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 with wit, candor, and a singularly queer touch.
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow
Running time: 60 minutes
Co-Presented with the Lower East Side Film Festival
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Dir: Stacey Maltin, US, 2016, 5 mins
Stacey Maltin’s first film is a sprawling internal monologue from a spoiled young man in pursuit of pleasure.
A Lack of Dating in Brooklyn
Dir: Drew Van Steenbergen, US, 2015, 17 mins
Languishing in an unfulfilling quasi-relationship, Sam begins to have a horrifying realization: her romantic discontent is due to her own laziness and not, as she had previously assumed, the fault of every other human being.
According to My Mother
Dir: Cathy Yan, US, 2015 18 mins
Daniel and his mother only have each other, but Daniel’s mom is a stern, Korean, devout Christian while Daniel is a gay New Yorker struggling to make it as an actor. Cathy Yan’s film is a biting and funny portrait of a perfectly tense familial relationship.
This is You and Me
Dir: April Maxey, US, 2016, 15 mins
Filmmaker April Maxey unravels a chance encounter at a bar into a jarringly intense, occasionally surreal all-nighter.