Added Outfest Screenings Include Free ‘Fire Island’

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Following opening night last week, the 40th anniversary Outfest film festival announced additional screenings–including the opening night film “Anything’s Possible”–to be shown weeknights at 5 p.m. at the DGA 2 on Sunset. (Masks are required for all screenings, due to uptick in Los Angeles County COVID cases. For virtual festival, click here.)

A free screening of the hit gay rom-com “Fire Island” kicks off the list of newly added films on Monday. Written and starring Joel Kim Booster and Margaret Cho, it’s been reported that the film was inspired by Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” (if Jane had been a gay man who partied annually at the legendary LGBT summer retreat).

Additional showings also include “My Fake Boyfriend” (what happens when meddling friends decide to “help” by digitally creating a perfect fake boyfriend on social media) on Tuesday, July 19, and a repeat of the opening night film, Billy Porter’s “Anything’s Possible,” on Wednesday, July 20.

As stated, “Fire Island” tickets are free, while showings of “My Fake Boyfriend” and the encore screening of “Anything’s Possible” are $5 each.

Click the links for more information and for tickets:

Monday, July 18 at 5 p.m.: Fire Island
Tuesday, July 19 at 5 p.m.: My Fake Boyfriend
Wednesday, July 20 at 5 p.m.: Anything’s Possible

Outfest runs through July 24 at the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, and other area theaters. For the complete film festival schedule, click here.


Journalist Laurie Schenden covers the entertainment industry, with many of her notable celebrity interviews appearing in the Los Angeles Times and other national and international publications. As a longtime columnist and feature writer for the LA Times, she also covered events and California destinations for the lifestyle, Outdoors and Travel sections. Laurie Schenden's international pieces include the long-running Where Are They Now celebrity feature for Spotlight Magazine, published in five languages. Laurie has also contributed to numerous documentary films, and produces content via Saving Grace Films.

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