WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th     SPONSORED BY

 

7:30pm  OPENING NIGHT FILM & GALA


G.B.F. (2013) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 94 min | Director: Darren Stein
Social warfare erupts in this edgy, outrageous comedy set in a suburban high school when the school’s powerful “Clique Queens” (Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen, Xosha Roquemore) try to turn Tanner (Michael J. Willett) and Brent (Paul Iacono), 2 closeted gay teenagers, into the must-have social accessory of the year: The Gay Best Friend [“G.B.F.”]. As the girls fight for the edge to make them most popular, the boys deal with dysfunctional parents, down-low jocks and horny Mormons, culminating in a Prom that will blow the top off their town. With Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne, Rebecca Gayheart and Jonathan Silverman.

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FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Soundtrack (Dan Arriaga & Evan Stein)

FilmOut Audience Awards:
Best Screenplay (George Northy)
Best Comedy Feature (Darren Stein)

With:

  Grotto (2012) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Run Time: 7 min | Director: Dave Scala
A 20-year-old boy returns to his hometown after a year of big changes away at school.

FilmOut Programming Awards:
The Festival and Programming Directors are responsible for these awards:
Outstanding Emerging Talent (Dave Scala)


  Coffee & Pie (2011) - USA
Run Time: 15 min | Director: Douglas Horn
An anti-romantic comedy about a lesbian couple who must come to terms with the fact that theirs is a love that could never be.

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THURSDAY, MAY 30th        SPONSORED BY

 

5:00pm


Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012) - USA

Run Time: 93 min | Director: Matthew Mishory
An intimate portrait of James Dean on the cusp of achieving notoriety as both a great actor and an American icon. This film presents a side of James Dean seldom seen. Aware of his own potential to be legendary, he is at once childlike and world-weary; a brute and a romantic; an intellectual and an Indiana shit-kicker; a playboy and a man of great sensitivity. An unflinching and honest exploration of Dean’s complicated sexuality and formative relationships.

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FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Cinematography (Michael Marius Pessah)

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7:00pm


I Do (2012) - USA

Run Time: 91 min | Director: Glenn Gaylord
A romantic drama about a complicated love triangle. To stay in the U.S., gay Brit Jack (David W. Ross, who also wrote the screenplay) convinces his lesbian best friend Ali (Jamie Lynn-Sigler) to marry him. Things get messy when he falls for a sexy Spanish architect (Maurice Compte) while his commitment to his brother's widow (Alicia Witt) complicates his decision either to stay or to follow his lover.

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FilmOut Festival Awards:
(TIE) Best Screenplay (David W. Ross)

FilmOut Audience Awards:
Best Narrative Feature (Glenn Gaylord)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jamie Lynn-Sigler)

With:

  Sabbatical (2012) - USA
Run Time: 12 min | Director: Glenn Kiser
Phillip and Sam grapple with the concept of taking time apart from each other and dealing with the consequences of coming back together after a mutually agreed-upon separation.

Q&A

FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Male Short Film (Glenn Kiser)

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9:30pm


Angels of Sex (2012) - Spain/Brazil

Run Time: 105 min | Director: Xavier Villaverde
Struggling martial artist and dancer Bruno (Llorenz Gonzalez) loves his girlfriend Carla (Astrid Berges-Frisbey), but when he meets fellow dancer Rai (Alvaro Cervantes), serious sparks begin to fly, opening the couple up to new possibilities. A new generation navigates sexual fluidity, torn affections, and open relationships in this steamy love triangle. But once Bruno's clandestine encounters with Rai are revealed, a confused and hurt Carla kicks him out. But she simply doesn't want to give up on her love. Eventually, she agrees that Bruno can date them both as long as he keeps his life with Rai relatively separate.

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FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best International Feature (Xavier Villaverde)

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  Undress Me (2012) - Sweden  (U.S. PREMIERE)
Run Time: 15 min | Director: Victor Lindgren
Mikaela changed sex from male to female. One night out she meets a guy who follows her home. The film examines our perceptions of gender and how our identity can be formed by the perceptions of others.

FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best International Short Film (Victor Lindgren)

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FRIDAY, MAY 31st             SPONSORED BY

 

5:00pm


Raid of the Rainbow Lounge (2012) - USA

Run Time: 103 min | Director: Robert L. Camina
A full-length documentary film recounting the events surrounding the widely publicized and controversial raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar in 2009. Following a sordid aftermath, Fort Worth would become a leader in LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) equality. However, that journey was not smooth and without controversies. Witness history unfolds as the film documents that journey from the perspective of eyewitnesses, activists and politicians who helped change the city. (Narrated by television icon and Emmy-nominated actress, Meredith Baxter).

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FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Documentary (Robert L. Camina)

FilmOut Programming Awards:
The Festival and Programming Directors are responsible for these awards:
Freedom Award (Robert L. Camina)

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7:30pm  BOYS CENTERPIECE


Love or Whatever (2012) - USA

Run Time: 84 min | Director: Rosser Goodman
Corey (Tyler Poelle) had it all — a successful career, a sister (Jennifer Elise Cox) who's his best friend and most of all, a bright future with his boyfriend (David Wilson Page). But, when the boyfriend dumps him for a woman, Corey sets off on a wild journey of self-discovery that leads him to new love (Joel Rush) and a life-changing choice.


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  P.D.A. (2012) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Run Time: 7 min | Director: Patrick Hancock
This comedy centers around an urban gay couple who are comically disputing their very different views on holding hands in public, leading to a much bigger exploration of their relationship and more. Also features a quirky original theme song by 1980s pop icon Debbie Gibson, composed specifically for the film.

Q&A


  Dirty Talk (2012) - USA
Run Time: 12 min | Director: Jeff Sumner
Nathan, a conservative English teacher, tells his best friend Zach about a one-night stand with a hot Latin man who loves to talk dirty in this short comedy.

Q&A

FilmOut Audience Awards:
Best Overall Short Film (Jeff Sumner)

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10:00pm  AUDIENCE SPOTLIGHT    GRAPHIC CONTENT - 18+ ONLY


The Go Doc Project (2013) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 91 min | Director: Cory James Krueckeberg
From the creators of the hit musical WERE the WORLD MINE comes THE GO DOC PROJECT. Too shy to make a proper introduction, a recent college grad (Tanner Cohen) devises to make a documentary film about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy (Matthew Camp) he’s cyber-obsessed with. Camera in hand, he follows his subject across the city: into restaurants and bars, onto rooftops and dance floors and ultimately into living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms & bedrooms. THE GO DOC PROJECT is a hybrid of documentary, narrative & art film forms. It’s a fast, fleeting summer fling in the city. It’s fifteen minutes of obsession and love. It’s a young man’s graphic self-exploration as he determines what is right for his own future.

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  Chaser (2012) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Run Time: 15 min | Director: Sal Bardo
Alienated from his conservative Jewish family and community, a promising young, gay schoolteacher seeks solace in New York City's barebacking scene.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 1st     SPONSORED BY

 

12:00pm


Naked As We Came (2012) - USA

Run Time: 84 min | Director: Richard LeMay
After an unexpected phone call, Laura (Karmine Alers) and her brother Elliott (Ryan Vigilant) rush to their family’s country estate to find their mother, Lilly (S. Lue McWilliams), gravely ill and living with a handsome young stranger named Ted (Sturgis Adams). Estranged for some time, the mother sends Laura and Elliott on a path to realizing where their own lives have gone wrong. Lilly, on the other hand, has mellowed from the controlling woman she once was and is hoping to pass on some wisdom to her children. The children find themselves dealing with their own feelings of resentment and broken dreams while trying to figure out how Ted fits into their mother’s life…but Ted has a secret of his own.

