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L.A.’s Outfest announces complete program

Pics with Chaz Bono, Margaret Cho set to screen

The 29th edition of Los Angeles’ Outfest will feature 163 films from 25 countries and more than a dozen panels and events in Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles.

Fest, which runs July 7-17, opens with “Gun Hill Road,” starring Esai Morales and Judy Reyes. Also screening are “Becoming Chaz,” starring Chaz Bono and “All Flowers in Time,” starring Chloe Sevigny.

Gala screenings include: “Circumstance,” “Weekend,” “Hit So Hard” and “3.”

New at this year’s fest is “Docs @ 5,” a selection of worldwide documentaries screened at 5 p.m. for $5. The Outfest Legacy Project will screen a compilation of shorts collected from the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives and a re-mastered version of Gregg Araki’s “Three Bewildered People in the Night.”

Closing night gala is “The Perfect Family,” starring Kathleen Turner, Jason Ritter, Emily Deschanel and Richard Chamberlain.

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato will receive the 15th annual Outfest Achievement Award.

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