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The previously untold story of Connie Norman, a beloved and confrontational ACT UP spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles

AIDS DIVA: THE LEGEND OF CONNIE NORMAN

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The previously untold story of Connie Norman, a beloved and confrontational ACT UP spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles

AIDS DIVA: THE LEGEND OF CONNIE NORMAN

New York State PremiereAs the self-appointed “AIDS DIVA” and ACT UP/LA spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles, Connie Norman stood…

The previously untold story of Connie Norman, a beloved and confrontational ACT UP spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles

AIDS DIVA: THE LEGEND OF CONNIE NORMAN

New York State PremiereAs the self-appointed “AIDS DIVA” and ACT UP/LA spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles, Connie Norman stood proudly in her fluid and evolving LGBTQ+ identities. Both beloved and confrontational, Connie’s rants and intersectional politics were heard widely…

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A poetic visual representation of George Matthew Johnson’s memoir about growing up Black and non-binary

ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE

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A poetic visual representation of George Matthew Johnson’s memoir about growing up Black and non-binary

ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE

New York City PremiereIn a poetic visual reading of George Matthew Johnson’s intimate memoir, Dyllon Burnside (FX’s POSE), Bernard David…

A poetic visual representation of George Matthew Johnson’s memoir about growing up Black and non-binary

ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE

New York City PremiereIn a poetic visual reading of George Matthew Johnson’s intimate memoir, Dyllon Burnside (FX’s POSE), Bernard David Jones, and Thomas Hobson play Johnson at pivotal stages of their life to recount their experiences growing up Black, queer,…

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A rural sheep farmer’s quiet life in South Korea is disrupted by surprise visits from his lover and twin sister

A DISTANT PLACE (International Centerpiece)

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A rural sheep farmer’s quiet life in South Korea is disrupted by surprise visits from his lover and twin sister

A DISTANT PLACE (International Centerpiece)

International Centerpiece, New York City PremiereJin Woo lives a simple country life, spending his days working on a local farm…

A rural sheep farmer’s quiet life in South Korea is disrupted by surprise visits from his lover and twin sister

A DISTANT PLACE (International Centerpiece)

International Centerpiece, New York City PremiereJin Woo lives a simple country life, spending his days working on a local farm and keeping a watchful eye on his adventurous young daughter. When his city-dwelling lover comes to visit, Jin Woo starts…

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The world fell in love with BeBe Zahara Benet as the first-ever winner of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, and now the legendary queen has even more to say

BEING BEBE: THE BEBE ZAHARA BENET DOCUMENTARY

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The world fell in love with BeBe Zahara Benet as the first-ever winner of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, and now the legendary queen has even more to say

BEING BEBE: THE BEBE ZAHARA BENET DOCUMENTARY

New York State PremiereBeBe Zahara Benet has been a show-stopping trailblazer ever since winning the very first season of RUPAUL’S…

The world fell in love with BeBe Zahara Benet as the first-ever winner of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, and now the legendary queen has even more to say

BEING BEBE: THE BEBE ZAHARA BENET DOCUMENTARY

New York State PremiereBeBe Zahara Benet has been a show-stopping trailblazer ever since winning the very first season of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. But even after two impressive showings on the Emmy-award winning reality competition, including an All Stars season, there’s…

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A Two-Spirit teenage dancer fights for inclusion at Powwows around New England and beyond

BEING THUNDER

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A Two-Spirit teenage dancer fights for inclusion at Powwows around New England and beyond

BEING THUNDER

East Coast PremiereTwo-Spirit teenager Sherenté Mishitashin Harris from the Narragansett tribe performs traditional dance at Powwows around New England, but…

A Two-Spirit teenage dancer fights for inclusion at Powwows around New England and beyond

BEING THUNDER

East Coast PremiereTwo-Spirit teenager Sherenté Mishitashin Harris from the Narragansett tribe performs traditional dance at Powwows around New England, but not everyone is supportive of Sherenté’s inclusion in the ''girls'' category. BEING THUNDER is the stirring story of Sherenté’s persistence,…

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Two sex workers fall in love while working at a Berlin brothel in a candid drama of unparalleled intensity

BLISS

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Two sex workers fall in love while working at a Berlin brothel in a candid drama of unparalleled intensity

BLISS

New York State PremiereTwo sex workers bond while working at a Berlin brothel in director Henrika Kull’s perceptive character study.…

Two sex workers fall in love while working at a Berlin brothel in a candid drama of unparalleled intensity

BLISS

New York State PremiereTwo sex workers bond while working at a Berlin brothel in director Henrika Kull’s perceptive character study. Wielding vastly different temperaments, Sascha and new-hire Maria navigate the economic pressures of the job and their growing affection for…

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Two young men share a brief yet joyous romantic encounter in modern-day Berlin

