With its just-announced 2017 schedule, Outfest presents one of its most diverse and inclusive slates ever, with nearly 200 films from more than 30 countries, and several world and regional premieres.
“I’m really excited about and invested in this year’s lineup because of how socially conscious and relevant these films are,” says Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, director of programming for Outfest, one of America’s longest running and most important LGBTQ film festivals. “”Queer filmmakers are politically engaged with much more urgency this year, and as a result their films really demand attention.” Gender parity, trans justice and racial equality are all themes that are coming though loud and clear in these films. And I’m so proud to be able to say that 50 percent of the features are directed by women. It’s about time!”
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