San Diego's LGBT Film Fest: Another Reason to Hit Up America's Nicest City


By Neal Broverman

FilmOut San Diego, kicking off Wednesday, has an amazing lineup of movies and parties.

In addition to the gorgeous beaches, friendly inhabitants, and the never-dull Hillcrest neighborhood, here's another reason to visit San Diego: FilmOut, the city's exceptional LGBT movie festival.

The event begins Wednesday, May 29 with opening night film, G.B.F., and a kick-off party across the street at Claire de Lune's Sunset Temple. Other notable screenings beside G.B.F. — a high school movie in the vein of Mean Girls and co-starring Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne, and Rebecca Gayheart — include a documentary on Divine, a portrait of James Dean (pictured), an immigration drama co-starring The Sopranos' Jamie Lynn-Sigler, a searing portrait of meth abuse with Wilson Cruz and Lukas Haas as partners, and Interior. Leather Bar., James Franco's art film centered around Cruising, the controversial 1980 gay-themed Al Pacino film.

FilmOut takes place at Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Avenue in the hipster North Park neighborhood. Most of the screenings include short LGBT-themed films and live Q&As with writers, directors, and talent. The closing party, on June 2, happens at the West Coast Tavern, just a few doors down.

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