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July 19, 2001 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outfest 2001, the 19th annual Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, continues through Monday at various venues, including the John Anson Ford Theater, where "Gypsy 83" screens tonight at 8:30. Todd Stephens, the writer-producer of the poignant, autobiographical "Edge of Seventeen," again returns to his hometown, Sandusky, Ohio, to introduce us to a couple of irresistible outsiders, a pair of Goths in the midst of Middle America.
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July 7, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Kirsten Schaffer, executive director of Outfest, believes many of the films in the 29th edition of its Gay & Lesbian Film Festival have mainstream appeal and crossover potential. "We expect all of these films to have a healthy life post-Outfest," she said. Though there is lighter fare such as the comedy "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" in the festival, which begins Thursday evening and continues through July 17, the majority of the features, documentaries and shorts hit political hot buttons for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender audiences, as well as others interested in such issues as gay marriage and anti-gay bias.
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July 6, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, returns this year bigger than ever with with seven venues presenting 261 features, shorts and videos from Thursday through July 20--that's 60 more films and videos than last year. It opens Thursday with a gala premiere at the venerable Orpheum with the serious romantic comedy "Relax . . .
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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.
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July 6, 2006 | Kevin Thomas, Special to The Times
OUTFEST: The 24th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which runs today through July 17 at nine venues, is easily the strongest edition yet, judging from a selection of films available for preview. Highlighted by two remarkable lesbian dramas -- "Gypo" and "Looking for Cheyenne" -- most of them use sexual orientation as a point of departure for a larger view of society and the world in which we live.
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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.
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July 7, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Kirsten Schaffer, executive director of Outfest, believes many of the films in the 29th edition of its Gay & Lesbian Film Festival have mainstream appeal and crossover potential. "We expect all of these films to have a healthy life post-Outfest," she said. Though there is lighter fare such as the comedy "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" in the festival, which begins Thursday evening and continues through July 17, the majority of the features, documentaries and shorts hit political hot buttons for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender audiences, as well as others interested in such issues as gay marriage and anti-gay bias.
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January 6, 1997
Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 28 for "Outfest '97," the 15th anniversary of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The festival runs July 10-20 at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Hollywood. For more information, call (213) 951-1247.
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December 26, 1995
Outfest '96: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is accepting submissions for its next edition, to be held at the Directors Guild July 11-21. Submissions must be received by its sponsoring organization, Out on the Screen, by March 15. Information: (213) 951-1247.
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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.
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July 6, 2006 | Kevin Thomas, Special to The Times
OUTFEST: The 24th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which runs today through July 17 at nine venues, is easily the strongest edition yet, judging from a selection of films available for preview. Highlighted by two remarkable lesbian dramas -- "Gypo" and "Looking for Cheyenne" -- most of them use sexual orientation as a point of departure for a larger view of society and the world in which we live.
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July 19, 2001 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outfest 2001, the 19th annual Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, continues through Monday at various venues, including the John Anson Ford Theater, where "Gypsy 83" screens tonight at 8:30. Todd Stephens, the writer-producer of the poignant, autobiographical "Edge of Seventeen," again returns to his hometown, Sandusky, Ohio, to introduce us to a couple of irresistible outsiders, a pair of Goths in the midst of Middle America.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, returns this year bigger than ever with with seven venues presenting 261 features, shorts and videos from Thursday through July 20--that's 60 more films and videos than last year. It opens Thursday with a gala premiere at the venerable Orpheum with the serious romantic comedy "Relax . . .
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June 30, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Film Premieres: The 10th annual Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film/Video Festival will open July 9 with two films that are fictional accounts of real stories. "Swoon" is a retelling of the 1924 Richard Loeb-Nathan Leopold kidnaping-murder case, portraying Loeb and Leopold as a gay couple, while "La Monja Alferez" ("The Nun Who Became a Lieutenant") tells of Catalina de Erauso (born in 1592) who fled a convent to become a soldier. The festival runs through July 18 at the Directors Guild.
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