Thursday, July 11, 2013

MadProfessah Going To OUTFEST Opening Gala Tonight

Tonight is the opening night gala of Outfest, the Los Angeles LGBT Film Festval. A friend of mine bought a pair of tickets so I am going to be seeing the Opening Night film, C.O.G. tonight. C.O.G. stars Jonathan Groff (who appeared in television's Glee and Boss), is based on a short story by openly gay David Sedaris and is directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez from a screenplay he wrote.

Here is a blurb on C.O.G. from the Outfest program:
The first feature based on the writings of best-selling author David Sedaris, C.O.G., Outfest's opening night film, captures the living legend’s stringently funny perspective and cements director Kyle Patrick Alvarez as a gifted young storyteller. Recent college graduate David (Jonathan Groff, “Glee”) decides to get close to nature, and the working class, by spending a summer picking apples in Oregon with his friend Jennifer (Troian Bellisario, “Pretty Little Liars’’). Even after she blows him off, he charges ahead on a picaresque journey that will take him from orchard to processing plant to an arts and crafts workshop, guided along the way by an increasingly eccentric and motley bunch of mentors. Whether trying to interpret the possible flirtations of co-worker Curly (Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”) or resisting the religious hard-sell from Bible-thumping Jon (Denis O’Hare, “True Blood”), David finds himself on the most complicated path of all — figuring out who he is and what he wants. The stunning ensemble cast includes Casey Wilson (‘‘Happy Endings’’), Dean Stockwell (BLUE VELVET) and Dale Dickey (WINTER’S BONE). Outfest is honored to open its 31st film festival with this bitingly witty coming of age tale anchored in warmth and insight.
I will also be going to see Boys' Shorts on Saturday morning. I'll try to do a review of what I see this weekend.

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