THE SIXTH REEL
When the death of a close friend unearths the long-thought lost final reel of a classic undiscovered film, Jimmy (Charles Busch - Psycho Beach Party and Die, Mommie, Die!) and his social circle of obsessive collectors each concoct wild, underhanded schemes to cash in on a big sale of the film.
94 min | Feature | English | USA | World Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE – Special Tribute Centerpiece
Outfest is proud to present the World Premiere of the latest creation from the legendary Charles Busch (Psycho Beach Party, Die, Mommie, Die!). Co-written and directed with Carl Andress, this hilarious caper stars Busch as Jimmy, an Old Hollywood-obsessed New Yorker who’s one of an extended community of discerning – and extremely catty – movie memorabilia collectors. When the death of a close friend unearths the long-thought lost final reel of a classic Tod Browning horror film, Jimmy and his cohorts each concoct underhanded schemes involving false romances, drag personas….and maybe vampires?…to cash in on a big sale of the film. But can the urge to bring the moviegoing community together with this lost classic prevail over the desire to get rich quick?
Featuring memorable turns from Margaret Cho, Tim Daly, and Julie Halston, The Sixth Reel is equal parts salty and sweet, and an utter delight. We can think of no better way to celebrate a return to the movies than this celebration of unbridled – and sometimes unhinged – movie love!
This screening will begin with a special memorial tribute to producer and Outfest alum Ash Christian, who passed away during the development of this film in 2020.
Director: Carl Andress, Charles Busch
Writer: Carl Andress, Charles Busch
Producer: Jamie Buckner, Ash Christian, Alex Peace-Power
Cast: Charles Busch, Margaret Cho, Patrick Page, Cady Huffman, Julie Halston, Tim Daly, and André De Shields