Kristen Wiig, Katherine Heigl, Clint Eastwood Among Stars in 2015 Outfest Los Angeles Lineup

The LGBT film festival runs in three venues around L.A. from July 9 to July 19

Last Updated: June 4, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Kristen Wiig, Katherine Heigl, Clint Eastwood, Aubrey Plaza and Zach Galifianakis are among the stars appearing in films included in the 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival line-up, organizers announced Thursday.

Wiig stars in Sebastián Silva’s drama “Nasty Baby,” Heigl takes the lead as a gay woman coming out to her family in “Jenny’s Wedding,” and Eastwood is among the talking heads in “Tab Hunter Confidential,” a documentary about matinee idol Tab Hunter’s rise from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.

The nation’s leading LGBT festival, presented by HBO, will feature six world premieres and three U.S. premieres, as well as films from 28-first-time filmmakers, and new work from returning filmmakers.

Returning filmmakers and the films they are screening include Jeffrey Schwarz (“Tab Hunter Confidential”), Jamie Babbit (“Fresno”), Sebastián Silva (“Nasty Baby”), Malcolm Ingram (“Out To Win”), Jenni Olson (“The Royal Road”) and Parvez Sharma (“A Sinner in Mecca”).

“Tig,” a documentary about gay comedian Tig Notaro, is set to screen during the opening night gala on July 9, while the festival will close on July 19 with François Ozon’s “The New Girlfriend.” The gala screenings include “Nasty Baby” (U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece), “The Summer of Sangaile” (International Centerpiece), “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” (International Centerpiece), “Best of Enemies” (Documentary Centerpiece) and “Out to Win” (Documentary Centerpiece).

The festival will also offer a sneak peek at Bill Hader and Fred Armisen’s “Sandy Passage,” a “Grey Gardens” parody episode of IFC’s upcoming comedy series “Documentary Now,” as well as TLC’s “I Am Jazz,” a reality show spotlighting the day-to-day life of transgendered teen Jazz Jennings, a Clean and Clear model.

Nick Jonas will join DirecTV’s “Kingdom” creator Byron Balasco for an in-depth discussion on Jonas’ massive queer following, as well as a sneak peek of his role as a gay MMA fighter on Season 2 of the DirecTV series.

With the Ford Amphitheatre under renovation, Outfest Los Angeles will be held in three venues: The Montalbán Theatre, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and The Theatre at the Ace Hotel.

“Audiences will be impressed with the breadth, complexity, and beauty of the storytelling,” Outfest director of programming, Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, said in a statement. “I am furthermore thrilled that over 40 percent of the features are directed by women, which I hope is a harbinger of changes we will see industry-wide in coming years.”

Click here for the full schedule of screenings and events, and then watch the trailer for the festival.

Here’s the full lineup.

GALA FILMS

TIG – Opening Night Gala

Dir: Kristina Goolsby, Ashley York, Scr: Jennifer Arnold, 2015, USA, 95 min.                                

BEST OF ENEMIES – Documentary Centerpiece

Dir: Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon, 2015, USA, 88 min.                                                                      

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO – International Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Peter Greenaway, 2015, Netherlands/Mexico/Belgium/Finland, 105 min.                           
NASTY BABY – US Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Sebastián Silva, 2015, USA, 100 min.                                                                                                              
OUT TO WIN – Documentary Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Malcolm Ingram, 2015, USA/Canada, 100 min.                                               

THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE – International Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Alanté Kavaïté, 2015, France/Lithuania/The Netherlands, Lithuanian with English subtitles, 88 min.

THE NEW GIRLFRIEND – Closing Night Gala

Dir/Scr: François Ozon, 2014, France, French with English subtitles, 108 min.

U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURES                                                   

BABY STEPS

Dir/Scr: Barney Cheng, 2015, USA/Taiwan, English, Mandarin with English subtitles, 102 min.                     

BARE

Dir/Scr: Natalia Leite, 2015, USA, 88 min.                                       

BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING

Dir/Scr: Joseph Graham, 2015, USA, 93 min.                                    

DRIVING NOT KNOWING – World Premiere

Dir/Scr: Benjamin R. Davis, Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, Dane Mainella, Jay Jadick, 2015, USA, 85 min.
FOURTH MAN OUT

Dir: Andrew Nackman, Scr: Aaron Dancik, 2015, USA, 95 min.                                         

FRESNO

Dir: Jamie Babbit, Scr: Karey Dornetto, 2015, USA, 85 min.

JENNY’S WEDDING – World Premiere

Dir/Scr: Mary Agnes Donoghue, 2015, USA, 94 min.                                               

LIKE YOU MEAN IT – World Premiere

Dir/Scr: Philipp Karner, 2014, USA, English, 90 min.

NAOMI & ELY’S NO KISS LIST – World Premiere

Dir: Kristin Hanggi, Scr: Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer, 2014, USA, 89 min.

NAZ & MAALIK

Dir/Scr: Jay Dockendorf, 2014, USA, 86 min.                                               

S&M SALLY

Dir/Scr: Michelle Ehlen, 2015, USA, 80 min.             

