Outfest 2014 unveils full lineup of LGBT films

Leighton Meester, left, and Gillian Jacobs in "Life Partners."

Outfest, the LGBT film festival running July 10-20 at venues across Los Angeles, announced its complete programming lineup Wednesday, including movies starring Patrick Stewart (Stephen Belber’s “Match”), America Ferrera (Ryan Piers Williams’ “X/Y”), Robin Williams (Dito Montiel’s “Boulevard”) and Nia Vardalos (Salome Breziner’s “Helicopter Mom”).

The full lineup for the fest, now in its 32nd year, features 17 films in the section for U.S. dramatic features, 16 in international dramatic features and 17 in documentary features.

As previously announced, Susanna Fogel’s “Life Partners” (starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs and Adam Brody) will open the festival, and Jack Plotnick’s “Space Station 76" (starring Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler) will close.

The other gala screenings are Chelsea McMullan’s “My Prairie Home,” Daniel Ribeiro’s “The Way He Looks,” Hong Khaou’s “Lilting” and Desiree Akhavan’s “Appropriate Behavior.”


Additional festival programming includes Under the Stars screenings at the Ford Amphitheatre; Five in Focus, a series spotlighting a quintet of emerging talent; and OutSet Shorts, a showcase of five short films created by young filmmakers.

“Outfest 2014 pays tribute to the artists and the activists who refused to play nice and color inside the lines,” director of programming Kristin Pepe said in a statement. “The films in this festival remind us that artists lead the charge for a better world.”

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