Welcome to day seven of NewFest 2011, where we continue to bring you the best of LGBT filmmaking at not one, but two great locations around the city! We’re rolling out the red carpet for you today at Cinema Village (12th Street at University in Manhattan) and BAM Rose Cinemas (in Brooklyn) with these great movies:
Playing TODAY at BAM
Hit So Hard follows the journey of Patty Schemel (pictured at left,) the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love’s seminal rock band Hole. A true survivor of what we now know was the disaffected “slacker” generation, Patty found herself, like her friend Kurt Cobain, embraced by the dark side. Directed by P. David Ebersole. Playing at 6:30PM BAM Rose Cinemas.
Later, we present the latest directorial effort from Pedro Peirano and Sebastián Silva (pictured above), Old Cats. It’s the story of Isidora, an old woman who realizes that her mind is quickly deteriorating… and that her scheming lesbian daughter is jumping at the chance to take way everything she has. You may already be familiar with Silva and Peirano’s work in The Maid, which earned the directors a Best Foreign Language Film nomination at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. Playing at 9:30PM, BAM Rose Cinemas.
Playing TODAY at Cinema Village
What’s the Name of the Dame. Hilarious drag queens you know and love (Hedda Lettuce, Edie, and many others) perform their own interpretations of ABBA’s greatest hits. Directed by Allan Neuwirth. Playing at 3PM, Cinema Village.
One Night Stand. Broadway superstars Cheyenne Jackson,Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Richard Kind, Mandy Gonzalez, Tracie Thoms, and Nellie McKay write and produce a short musical in just 24 hours! A surprisingly intimate journey from the blank page to the stage, directed by Trish Dalton and Elisabeth Sperling. Playing at 3PM, Cinema Village.
School’s Out. In these eight clever short films, LGBT youth encounter coming out, falling for friends, and just growing up. Playing at 5PM, Cinema Village.
Reel Queers. Why is it always the case that the truth is often just as unbelievable as fiction? See eight fascinating documentary shorts presenting LGBT life in a sexy Scandinavian bathhouse, at the Black Party, at a UK church group, and at Annapolis. Playing at 5:30PM, Cinema Village.
Gone. A mother’s courageous mission to find her adult gay son, missing since taking a trip abroad to Vienna. But do the authorities to whom she pleads for information know more than they’re letting on to? Directed by Gretchen and John Morning. Playing 7:30PM, Cinema Village.
eCupid. Directed by JC Calciano. Newly single and ready for adventure, Marshall finds himself overwhelmed by interested sexy men. But as he quickly discovers, too much of a good thing may not be such a good thing. Co-starring Morgan Fairchild. Playing at 7:30PM, Cinema Village.
Blackmail Boys (pictured below.) Bernard and Richard Shumanski’s sweet and sexually explicit love story becomes an extortion tale for two young men who plot to blackmail a closeted religious figure. Playing tonight at 9:30PM, Cinema Village.