The OutMuseum is the first LGBTQ+ arts and media virtual museum of its kind - available free to the public. Home to a combination of rotating and permanent exhibits centering themes, identities, and experiences which celebrate and commemorate the queer and trans communities we serve as an organization, the OutMuseum places the telling of our past, present, and future into the hands of those who have lived this past, are surviving its present and will be imagining a thriving future for it. Through short film collections, panels and roundtables, oral histories, and other multimedia within our slate of exhibits, this space offers the ability to foster discussions, increase access to art and information, and, most importantly, speak to histories that are regularly omitted from the record. Because what is history, if not storytelling? And it is all available for free!
Host David Kittredge welcomes award-winning writer-director Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) to discuss his career as a trailblazing Black creative in Hollywood, balancing satire with heart, and how tackling racism across his film and television work has been "not so much prescient as it was a part of the present." Simien shares insight into how he has made space for himself as a Black gay man in the culture-at-large, filming the first season of Dear White People against the shadow of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and how Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon helped to shape his sense of storytelling and aesthetics.
It's all Trick and plenty of treats in our second episode of the OutCast Presented by Outfest! In this episode, host David Kittredge speaks with Trick director Jim Fall and Drag Superstar Coco Peru about the 1999 gay rom-com classic as well as plans for the sequel.
Host David Kittredge chats with the filmmakers behind the 2019 Outfest Los Angeles film From Zero to I Love You: writer/director Doug Spearman; stars Darryl Stephens, Scott Bailey, Keili Lefkovitz; and producer Alan Koenigsberg. They cover everything from the tenacity needed to make independent f...