About the Festival
Ring in the new academic year with Outfest on the Road, a selection of cinematic gems screening at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Attend a one-of-a-kind panel discussion with masterful independent filmmakers at Smith College.
Proudly presented by Smith College’s Program for the Study of Women and Gender and Outfest, Outfest on the Road Film Festival provides audiences with a unique opportunity to enjoy cutting edge films from this year’s 2016 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival and Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival, alongside queer film classics from the Outfest archive. OOTR at Smith College, is the first festival to bring Outfest film programming to a collegiate community.
At this year’s festival, filmgoers can take in a beautiful film about queer love and disability, view two fresh and exciting short film programs, screen an award-winning documentary film about trans icon Miss Major, join in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Watermelon Woman, and attend a one of a kind discussion with masterful independent filmmakers.
“In this moment when the vulnerability of the lives of our queer youth, queer communities, queer people of color is felt in every waking hour, it is of the utmost importance to take the time and make the space to relish in our love and beauty. Outfest on the Road does that – this is one way, over one weekend to come together as a community to enjoy queer film and queer life.” — Jennifer DeClue Festival Organizer and Assistant Professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College
Outfest on the Road is Valley Advocate’s Staff Pick (read more)
WHMP Radio Interview with Jennifer DeClue (@ 19:00)