May 23, 2017

James Franco’s “Howl” to open Outfest Film Festival

By Greg Hernandez

This should make for a sensational opening night for Outfest 2010!

It’s just been announced that the 28th edition of the LA LGBT film festival will open July 8 with Howl, the debut narrative feature from acclaimed documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

It stars James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeff Daniels and will screen at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

“’HOWL’ is an important and inspiring movie that is extremely relevant today,” says Kim Yutani, Director of Programming of Outfest. “The film reminds us of the influence of Allen Ginsberg’s groundbreaking work, and eloquently tells the story of an artist who challenged the status quo on a personal and artistic level. By selecting ‘HOWL’ as our Opening Night, we believe that it will set the tone for this year’s festival and celebrate all of the forward-thinking artists that will be part of our exciting line-up.”

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of

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One Comment

  • May 3, 2010 | Permalink |

    James is such an amazing actor, I look forward to this when it comes to theaters or dvd

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