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October 2017

NewFest 2017

The 29th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival

Thursday October 19 - Tuesday October 24

SAVE THE DATE!
NewFest will be celebrating its 29th annual New York LGBT Film Festival from October 19th – 24th, 2017. The six-day festival will feature over 100 films, panels, and parties that reflect the LGBT experience.

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  • Partner Screening

    The Wound

    Thursday August 17 @ 7:00 pm
    Film Forum

    | Co-Presented with Kino Lorber and Film Forum | John Trengove’s award-winning debut feature is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of ...

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  • NewFest at The Center Presents

    Beach Rats

    Wednesday August 16 @ 7:00 pm
    Screening Room at The Center

    This event is sold out.  | NewFest at The Center Presents | Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival U.S. Narrative Screenwriting Jury Prize, Outfest LA On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare...

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  • Free Outdoor Screening

    Woman on Fire

    Tuesday August 15 @ 8:00 pm
    Travers Park, Jackson Heights

    This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. A reschedule date will be announced in the near future. | FREE Outdoor Screening | A moving and intimate portrait of courage under fire, WOMAN ON FIRE captures the extraordinary life and journey...

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  • Coming Out Again

    She Must Be Seeing Things

    Wednesday August 9 @ 7:00 pm
    Quad Cinema

    | Co-Presented with Quad Cinema | 30th anniversary screening with writer/director Sheila McLaughlin in person! In this romantic psychodrama, smitten couple Agatha and filmmaker Jo are made distant after Agatha reads Jo’s diary, suggesting a decided...

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  • New York Premiere

    Bear City 3

    Saturday July 22 @ 8:00 pm
    SVA Theatre

    New York Premiere Presented in partnership with SVA Theatre and PFLAG National Winner! Audience Award for Best Feature, QFlix Philadelphia 2016 Audience Award for Best Feature, Reeling Chicago 2016 The final film in the Bear City Trilogy takes the ga...

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  • Special Benefit Screening

    Hooked

    Monday June 26 @ 6:30 pm
    SVA Theatre

    Photo by Yifu Chien | Special Benefit Screening | Presented in partnership with The Ali Forney Center and SVA Theatre U.S. Premiere This timely narrative feature debut from writer/director and Instagram superstar Max Emerson (@maxisms), poignantly ca...

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  • OutCinema

    Cherry Pop

    Monday June 19 @ 7:30 pm
    SVA Theatre

    Photo by Yifu Chien THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT | OutCinema NYC PRIDE Screening & Party | Presented in partnership with NYC Pride and SVA Theatre New York Premiere! Get strapped up, tucked in and ready for a whirlwind of antics, one-liners and manic misfi...

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  • Partner Screening

    No Dress Code Required (6/16)

    Friday June 16 @ 9:00 pm
    Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater

    | Co-Presented with Human Rights Watch Film Festival | Víctor and Fernando, a devoted, unassuming couple from Mexicali, Mexico, find themselves in the center of a legal firestorm over their desire to get married. Weighing all their options, the pai...

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  • Coming Out Again

    Boys in the Sand

    Thursday June 15 @ 7:00 pm
    Quad Cinema

    | Co-Presented with Quad Cinema | NY premiere of 2K restoration! The explicit debut porn feature from Broadway director and dancer Wakefield Poole—following the sexcapades of Casey Donovan on Fire Island—became a cultural sensation during its ori...

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  • NewFest at The Center Presents

    Pride Shorts

    Wednesday June 14 @ 7:00 pm
    Screening Room at The Center

    | NewFest at The Center Presents | Join us as we celebrate LGBT Pride with a diverse set of short films showcasing stories that highlight those things which unite us as a community, and provide opportunities to learn from our differences. Q&A with fi...

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  • Partner Screening

    Queer Shorts: Best of NewFest 2016

    Tuesday June 13 @ 9:00 pm
    Sunshine Cinema

    | Co-Presented with the Lower East Side Film Festival | Featuring short narrative highlights from NewFest's 28th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival this past October, this varied program captures the everyday, universal experiences of life and love w...

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  • FREE Community Event

    The Tony Awards, Movie Musicals, and Equality March for Unity & Pride Speeches!

    Sunday June 11
    SVA Theatre

    | FREE COMMUNITY EVENT | Let us take you Center Stage! NewFest, SVA Theatre, and Show-Score.com are pleased to invite you to an open-house where we'll be showing the the 71st Annual Tony Awards, four great musicals celebrating their 35th anniversary ...

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  • Parter Screening

    Who Killed Teddy Bear?

    Wednesday June 7 @ 9:30 pm
    Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn

    | Co-Presented with Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn | A seedy specimen of psychosexual noir, WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR? captures mid-60s NYC seediness through a haze of cigarette smoke and desultory delirium. Directed by Joseph Cates, this proto-queer relic of...

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  • Partner Screening

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

    Tuesday June 6 @ 9:30 pm
    Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn

    | Co-Presented with Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn | This event is sold out Initially tossed aside as a dashed-off follow-up to a surprise horror hit, this slasher sequel was often kept in the closet of the Freddy Kruger franchise. But what audiences miss...

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  • NewFest at The Center Presents

    Becoming More Visible

    Wednesday May 17 @ 7:00 pm
    Screening Room at The Center

    | NewFest at The Center Presents | Screening, Talkback, and Reception Winner! Award of Merit, IMPACT DOC AWARDS As groundbreaking as it is intimate, BECOMING MORE VISIBLE takes an insightful look at the varied lives and challenges of four young adult...

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