Out on Film, is celebrating its 32nd year as Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival. Out on Film 32 will take place from September 26 – October 6th at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, Out Front Theatre Company, and the Plaza Theatre. Out on Film has grown to become one of the major LGBT film festivals in the country. The festival will be made up of126 narrative films, documentaries, short films, and web series.
The Opening Night film on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema is For They Know Not What They Do, a stunning, beautiful film, directed by Daniel Karslake, following up his GLAD Media Award wining film, For the Bible Tells Me So. For They Know Not What They Do tells the story of four religious families with LGBTQ children, including Pulse night club shooting survivor Vico Baez Fabo and transgender activist (and HRC press secretary) Sarah McBride, amidst the backlash that followed by the religious right after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. Director Daniel Karslake and Pulse shooting survivor Vico Baez Febo will be present at the screening.
The centerpiece screening of the festival on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema is Celine Sciamma’s extraordinary Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which won the Best Screenplay Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival as well as the Queer Palm. On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. The Out On Film screening will be the Southeast debut of the film.
A Closing Night double feature on Sunday, October 6th at the Out Front Theatre will include Andrew Putschoegl’s HAM: A Musical Memoir, a filmed version of “Star Search” winner Sam Harris’ beloved musical revue/one-man show and James Sweeney’s Straight Up, a comedy about a man who might be gay and his new girlfriend who might not care.
Complete screening information will be updated daily on the Out on Film website: www.outonfilm.org and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/outonfilmatl as well as information on community events scheduled before and during the festival. Out On Film can be reached at (678) 237-7206.
Festival passes, three and five packs and individual tickets are on sale through the website: www.outonfilm.org