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  Daniël (2013) - The Netherlands  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Run Time: 8 min | Director: Vincent Fitz-Jim
A poetic film tells the coming-of-age story of a teenage boy who finds first love on a beautiful summer day. The boy meets a girl but finds himself attracted to her brother as they swim in the lake. A tender love story evolves.

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2:15pm  GIRLS CENTERPIECE


Margarita (2012) - Canada

Run Time: 90 min | Director: Dominique Cardona & Laurie Colbert
A dramatic comedy about a Mexican maid, Margarita — the titular character (Nicola Correia-Damude) — illegally working in Canada for a posh couple, Ben and Gail (Patrick McKenna, Claire Lautier) and their tenacious teenage daughter, Mali (Maya Ritter). A mainstay in the household for years, Margarita has essentially become a part of the family. Already overwhelmed in a tumultuous relationship with her girlfriend Jane (Christine Horne), Margarita’s problems are compounded when Ben and Gail, swamped with debt and liberal guilt, are forced to fire her. As Margarita struggles to put her life back into perspective, both she and the family she works for start to realize the gravity of the situation, resulting in a potent cocktail of heart, humor and humanity.

FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Actress in a Feature Film (Nicola Correia-Damude)

With:

  Polaroid Girl (2012) - USA
Run Time: 17 min | Director: April Maxey
A timid, young photographer discovers her inner strength after connecting with a woman who runs an eclectic camera shop.

FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Female Short Film (April Maxey)

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4:30pm


Pit Stop (2013) - USA  (CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. – Official Sundance Selection)

Run Time: 80 min | Director: Yen Tan
Pit Stop takes a subtle and eloquent approach in telling the parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town. Gabe (Bill Heck), a contractor who’s getting over an ill-fated affair with a married man, finds solace in the relationship he still harbors with his ex-wife, Shannon (Amy Seimetz), and their daughter, Cindy. Ernesto (Marcus DeAnda), a Hispanic lumber yard worker in the midst of splitting up with his live-in boyfriend, Luis (Alfredo Maduro), receives news that his former love is in a coma complicating their relationship. Struggles and heartbreaks abound as Gabe and Ernesto meet for a one-night stand and face the possibility they actually might be meant for each other.

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  Prora (2012) - Switzerland/Germany
Run Time: 23 min | Director: Stephane Riethauser
Prora, a deserted former Nazi holiday camp and communist military complex on the Baltic Sea, finds teenagers Jan and Matthieu embarking on an adventure that confronts their identities and puts their friendship at risk.

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7:00pm  FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT


Meth Head (2013) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 107 min | Director: Jane Clark
Kyle Peoples (Lukas Haas) never wanted to be the man he has become in his 30's - stuck in a dead end job, engaged to a lover (Wilson Cruz) who is more successful than he and burdened with a family that doesn't understand him. When an innocent night of partying leads to a new family of friends and fun, Kyle sees an opportunity to escape from his former reality. But Kyle's new friendship with Maia (Necar Zadegan) and Dusty (Blake Berris), and their love of crystal meth, eventually cost Kyle everything - his job, his lover and his family. Kyle's escape quickly becomes a trap of desperation and prostitution as they search for their next hit. Taking a toll both physically and mentally, Kyle is forced to choose between life or meth. With Theo Rossi, John W. McLaughlin and Candis Cayne.

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FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Narrative Feature (Jane Clark)
(TIE) Best Screenplay (Jane Clark)
Best Actor in a Feature Film (Lukas Haas)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Blake Berris)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Necar Zadegan)
Best Direction (Jane Clark)

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  T is for Twig (2011) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Run Time: 5 min | Director: Judson Scott
Two women go for a hike in the woods with a shocking and unexpected outcome.

Q&A

FilmOut Audience Awards:
Best Female Short Film (Judson Scott)


  It’s Consuming Me (2012) - Germany
Run Time: 4 min | Director: Kai Staenicke
Caught in the mindset of what could have been, a man contemplates and recollects his former relationship… verging on the edge of obsession.

