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Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe attempts to make history as the first openly trans elected official in Texas

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 100

Director: Ray Whitehouse

ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY

Dynamic, sexy, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the iconic International Male catalog, which changed the way men looked

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Streaming Oct 13-25

Running time: 83

Director: Bryan Darling, Jesse Finley Reed

ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED (Closing Night Film & Party)

An epic, emotional, and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras

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Oct 23, 7:00PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 113

Director: Laura Poitras

Authentic Voices of Pride, presented by Chevrolet

LGBTQ Nation’s “Authentic Voices of Pride presented by Chevrolet” is a 360-degree program tackling some of the LGBTQ community’s most important issues

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 90

BEFORE I CHANGE MY MIND

An androgynous teen forges a complicated bond with the bully at their new school in this retro 1980s throwback

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Oct 19, 6:45PM - Nitehawk Prospect Park

Running time: 89

Director: Trevor Anderson

BLACK AS U R

A provocative and unflinchingly honest examination of homophobia in Black spaces

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 87

Director: Micheal Rice

CHRISSY JUDY (New York Centerpiece)

Dark comedy about two longtime friends and drag queens growing up and apart

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 96

Director: Todd Flaherty

CLOSE

A seemingly unbreakable bond between two 13-year-old boys is suddenly torn apart in this Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner

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Oct 15, 5:30PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 104

Director: Lukas Dhont

EL HOUB – THE LOVE

Darkly hilarious tale of a Moroccan-Dutch man coming out to his family after years of keeping up appearances

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 100

Director: Shariff Nasr

EPISODIC SHOWCASE

Find your next binge watch with this showcase of the newest wave of queer television series

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 87

ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY

A rare look at queer history and gender studies through a living icon who studied queer space from urban gay bars to Fire Island, encompassing amazing archival footage and inspiring intergenerational testimonials

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 90

Director: Jean Carlomusto

FOLLOW THE PROTOCOL

After months of self-imposed lockdown, hypochondriac Francisco wants to have sex — but only if it’s as safe as physically possible

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 75

Director: Fábio Leal

I’LL SHOW YOU MINE

An author interviews her nephew, a former male model and pansexual influencer, for her next book

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 102

Director: Megan Griffiths

JIMMY IN SAIGON

A man searches for answers about the radical life and mysterious death of his brother, a Vietnam veteran who died abroad in 1972

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 89

Director: Peter McDowell

KEEP THE CAMERAS ROLLING: THE PEDRO ZAMORA WAY

A galvanizing documentary about Pedro Zamora, trailblazing AIDS activist and ‘90s queer icon from MTV’s The Real World

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 98

Director: William T. Horner, Stacey Woelfel

LONESOME

A handsome drifter falls in love with a charismatic hustler in the big city of Sydney

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Oct 15, 8:30PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 95

Director: Craig Boreham

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Screening & Conversation

Join NewFest and AARP for a screening of two short films New York Premiere that feature intergenerational themes, followed by a conversation

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 32

LOTUS SPORTS CLUB

Inspiring documentary about Cambodia’s only LGBTQ+-inclusive soccer team

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 72

Director: Vanna Hem, Tommaso Colognese

MAMA BEARS

Powerful documentary about conservative, Christian mothers who have become fierce LGBTQ+ advocates after accepting their queer children

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 90

Director: Daresha Kyi

MAMA’S BOY (Opening Night Film & Party)

Academy Award®-winner Dustin Lance Black explores his upbringing and pays powerful tribute to his mother, who became the inspiration for his activism

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Oct 13, 7:00PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 102

Director: Laurent Bouzereau

MARS ONE

A Black family in Brazil tries to keep their dreams alive after the election of right-wing president Bolsonaro

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 115

Director: Gabriel Martins

MY EMPTINESS AND I

A young trans woman in Barcelona searches for love, community, and her place in the world

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 98

Director: Adrián Silvestre

MY POLICEMAN (International Centerpiece)

Harry Styles and Emma Corrin star in a beautifully crafted story of forbidden passion and betrayal in 1950s and 1990s Britain

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 113

Director: Michael Grandage

NANA’S BOYS

A sensitive, vulerable New York story that explores the relationship of two Black gay men

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 78

Director: Ashton Pina

NELLY & NADINE (Documentary Centerpiece)

A remarkable story of uncovering the past of two women who fall in love at a concentration camp in 1944 and reunite to spend the rest of their long lives together

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 93

Director: Magnus Gertten

OUT IN THE RING

Rousing documentary about the rise of LGBTQIA+ pro wrestlers past and present

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Oct 17, 6:45PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 105

Director: Ry Levey

PLEASE BABY PLEASE

Andrea Riseborough, Harry Melling and Demi Moore star in a neon-lit fantasia about newlyweds who find themselves on diverging sexual journeys

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Oct 15, 9:15PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 96

Director: Amanda Kramer

Reel Storytelling with Instagram (Panel)

Join NewFest and Instagram for this compelling conversation with established and emerging LGBTQ+ artists and activists

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Oct 15, 5:00PM - The LGBT Community Center

RULE 34

Psycho-sexual drama about a law student who defends women in abuse cases by day, and turns to livecam sex work at night

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Oct 22, 9:00PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 100

Director: Júlia Murat

SHALL I COMPARE YOU TO A SUMMER’S DAY

A poppy yet profound musical parable for the Grindr era

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Streaming Oct 13-25

Running time: 66

Director: Mohammad Shawky Hassan

SHORTS: A VERY TRANS TIME

T4T 4 Trans Films!

