Outfest presents:

Freak Show - Closing Night Gala

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Closing Night
(USA, 2017, 91 min)
Southern California Premiere
Directed By: Trudie Styler
Screenwriters: Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio
Cast: Alex J. Lawther, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson

Teenager Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther, THE IMITATION GAME) learned fabulousness at the feet of his larger-than-life Muvv (Bette Midler). But when he’s shipped off to live with his conservative father (Larry Pine), Billy’s classmates at Ulysses S. Grant Academy don’t know what to make of this flamboyant newcomer and his seemingly endless array of colorful ensembles (with matching makeup). After being severely bullied, Billy bounces back with the help of his new friends, sensitive jock Flip (Ian Nelson, THE HUNGER GAMES) and the loquacious BlahBlahBlah (AnnaSophia Robb). Eventually, our glamorous hero decides to wave his freak flag as high as he can by running for homecoming queen, even if that means facing off against Bible-thumping mean girl Lynette (Abigail Breslin). Based on the novel by James St. James, the film features a superb ensemble cast, including Laverne Cox, Celia Weston, and Willa Fitzgerald (MTV’s SCREAM). It’s a charming coming-of-age tale—as witty and as fearless as its protagonist—that celebrates the outsider within us all.

CLOSING NIGHT - The 2017 Outfest los Angeles wraps up its 35th edition with an all-star line-up at not just one but two of the hottest venues in DTLA . The night kicks-off at the Theatre at ACE Hotel by acknowledging the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles Audience Award and Grand Juror Award winners. Afterwards, Freak Show will entertain and delight you. It's a couple short blocks uptown to the last party of the festival at the renowed Clifton's. Built in 1935 by Clifford Clifton, it was recently renovated by Andrew Meieran capturing all notes of then and now. Your first cocktail is on us as you reminisce and share your favorite memories from the last 11 days.

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  • 7PM–Sunday, July 16
  • $55-$75

Closing Night
(USA, 2017, 91 min)
Southern California Premiere
Directed By: Trudie Styler
Screenwriters: Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio
Cast: Alex J. Lawther, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson

Teenager Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther, THE IMITATION GAME) learned fabulousness at the feet of his larger-than-life Muvv (Bette Midler). But when he’s shipped off to live with his conservative father (Larry Pine), Billy’s classmates at Ulysses S. Grant Academy don’t know what to make of this flamboyant newcomer and his seemingly endless array of colorful ensembles (with matching makeup). After being severely bullied, Billy bounces back with the help of his new friends, sensitive jock Flip (Ian Nelson, THE HUNGER GAMES) and the loquacious BlahBlahBlah (AnnaSophia Robb). Eventually, our glamorous hero decides to wave his freak flag as high as he can by running for homecoming queen, even if that means facing off against Bible-thumping mean girl Lynette (Abigail Breslin). Based on the novel by James St. James, the film features a superb ensemble cast, including Laverne Cox, Celia Weston, and Willa Fitzgerald (MTV’s SCREAM). It’s a charming coming-of-age tale—as witty and as fearless as its protagonist—that celebrates the outsider within us all.

CLOSING NIGHT - The 2017 Outfest los Angeles wraps up its 35th edition with an all-star line-up at not just one but two of the hottest venues in DTLA . The night kicks-off at the Theatre at ACE Hotel by acknowledging the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles Audience Award and Grand Juror Award winners. Afterwards, Freak Show will entertain and delight you. It's a couple short blocks uptown to the last party of the festival at the renowed Clifton's. Built in 1935 by Clifford Clifton, it was recently renovated by Andrew Meieran capturing all notes of then and now. Your first cocktail is on us as you reminisce and share your favorite memories from the last 11 days.

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