OUTFEST UNDER THE STARS: DRIVE-IN SCREENINGS

AT CALAMIGOS RANCH & RESORT, MALIBU HILLS, CALIFORNIA

 Sprawling over 4,000 acres, join us for two-three day weekends of drive-in screenings at the beautiful Calamigos Ranch and Resort in the Malibu mountains just above Calabasas. It’s a unique opportunity to watch and celebrate safely with the Outfest community. Some screenings will include exclusive Q&As and live performances.

DRIVE-IN SCHEDULE

Location: 

Calamigos Ranch, 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

FRIDAY AUGUST 28

ALL GIRL FRIDAY

FEATURE FILM: Ahead of the Curve + Girls Shorts

Friday August 28 at 7:45 pm

Outdoor Theatre 1

FILM INFO

The spectrum of Lesbian visibility in America breaks down into two timelines: Before and After Curve Magazine. When founder Franco Stevens maxed out a dozen credit cards in the late 1980s and took that cash to the racetrack in the hopes of creating a publication by and for women interested in women, she not only bet on the right horse — she bet on making history.

NALIP in partnership with OUTFEST presents

NOCHE ICÓNICA

FEATURE FILM: La Leyenda Negra + LatinXcellence Shorts

Friday August 28 at 8:00 pm

Outdoor Theatre 3

FILM INFO

Join us for a celebration of queer Latinx/Afro-Latinx culture, beats, films, and voices.

Acompáñennos para una celebración de la cultura, ritmos, películas y voces LGBTQ Latinx y Afro-Latinx.

Aleteia, a gifted high school student in Compton with designs on a college scholarship, has spent her teenage years balancing her academic prowess with her need to speak out through underground activism. The daughter of El Salvadoran immigrants — and undocumented herself — she maintains a tough exterior until her intended path forward in life is rerouted by two events: a new maybe-more-than-friendship with popular girl Rosarito, and the potential revocation of her temporary protection status. With its stylish black-and-white photography and unabashed political streak, Patricia Vidal Delgado’s irresistible debut feature evokes the unpredictable, energetic style of ’90s American indies, and announces a bold new filmmaking voice.

SATURDAY AUGUST 29

JHRSC in partnership with OUTFEST presents

THE FEATURE FILM: Minyan

Saturday August 29 at 7:45 pm

Outdoor Theatre 3

FILM INFO

Adapted from an award-winning short story by David Bezmozgis, director Eric Steel’s first narrative feature exists at the crossroads between 1980s New York’s gay scene in the era of the emerging AIDS crisis and Brighton Beach’s bustling Jewish community. At the center is 17-year-old David, the son of Russian immigrant parents whose coming-of-age is influenced both by his budding relationship with a handsome East Village bartender, and his friendship with an elderly gay Jewish couple in his building who might find themselves on the wrong end of their community’s strict rules. Brimming with authenticity, both to the period and the cultural traditions it explores, Steel’s film is a revelatory examination of family, tradition, and the occasional need to break free from both.

NFMLA in partnership with OUTFEST presents

FEATURE: P.S. Burn this Letter Please

Saturday August 29 at 8:00 pm

Outdoor Theatre 1

FILM INFO

SNEAK PREVIEW! In 2014, a trove of letters was discovered in the storage locker of Los Angeles DJ and talent agent Reno Martin chronicling the joys, squabbles, and everyday lives of New York City drag queens during the 1950s and 60s. Gorgeously told through vintage home movies, photos, and interviews with the queens themselves, this fascinating look at Pre-Stonewall gay culture rewrites what we know about the clandestine, transcontinental networks that sustained queer people when female impersonation and homosexuality were criminal offences.

SUNDAY AUGUST 30 (CLOSING NIGHT)

CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING

FEATURE FILM: Two Eyes

Sunday August 30 at 8:00 pm

Outdoor Theatre 1

FILM INFO

In late 19th century Montana, an artist (Benjamin Rigby, Alien: Covenant) seeking inspiration explores the landscape with his Native American guide (Kiowa Gordon, The Twilight Saga), and finds his conceptions of himself and of the world around him challenged. In 1970s Barstow, California, a questioning youth’s (Uly Schlesinger) mundane existence is given a shot of adrenaline by the arrival of a new exchange student (Jessica Allain) who envelops them within her own lust for life. In present-day Wyoming, a trans teenager (Ryan Cassata) works through his self-destructive feelings with his perceptive, non-binary therapist (Kate Bornstein). How these three stories interweave and inform one another is the crux of Outfest alum Travis Fine’s (Any Day Now) new feature film, a gorgeous ode to embracing love, sexuality, gender, and life in all of their beautiful expressions.

FEATURE FILM: Dramarama

Sunday August 30 at 7:45 pm

Outdoor Theatre 3

FILM INFO

It’s the end of summer, 1994, and theater nerd Gene is preparing for his high school drama friends’ final murder mystery slumber party. The theatrical hostess, Rose, will fly off to start college the next morning, followed by earnest Claire, magnetic Oscar, and sarcastic Ally. Yet Gene has bigger problems than being left behind by his best friends: he wants to come out of the closet – but is terrified of what his sheltered Christian confidants might think. Jonathan Wysocki’s nostalgic, funny debut feature is a poignant love letter to drama nerds, late bloomers, and the intense friendships of youth.