The Outfest Fusion
Drive-in
@ Expo Park
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SCHEDULE

DRIVE-IN GALA

SHORTS: You Will Hear Us + Awards Presentation

Saturday, April 17 | 7:00pm

Exposition Park

To speak up, speak out, or to move on. This is the central challenge faced by each of the characters in this powerful collection of shorts. The voices you’ll meet range from timid to assertive to absolutely commanding, and once you share in these six unforgettable journeys from across a diverse range of queer and trans experience, their voices will linger in your mind well into the future.

The opening night gala drive-in includes the awards presentation of the Outfest Fusion Awards to Michaela Coel and Andra Day.

Complimentary food and a special cocktail included for attendees while supplies last!

DRIVE-IN

Shorts: We Are Limitless + One Minute Movie Contest

Sunday, April 18 | 7:00pm

Exposition Park

From historic trailblazers to everyday people, the protagonists of these six indelible stories each find the courage to take a step into the unknown, sparking the possibility for monumental changes in their lives. Whether it’s an unlikely real-life run for president, or a possible portal into another world, the tales they have to tell are unlike anything you’ve heard before.

This drive-in will include a screening + awards presentation of the finalists from the Outfest Fusion One Minute Movie Contest.

SOUTH LAWN – EXPOSITION PARK

900 W Exposition Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90037

The drive-in is situated in front of the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the Olympics in 1932 & 1984, and home to the oldest palm tree in Los Angeles! Exposition Park, conveniently located next to DTLA is now home to numerous museums and the Los Angeles Football Club.

COVID-19 FAQ

  • Social Distancing of at least 6’ will be enforced.
  • Customers will be required to keep 9’ spacing between vehicles.
  • Customers must remain in their vehicle for the duration of the movie. No sitting outside of the vehicle will be allowed.
  • Each vehicle may only be occupied by members of the same household who have already been in close contact with each other.
  • Congregating of any type is prohibited.
  • Face coverings must be worn when exiting vehicles to visit the bathrooms.
  • Limited bathrooms are available with socially distanced lines.
  • Light snacks and soft beverages will be available to purchase from your car.

FAQ

What time can I arrive?

We cannot place cars prior to the advertised time for opening doors. Cars will be placed on a first come first served basis, apart from those that have paid for reserved parking . Trucks and SUVS will be placed so they do not restrict the view of those behind.

How do I redeem my ticket?

Upon purchase, ticket will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment from Eventbrite. When you arrive to the event, please show the attendant the bar code on your ticket through your car window, either by holding up your printed version, or by displaying it on your phone or smart device. Attendant will scan it to check you in, and you’ll be good to go!

Do I need FM radio in my car?

YES! This is a “silent-style” Drive-In event, with no speakers. The film’s soundtrack will be accessible exclusively through your car’s FM Radio, for maximum social-distance safety. We will provide you with the FM station upon arrival. Make sure your car has an FM radio so you can hear the film!

Can I bring in food / snacks?

YES, you are welcome to bring your own refreshments, we will also have roving vendors with soft drinks and light snacks.

Remember to turn your engine on every once in a while…

As you will be running your battery non-stop so that you can listen to the film on FM, you run the risk of killing your battery. We are always ready to go with the jumper cables for those who need them! But to eliminate the risk of your battery dying, remember to turn your car on every once in a while.

But mind your headlights!

Some cars have headlights that automatically turn on when the engine is turned over. There’s generally a setting to eliminate that — please make an effort to switch that setting so that your headlights don’t beam on when you power on your car, as headlights wipe out the image on the screen. We will have cardboard and tablecloths on hand for cars that may need help with this — let an attendant know if you need materials to cover your headlights.

Mind your dome lights and brake pedal.

We understand that sometimes you have to flick on the dome light to look for something in your car, but please don’t have your dome light on for a stretched period of time — and certainly, not through the entire film. Any light proves very distracting to the audience around you. And lastly — we understand that it sometimes feels instinctual to do so, but please make an effort to keep your foot off your brake pedal. In a dark environment, brake lights provide quite the surprising glow.

Can I put my convertible top down / sit in my truck bed or Can I throw the hatch of my hatchback up and sit in the back to watch the show?

– You can sit in your convertible with the top down.

– Please note that SUV’s and trucks will be parked to the sides of the middle area, or along the back rows, to minimize obstruction.