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Outfest Los Angeles

The Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is returning from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 28! Outfest is the leading organization that promotes LGBTQ equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen.

This year's Fest will present the Southern California premiere of Olivier Meyrou's Celebration, a portrait of legendary French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

The program will also showcase French features, co-productions and shorts including the narrative features The Shiny Shrimps and Temblores, the documentary feature Fabulous and shorts Carlito Leaves Forever, I Wait for the Night, Les Lèvres Gercées, and Shibari.

Sunday, July 21 at 2:15pm at MOCA GrandI Wait for the NightA discussion between two boys on the shores of an abandoned lake will force one of them to face his inner demons.

Sunday, July 21 at 2:15pm at MOCA GrandLes Lèvres Gercées: In a kitchen, a mother and her trans child struggle to establish dialogue.

Monday, July 22 at 5:00pm at Laemmle Music HallCelebration: This portrait of legendary French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent opened at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival before being unexpectedly pulled from distribution after Saint Laurent’s former lover and business partner, Pierre Bergé. The question of why is answered upon viewing the film, a stunning and unflinching portrait of a once-great genius at the end of his career.

Monday, July 22 at 7:00pm at Plaza de la RazaFabulous: Transgender dancer Lasseindra Ninja returns to her home in French Guiana to empower the local LGBTQ community through the art of voguing.

Monday, July 22 at 7:00pm at Harmony GoldTemblores: “Reparative therapy” isn’t just for teenagers — here, middle-aged husband and father Pablo is forced by his influential family to undergo this torturous process after they discover his sexuality.

Monday, July 22 at 7:15pm at Laemmle Music HallCarlito Leaves Forever: Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, decides to leave and change his life.

Monday, July 22 at 9:30pm at Laemmle Music HallShibari: When Chloé arrives in Tokyo to interview Claire about her practice of the erotic art Shibari, she gets tied up, literally and figuratively, in attraction.

Tuesday, July 23 at 9:45pm at TCL Chinese 6 TheatresThe Shiny Shrimps: When a champion Olympic swimmer utters a homophobic slur on national television, he is forced to become the reluctant coach of the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and outrageous water polo team in training for the Gay Games in Croatia.


Celebration
Directed and written by: Olivier Meyrou
Starring: Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Leatitia Casta
Year: 2007
Runtime: 74 min
Language: French with English subtitles
Distributor: KimStim Films

Fabulous
Directed and written by: Audrey Jean-Baptiste
Starring: Lasseindra Ninja
Year: 2019
Runtime: 47 min
Language: French with English subtitles
Distributor: Damned Distribution

The Shiny Shrimps
Directed by: Maxime Govare, Cédric Le Gallo
Written by: Romain Choay, Maxime Govare, Cédric Le Gallo
Starring: Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir, Michaël Abiteboul
Year: 2019
Runtime: 100 min
Language: French with English subtitles
Distributor: Universal Pictures International

Temblores
Directed and written by: Jayro Bustamante
Starring: Juan Pablo Olyslager, Mauricio Armas Zebadúa, Diane Bathen
Year: 2019
Runtime: 107 min
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Distributor: Memento Films

Carlito Leaves Forever
Directed and written by: Quentin Lazzarotto
Starring: Carlito Tirira Meshi
Year: 2018
Runtime: 8 min
Language: Ese'eja with English subtitles
Distributor: Avril Films

I Wait for the Night
Directed by: Arthur Chaumay
Year: 2018
Runtime: 7 min
Language: French with English subtitles

Les Lèvres Gercées
Directed by: Fabien Corre, Kelsi Phung
Year: 2018
Runtime: 5 min
Language: French with English subtitles

Shibari
Directed and written by: Robin Entreinger
Starring: Chloé Imbroglio, Claire Suchet
Year: 2018
Runtime: 26 min
Language: French with English subtitles
Distributor: Seven Light