FilmOut Programming Awards:
The Festival and Programming Directors are responsible for these awards:
Outstanding Artistic Achievement (Kai Staenicke)

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10:00pm   GRAPHIC CONTENT - 18+ ONLY


Interior. Leather Bar. (2013) - USA  (CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. – Official Sundance Selection)

Run Time: 60 min | Director: James Franco & Travis Mathews
The 1980 film Cruising (starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop investigating a murder in the NYC gay leather bar scene) was plagued with controversy, and its director was forced by the MPAA to cut 40 minutes of sexually explicit material. Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews set out to reimagine what might have transpired in those lost scenes in this documentary-style film about the making of a film. The cameras roll as Franco and Mathews assemble a mix of gay and straight men, focusing on the actor (Val Lauren) who portrays Al Pacino. What emerges is a portrait of the fascinating dynamics that drive the filmmakers’ need to challenge normalcy, the interplay of celebrity and experimentation and the dilemma faced by actors struggling with the idea of performing in a sexually explicit, gay, S&M film. The result is a provocative exploration of a radical and transgressive society and it’s importance to challenge us with new and unconventional ideas.

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  Leather and Grace (2012) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Run Time: 3 min | Director: Fernando Garcia & Anthony Diaz
San Diego filmmakers present their latest music video starring a who’s who from the local LGBT community!

Q&A


  Ritual (2011) - USA
Run Time: 5 min | Director: Jörg Fockele
An HIV-positive man's moving, ecstatic and electrifying journey of letting go of fear, doubt and self-hate through the ancient tradition of hook suspension.

  Adults Only (2012) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Run Time: 26 min | Director: Michael J. Saul
Visions of a past relationship leave Matthew (Heath Daniels) broken and isolated until an intimate encounter in a porn arcade opens a peephole to unexpected possibilities.

Q&A

FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Overall Short Film (Michael J. Saul)

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SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd      SPONSORED BY

 

12:00pm


Submerge (2012) - Australia  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 97 min | Director: Sophie O’Connor
A quintessential Gen Y story, this film explores the pressures put on a young woman to make her mark on the world while juggling the competing demands of family, peers and the belief that she can have it all. For Jordan (Lily Hall), university life brings the promise of new experiences and a chance to break away from her family’s pressure to pursue her burgeoning career as an elite swimmer. Through her newly discovered love of history and romantic involvement with her academic tutor, Angie (Christina Hallett), it opens her eyes to the possibility of a new life path. However, struggling with complications from her liaison, Jordan begins to spiral into a cycle of self-destruction as she is introduced into the subculture of fetish nightclubs and anonymous sex. Her search for answers ultimately come from her own ability to understand that only through submission can she reclaim the control needed to fight her fear of rejection and failure.

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FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Actress in a Feature Film (Lily Hall)

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2:00pm  INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT


Out in the Dark (2012) - Israel

Run Time: 96 min | Director: Michael Mayer
Nimer (Nicholas Jacob), a Palestinian student, is dreaming of a better life abroad. One fateful night he meets Roy (Michael Aloni), an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, Nimer is confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept him for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When his close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank where he is brutally murdered, Nimer must choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.

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FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best International Feature (Michael Mayer)

FilmOut Audience Awards:
Best First Narrative Feature (Michael Mayer)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael Aloni)

With:

  The Wilding (2012) - Australia
Run Time: 15 min | Director: Grant Scicluna
When juvenile inmate Malcolm is offered a chance of parole, he is torn between his freedom and protecting the one he loves.

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4:30pm


White Frog (2012) - USA

Run Time: 93 min | Director: Quentin Lee
After the death of his popular brother Chaz (Harry Shum Jr.), Nick (Booboo Stewart), who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, struggles to carry on. However Chaz’s best friend Randy, (Gregg Sulkin), takes Nick under his wing. As Chaz’s family discovers their deceased son’s secret life, they are forced to reconcile with the boy they thought they knew with the man he really was.

Staring: Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Joan Chen (Twin Peaks, 1911), BD Wong (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Gregg Sulkin (Wizards of Waverly Place, Melissa & Joey), Kelly Hu (X2, The Vampire Diaries) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf).

