Outfest 2018: Rita Moreno, Raul Castillo, and Gus Kenworthy add star power to festival’s first four days
OUTFEST: For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, I invite you to do so today! I don’t often have time to update Greg In Hollywood blog during the day but i can always find a few minutes to post a quick Instagram pic if I’m doing something fun and exciting.
Since last Thursday, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the Outfest Film Festival where I’ve seen some terrific movies and rubbed elbows with some famous folks including EGOT Rita Moreno, Olympian Gus Kenworthy, retired soccer star Robbie Rogers, Looking star Raul Castillo, actor Garrett Clayton, and many more.
Thursday was opening night at the Orpheum Theatre downtown. Filmmaker Angela Robinson was honored and she gave a rousing speech that was a call to action for the LGBT community to be politically engaged and to demand change as we have in the past. She was so inspiring. The documentary Studio 54 kicked off the festival and was followed by a dazzling disco-themed party that transformed the parking lot into another world.
Here are some photos from my first four days at Outfest so far this year. Many more to come!
Photos: 1. Disco-themed after-party 2. DGA Theater where majority of Outfest screenings take place 3. Rita Moreno arrives for screening of Every Act of Life 4. Outfest Achievement Honoree Angela Robinson on opening night 5. Gus Kenworthy before screening of Alone in the Game 6. Greg in Hollywood with Kenworthy 7. Robbie Rogers at Alone in the Game screening 8. The documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood included a Q&A with subject Scotty Bowers himself. I met him at post-screening reception. 9. Raul Castillo at screening of We the Animals 9. Garret Clayton at opening night 11.. Justin Kirk before Every Act of Life screening 12. Sam Harris at screening of Every Act of Life 13. Pose star Ryan Jamaal Swain on opening night 14. Damon Harriman, the dynamic lead of the film Riot. 15. One more shot of Rita Moreno because why not!