LA TIMES: Outfest Los Angeles spotlights LGBTQ+ cinema, from ‘Bottoms’ to ‘Cora Bora’
July 13, 2023
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1. OutfestOne of the leading LGBTQ+-oriented nonprofits in the U.S. is ringing in a new year of queer cinema with its annual Outfest Los Angeles. Outfest, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2022, is known for premiering leading LGBTQ+ films and this year is no different. The festival begins with an opening-night gala and screening of “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” a film adaptation of the applauded YA novel of the same name by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. The festival closes with the L.A. premiere of Sav Rodgers’ documentary “Chasing Chasing Amy.” Other films include “Passages” from Ira Sachs, “Kokomo City” helmed by D. Smith, “Cora Bora” directed by Hannah Pearl Utt and “Bottoms” from Emma Seligman. The festival runs from Thursday to July 23, with additional virtual screenings on July 24. Tickets range from $10 to $350, depending on the package you choose. More information can be found on the Outfest L.A. website.