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October 2018

NewFest 30

30th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival

October 24, 2018 - October 30, 2018
Now in our 30th year, New York's LGBT Film Festival has expanded to seven days! Our 30th anniversary festival will celebrate the year’s best LGBT films from the U.S. and abroad, as well as parties and events...
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International Narrative Feature

The Marriage (10/25)

October 25, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 9, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York City Premiere Dir. Blerta Zeqiri, Kosovo/Albania, 2018, 97 mins A decade after the bitter Kosovo war and unaware if her parents survived, Anita’s wedding plans with Bekim slowly come together—until his best friend comes back to...
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International Narrative Feature

The Marriage (10/26)

October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 8, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York City Premiere Dir. Blerta Zeqiri, Kosovo/Albania, 2018, 97 mins A decade after the bitter Kosovo war and unaware if her parents survived, Anita’s wedding plans with Bekim slowly come together—until his best friend comes back to...
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International Narrative Feature

Tucked (10/26)

October 26, 2018 @ 6:45 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 7, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York Premiere Dir. Jamie Patterson, United Kingdom, 2018, 80 mins Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award, Outfest LA When veteran drag queen Jackie Collins receives a diagnosis with six weeks left to live, all he wants to do is...
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International Narrative Feature

Mario

October 26, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
SVA Theatre – 1, 333 W 23rd St.
New York, 10011 United States
New York City Premiere Dir. Marcel Gisler, Switzerland, 2018, 119 mins Mario, a German soccer player, faces a harrowing decision when he must choose between pursuing his career on the field or his forbidden love for Leon, his roommate...
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International Narrative Feature

Tucked (10/27)

October 27, 2018 @ 11:45 am
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 8, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York Premiere Dir. Jamie Patterson, United Kingdom, 2018, 80 mins Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award, Outfest LA When veteran drag queen Jackie Collins receives a diagnosis with six weeks left to live, all he wants to do is...
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International Narrative Feature

Retablo

October 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 7, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York City Premiere Dir. Alvaro Delgado Aparicio, Peru/Germany/Norway, 2018, 95 mins Teddy Award for Best First Feature, Berlinale 2018 Grand Jury Prizes for Best First Feature, Frameline & Inside Out As his name suggests, fourteen year-old Segundo Paucar (Junior Behar)...
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International Narrative Feature

Canary (10/27)

October 27, 2018 @ 3:45 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 7, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York City Premiere Dir, Christiaan Olwagen, South Africa, 2018, 124 mins Drafted during apartheid by the South African Army, Johan’s love for Boy George and Depeche Mode lands him a spot in the Kanaries — the military’s traveling...
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International Narrative Feature

Eva + Candela (10/27)

October 27, 2018 @ 6:45 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 7, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York Premiere Dir. Ruth Caudeli, Colombia, 2018, 90 mins South America’s evocative answer to BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, this stirring portrait captures the dynamic interplay between two strong, independent women: a female director and the star of...
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International Narrative Feature

A Moment in the Reeds (10/28)

October 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 7, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York City Premiere Dir. Mikko Makela, Finland, United Kingdom, 2017, 107 mins In the Finnish countryside, Leevi, who is home from studying abroad to help his father renovate their lakeside house, encounters Tareq, a Syrian asylum seeker they...
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International Narrative Feature

The Heiresses

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 8, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York City Premiere Dir. Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay/Germany/Brazil/Uruguay/Norway/France, 2018, 98 mins Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun) are a middle aged lesbian couple living in present day Asunción, Paraguay. Descendants of Paraguayan aristocracy, the women have enjoyed a...
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International Narrative Feature

Reinventing Marvin

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
SVA Theatre – 2, 333 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York Premiere Dir. Anne Fontaine, France, 2017, 116 mins Martin Clement is about to give the performance of his life: his life story, that is, in an autobiographical stage play. As a child, young Marvin Bijoux was bullied...
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International Narrative

Hard Paint

October 28, 2018 @ 6:45 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 7, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York Premiere Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, Berlinale 2018 Dir. Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon, Brazil, 2017, 117 mins Online, Pedro smears neon paint across his body for pay-per-view voyeurs hungry for his webcam erotica. In...
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International Narrative Feature

