“León” presented from Argentina, is the 2:30 matinee film and will be a wonderful way to close the festival. After the death of her partner, Julia falls apart and must rebuild her life to preserve her family and the restaurant they opened together.

“León” is about relationships and the joyous and challenging task of loving and understanding one another. It’s also about finding joy amid sadness and learning to live again when all seems lost. Touching, tender, and beautiful, “León” reminds us to love, laugh, and live even when times are tough.

“All of Us Strangers” presented from the United Kingdom and directed by British filmmaker Andrew Haigh, whose 2011 feature breakthrough “Weekend” is among the most widely beloved queer romances of the 21st century. He has returned with an expertly modulated, emotionally overwhelming love story suspended in a metaphysical realm. One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor, Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town and his childhood home where he grew up. This is the final film of the 2023 Outshine Film Festival.

The closing night party will be after the 5:30 film at the Fitz. This festive and wonderful closing to the 2023 Outshine Film Festival will be cause for celebration. All the film prizes and awards will also be announced.