The countdown is on - Out On Film 28 is one week away!
Here is a link to our beautiful program guide, printed by Georgia Voice -
Our new app is also live, with current information on films, guests and any schedule tweaks. To find it, download Eventbase on your phone, then look for Out On Film 2015.
Let us know what you are most excited about seeing! The first two people to get back to us will win tickets to the opening night screening of "Fourth Man Out" on Thursday, October 1 at 7:15 p.m. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Variety's great review of "Fourth Man Out" -
New guest added - Academy Award nominee Rick Goldsmith will be joining us for the two screenings of "Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw." The first screening will be on Monday, October 5th at 7 p.m. with Goldsmith present and the second screening will be on October 6th at 8:45 with Goldsmith and Chamique Holdsclaw present.
We are also very happy to have William Sullivan and Derek Dodge present for their film "That's Not Us" on Wednesday, October 7th at 7 p.m.
"That's Not Us"
In this delectable romantic comedy filled to the brim with drama, three couples - gay, straight, lesbian - travel together to upstate New York to enjoy the final fleeting days of summer. An entirely improvised film shot with a small and talented ensemble, “That’s Not US” effortlessly reveals the tensions that simmer between partners, couples and friends. Each moment onscreen pulses with intimacy and spontaneity, allowing audiences to fall into the film's moment-to-moment naturalism.
Actor Don Scime will be present for the film "The David Dance."
Actor Don Scime of "The David Dance" will be joining us for the Friday, October 2nd screening at 3 p.m. David, the host of a local gay radio show in Buffalo, New York, struggles with self-doubt when his single sister asks him to be the father figure for her soon to be adopted Brazilian child. This story explores the exceptionally colorful relationship between a brother and sister, and the impact of the spoken word on the human spirit. Cast: Don Scime, Guy Adkins, Antoinette LaVecchia
Local actor Jacob York stars as a pregnant man in "Paternity Leave." He will be joining us for Q and A following the Friday, October 3rd 5:30 p.m. screening.
Matt Riddlehoover’s “Paternity Leave” is a romantic comedy about Greg (Atlanta’s Jacob York), Ken (Charlie David), and a moment of passion on the eve of their four year anniversary that changes the course of their lives forever. Greg begins feeling nauseated, fatigued, moody and – most unfortunately – fat. At his wit’s end and Ken’s insistence, he sees a doctor who’s stumped and refers the couple to a specialist. To everyone’s amazement, Greg is pregnant. Shock, stress, and fear settle in, and Greg’s relationship gets put to the ultimate test. “Paternity Leave” poses a modern answer to the age old question: “Are we ready to be parents?
Our opening night party will be at Mixx Atlanta this year following our October 1 screening of "Fourth Man Out" at 7:15 p.m. at the Midtown Art Cinema. We'll have some great food, some treats from Absolut and "Fourth Man Out" actor Evan Todd, as well as representatives from other films.
Following our screening of "54: The Director's Cut" on Saturday, October 3rd at 8 p.m., we'll adjourn to Amsterdam Atlanta for some disco tunes!
David Atlanta will be sponsoring two films on October 6th - the murder mystery "Kiss Me, Kill Me" and "Drag Becomes Him," a documentary about "Rupaul's Drag Race" winner Jinkx Monsoon. "Kiss Me, Kill Me" stars Van Hansis, who starred on the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns" as Luke Snyder and on the webseries "Eastsiders." Van will be down for the screening and after party sponsored by David Atlanta.
A huge thanks to Creative Loafing Atlanta for naming Out On Film as Atlanta's Best Fest for Under-the-Radar Storytelling in this week's Best of Atlanta edition! It's our first Creative Loafing award.
New film added - the wonderful "Akron" will screen on Tuesday, October 6th at 2 p.m.