BOY MEETS BOY

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Two young men share a brief yet joyous romantic encounter in modern-day Berlin

BOY MEETS BOY

NewFest Pride Encore! Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a…

Two young men share a brief yet joyous romantic encounter in modern-day Berlin

BOY MEETS BOY

NewFest Pride Encore! Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a club in Berlin. With 15 hours left until Harry’s flight back to London, Johannes offers to help him print his…

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An exuberant NYC community fights the U.S. prison system while dancing for liberation to classic house tracks

BRING DOWN THE WALLS

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An exuberant NYC community fights the U.S. prison system while dancing for liberation to classic house tracks

BRING DOWN THE WALLS

North American PremiereThis galvanizing documentary examines the U.S. prison system through the lens of house music, telling the story of…

An exuberant NYC community fights the U.S. prison system while dancing for liberation to classic house tracks

BRING DOWN THE WALLS

North American PremiereThis galvanizing documentary examines the U.S. prison system through the lens of house music, telling the story of a political collective and anti-incarceration dance party in Lower Manhattan. Filmmaker Phil Collins joins with Black queer artists and activists…

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An innovative hybrid narrative-documentary about trans Latina sex workers in Queens, NY

CAER (CAUGHT)

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An innovative hybrid narrative-documentary about trans Latina sex workers in Queens, NY

CAER (CAUGHT)

New York State PremiereA trans Latina sex worker is arrested in a sting operation in Queens, NY, but this time…

An innovative hybrid narrative-documentary about trans Latina sex workers in Queens, NY

CAER (CAUGHT)

New York State PremiereA trans Latina sex worker is arrested in a sting operation in Queens, NY, but this time it’s all a staged recreation, and when ''Cut!'' is shouted off-camera, the actors relax before the next take. Merging fiction…

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In 1990s Serbia a group of friends and couples misbehave at a child’s birthday party, airing out their grievances and indulging in hidden passions

CELTS

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In 1990s Serbia a group of friends and couples misbehave at a child’s birthday party, airing out their grievances and indulging in hidden passions

CELTS

New York State PremiereIn 1990s Belgrade, a group of friends and couples gather to celebrate a child’s Teenage Mutant Ninja…

In 1990s Serbia a group of friends and couples misbehave at a child’s birthday party, airing out their grievances and indulging in hidden passions

CELTS

New York State PremiereIn 1990s Belgrade, a group of friends and couples gather to celebrate a child’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed birthday and play out their own frayed relationships. With the Yugoslav Wars taking place in the background, the adults…

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The director of a low-budget queer thriller tries to solve a violent murder mystery that is threatening his set

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The director of a low-budget queer thriller tries to solve a violent murder mystery that is threatening his set

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North American PremiereMarcos is a struggling director desperate to produce his low-budget queer take on Italian Giallo thrillers. But when…

The director of a low-budget queer thriller tries to solve a violent murder mystery that is threatening his set

CUT!

North American PremiereMarcos is a struggling director desperate to produce his low-budget queer take on Italian Giallo thrillers. But when the cast and crew begin to die gruesome deaths, he becomes both a prime suspect for investigators and the killer’s…

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A struggling trans actor goes on an adventure of self-discovery after the death of his close friend and captain of his lesbian bowling league

DEATH AND BOWLING

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A struggling trans actor goes on an adventure of self-discovery after the death of his close friend and captain of his lesbian bowling league

DEATH AND BOWLING

East Coast PremiereStruggling actor X’s lesbian bowling league Lavender League Bowling Club is the only thing keeping his head in…

A struggling trans actor goes on an adventure of self-discovery after the death of his close friend and captain of his lesbian bowling league

DEATH AND BOWLING

East Coast PremiereStruggling actor X’s lesbian bowling league Lavender League Bowling Club is the only thing keeping his head in the right lane as he faces the daily struggles of demanding auditions, demeaning roles, and shady characters. But when the…

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Get ready to laugh and have your heart warmed by this premiere collection of the best in web series

EPISODIC SHOWCASE

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Get ready to laugh and have your heart warmed by this premiere collection of the best in web series

EPISODIC SHOWCASE

Discover your next binge-worthy series with our episodic showcase! Get ready to laugh and have your heart warmed by this…

Get ready to laugh and have your heart warmed by this premiere collection of the best in web series

EPISODIC SHOWCASE

Discover your next binge-worthy series with our episodic showcase! Get ready to laugh and have your heart warmed by this premiere collection of the best in web series. From the return of a gay film from years back to a…

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A sumptuous romance between two Soviet Air Force recruits during the Cold War, based on true events

FIREBIRD

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A sumptuous romance between two Soviet Air Force recruits during the Cold War, based on true events

FIREBIRD

New York City PremiereFIREBIRD is based on the true story of two Soviet Air Force recruits who fell in love…

