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.