Benny and Christopher, college freshmen, meet playing football and begin a relationship. They fall in love supported by their family and friends. As their love for each other grows, a past tragic event involving their mothers comes to light. This revelation tests their own love and Benny’s close-knit family. Throughout this reflective love story, with the beauty of rural Ohio as its backdrop, Benny travels an emotional journey that examines both his own feelings and his family’s ability to come to terms with the past. AKRON is a sensitive and unique independent film that puts a progressive, Midwestern spin on a classic family drama.
Here is the trailer - http://www.akronthefilm.com/trailer/
Festival passes and three-packs are available on our website - www.outonfilm.org - and individual tickets are available through Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema, either in person or online, http://www.landmarktheatres.com/atlanta/midtown-art-cinema/film-festivals
We are opening with the crowd-pleasing "Fourth Man Out."
Thursday, October 1, 7:15 p.m.
Expected in attendance: actor Evan Todd
Just like his pals, twenty-something auto mechanic Adam enjoys beer, hockey and inappropriate bodily functions. But Adam also likes guys. A hilarious mash-up of man-child and coming-out comedies, “Fourth Man Out’ examines a small-town, blue-collar guy who lets his friends know he’s gay - and what happens when they try to help him find a boyfriend. Both rudely funny and daring in its exploration of the kind of gay man we rarely see on the big screen, this bawdy, crowd-pleasing comedy features Chord Overstreet (“Glee”) and Kate Flannery (“The Office”).
Cast: Parker Young, Evan Todd, Jon Gabrus, Chord Overstreet
And we are closing with the critically adored "Guidance."
You've never met a guidance counselor like David Gold (writer-director-star Pat Mills), whose tequila-centered coping mechanisms raise fellow teachers' eyebrows even as he becomes a dark-horse favorite amongst the high school's angsty student populace. Plagued by his past career as a child actor and in denial of his current health issues (and sexual orientation), David takes on the monumental task of solving teenagers' problems with an unapologetically blunt, fun-loving attitude. Marked by razor-sharp writing and pitch-black humor, Mills's gleefully inappropriate comedy balances outrageousness
Here is the trailer -
Check out the Film section of our website for all films. www.outonfilm.org
Out On Film 28
October 1 - 8, Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema
Festival passes - $150
New this year - Become an Out On Film member! $200 - gets you an all-access festival pass, priority seating to all screenings and two tickets to an Out On Film screening/special event during the next season.
Out On Film needs volunteers! As we wind closer to our 28th annual film festival, we are looking for volunteers to help us with fundraising, graphics, outreach and more. If you are interested, please email us at email@example.com
Thank you to all the 2015 sponsors this year.
Georgia Council for the Arts
Fulton County Arts Council
Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners
W Atlanta Midtown
Project Q Atlanta
Start Talking. Stop HIV
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Jonathan Buckhead (proprietor, Jonathan Shapero)
Georgia Film Office
Real Living Capital City
The Law Office of Michael N. Miller, PC
Touching Up Our Roots: Atlanta's LGBT History Project
Thanks for your continued support! Have a great holiday weekend!
Things to see and do this weekend:
*Onstage Atlanta is opening the play "Looking for Normal" tonight. Roy and Irma have been married for twenty-five years. They have two children. They live in the heartland. They're respected members of their church and their community. When Roy and Irma go to their pastor for marriage counseling, Roy confesses that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and would like to have a sex change. The play explores the complexities of marriage, family and deconstructs the very notion of love. September 18th-October 10th. Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3 pm.
*Dominion Entertainment Group presents Cheryl West's "Jar the Floor," starring Bernadine Mitchell, Donna Biscoe, Cara Mantella, Cicerly Ashe, and D. Woods. "Jar the Floor" explores familial bonds shared among women with ferocious humor and disarming humanity. As four generations gather to celebrate Madear’s 90th birthday boundaries are tested as a new lesbian relationship is revealed.
Out On Film Fans take $5 off tickets with Promo Code: DOMINION5
Festival Director, Out On Film