EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (OPENING NIGHT GALA)
Sixteen-year-old Jamie is intent on attending prom as his fierce new drag queen self in this big screen adaptation of the smash hit West End musical.
Trailer | 120 min | Feature | EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE | English | United Kingdom
OPENING NIGHT GALA
**Special in person appearances planned by Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Jonathan Butterell as well as Bianca del Rio.
As our Opening Night returns to in-person gatherings at Outfest, and we celebrate our community’s resilience and spirit, we can think of no film more perfectly joyous to mark the occasion than this big-screen adaptation of Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae’s smash-hit West End musical.
The night includes some of LA’s finest queer DJs and promoters: DJ Bri Giger, Jen DM (LezCroix, Hi Fashion) and DJ Couples Therapy (DIVORCE). All tickets include a free movie snack pack and a hosted beverage. Come out for the hottest queer party of the summer!
VIP TICKETS INCLUDE: VIP Section blanket seating, early entry Popcorn & movie snack pack, Effen Cocktail, Pre-screening party with local DJs + more to be announced!
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS INCLUDE: Popcorn & movie snack pack, Effen cocktail, pre-screening party with local DJs
Rising star Max Harwood makes his onscreen debut as the irrepressible 16-year-old Jamie, an out and proud student who’s bursting with dizzying levels of self-expression, most recently boosted by his loving mother’s gift of some fabulous high-heeled ruby slippers. Jamie’s pathway in life is clear: he’s destined to be a fierce drag queen, and with the local drag shop owner (Richard E. Grant) taking him under his wing, he’s poised for greatness. But when Jamie announces that he wants to attend his school’s prom as his new drag persona, controversy strikes. Bullies come out of the woodwork, some of the faculty bristle at the idea, and soon battle lines are drawn between those who want Jamie to have the freedom to express himself, and those who’d rather keep to quiet tradition.
Featuring an array of dazzling, colorful musical numbers with catchy tunes and visuals untethered to the laws of time and space, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the kind of film that communal movie-going experiences were made for, and the ideal way for Outfest to throw a truly memorable welcome-back party!
This film will only be played theatrically.
Director : Jonathan Butterell
Writer : Tom MacRae
Producer : Mark Herbert, p.g.a, Peter Carlton, p.g.a., Arnon Milchan
Executive Producer : Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Peter Balm, Niall Shamma, Jes Wilkins
Cast : Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant