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VIDEOS: FilmOut's opening-night previews of “Going Down In La-La Land” and “Go-Go Reject” on Aug. 19

Editor's note: This is the first of a six-part series detailing the six days of the upcoming LGBT Film Festival. Part II will run on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

SAN DIEGO – FilmOut San Diego’s 13th annual LGBT Film Festival will be conducted over two weekends: Aug. 19-21 and Aug. 26-28.

Almost 60 films and shorts will be shown at the historical Birch North Park Theatre.

To buy individual movie tickets, click HERE.

To buy a film festival pass to see all the movies, which also includes a ticket to the opening night party at Top of the Park in Hillcrest, as well as the closing night party at URBN Coal Fired Pizza in North Park, click HERE.

The film festival pass (that allows you to see as many movies as you wish and attend the parties) is $150.

Sneak preview of opening night

SDGLN will be previewing the film festival through opening night.

“Going Down In La-La Land,” directed by Casper Andreas, will be the opening night film, unspooling at 7:30 pm Friday, Aug. 19. The film is based on the novel by Andy Zeffer.

Young, handsome and ambitious, Adam (Matthew Ludwinski) arrives from New York with dreams of making it big in L.A. He moves in with his zany best friend Candy (Allison Lane) who between auditions spends her time at the gym, shopping, or looking for a wealthy man.

Adam gets off to a rocky start, complete with parking tickets and an insufferable job answering phones. A new job in production looks promising, but soon Adam finds himself dealing with down-and-out directors, washed up starlets, and meth addicts -- as he starts to lose himself in a steamy underworld of gay porn and prostitution.

The opening night movie will be paired with a 20-minute short, “Go-Go Reject,” directed by Michael J. Saul and starring Heath Daniels. The short is about a skinny, naïve go-go dancer who meets with unexpected rejection when he attempts to fulfill his childhood “Flashdance” fantasy.

Tickets to the opening night, always the glamour event of any film festival, plus the after-party at Top of the Park cost $30.