Julian Walker and Mo’Nique in ‘Blackbird,’ the opening night movie for Out on Film.

Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBT film festival, has announced its line-up for the 27th annual event, which will take place Oct. 2-9 at Landmark Midtown Cinema. There will be more than 80 feature films, documentaries, shorts and more.

The opening night film is Patrik Ian-Polk’s Blackbird, which star Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique and Julian Walker, who plays a choir boy coming to terms with his sexuality in a conservative Mississippi town. Mo’Nique plays the boy’s mother, who is also dealing with the disappearance of her daughter.

Director David Au will attend the closing night event for a screening of his film, Eat With Me. The film follows a mother who comes to live with her gay son in Los Angeles, and must come to terms with her feelings about his sexuality.

For a complete schedule, visit outonfilm.org.

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.