Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLos Angeles Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Gay And Lesbian Film Festival

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1996 | EMANUEL LEVY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Outfest '96, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, opens its 14th year tonight with "Stonewall," a tribute to the momentous beginnings of the gay rights movement, when a bunch of flamboyant drag queens in New York began a historical riot. Closing night, July 21, is the lesbian-themed "Late Bloomers," a late-in-life love story of two middle-aged women who work in the same school.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Can openly gay actors convincingly play straight characters? That question was raised in a controversial article published by Newsweek in April, which referenced "Glee" star Chris Colfer and Broadway actor Sean Hayes. Now, the issue is being tackled at this year's 28th Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which begins on Thursday and runs through July 18. On July 17, the festival will host a panel titled "Coming Out in Hollywood." Veteran publicist Howard Bragman will discuss the subject with "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter and other industry insiders.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Can openly gay actors convincingly play straight characters? That question was raised in a controversial article published by Newsweek in April, which referenced "Glee" star Chris Colfer and Broadway actor Sean Hayes. Now, the issue is being tackled at this year's 28th Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which begins on Thursday and runs through July 18. On July 17, the festival will host a panel titled "Coming Out in Hollywood." Veteran publicist Howard Bragman will discuss the subject with "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter and other industry insiders.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1996 | EMANUEL LEVY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Outfest '96, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, opens its 14th year tonight with "Stonewall," a tribute to the momentous beginnings of the gay rights movement, when a bunch of flamboyant drag queens in New York began a historical riot. Closing night, July 21, is the lesbian-themed "Late Bloomers," a late-in-life love story of two middle-aged women who work in the same school.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1996
A panel of entertainment executives will discuss marketing films with gay and lesbian themes to mass audiences from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. today in the Atrium room of the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. The discussion, hosted by Hollywood Supports in conjunction with Outfest '96, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, is free. Information: (213) 655-7705.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1997
Applications are now being accepted for internships with Outfest '97: The 15th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The 10-week internships, which begin in May or June, pay $300 per week. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of college by June and not be scheduled for graduation before December. The internships are funded by the Getty Grant program and are intended for members of "underrepresented" minority groups.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2002
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary next month with a 12-day event featuring a record 241 films and videos from 30 countries, organizers said Thursday. The festival will open on July 11 with a program of short films from the last 20 years. It will close on July 22 with a screening of "Lan Yu," a Chinese film described as a love story between two men in Beijing.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1998
Theater "The Water Children," Wendy MacLeod's play about an actress who stars in a commercial for an anti-abortion group despite her own history and views, ends its run at the Matrix Theatre on Sunday. 7657 Melrose Ave. Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 and 7 p.m. $20. (323) 852-1445. Art "Beads, Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe," a survey of beading practices among Africa's traditional peoples, closes Sunday at UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 405 Hilgard Ave.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Laurie Collyer's compelling "Nuyorican Dream," a significant documentary onCinemax tonight, introduces us to Robert Torres, a 30-year-old gay man, a dedicated teacher with a tasteful Greenwich Village apartment and a family racked by drugs and poverty. Yet this family is held together by deep bonds of love established by their steadfast mother, Marta. Torres, whose family moved from Puerto Rico to New York City in 1968, provides the narration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1992
Thank you for the interesting article "Out There, Struggling," by John Anderson (Aug. 23). I thought it especially ironic that it appeared at the end of a week in which the Republican Party had spent four nights of prime-time television declaring war on the lesbian/gay rights movement. While I agree with most of the opinions in the article, I disagree with the speculation that lesbian/gay film is a wave that has crested and a mainstream fad that will burn out.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1999 | KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL
Usually at a movie premiere, members of the audience will respond politely, if not enthusiastically, to the film out of deference to those involved in the making of the film who happen to be sitting all around them. But such was not the case at Tuesday evening's premiere of DreamWorks' "The Haunting" at the Mann Village Westwood.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2009 | Susan King
Outfest, the 27th annual Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, opens tonight at the Orpheum Theatre with Peter Bratt's drama, "La Mission," starring his brother Benjamin Bratt. Other screenings at the city's oldest continuously running film fest include the drama "Mississippi Damned," "El Nino Pez," "Fig Trees" and "Dare," starring Emmy Rossum and Alan Cumming, which closes the event on July 19 at the Ford Amphitheatre. www.Outfest.org.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|