SEBASTIAN sneak preview screening June 26 at Facets

Join us for the final Open Space Arts film nights at Facets for a sneak preview of the sensational new film that took Sundance by storm. "Sebastian" is the latest creation from Finnish writer/director Mikko Måkelå, fresh off its premiere at Sundance where it's been nominated for the Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Dramatic. Måkelå seamlessly blends stunning cinematography, a compelling soundtrack, and outstanding casting to deliver a modern, judgment-free narrative on the world of sex work. Lead actors Mollica and Hyde shine, with Mollica's portrayal of Max's character development particularly noteworthy as he embarks on a new chapter. The film authentically captures contemporary London life, portraying the cut-throat publishing world and Max's struggle for narrative control amidst more powerful yet less informed individuals. "Sebastian" fearlessly presents sex work as a legitimate career choice, without judgment, offering a bold and stylish perspective on queer London life. Don't miss this chance to experience "Sebastian" before its official release. See you at Facets, 1517 W Fullerton!

  • Mikko Makela
  • Mikko Makela
  • 100 minutes
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About Open Space Arts / Queer Expression / Arts Judaica

QUEER EXPRESSION is a hybrid fest sponsored by Open Space Arts. QE has live performances at Facts on the last Wednesday of the month, while also streaming international queer films in an innovative film fest format.


Open Space Arts also produces live theater productions, readings, and workshops.


QE features films that have been recognized in festivals worldwide and have yet to be streaming on demand.


Our contest films are submitted through FilmFreeway, and submissions are taken throughout the year, as one of our goals is to get exciting new films in front of audiences quickly. If you are a filmmaker, please submit queer films of any length through FilmFreeway.



OSA membership is $10 per month, and members see all shorts and mid-length contest films for free and get discounted tickets for features.


Whether you are an artist or an audience member, we look forward to engaging with you as an artist or audience member.