The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and Outfest collaborate to present gay and lesbian programming on Wednesdays at the Egyptian. Outfest Wednesdays is the only gay and lesbian-themed weekly screening series in the country. Founded in 1999, the programming features favorites from past festivals, Hollywood revivals, filmmaker retrospectives and sneak preview and word of mouth screenings of upcoming releases.
On October 19th is BOOM! (1968, Universal, 110 min.). Director Joseph Losey’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play “The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Noel Coward.
Also on October 19th is NOAH’S ARC. Director Patrick Ian Polk’s TV series explores the lives of four gay black men in LA.
On November 2nd is THE GANG’S ALL HERE (1943, 20th Century Fox, 103 min.), a Busby Berkeley musical starring Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda. Alonso Duralde, the arts and entertainment editor of The Advocate, will sign his new book 101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men.
On November 9th is THREE OF HEARTS: A POST-MODERN LOVE STORY. A documentary about a trio of young, idealistic people involved in a polyamorous relationship that begins to sour.
On November 11th is the Opening Night Gala of Outfest’s Fusion. A consciously multi-ethnic, gender inclusive People of Color film festival.
On November 23rd is a Sneak Preview of TRANSAMERICA (2005, USA, 35 mm, 103 min.) starring Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”) as a woman who’s about to have gender-reassignment surgery only to have it stopped by her long lost son, who is looking for his father.
On November 30th is the Queer Youth Nation shorts program. Curated by QYN Youth Collective/REACH LA, this shorts program represents the best work by queer youth today and includes the winner of the Outfest 2005 Audience Award winner for Best Documentary Short.
On December 7th is AUNTIE MAME (1958, USA, 143 min.). Rosalind Russell is bon vivant socialite Mame Dennis who raises her orphaned nephew in a whirlwind of cocktail parties with her avant garde friends.
On December 15th is WTC VIEW. Brian Sloan’s drama about Eric who suffered the loss of his boyfriend and his roommate in the September 11th attacks.
For more info, visit the Outfest website.