Out on Film Festival Announces Screening Program

Atlanta’s 30th annual LGBT film festival has announced its programming for this year’s Out on Film, beginning September 28.

The festival will start off with Michael Patrick McKinley’s Happy: A Small Film with a Big Heart, which revolves around a Georgia native. The festival closes with Damon Cardasis’ Saturday Church, a film about a young teen struggling with gender identity and religion; star Luka Kain will be a guest of the festival that evening.

This year’s Out on Film also includes a screening of Freak Show with Bette Midler, Laverne Cox and Abigail Breslin. “This is an exceptional, wide-ranging year for LGBT cinema,” says Out On Film festival director Jim Farmer. “This is, by far, our biggest festival to date in terms of the number of films we are showing, the most diverse slate we’ve ever presented and the most venues. We are excited to share our programming.”

The film festival will be held at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema, Out Front Theatre Company and the Plaza Theatre September 28 until October 8th.

Some special events include:

  • “Three Decades of Queer Atlanta – The American Music Show,” curated by Matthew Terrell.The American Music Show gave the world the first peek of the likes of RuPaul, back when she was just starting out in the underground clubs in Atlanta.

  • A screening of Marlon Riggs’ last film, Black is…Black Ain’t. in celebration of the master directors 60th birthday.

  • The awarding of the second Icon award to Director Jeffrey Schwarz

Individual and package deal tickets are available here: http://www.outonfilm.org/tickets