Out on Film scores another major coup with the screening of “Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy” with the star himself attending the viewing.
The announcement of Mapa’s appearance with director Andrea James at Out on Film comes just days after the LGBT film fest announced its opening night film will be “Blackbird” directed by Patrick-Ian Polk and starring Oscar winner Mo’Nique.
“We are very excited to screen this film and have Alec and Andrea down,” says Jim Farmer, festival director of Out On Film, in a prepared statement. “It’s a very funny, topical and eventually heart-warming film. Alec is one of the funniest people around and we can’t wait to host him.”
Mapa, an actor, comedian and writer, is also excited to be coming back to Atlanta.
“I am beyond thrilled that our film ‘Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy’ is an official entry in Out on Film,” says Mapa in a press release. “Atlanta is one of my favorite cities on the planet. Southern hospitality, great food and the hottest guys—what better place to share our film’s message of love, laughter and equality? It’s gonna be a hootenanny of epic proportion. I can’t wait.”
From the Out on Film press release:
In “Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy,’ actor and comedian Alec Mapa (dubbed “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart) shares hilarious and heartfelt stories about how his life has changed since he and his husband adopted a 5-year-old through the foster care system. No topic is off limits in this raunchy yet moving film of his award-winning one-man show: Alec’s sex life, hosting gay porn award shows, midlife crisis, musical theatre, reality television, bodily functions, stage moms vs. baseball dads, and the joys, challenges, and unexpected surprises of fatherhood.
Out On Film runs Oct. 2 – 9 at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema. The full schedule will be announced on Aug. 25 when tickets will also be available.
Founded in 1987, Out On Film has grown to become one of the largest LGBT film festivals in the country. Last fall, the festival was one of only two LGBT film festivals in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit www.outonfilm.org.