Friday, May 14, 2010

HOWL Selected as Opening Night of Outfest 2010

Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media, announced today that HOWL has been selected as the Opening Night gala of the 28th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on July 8.“HOWL is an important and inspiring movie that is extremely relevant today,” says Kim Yutani, Director of Programming of Outfest. “The film reminds us of the influence of Allen Ginsberg's groundbreaking work, and eloquently tells the story of an artist who challenged the status quo on a personal and artistic level. By selecting HOWL as our Opening Night, we believe that it will set the tone for this year’s festival and celebrate all of the forward-thinking artists that will be part of our exciting line-up.” Adds Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Outfest, “We've had the pleasure of showcasing Rob and Jeffrey's excellent work over the years, and we are proud to continue this relationship and collaborate with such distinguished and visionary filmmakers.”

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