THE WEDDING BANQUET

January 24 | 7:30 pm
A Taiwan-based mother’s mounting anxiety over her NYC-dwelling son’s perceived singledom leads Wai-Tung and his long-term, live-in partner Simon to devise a scheme: help their artist friend Wei-Wei get her green card and keep Mom’s matchmaking at bay by Wai-Tung and Wei-Wei tying the proverbial knot.

Events

FRI
JAN
24

THE WEDDING BANQUET

THE LEGACY PROJECT SCREENING SERIES

A Taiwan-based mother’s mounting anxiety over her NYC-dwelling son’s perceived singledom leads Wai-Tung and his long-term, live-in partner Simon to devise a scheme: help their artist friend Wei-Wei get her green card and keep Mom’s matchmaking at bay by Wai-Tung and Wei-Wei tying the proverbial knot. 

OUTFEST HOUSE AT SUndance

 “The 1st annual Outfest House @ Sundance, a full day celebrating LGBTQ films and filmmakers from Main Street, Park City – includes the famous Outfest Queer Brunch kicked off by Outfest Executive Director Damien S. Navarro and Alan Ball followed by 3 thought-provoking and ground-breaking panels, and a private event to celebrate the film Disclosure. 

MAR
6-10
2020

OUTFEST FUSION LGBTQ PEOPLE OF COLOR FESTIVAL

Spotlighting the diversity of the LGBTQ community, Outfest Fusion LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival highlights films and offers classes and seminars on filmmaking to ensure all voices are represented in our community.


MAR

CIRCUS OF BOOKS + CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL MASON

In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Larry Flynt was seeking distributors for Hustler Magazine. What was expected to be a brief sideline led to their becoming fully immersed in the LGBT community as they took over a local store, Circus of Books.


APR
5

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL: ANTHEM HOMUNCULUS LIVE

From the creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch comes the story of broke, failed artist Ceann Mackay (John Cameron Mitchell) as he launches an app-based “tumor telethon” to crowdfund his survival. Cynthia Erivo, Glenn Close, Nakhane and Patti LuPone co-star in a darkly hilarious musical retelling of Ceann’s life as he realizes what’s killing him may be the very thing that saves us all.



MAY

BOYS IN THE BAND (1970)

Michael (Kenneth Nelson) is hosting a birthday celebration for a pal when he gets an unexpected visit from old friend Alan (Peter White). The problem is, Alan is straight — and extremely straitlaced — and everyone else at the party is gay. Michael hopes to conceal his sexuality from Alan, but this charade doesn’t last.


JULY 16-26
2020

OUTFEST LOS ANGELES LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL

The Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 200 feature and short films to an audience of more than 50,000 people. 



AUG

OUTFEST LEGACY PROJECT SCREENING SERIES

The Legacy Project is a collaborative effort bringing together the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Outfest to collect and restore film and video.  We screen prints from this valuable and unique collection on a bimonthly basis.



SEP

GRAND PARK PROUD PICNIC + MOVIE NIGHT

A showcase of short films from the Outfest Fusion Festival along with a feature full-length presentation, filmmakers and actors will introduce the films and share insight about their craft. Guests can come early to enjoy an afternoon in the park with the sights, sounds and tastes of the summer including DJs, food trucks and the park’s popular splash pad and playground.



OCT

OUTFEST + ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE: OUTOBERFEST

Halloween comes early with OUTOBERFEST.



DEC

AUNTIE MAME (1958)

Outfest continues its holiday tradition with its 19th annual screening of AUNTIE MAME.

Rosalind Russell is in fine form as the jet-setting Park Avenue aunt who suddenly becomes guardian to her young nephew. Free-spirited Mame takes the boy on irreverent escapades through the bohemian 1920s, the ravages of the Great Depression, the tribulations of her many loves and her plea for social justice.