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FilmOut Festival Awards:
Best Actor in a Feature Film (Booboo Stewart)

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  For Rent (2012) - USA  (WORLD PREMIERE)
Run Time: 4 min | Director: Wes Culwell
An inquiry for an apartment rental becomes an unexpected event for one and a calculated plan for the other.

Q&A

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7:00pm  CLOSING NIGHT FILM & AFTER PARTY


I Am Divine (2013) - USA  (CALIFORNIA PREMIERE)

Run Time: 85 min | Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
I AM DIVINE is the story of Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead) following his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased, Baltimore youth to an internationally-recognized drag superstar through his collaboration with filmmaker John Waters. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality and in the process revolutionized pop culture. I AM DIVINE is a definitive and entertaining biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s rise to infamy, juxtaposed with his emotional complexity and insecurity during the process.

Featuring: John Waters, Ricki Lake, Jackie Beat, Sue Lowe, Bebe Zahara Benet, Frances Milstead, David Decoteau, Pat Moran, Dennis Dermody, Michael Musto, Brian Entler (Lady Bear), John Epperson (Lypsinka), Mink Stole and many more!

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FilmOut San Diego will also be honoring the late DIVINE (Harris Glenn Milstead) with a posthumous award before the screening of I AM DIVINE. Performing in such cult classic films like Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Female Trouble and Polyester...Harris Glenn Milstead gave us this legendary and entertaining persona which remains an important and influential part of the LGBT and film community.

FilmOut Festival Awards:
Lifetime Acheivement Award (Harris Glenn Milstead)

FilmOut Audience Awards:
Best Documentary (Jeffrey Schwarz)

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  Cold Star (2012) - Germany
Run Time: 7 min | Director: Kai Staenicke
A boy experiences new desires while watching a mysterious man at an indoor swimming pool. Forced up a diving platform by his rowdy friends, he receives unexpected help, which in turn unleashes his friend’s own inhibitions.

FilmOut Programming Awards:
The Festival and Programming Directors are responsible for these awards:
Outstanding Artistic Achievement (Kai Staenicke)


  The Divine Decadence of Cheesecake (2012) - Australia
Run Time: 13 min | Director: Peter Savieri
Golden Girls fanatic Ash Flanders is split in two: the more feminine and indolent Ashleigh, and the slightly masculine and elegant Ash. In a desperate hope to connect his two sides, Ashleigh reads a letter detailing an account of old friends Blanche and Dorothy spending an unexpected erotic afternoon together.

FilmOut Audience Awards:
Best Male Short Film (Peter Savieri)

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Event Information

May 29 - June 2, 2013

Birch North Park Theatre
2891 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

TICKETS: $10 – $150

Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 29th

7:30pm   G.B.F. (2013)
OPENING NIGHT PARTY & GALA

Thursday, May 30th

5:00pm   Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)
7:00pm   I Do (2012)
9:30pm   Angels of Sex (2012)

Friday, May 31st

5:00pm   Raid of the Rainbow Lounge (2012)
7:30pm   Love or Whatever (2012)
10:00pm   The Go Doc Project (2013)

Saturday, June 1st

12:00pm   Naked As We Came (2012)
2:15pm   Margarita (2012)
4:30pm   Pit Stop (2013)
7:00pm   Meth Head (2013)
10:00pm   Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

Sunday, June 2nd

12:00pm   Submerge (2012)
2:00pm   Out in the Dark (2012)
4:30pm   White Frog (2012)
7:00pm   I Am Divine (2013)
CLOSING NIGHT FILM & AFTERPARTY

 

Party Locations

OPENING NIGHT GALA - May 29, 2013
Claire de Lune's Sunset Temple
3911 Kansas St.
San Diego, CA 92104-2910
(619) 795-3630

CLOSING NIGHT AFTER PARTY - June 2nd, 2013
West Coast Tavern
2895 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 295-1688