This year, the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival is going all out to celebrate its 40th anniversary. To do so, Outfest has announced one of the most inclusive festival lineups of films, events, and venues in history.
Among the several screenings that will be featured on Outfest 2022 are headliners such as Anything’s Possible and They/Them.
From Amazon Prime Video, Anything’s Possible is the directorial debut for Billy Porter. The film is a coming-of-age romantic comedy about a strong and confident trans girl falling in love with a boy. The cast includes Eva Reign as Kelsa and Abubakr Ali as Khal.
Meanwhile, They/Them is a horror-thriller set at an LGBTQ+ conversion camp. This will be the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan. The movie has a star-studded cast that features Theo Germaine as Jordan, Kevin Bacon as Owen Whistler, Anna Chlumsky as Molly, Austin Crute as Tobt, and Quei Tann as Alexandra, among others.
Other films and documentaries that will be screening at the 40th Annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival include Far From Heaven (celebrating its 20th anniversary), Girl Picture, Sirens, Framing Agnes, Please Baby Please, All Man: The International Male Story, Breaking the Ice, Unconventional, and God Save the Queens.
One of the special events being held at Outfest in 2022 includes the Trans, Non-Binary & Intersex Summit featuring a keynote from award-winning activist Raquel Willis. There will also be a comedy night dubbed “I Have to Laugh” that will feature Margaret Cho, River Butcher, Brad Loekle, Akeem Woods, and Daniel Webb.
The 40th Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival will take place between July 14 and 24. For full details and event information, visit OutfestLA.org.