Atlanta’s LGBT film festival Out On Film announced on Monday much of its schedule for October’s big event, including the Opening Night local premiere of the award-winning “You Should Meet My Son!”
The film (top photo) is “the story of a Southern mother who finds out her son is gay and decides to find a boyfriend for him [and] is both funny and charming, with Joanne McGee as the kind of Southern mother we all know and love,” Jim Farmer, Out on Film’s director, says in the announcement.
The 23-year-old festival runs Oct. 1-7 at Midtown Art Cinema. Ansley Park Playhouse will also show portions of the festival and is the site for a world premiere stage reading of an upcoming film by Ansley Park Playhouse’s John Gibson and Anthony Morris.
The Closing Night headliner Oct. 7 is “Role/Play: The Movie” (second photo), directed by Rob Williams (“Make the Yuletide Gay”). The film stars real life couple Matthew Montgomery (“Redwoods,” “Pornography: A Thriller,” “Long-Term Relationship”) and Steve Callahan. Callahan plays a hunky soap opera star who is outed as the result of a gay sex tape scandal and seeks refuge at an exclusive Palm Springs resort.
Festival passes will be on sale around Sept. 1, and more films will be announced by the end of August. Here’s a look at the lineup so far:
• “The Adonis Factor” (directed by Christopher Hines, director of “The Butch Factor”)
• “Elena Undone” (third photo, featuring the longest kiss in cinematic history: more than three minutes)
• “Bear City” (a hirsute “Sex and the City”)
• “Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride”
• “Children of God”
• “The Four-Faced Liar”
• “I Killed My Mother”
• “Making the Boys” (making of 1968 classic “The Boys in the Band”)
• “Oy Vey! My Son is Gay”
• “Violet Tendencies” (starring “Facts of Life” actress Mindy Cohn, bottom photo, and directed by Casper Andreas who made last year’s festival hit “The Big Gay Musical”)
• “Plan B”
• “The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister”
• “Ticked Off Trannies With Knives”