Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBT film festival, has announced its programming for the 24th annual event, which will take place Sept.  29 to Oct. 6 at Midtown Art Cinema, Ansley Park Playhouse and the Phillip Rush Center.

One of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the country, Out On Film has expanded to eight days after one of its most successful years ever in 2010. In addition to more than 50 films from countries all over the world, Out On Film has films with such recognizable talent as Margaret Cho (Cho Dependent), Cheyenne Jackson, Julia Ormond and Ileana Douglas (The Green), Morgan Fairchild (eCupid), Dolly Parton (From Hollywood to Dollywood) singer Chely Wright (Wish Me Away), and Charlie David and Sean-Paul Lockhart/Brent Corrigan (Judas Kiss). Director Eytan Fox (The Bubble, Walk on Water and Yossi & Jagger) is represented with his award-winning Mary Lou.

Among the other highlights of the festival are a world premiere of former Atlantan Christopher Hines’ Man 2 Man: A Gay Man’s Guide to Finding Love, a world premiere of Michael Aker’s Morgan, about a young gay man whose spirit and drive prevents him from accepting his new life as a paraplegic, as well as the East Coast premiere of Eating Out: Open Weekend, the fifth installment in the gay comedy franchise. Hines’ Legalize Gay will also premiere at the festival.

“We are thrilled at what we consider to be one of the strongest line-ups in Out On Film history, with award-wining films, lots of premieres, guests and plenty of local flavor,” says festival director Jim Farmer.

A number of programs will honor the 30th anniversary of the AIDS Crisis. Besides Through the Eyes of the AIDS Storm: Jesse Peel, Out on Film will team with Atlanta Pride to screen the award-winning We Were Here. Out On Film will also show the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence documentary That’s My Nun!

Festival passes are $115 and on sale through outonfilm.com, where you can also find a complete line-up of the films. Individual tickets will be available at the screening venues.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.