C.O.G., Based on David Sedaris Story, Screens at Outfest Opening Night, Plus Gala
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The last date listed for C.O.G. Screening and Outfest Opening Night Gala was Thursday July 11, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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I never miss the OUTFEST opening night at the amazing Orpheum theatre in Downtown LA... It is the best party in town. Free booze from their sponsor Absolut, gourmet foodlies from great restaurants around town, and a well dressed, hip, celeb-filled crowd. This year featured an awards presentation for filmmaker Kimberley Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry", "Stop-Gap" and the upcoming "Carrie"), and the opening night film this year was the wonderful "C.O.G.", by writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez, based on the David Sedaris short story from the book "Naked". The film was great, and starred Jonathan Groff, Dennis O'Hare, and Cory Stoll, who were all in attendance, as well as Dean Stockwell. Great cast, and wonderful and heartfelt adaptation by Kyle Alvarez, (who also directed the acclaimed "Easier with Practice"). "C.O.G." is the first adaptation of a David Sedaris story. It will be released in theaters in September. Don't miss it!
OUTFEST is a wonderful event, celebrating the diversity of LGBT film, and is attended by everyone, not just the gay crowd. Many of the events are not kid-friendly, but they do have a couple family events for everyone, so check the schedule for the appropriate crowd, because some of the films do deal with adult themes and material. But, for 11 days in July, OUTFEST tells the stories no one else does, about the LGBT community and their families and friends, and you owe it to yourself to check them out. Most events are held at the Directors Guild in Hollywood, but there are also evens held at the RedCat, The John Anson Ford, and other locations near and around Hollywood. I am next attending the sing-a-long "Pitch Perfect" at The Ford, outdoors! I went to "Hairspray" last year, and It should be a blast!
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I absolutely loved this film. It looked amazing, the acting was stellar. I think as a stand alone film, it was awesome. I believe some people may be dissappointed because the "David Sedaris effect" did not read through, which I personally,...continued
The General Admission Gala Ticket includes unassigned rear balcony seating for the film and admission to the opening night after-party with an open bar.
Film’s run time is 88 minutes._
C.O.G._ cast includes Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars_), Corey Stoll (House of Cards_), Denis O’Hare (True Blood_), Casey Wilson (Happy Endings_), Dean Stockwell (Blue Velvet) and Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone).
About the Ticket Supplier: Outfest
Outfest is the leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, July 10-20: Eleven days of world-class films, discussions and parties.