Episode 7

Published on:

23rd Sep 2021

Outfest LA 2021 Highlights Part 1: The Sixth Reel, The Novice

We're closing out this season on the OutCast with a three-part (!) finale to celebrate the 2021 edition of the Outfest Los Angeles film festival by highlighting six terrific films from the program that we love and just can't stop thinking about. In Part One, host David Kittredge kicks things off by chatting with Outfest Director of Festival Programming Mike Dougherty about the state of LGBTQ+ cinema and the practice of throwing a safe and successful in-person film festival amidst pandemic restrictions. Then, he speaks with the iconic Charles Busch, co-director Carl Andress, and cinematographer Jendra Jarnagin about the classic film inspirations and hilarious narrative hijinks behind THE SIXTH REEL which world premiered at the festival this year. And finally he leads a rollicking discussion on artistic discipline, the importance of taking risks, and filming competitive rowing sequences with director/writer Lauren Hadaway whose feature debut THE NOVICE screened as the U.S. Centerpiece this year after its development in Outfest's Screenwriting Lab.

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The OutCast is a frank, fun, and fascinating podcast featuring conversations with LGBTQIA+ creators, storytellers, and talent where they candidly discuss their work, their inspirations, and their challenges to be seen and heard in the entertainment industry.

Hosted by filmmaker David Kittredge, each OutCast is a fun no-holds-barred conversation with accomplished and iconic creators and performers about what draws them to their projects, the rough-and-tumble of getting them made, and the legacy they hope to leave behind! Featuring guests like drag legend Miss Coco Peru to the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell to award-winning filmmakers Jeffrey Schwarz and Rachel Mason to performers like Jonathan Groff and Darryl Stephens, The OutCast is by turns thought-provoking and always outrageously entertaining!
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