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FREE Member Advance Screening
Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm

Join NewFest for the new masterpiece from Spain’s leading queer auteur, Academy Award Winner Pedro Almodóvar (All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Volver). This is a NewFest Member Only event.

Political Animals

NewFest at The Center Presents
Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm

The Audience Award winner for Best Documentary at NewFest 2016, LA Film Festival, and the Provincetown Film Festival, Political Animals looks into the early days of advocacy that paved the way for the LGBTQ rights victories of today.

NewFest At The Center Presents

Featuring topical documentaries and narratives that reflect the diverse and evolving culture of the LGBT community, this monthly series gives New York audiences an opportunity to engage and respond to engrossing stories through screenings, Q&As and post-show receptions.

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NewFest Members receive discounts to all events year-round and receive exclusive access to early ticketing and the VIP member lounge at our annual festival.

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NewFest, New York’s LGBT Film and Media Arts Organization, is dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and audiences to build a community that passionately supports LGBT cinema and storytelling while giving voice and visibility to a wide range of the LGBT experience. NewFest presents year-round screenings and events that include New York’s annual LGBT Film Festival every October, which began in 1988. We are committed to nurturing emerging LGBT and allied filmmakers and support those artists who are willing to take risks in telling the stories that fully reflect the diversity and complexity of our lives.

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