Dec 2 '23 Archives - NewFest


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Rambunctious radicals form an activist group to confront homophobic politicians in this wild guerilla satire.


NewFest9 Winner of Best Feature in 1997
Streaming Dec 1–7

A spirited collective of queer, self-described “raging, atheist, meat-eating, HIV-positive, colored terrorists” fight back against conservative politicians on the streets of New York in Stephen Winter’s wild guerilla satire. Calling out government apathy to the AIDS crisis — particularly as it affected communities of color — CHOCOLATE BABIES combines exuberant camp and searing societal anger into a radical statement of Black queer power that continues to endure.

At once exuding ’90s resistance and evoking contemporary resilience, this SXSW award winner returns to NewFest (the film first screened at NewFest10) with the New York Premiere of a glorious 4K Restoration.

This screening includes access to a pre-recorded virtual Q&A with director Stephen Winter and guest moderator Jeremy O. Harris

Week 3 of NewFest35 Encores
NewFest35 Award Encores are presented by Amazon


Stephen Winter


Stephen Winter


Claude E. Sloan, Bryan Webster, Jon Lee, Gregg Suzanne Ferguson, Michael Lynch, Dudley Findlay Jr.



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