Outfest Fusion: The LGBT People of Color Film Festival is this weekend, March 4 & 5 in Los Angeles. It bills itself as the only multi-cultural, gender-inclusive People of Color film festival in the world. The festival opens with “The Wiz” sing-a-long on Friday night, so if you miss Michael go on and ease on down that road.
The full schedule is here.
We’re especially excited to see the drama called CHANGE. It’s about a gay African-American teenager as he grapples with his young identity on the night Obama was elected president, and Proposition 8 – the voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage -passed. Read more about the film at http://afilmforchange.com/
WATCH THE TRAILER:
Another highlight is Behind the Scenes: PARIAH – A Conversation with writer/director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper
PARIAH (Outfest and Fusion 2007) is an award-winning short film that screened at film festivals around the world. After years in development, PARIAH is now a feature-length film that had its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In this extended discussion with writer/director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper, learn about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of making PARIAH the feature and see exclusive clips from the film. Whether you’re a filmmaker, a fan of the short or new to it all (don’t worry, we’ll screen the short), you won’t want to miss this special event!