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The Outfest Interviews: A Word With Jonathan Caouette, Director Of Walk Away Renee

The Outfest Interviews: A Word With Jonathan Caouette, Director Of Walk Away Renee

Outfest 2012 is happening in Los Angeles from July 12 through July 22. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Los Angeles LGBT film festival, we will be sharing interviews with filmmakers and persons involved with movies being screened. See all of our Outfest Interviews here.

Outfest ended yesterday but we have one final interview to share on a very special documentary that screened twice during the festival. The film is Jonathan Caouette‘s Walk Away Renee, where Caouette shares the personal journey he and his mentally ill mother Renee took as they moved her from one end of the country to the other. The movie incorporates music and psychedelic sequences, weaving in and out of the past and present. Like many films at Outfest, Walk Away Renee is very much picking up tons of momentum. Most notably? The film is now available to rent on demand through SundanceNOW’s Doc Club. In our interview with Caouette, we speak about the film’s LA premiere, going through Cannes, and how difficult and relatable his film is.

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The Outfest Interviews: A Word With Quentin Lee, Director Of White Frog

The Outfest Interviews: A Word With Quentin Lee, Director Of White Frog

Outfest 2012 is happening in Los Angeles from July 12 through July 22. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Los Angeles LGBT film festival, we will be sharing interviews with filmmakers and persons involved with movies being screened. See all of our Outfest Interviews here.

As Outfest draws to a close, one film screening this weekend is picking up a lot of steam as it is carrying some real star power to it. The film is White Frog and features young actor and Twilight star Boo Boo Stewart among other stars like BD Wong, Joan Chen, and Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr. When we stopped into the DGA last weekend, the film was already sold out with a sticker noting that only tickets would be available at the door (which is now only available via rush line). The film deals with a family’s death of a son and how it affects his brother, who Stewart plays. It was directed by Quentin Lee and very well may be able to cross over to capture the hearts of tweens and adults all over America. We spoke with Lee about the film, the evolution of LGBT cinema, and LA landscape in the film.

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The Outfest Interviews: A Word With Ira Sachs, Director And Writer Of Keep The Lights On

The Outfest Interviews: A Word With Ira Sachs, Director Of Keep The Lights One

Outfest 2012 is happening in Los Angeles from July 12 through July 22. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Los Angeles LGBT film festival, we will be sharing interviews with filmmakers and persons involved with movies being screened. See all of our Outfest Interviews here.

Ira Sachs‘ film Keep The Lights On is one of the most lauded films to pass through Outfest this year. The film screened at both the Berlin Film Festival and Sundance earlier this year and even won this year’s Teddy Award for Best Feature Film. The movie is a very personal piece, directed and co-written by Sachs, following the story of two men in New York whose love and sexual chemistry rockets them through various highs and lows. The film made its Outfest appearance earlier this week and is going to be released theatrically September 7. We had a chance to speak with Sachs on the film, hearing his Outfest history, how quickly it took the movie to get made, and the community surrounding the film.

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The Outfest Interviews: A Word With David W. Ross, Writer, Producer, And Actor In I Do

The Outfest Interviews: A Word With David W. Ross, Writer, Producer, And Actor In I Do

Outfest 2012 is happening in Los Angeles from July 12 through July 22. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Los Angeles LGBT film festival, we will be sharing interviews with filmmakers and persons involved with movies being screened. See all of our Outfest Interviews here.

David W. Ross is a rising star. He is quickly becoming a very buzzed about multi-talented artist who is getting raves for his work on I Do, which he wrote, produced, and stars in. The film makes its world premiere tonight at Outfest and is going on to tons of other festivals and screenings, certainly building momentum as it goes along. For David, this means a lot: he’s getting recognized for his hard work and the film’s story, one based on his life, is reaching an audience that is also coping with the issues of immigration and marriage equality. In our interview, David explains his roundabout arrival to film, how I Do goes beyond being just a “gay film,” and how awesome it is to have a world premiere at Ford Amphitheatre.

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The Outfest Interviews: A Word With Glenn Gaylord, Director Of I Do

The Outfest Interviews: A Word With Glenn Gaylord, Director Of I Do

Outfest 2012 is happening in Los Angeles from July 12 through July 22. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Los Angeles LGBT film festival, we will be sharing interviews with filmmakers and persons involved with movies being screened. See all of our Outfest Interviews here.

Marriage equality and immigration are two of the biggest hot topics in American politics. They are issues that we all have a relationship with as Los Angeles is such a diverse, accepting city–but our city being diverse does not make the problems go away. Filmmaker Glenn Gaylord has a film he directed at Outfest which will be making its world premiere this evening. The film is I Do and tackles both issues quite beautifully. We spoke with Glenn on his being an Angeleno, on how both issues are on our national conscious, and how you may see some of the film’s stars around town.

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LACMA is welcoming a show about German cinema and Expressionism called Haunted Screens. It’s on view from September 21 through January 4.

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