imageThe Out on Film news just keeps coming. Not only is the film lineup nothing short of miraculous just six months after their May event, but the event schedule is chock full of guests.

The event goes down Oct. 2-8 at Midtown Art Cinema. Two-dozen films include Chad Allen in “Hollywood, je t’aime” (photo).

The breaking news just out is that director Casper Andreas will be in attendance at the opening night film, “The Big Gay Musical.” Andreas also directed the popular gay films “Slutty Summer” and “A Four Letter Word.”

A press release earlier this morning includes several more guests that have specific ties to Atlanta:

On opening night October 2nd,  we will begin the festival with the debut of “Disturb the Universe,” a short film by Atlantis Moon Productions (Cindy Abel) celebrating the life of [late gay political activist] Allen Thornell. We will be dedicating the festival to Allen.

On the morning of Sunday, October 4th, we are teaming with HRC, Touching Up Our Roots and Ansley Park Playhouse to present a Civil Rights Salon, featuring the debut of a documentary about the Reverend Erin K. Swenson, who in 1996 became the first known mainstream Protestant minister to make an open gender transition while remaining in ordained office. Swenson lives in Atlanta and will be present.

We are hosting the world premiere of “A Cross Burning in Willacoochee,” starring Georgia natives Roy Kirkland and Doug Sebastian. (October 4th). They will be present for Q and A.

We are screening the film version of Atlanta native Jim Grimsley’s “Dream Boy,” which will be followed by a Q and A with Grimsley. (October 7th).

We are screening “Rivers Wash Over Me,” produced by Atlanta native Dexter Davis, who will be doing Q and A after the screening (October 3rd).

We are screening “The Butch Factor,” directed by former Atlanta native Christopher Hines and featuring Woof’s Sports Bar and several Atlantans. ( October 4th)

We are screening the film “Family” by former Atlanta native Faith Trimel, whose last film “Black Aura on an Angel” sold out at the 2004 Out on Film. (October 4th)

We are screening the CNN Production “Her Name Was Steven,” by Dave Timko and Bud Bultman. (October 8th)

View the entire Out on Film lineup with excerpts about some of the entries. You can also check daily listings for the Oct. 2-8 films on our interactive calendar, or visit the Out on Film website for more even information, including video previews.