Eva + Candela (10/28)

October 28, 2018 @ 9:15 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 9, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York Premiere Dir. Ruth Caudeli, Colombia, 2018, 90 mins South America’s evocative answer to BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, this stirring portrait captures the dynamic interplay between two strong, independent women: a female director and the star of...
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International Narrative Feature

Canary (10/29)

October 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 9, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York City Premiere Dir, Christiaan Olwagen, South Africa, 2018, 124 mins Drafted during apartheid by the South African Army, Johan’s love for Boy George and Depeche Mode lands him a spot in the Kanaries — the military’s traveling...
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International Narrative Feature

A Moment in the Reeds (10/29)

October 29, 2018 @ 9:15 pm
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 8, 260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
New York City Premiere Dir. Mikko Makela, Finland, United Kingdom, 2017, 107 mins In the Finnish countryside, Leevi, who is home from studying abroad to help his father renovate their lakeside house, encounters Tareq, a Syrian asylum seeker they...
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January 2019

Partner Screening

The Heiresses

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Film Forum, 209 W Houston St
New York, NY 10014 United States
Dir. Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay/Germany/Brazil/Uruguay/Norway/France, 2018, 98 mins Silver Bear, Berlinale 2018 Chela and Chiquita have been partners for decades, lifelong members of Paraguay’s moneyed elite - until the money runs out. Now they spend their days selling their furniture,...
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March 2019

Partner Screening

Knife+Heart

March 16, 2019 @ 5:45 pm
Roxy Cinema Tribeca, 2 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013 United States
Dir. Yann Gonzalez, France, 2018, 103 mins A Cannes 2018 Official Selection, this steamy and seedy ode to cinema and postured pulp comes from visionary director and NewFest alum Yann Gonzalez (YOU AND THE NIGHT). Vanessa Paradis stars...
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April 2019

Hosted Screening

Sauvage / Wild

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Film Forum, 209 W Houston St
New York, NY 10014 United States
Dir. Camille Vidal-Naquet, France, 2018, 99 mins “The kindness – and unkindness – of strangers looms large in the life of a feral male prostitute in SAUVAGE / WILD, an incredibly frank and involving immersive portrait impressively anchored...
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July 2019

NewFest at The Center Presents

Socrates

July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
New York Premiere Dir. Alexandre Moratto, Brazil, 2018, 71 mins Winner of multiple festival jury awards, as well as the Independent Spirit Award for "Someone to Watch" for director Alexandre Moratto, SOCRATES is a powerful and beautifully shot portrait...
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August 2019

NewFest at The Center Presents

Vita & Virginia

August 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
Dir. Chanya Button, 2018, Ireland, 110 mins Free Pre-Release Screening Set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England, Vita & Virginia tells the scintillating true story of a literary love affair that fueled the imagination of one of...
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January 2020

Song Lang

Tuesday January 7 @ 7:00 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
Audience Award, Frameline 2019
Dir. Leon Le, Vietnam, 2018, 101 mins
Q&A with director to follow
Set in 1980s Saigon, the award-winning SONG LANG is a gritty underworld noir hiding a tender, romantic heart. At the film’s core is the...
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February 2020

Hosted Screening

José

Saturday February 1 @ 5:15 pm
Quad Cinema, 34 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
Queer Lion, Venice Film Festival
Dir. Li Cheng, Guatemala/USA, 2018, 85 mins
Q&A with director to follow
Winner of multiple awards, JOSÉ is a gripping, layered and beautifully honest story about one working-class young man’s struggle to find himself. Made...
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April 2020

NewFest Now

Beanpole

Friday April 24 - Thursday May 28
AVAILABLE TO RENT ON DEMAND NOW
Dir. Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2019, 137 mins
"Dazzling… a brilliantly told, deeply moving story about love" --THE NEW YORK TIMES
Winner of Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival,...
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May 2020

NewFest Now

José

Friday May 15 - Thursday May 28
AVAILABLE TO RENT ON DEMAND NOW
Dir. Li Cheng, Guatemala/USA, 2018, 85 mins
Winner of the Queer Lion, Venice Film Festival
JOSÉ is a gripping, layered and beautifully honest story about one working-class young man’s struggle to find himself. Made...
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