Outfest executive director Christopher Racster has certainly been a busy man in the past few years, steering the Los Angeles film festival to a coveted festival position on par with the LA Film Festival or the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
That’s a serious achievement for a niche film festival that can be attributed to Racster’s firmly held belief that LGBTQ+ is a “community of communities,” as he likes to say. As a result, the festival displays an extraordinary diversity.
His devotion to Outfest is, in a sense, part of his “pay it forward” approach to life. He was given a chance and is working hard to share the experience.