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ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Writer-director Don Roos receives Outfest’s 13th Annual Achievement Award. Past recipients include Bill Condon, Todd Haynes, Ian McKellen and Gus Van Sant. Roos made his directorial debut with “The Opposite of Sex” and followed it with “Bounce” and “Happy Endings.” His “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits” is skedded for release later this year.

OPENING NIGHT

The Benjamin Bratt starrer “La Mission,” directed by Bratt’s brother, Peter, tells the story of a recovering alcoholic father (Bratt), who is forced to come to terms with his son’s coming out. Pic features an R&B soundtrack from South African composer Mark Kilian.

CLOSING NIGHT

Based on a short that first screened at Outfest in 2005, director Adam Salky’s “Dare” delves into the unusual triangle of an aspiring teenage thesp (Emmy Rossum), her best friend (Ashley Springer) and the boy they both try to seduce (Zach Gilford). Alan Cumming and Sandra Bernhard also star.

OTHER PICS TO UNSPOOL

“After the Storm.” Doc. Theater in post-Katrina New Orleans. Rosie O’Donnell exec produces.

“Before Stonewall.” Doc. The history of U.S. gay life.

“Beautiful Darling.” Doc. The life and times of Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling.

“An Englishman in New York.” Feature. John Hurt plays Quentin Crisp.

“Fruit Fly.” Feature. Writer-director H.P. Mendoza explores the San Francisco art scene.

“Give Me Your Hand.” Feature. Twin brothers go the pansexual route. From French director Pascal-Alex Vincent.

“Prayers for Bobby.” A devout Christian mother learns that her son is gay. With Sigourney Weaver.

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