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August 2017

Partner Screening

The Wound

Thursday August 17 @ 7:00 pm
Film Forum, 209 W Houston St
New York, NY 10014 United States

| 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 the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by openly gay musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this macho environment, he quickly recognizes the nature of Xolani’s relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point.
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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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