Outfest to open with ‘La Mission’

Fest will run July 9-19

Benjamin Bratt starrer “La Mission” will kick off the 27th annual Outfest on July 9 at the Orpheum Theater.

Helmed by Bratt’s brother, Peter Bratt, pic examines the challenges of shifting identity in both community and family as a son comes out to his father.

This year’s Outfest will have a heavy emphasis on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights issues in response to California’s Proposition 8 and similar legislative initiatives in other states.

Fest will run July 9-19 and feature 181 films, as well as a series of panels and special events throughout the city.

More information on festival is available at Outfest.org.

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