," which won the best director prize at the Little Rock Film Festival.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 11, 2013 3:42 PM
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Outfest Weekend Preview: What Films to See and Why We Need the Festival

Now celebrating its 31st birthday, Outfest is Los Angeles' chief LGBT film festival and this year the prodigious lineup boasts 155 films from 28 countries spanning docs, features and shorts.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 11, 2013 3:41 PM
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Outfest Announces Five Fellows for 2013 Screenwriting Lab

Outfest has announced the five fellows of its 2013 Screenwriting Lab, a program in its 11th year and with support from a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Full list of recipients below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 3, 2013 1:41 PM
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Outfest Opens with Sedaris Adaptation 'C.O.G.,' Kimberly Peirce Gets Achievement Award

L.A.'s oldest film festival, Outfest, will open its 31st annual LGBT film fest on July 11 with writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s “C.O.G.,” the first film adaptation of David Sedaris’s work, which stars Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, Corey Stoll, and Dean Stockwell. Outfest will be held July 11 – 21, 2013.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 17, 2013 9:19 PM
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