"Howl", the first feature written and directed by veteran documentary filmmakers, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will be the opening film of Outfest on July 8th at the Orpheum theatre. James Franco stars as poet, Allen Ginsberg in this film about the writing of his sexually charged poem, "Howl" which led to him being put on trial for obscenity.
Jane Lynch, a star of the hit television show, "Glee" is the recipient of this year's Outfest Achievement Award.
The closing night film this year, "Spork" will be held at the Ford Amphitheatre on July 18th. It is the film debut of actor turned writer/director J.B. Ghuman that tells the story of an awkward high school girl who must break out her dance moves when her best friend in unable to compete in a dance contest but the popular mean girl and her gang is going to do all they can to stop her.