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 80

SHORTS: ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE

Connect with the art of performance as a means of expression in this captivating collection of international shorts

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 79

SHORTS: BROOKLYN BRUNCH

Gather your BK besties and and celebrate stories from our community with a delectable collection of Brooklyn-set shorts

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 87

SHORTS: EXCAVATING OUR HISTORY

Dig up and dive into hidden queer histories that started revolutions, saved lives, and changed society

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 79

SHORTS: EXPERIMENTS ON EXISTENCE

Travel through time with experimental shorts that may just answer your existential questions (and leave you with several more!)

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Multiple Showtimes

SHORTS: I LIKE ME FOR ME

Short film program curated for LGBTQ+ youth and teens, in partnership with the NYC Dept. of Education

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Streaming Oct 13-25

Running time: 65

SHORTS: LAUGHING MATTERS

Uproarious mix of comic stories with one aim: to lift your spirits and make you chuckle

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 85

SHORTS: MAD AS HELL

We’re all mad as hell and NOT going to take it anymore in these eerie tales of rage and release

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 81

SHORTS: SEXUAL HEALING

Take a ride on the wild side with kinky shorts about queer sex, labor, love, and activism

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 78

SHORTS: WHERE THE BOYS ARE

Fun, flirty, and complicated short films that are all about the boys

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 85

SHORTS: WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT MIXTAPE

Get into the sapphic state of mind with a shorts program full of lesbian yearning, romance, and debauchery!

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 80

SLEEP WITH ME

Two night owls navigate love, isolation, and disability in this romantic series

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 60

Director: Samantha Lee

SWALLOWED

Two best friends try to survive a night of drugs, bugs, and obscene intimacy in Carter Smith’s queer horror nightmare

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Oct 14, 9:30PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 95

Director: Carter Smith

SWOON (30th Anniversary)

In its 30th anniversary year, Tom Kalin’s revisionist approach to the Leopold and Loeb murder case remains a galvanizing and thought-provoking work

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Oct 19, 7:30PM - BAM

Running time: 93

Director: Tom Kalin

THE BIRDCAGE (Film Feast)

Join us for our second annual Film Feast and enjoy a contemporary classic along with a paired multi-course meal.

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Oct 18, 6:45PM - Nitehawk Prospect Park

THE BLUE CAFTAN

The arrival of a young apprentice disrupts the marriage between a closeted Moroccan tailor and his wife

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Oct 18, 7:30PM - BAM

Running time: 122

Director: Maryam Touzani

THE COCKETTES (20th Anniversary)

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this dazzling doc captures the singular artistic outrageousness of a flamboyant ensemble of San Francisco hippies

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Oct 16, 5:00PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 100

Director: Bill Weber, David Weissman

THE FIRST FALLEN

In a small Brazilian town in 1983, three friends come together to try and survive the first wave of the AIDS epidemic

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Streaming Oct 13-25

Running time: 107

Director: Rodrigo de Oliveira

THE INSPECTION (U.S. Centerpiece)

A young gay Black man finds unexpected support and camaraderie after he joins the Marines

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Oct 20, 7:30PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 94

Director: Elegance Bratton

The New Class: Celebrating Emerging Queer Voices

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 51

THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER – FEATURING BRANDI CARLILE

Queer musician Brandi Carlile ushers her idol Tanya Tucker back into country music stardom

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Oct 16, 7:00PM - SVA Theatre

Running time: 108

Director: Kathlyn Horan

THE WHITE LOTUS (Season 2 Advance Screening)

Season 2 of the Emmy Award-winning social satire is set at an exclusive Sicilian resort.

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Oct 22, 8:15PM - SVA Theatre

THREE TIDY TIGERS TIED A TIE TIGHTER

Three young queer people spend a sunny afternoon drifting through a dystopian São Paulo

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 85

Director: Gustavo Vinagre

TRAMPS!

Dishy documentary about London’s post-punk era and the outsized personalities that shaped the late 1970s New Romantics art movement

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 114

Director: Kevin Hegge

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS

An odd couple of outsiders hit the road on a border-defying search for their place in the universe

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 100

Director: Juan Felipe Zuleta

UÝRA – The Rising Forest

Indigenous LGBTQ+ artists and activists rally around their community in the Amazon rainforest to fight for environmental and social justice in Brazil

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 73

Director: Juliana Curi

VULVEETA

Punk singer Grrrilda is turning 50 and all she wants is a reunion with her ‘90s riot grrrl band

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 92

Director: Maria Breaux

WAY DOWN

Five (almost) 30-year-old queer artists navigate life and heartache in New York City in this episodic musical series

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Multiple Showtimes

Running time: 62

Director: Ellie Gravitte

WENDELL & WILD

A brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure told through stop motion from producer Jordan Peele and the director of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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Oct 18, 7:30PM - Nitehawk Prospect Park

Running time: 105

Director: Henry Selick

XANADU Sing-Along

Celebrate the fabulous legacy of Olivia Newton-John by belting out the tunes of this mesmerizing musical fantasy at a community sing-along

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Oct 14, 9:00PM - SVA Theatre

YOUNG ROYALS Season 2 – Exclusive Conversation

Join NewFest and Netflix for an exclusive virtual conversation with YOUNG ROYALS creator Lisa Ambjörn and actors Edvin Ryding & Omar Rudberg

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Streaming Oct 13-25

Running time: 45

Director: Rojda Sekersöz (conceptual director), Kristina Humle & Lisa Farzaneh