Outfest 2017: Documentary Overview

The 35th Outfest

July 6-16

One of the world’s premier LGBT film festivals, the LA event screens over 60 new and recent features, including more than 20 documentaries.

Nonfiction claims two of Oufest’s Centerpiece slots – Lori Kaye’s KEVIN AUCOIN: BEAUTY & THE BEAST IN ME, about the late celebrity make-up artist, making its world premiere, and Katherine Fairfax Wright’s BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL, following the performer as he preps his WIZARD OF OZ-inspired musical – and two of the fest’s Special Events slots – SUSPICIOUSLY LARGE WOMAN: BOB THE DRAG QUEEN COMEDY SPECIAL (pictured, featuring the RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE winner, and Daniel Cruz and Silas Howard’s MORE THAN T, focusing on the lives of several trans individuals.

The fest’s remaining doc programming cherrypicks titles from notable fests like Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca, while also offering some less-exposed work, such as: Cyn Lubow’s A WOMB OF THEIR OWN (pictured), which explores pregnancy among male-identified persons; Amanda Bluglass’s OUT OF ORDER, on LGBT faith leaders; and Itako’s BOYS FOR SALE, about young Japanese male sex workers.

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