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Dir: Patrik-Ian Polk, USA, 2000, 104 mins
Join the co-hosts of Nancy from WNYC Studios, Kathy Tu and Tobin Low, for a rare 35mm screening of this rediscovered gem of queer cinema!
Celebrated for its candid and realistic depiction of African-American gay men, the groundbreaking PUNKS premiered at Sundance in 2000 and won awards on the film festival circuit before becoming mostly undistributed and unavailable to see anywhere. Focusing on four friends navigating the dating world to find their mythical Mr. Rights, this vivacious debut film from writer-director Patrik-Ian Polk is an outrageously spirited ensemble comedy with verve and wit. Unprecedented in the way it captures black gay life and romance, PUNKS also explores universal aspects of friendship in dynamic and surprising ways.
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Dir. Andrew Fleming, 2018, USA, 91 Minutes
New York City Premiere
From writer/director Andrew Fleming (THE CRAFT, DICK) comes this outrageous, crowd-pleasing comedy starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan as an extravagant gay couple named Paul and Erasmus whose personal and professional lives are turned inside out when a ten-year-old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus’ grandson.
Followed by a post-screening talkback with writer/director Andrew Fleming
*All tickets include screening, talkback and open bar after-party*
Dir. James Crump, 2017, USA, 90 Minutes
Winner! Grand Jury Prize, DOC NYC
Transport yourself to the glamorous world of 1970s fashion, nightlife, and culture in both New York and Paris with this fascinating, intimate, and revealing documentary about a revolutionary illustrator, proudly bisexual New York icon, and couture collaborator.
Followed by a post-screening talkback with director and featured cast, moderated by fashion designer Anna Sui.
*All tickets include screening, talkback and open bar after-party with director and featured cast*
Dir. Marilyn Bennett, 2016, USA, 60 Minutes
Special Panel Conversation & Screening
Join OutCinema for a special panel conversation and screening of FROM SELMA TO STONEWALL: ARE THERE YET?, a galvanizing documentary that sees a black preacher and a white lesbian activist form a bond as they search for the intersection between the civil rights and the LGBTQ+ equality movements of today.
Followed by an extended panel discussion with activists and featured cast, moderated by Tiq Milan.
*All tickets include screening, panel and cocktail reception*