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Alicia Silverstone, The Evening Dress & 19th-Century Lesbian Romance: Outfest 2010 (July 11)

10 July 2010 6:47 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Maxine Peake in James Kent‘s The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (top); Alicia Silverstone, Clueless (upper middle); Lio in Myriam Aziza‘s The Evening Dress (lower middle); Jane Lynch, A Gaythering Storm (bottom) James Kent‘s The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, Amy Heckerling‘s 1995 sleeper hit Clueless, Myriam Aziza‘s La robe du soir / The Evening Dress, and the comedy shorts compilation "From Uranus to Titicaca" are some of the offerings at Outfest 2010, the 28th edition of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The festival is headquartered at the Directors Guild in West Hollywood. The made-for-British-tv The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister tells the story of a woman who defies 19th-century English conventions to have scandalous affairs with two other women. Maxine Peake stars as Anne Lister. Also in the cast: Anna Madeley, Susan Lynch, Gemma Jones, and Michael Culkin. In Clueless, a reworking »

- Andre Soares

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Outfest 4 in Focus: Myriam Aziza Uses "The Evening Dress" to Live Out School Daydreams

5 July 2010 7:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Myriam Aziza uses personal experiences to inform her widely admired debut feature, "The Evening Dress" ("La Robe du Soir"). "Like many of her male classmates, 12-year-old tomboy Juliette has a crush on Mrs. Solenska, a teacher distinguished by stylish attire and an uninhibited, provocative classroom demeanor. Juliette's fascination turns into all-consuming obsession, forcing revelations from both the girl and her teacher. A daring coming-of-age story, the film is elegantly commanded by »

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Outfest 2010 unveils lineup

2 June 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Outfest 2010 will kick off with "Howl," Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's portrait of Allen Ginsberg, and close with J.B. Ghuman's high school-set musical "Spork."

Organizers said Wednesday that the 28th edition of the gay and lesbian film festival will screen 147 pics -- 60 features and 87 shorts -- from 23 countries during the July 8-18 event.

"Howl," which stars James Franco, Jon Hamm and David Strathairn, will be presented at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles as part of the opening-night gala. There, actress Jane Lynch will receive this year's Outfest Achievement Award, to be presented by fellow "Glee" cast member Chris Coffer and director Paris Barclay.

Other gala screenings on tap include Cheryl Dunye's hybrid thriller/documentary "The Owls," screening as the U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece, and the feature debut from Outfest Screenwriting Lab fellow Javier Fuentes-Leon, "Undertow" (Contracorriente), the International Dramatic Centerpiece.

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- By Gregg Kilday

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