SEBASTIAN – U.S. Premiere

Dir/Scr: Carlos Ciurlizza, 2014, Peru/USA, Spanish, English with English subtitles, 108 min.             

SISTERS OF THE PLAGUE – World Premiere

Dir: Jorge Torres-Torres, Scr: Jorge Torres-Torres, Jason Banker, 2015, USA, 74 min.

STUFF

Dir/Scr: Suzanne Guacci, 2015, USA, 98 min.                              

THAT’S NOT US

Dir: William Sullivan, Scr: William Sullivan, Derek Dodge, 2015, USA, 97 min.                           

THOSE PEOPLE

Dir/Scr: Joey Kuhn, 2015, USA, 89 min.            

YOU’RE KILLING ME

Dir: Jim Hansen, Scr: Jim Hansen, Jeffery Self, 2015, USA, 88 min.

INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC FEATURES    

ALL ABOUT E

Dir/Scr: Louise Wadley, 2015, Australia, 97 min.

THE BLUE HOUR

Dir: Anucha Boonyawatana, Scr: Anucha Boonyawatana, Waasuthep Ketpetch, 2015, Thailand, Thai with English subtitles, 97 min.

CARMIN TROPICAL

Dir: Rigoberto Perezcano, Scr: Rigoberto Perezcano, Edgar San Juan, 2014, Mexico, Spanish with English subtitles, 80 min.          

DROWN

Dir: Dean Francis, Scr: Stephen Francis, 2015, Australia, 96 min.

EVERLASTING LOVE

Dir: Marçal Forés, Scr: Marçal Forés, Vicente de la Torre, 2014, Spain, Spanish with English subtitles, 69 min.                             

THE GUEST

Dir/Scr: Mauricio López Fernández, 2014, Chile/Argentina, Spanish, 82 min.                    

GUIDANCE

Dir/Scr: Pat Mills, 2015, Canada, 80 min.

THE HEROES OF EVIL – U.S. Premiere

Dir/Scr: Zoe Berriatúa, 2015, Spain, Spanish with English subtitles, 98 min.
IN THE GRAYSCALE

Dir: Claudio Marcone, Scr: Rodrigo Antonio Norero, 2015, Chile, Spain with English subtitles, 101 min.

LIZ IN SEPTEMBER

Dir/Scr: Fina Torres, 2015, Venezuela, Spanish with English subtitles, 100 min.

PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL MONOGAMIST

Dir/Scr: Christina Zeidler, John Mitchell, 2014, Canada, 83 min.

SEASHORE

Dir/Scr: Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher, 2015, Brazil, Portuguese with English subtitles, 83 min.

STORIES OF OUR LIVES

Dir: Jim Chuchu, Scr: Jim Chuchu, Njoki Ngumi, 2014, Kenya, Swahili and English with English subtitles, 60 min.

TWO 4 ONE

Dir/Scr: Maureen Bradley, 2014, Canada, 77 min.

WHILE YOU WEREN’T LOOKING

Dir: Catherine Stewart, Scr: Vanessa Herman, Amy Jephta, Matthew Krouse, Nodi Murphy, 2015, South Africa, 75 min.           

YOU & I

Dir/Scr: Nils Bökamp, 2014, Germany, German and Polish with English subtitles, 85 min.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

ADD THE WORDS

Dir/Scr: Michael Gough, Cammie Pavesic, 2014, USA, 79 min.

THE CULT OF JT LEROY

Dir/Scr: Marjorie Sturm, 2014, USA, 90 min.

DEEP RUN

Dir: Hillevi Loven, 2015, USA, 75 min.

DESERT MIGRATION

Dir/Scr: Daniel F. Cardone, 2015, USA, 80 min.

DO I SOUND GAY?

Dir: David Thorpe, 2014, USA, 77 min.

DRAG BECOMES HIM

Dir/Scr: Alex Berry, 2015, USA, 83 min.

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD

Dir: Sharon Shattuck, Scr: Frederick Shanahan, Martha Shane, Sharon Shattuck, 2015, USA, 75 min.

A GAY GIRL IN DAMASCUS: THE AMINA PROFILE

Dir/Scr: Sophie Deraspe, 2015, Canada, 84 min.

THE GLAMOUR & THE SQUALOR

Dir: Marq Evans, Scr: Marq Evans, Jeff Gilbert, 2015, USA, English, 80 min.

HOCKNEY – U.S. Premiere

Dir: Randall Wright, 2015, UK, 112 min.

PROBATION TIME

Dir/Scr: Avigail Sperber, 2014, Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles, 90 min.

THE ROYAL ROAD

Dir/Scr: Jenni Olson, 2015, USA, 65 min.

SEED MONEY

Dir: Michael Stabile, 2015, USA, 72 min.

SHE’S THE BEST THING IN IT

Dir/Scr: Ron Nyswaner, 2015, USA, 80 min.

A SINNER IN MECCA

Dir/Scr: Parvez Sharma, 2014, Saudi Arabia/India/USA, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, English with English subtitles, 79 min.

TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL

Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz, 2015, USA, 90 min.

TCHINDAS – World Premiere

Dir/Scr: Pablo García Pérez de Lara, Marc Serena, 2015, Spain, Cape Verdean Creole with English subtitles, 95 min.

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