A gay film fest, right on your browser

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:20am


Outfest Los Angeles is one of the oldest film festivals in the country focused entirely on LGBT-themed movies. Now in its 34th year, it attracts as many as 40,000 attendees to its 11-day celebration of queer cinema. And since this year’s fest has just gotten underway, unless you’ve already booked a trip to El Lay, chances are you figured you’d have to wait to see the offerings on hand.

Only you don’t have to wait at all — or travel. In partnership with DirecTV, Outfest has just launched OutfestOnline.com, a website that will let you stream to your phone, desktop computer or web-enabled tablet a selection of short films, features and documentaries — not just from the 2015 lineup, but past festivals as well.

Now up and running, films that are currently available online include the U.S. premiere of the feature The Heroes of Evil, as well as the shorts Caged, Elise, Brockington and Tomgirl, the webseries Day Drunk Gays, pictured, and more. Best of all? They are all free.

Some films may cycle off the list as new ones come online, but the website will continue to operate at least through the rest of 2015, meaning you have months of access to a private gay film fest.

— Arnold Wayne Jones

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 10, 2015.

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