Outfest West Hollywood Series: CRIMES OF PASSION: 30TH ANNIVERSARY
West Hollywood City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library West Hollywood, CA
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CRIMES OF PASSION: 30TH ANNIVERSARY
WED | JULY 2 | 7:30 PM | West Hollywood City Council Chambers at West Hollywood Library
Outrageous filmmaker Ken Russell courted controversy once again with this wildly stylish and erotic thriller from screenwriter Barry Sandler (MAKING LOVE). Kathleen Turner in the same year as ROMANCING THE STONE shook up her screen image with her indelible performance as uninhibited sex worker China Blue, whose sensuality hypnotizes both a suburban husband (John Laughlin) and an unhinged street preacher (Anthony Perkins, acting with the brakes off). Still surprising and deliriously over-the-top after three decades, this cult classic will be followed by a discussion with Sandler and members of the cast and crew. Also starring Annie Potts and Bruce Davison. 112 minutes.
Actor John Laughlin is scheduled to appear in the Q&A, alongside Barry Sandler. --------
Outfest Members may enter the discount code to purchase tickets at the $6 price.
Free Validated Parking will be available in the five story public/park structure.
ABOUT THIS SERIES:
Outfest, the leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) stories on the screen, announces a new program: Outfest West Hollywood Series, a monthly program featuring films and discussions of interest to LGBT audiences at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers at West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood. The program will be the first Wednesday of the month throughout the year and is made possible in part from a grant from the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission
"We are delighted to work with the City of West Hollywood to present a series of films and conversation that will address issues and ideas specific to the LGBT community while offering compelling and provocative entertainment to audiences of all stripes," says KP Pepe, Outfest Director of Programming. "The new library has become a hub for the community at large, and Outfest looks forward to adding it to our many programming venues located throughout the greater metropolitan area."
ABOUT THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD:
The City of West Hollywood, also known as The Creative City, has a strong commitment to providing accessible arts and cultural events programming for its diverse community and visitors. This commitment led to the building of the West Hollywood Library in 2011, which has served as a hub of cultural programming in the area. Through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, the City presents numerous film screenings, exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural events throughout the year, as well as an entire month of LGBTQ arts events during June Pride month. For more information on these West Hollywood arts and cultural events, please visit www.weho.org/arts and www.weho.org/pride.
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