Inside Out LGBTQ Fest Unveils Lineup for Virtual Edition

THE BOYS IN THE BAND
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From left: Jim Parsons and Matt Bomer in 'The Boys in the Band'

Netflix's 'The Boys in the Band,' 'Shiva Baby' and 'Dating Amber' will screen at one of North America's largest LGBTQ film festivals.

Inside Out, one of the largest LGBTQ film festivals in North America, has unveiled film titles for its upcoming Oct. 1-11 virtual edition.

The first-ever digital edition of Inside Out will host an informal conversation with special guests and talent from the Netflix film The Boys in the Band, based on the Broadway play starring Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, among others.

Inside Out will also stream The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, the feature directing debut of Everybody Hates Chris co-creator Ali LeRoi; the modern-day western film Cowboys, which stars Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Ann Dowd, and young trans actor Sasha Knight; Emma Seligman’s comedy of discomfort Shiva Baby, starring Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon and Dianna Agron; and the Irish romantic comedy Dating Amber, which stars Normal People actress Fionn O’Shea and newcomer Lola Petticrew.

Other lineup highlights include Philip J. Connell's offbeat family drama Jump, Darling; Ahead of the Curve, directed by Rivkah Beth Medow and Jen Rainin; the Ashley O'Shay documentary Unapologetic; Mike Mosallam's romantic comedy Breaking Fast; Matthew Fifer and Kieran Mulcare's Cicada; and Olivia Peace's Tahara.

Earlier, Inside Out announced plans to move online for its Oct. 1-11 edition and its 30th anniversary with select drive-in theater screenings and mostly streaming of films on the Cinesend platform, alongside live events, Q&As and exclusive conversations with LGBTQ filmmaking talent.

Canada's biggest showcase of LGBTQ movies, based in Toronto, also plans a new micro-budget finance forum to support local projects.

In late March, Inside Out organizers delayed their 30th edition initially to May amid the coronavirus outbreak. Then fest organizers rescheduled their event to October when they hoped a physical event post-pandemic might be possible.