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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 9, 2006
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel: (323) 461-2020, ext. 115

 

 

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE AND OUTFEST PRESENT

GAY & LESBIAN PROGRAMMING WITH ‘OUTFEST WEDNESDAYS’

AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE IN NOVEMBER

 

HOLLYWOOD – The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and Outfest collaborate to present gay and lesbian programming on select days at the Egyptian. Outfest Wednesdays is the only gay and lesbian-themed weekly screening series in the country. Founded in 1999, the programming features favorites from past festivals, Hollywood revivals, filmmaker retrospectives, sneak previews and word of mouth screenings of upcoming releases. Outfest Wednesdays programming will be announced quarterly. For more information about Outfest see www.outfest.org.

On Wednesday, November 1st is Stewart Wade’s COFFEE DATE (2006, 94 min.). A comedy about a straight man, Todd, who’s set up on a blind date with a gay man, Kelly. They end up becoming friends and everyone, including Todd ends up questioning his sexuality. Discussion following with cast members Wilson Cruz ("Noah’s Arc," PARTY MONSTER), Jonathan Silverman (WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S), Sally Kirkland (THE STING), Jason Stuart and director Stewart Wade. There will also be a post-screening reception. On Wednesday, November 29th is Ned Farr’s THE GYMNAST (2006, 96 min.). A drama about two women on a journey toward growth and newfound strength. This film is the winner of the Outstanding American Narrative Feature & HBO First Narrative Feature, Outfest 2006. All screenings are at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre (unless noted otherwise) at the 1922 historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood. Some Outfest Wednesdays programs will screen in the 78-seat Spielberg Theatre, also at the Egyptian. All guests subject to availability.

 

Wednesday, November 1 – 7:30 PM | Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian

The Wednesday, November 1st program is a 7:30 PM screening of COFFEE DATE (2006, 94 min.), directed by Stewart Wade. In this delightful comedy of errors, a practical joke sends straight man, Todd on a blind date with gay man, Kelly. The two strike up an unexpected friendship, and Todd’s life soon spins out of control. Everyone believes he’s gay and nothing he says or does can convince them otherwise. Even Todd begins questioning his sexuality. Performances by Sally Kirkland, Wilson Cruz, Jonathan Silverman, Deborah Gibson, Jason Stuart and Jonathan Bray makes COFFEE DATE the perfect date film. Discussion following with cast members Wilson Cruz, Jonathan Bray, Jonathan Silverman, Sally Kirkland, Jason Stuart & director Stewart Wade. Followed by a post-screening reception.

Please contact Kimberely Yutani at the Outfest programming@outfest.org for screener availability, photos or to interview talent.

 

Wednesday, November 29 – 7:30 PM | Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian

The Wednesday, November 29th program is a 7:30 PM screening of THE GYMNAST (2006, 96 min.), directed by Ned Farr. This dazzling, sexy, high-flying drama chronicles two women on a journey toward growth and newfound strength. Jane is an unhappily married masseuse who was once an Olympic gymnast. She is drawn back to the gym where she meets gorgeous dancer Sabrina and sparks fly. Their electrifying attraction to each other forces them both to make choices that shake up their lives. IN COLLABORATION WITH: POWER UP

 

Please contact Kimberely Yutani at the Outfest programming@outfest.org for screener availability, photos or to interview talent.

Outfest is a leading showcase for diverse, international gay and lesbian film and video. Outfest produces the oldest and largest continuous film festival in the region, featuring more than 200 films and videos, at least seven venues and audiences of more than 42,000 people. Since its founding in 1982, Outfest has presented nearly 4,000 film and video titles to audiences of more than half a million people.

 

A complete calendar/flyer listing of these films will not be mailed to you. Information is available on our Website www.egyptiantheatre.com and on www.outfest.org

BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOR DIGITAL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SELECT FILMS.

Kimberely Yutani (Outfest) programming@outfest.org

SOME OF THESE FILMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PRESS SCREENINGS

WE DO NOT HAVE GUARANTEED PRESS PASSES TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT WHEN POSSIBLE YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ADVANCE PRESS SCREENINGS ON SCREEN OR TAPE.

 

REQUESTS FOR PRESS TICKETS TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:

WHEN YOUR COVERAGE WILL APPEAR AND A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MEDIA OUTLET. JOURNALISTS WISHING TO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPE DISCUSSIONS MUST ALSO SEND A FAXED REQUEST. IF YOUR REQUEST IS ACCEPTED, YOU WILL PICK UP YOUR TICKETS THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW AT THE BOX OFFICE. Details at: http://www.americancinematheque.com/pressreleases/pressticketpolicies.htm

 

Ticket prices: $10 General; $7 Cinematheque Members and Outfest Members, $8 Seniors (65+ years) and students with valid ID card. Must be shown at box office at time of purchase.

 

Tickets Available on www.fandango.com

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

 

 

  

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