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NewFest Virtual Film Screenings & Events

Thursday May 6 • 7.00pm

Meet the daring queer artists behind one of Brooklyn’s most popular and groundbreaking performance groups

NewFest Presents: A NIGHT AT SWITCH N’ PLAY

Thursday May 6 • 7.00pm

Meet the daring queer artists behind one of Brooklyn’s most popular and groundbreaking performance groups

NewFest Presents: A NIGHT AT SWITCH N’ PLAY

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary, NewFest. You are cordially invited to a night at Switch n’ Play!…

Meet the daring queer artists behind one of Brooklyn’s most popular and groundbreaking performance groups

NewFest Presents: A NIGHT AT SWITCH N’ PLAY

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary, NewFest. You are cordially invited to a night at Switch n’ Play! Come along for the ride as they display their own unique blend Burlesque and drag, and navigate how gender identity,…

Thursday May 6 • 7.00pm

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Looking back on the Harlem Renaissance from the lens of an elderly Black writer who meets a gay teen in a NY shelter

Queering the Canon: BROTHER TO BROTHER (2004)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Looking back on the Harlem Renaissance from the lens of an elderly Black writer who meets a gay teen in a NY shelter

Queering the Canon: BROTHER TO BROTHER (2004)

“Breathtaking! A fascinating and absorbing tale” – The Hollywood Reporter. Taking its title from the incantatory chant which begins Marlon…

Looking back on the Harlem Renaissance from the lens of an elderly Black writer who meets a gay teen in a NY shelter

Queering the Canon: BROTHER TO BROTHER (2004)

“Breathtaking! A fascinating and absorbing tale” – The Hollywood Reporter. Taking its title from the incantatory chant which begins Marlon Riggs’ experimental documentary TONGUES UNTIED, this empowering drama stars Anthony Mackie as an art student contending with racism and homophobia…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Drag queens and AIDS-afflicted radicals form an activist group to confront conservative, homophobic politicians

Queering the Canon: CHOCOLATE BABIES (1997)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Drag queens and AIDS-afflicted radicals form an activist group to confront conservative, homophobic politicians

Queering the Canon: CHOCOLATE BABIES (1997)

“An audacious feature debut" – Variety. A band of queer, self-described “raging, atheist, meat-eating, HIV-positive, colored terrorists” fight back against…

Drag queens and AIDS-afflicted radicals form an activist group to confront conservative, homophobic politicians

Queering the Canon: CHOCOLATE BABIES (1997)

“An audacious feature debut" – Variety. A band of queer, self-described “raging, atheist, meat-eating, HIV-positive, colored terrorists” fight back against homophobic conservative politicians on the streets of New York in Stephen Winter’s wild guerrilla satire. Part of Queering the Canon:…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Heartfelt comedy about an Indian-American lesbian who decides to be a surrogate for her sister's baby

Queering the Canon: CHUTNEY POPCORN (1999)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Heartfelt comedy about an Indian-American lesbian who decides to be a surrogate for her sister's baby

Queering the Canon: CHUTNEY POPCORN (1999)

A woman. Her girlfriend. A sister. Her husband. Their baby. Director Nisha Ganatra (Late Night, Cosmopolitan) won multiple Audience Awards…

Heartfelt comedy about an Indian-American lesbian who decides to be a surrogate for her sister's baby

Queering the Canon: CHUTNEY POPCORN (1999)

A woman. Her girlfriend. A sister. Her husband. Their baby. Director Nisha Ganatra (Late Night, Cosmopolitan) won multiple Audience Awards on the festival circuit for this feature debut – an expertly-crafted comedy about Reena, an Indian-American lesbian who impulsively decides…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Lesbian New York parents realize a corporation is peddling toxic cat food in this experimental drama

Queering the Canon: FRESH KILL (1994)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Lesbian New York parents realize a corporation is peddling toxic cat food in this experimental drama

Queering the Canon: FRESH KILL (1994)

Official Selection at Berlin International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival. Taiwanese-born new media visionary Shu Lea Cheang directs this…

Lesbian New York parents realize a corporation is peddling toxic cat food in this experimental drama

Queering the Canon: FRESH KILL (1994)

Official Selection at Berlin International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival. Taiwanese-born new media visionary Shu Lea Cheang directs this avant-anarcho eco-satire in which a lesbian couple living on Staten Island find themselves ensnared in a conspiracy involving a ghost…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

A father returns home from prison, struggling to reconnect with his family and accept his trans daughter's identity

Queering the Canon: GUN HILL ROAD (2011)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

A father returns home from prison, struggling to reconnect with his family and accept his trans daughter's identity

Queering the Canon: GUN HILL ROAD (2011)

“A beautiful, compelling, sometimes harrowing family drama” — San Francisco Chronicle. Bronx native Rashaad Ernesto Green made his feature debut…

A father returns home from prison, struggling to reconnect with his family and accept his trans daughter's identity

Queering the Canon: GUN HILL ROAD (2011)

“A beautiful, compelling, sometimes harrowing family drama” — San Francisco Chronicle. Bronx native Rashaad Ernesto Green made his feature debut with this gritty family drama. After three years in prison, Enrique returns to the Bronx to discover that his wife…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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