Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Beginning today, and running through March 7th, is the 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival. A week of screenings, workshops, panels and the One-Minute Movie Contest will be held in venues across Los Angeles like the Arena Cinelounge, Highland Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre, the West Hollywood City Council Chambers and the California African-American Museum where the Closing Night Fusion Gala will be held.

A preview of the second season of the popular web-series, "Cheetah in August", created by Anthony Bawn, will kick off the fest in West Hollywood. The show focuses on August "Cheetah" Chandler (Andre Myers), a young, African-American, former athlete who struggles with his sexual identity, causing problems for him with his family and friends, and seeks the help of Dr. Thatcher Anderson (Jonathan Medina), a therapist.

A special presentation of an unaired episode of the Fox musical-drama series, "Star" will be shown with creator, Lee Daniels and stars, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O'Grady, and Miss Lawrence in attendance.

There will be several short film series, "The LatinX Files", "No Place Like Home: Queer Asian Shorts" and "Black Queer Magic". Other feature film screenings include a couple of international classics from 2001; "Y Tu Mama Tambien" from Mexico and "Lan Yu" from China. And this year's surprise Oscar-winner for Best Picture, "Moonlight" will be screened and a discussion held at the Egyptian on March 3rd.

For the complete listing of films, ticket purchases and additional information, please click below:

Outfest Fusion 2017