A sumptuous romance between two Soviet Air Force recruits during the Cold War, based on true events

FIREBIRD

New York City PremiereFIREBIRD is based on the true story of two Soviet Air Force recruits who fell in love at the height of the Cold War. Sergey, a sensitive young private, and Roman, a high-ranking fighter pilot with a…

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A non-binary child, their father, and a stranger form tenuous connections in this award-winning drama

FIRSTNESS

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A non-binary child, their father, and a stranger form tenuous connections in this award-winning drama

FIRSTNESS

New York State PremiereA maladjusted father, his non-binary child Tavi, and a stranger out on parole are all seeking connection…

A non-binary child, their father, and a stranger form tenuous connections in this award-winning drama

FIRSTNESS

New York State PremiereA maladjusted father, his non-binary child Tavi, and a stranger out on parole are all seeking connection in director Brielle Brilliant’s feature debut. When Tavi and the older man begin to form a sweet yet unconventional friendship,…

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RSVP for exclusive access to Episode 1 of Season 2, followed by a conversation with creators and cast

HIGHTOWN Season 2: Advance Screening & Conversation

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RSVP for exclusive access to Episode 1 of Season 2, followed by a conversation with creators and cast

HIGHTOWN Season 2: Advance Screening & Conversation

World PremiereStreaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 Join us for this advance screening of Episode 1 of Season 2,…

RSVP for exclusive access to Episode 1 of Season 2, followed by a conversation with creators and cast

HIGHTOWN Season 2: Advance Screening & Conversation

World PremiereStreaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 Join us for this advance screening of Episode 1 of Season 2, followed by an exclusive conversation with the creators and stars. In the second season of HIGHTOWN, the picture-perfect version of…

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A kid questioning their gender swaps bodies with a beloved babysitter, leading to a hilarious quest across NYC to get back to the way things were and imagine the way things could be

HOMEBODY

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A kid questioning their gender swaps bodies with a beloved babysitter, leading to a hilarious quest across NYC to get back to the way things were and imagine the way things could be

HOMEBODY

East Coast PremiereMelanie’s last afternoon babysitting 9-year-old gender-questioning Johnny takes an inexplicable, unpredictable, and absolutely hilarious turn – her body…

A kid questioning their gender swaps bodies with a beloved babysitter, leading to a hilarious quest across NYC to get back to the way things were and imagine the way things could be

HOMEBODY

East Coast PremiereMelanie’s last afternoon babysitting 9-year-old gender-questioning Johnny takes an inexplicable, unpredictable, and absolutely hilarious turn – her body is inhabited by Johnny’s spirit. Now, Johnny gets to live as Melanie for a day, which seems fun at first…

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The unsung story of the queer women behind some of country music’s greatest hits

INVISIBLE: GAY WOMEN IN SOUTHERN MUSIC (Documentary Centerpiece)

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The unsung story of the queer women behind some of country music’s greatest hits

INVISIBLE: GAY WOMEN IN SOUTHERN MUSIC (Documentary Centerpiece)

Documentary Centerpiece, New York State PremiereDeeply moving and triumphant, INVISIBLE gives center stage to the lesbian women who have long…

The unsung story of the queer women behind some of country music’s greatest hits

INVISIBLE: GAY WOMEN IN SOUTHERN MUSIC (Documentary Centerpiece)

Documentary Centerpiece, New York State PremiereDeeply moving and triumphant, INVISIBLE gives center stage to the lesbian women who have long been hidden behind the curtain of the country music industry, all while working with big-name artists and making major contributions…

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An aspiring performer rekindles a bond with their ailing grandmother (the late great Cloris Leachman) in this intimate dramedy

JUMP, DARLING

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An aspiring performer rekindles a bond with their ailing grandmother (the late great Cloris Leachman) in this intimate dramedy

JUMP, DARLING

New York State PremiereFeaturing one of the final screen performances from the late, great, Oscar-winning icon Cloris Leachman, JUMP, DARLING…

An aspiring performer rekindles a bond with their ailing grandmother (the late great Cloris Leachman) in this intimate dramedy

JUMP, DARLING

New York State PremiereFeaturing one of the final screen performances from the late, great, Oscar-winning icon Cloris Leachman, JUMP, DARLING tells the story of aspiring performer Fishy Falters (Thomas Duplessie), who is trying to eke out a career at a…

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A dinner party among friends takes a disastrous turn when long-held secrets bubble to the surface

LEADING LADIES

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A dinner party among friends takes a disastrous turn when long-held secrets bubble to the surface

LEADING LADIES

New York State PremiereLies, lust, drugs, and debauchery — and that’s all before dessert! In this sexy new feature from…

A dinner party among friends takes a disastrous turn when long-held secrets bubble to the surface

LEADING LADIES

New York State PremiereLies, lust, drugs, and debauchery — and that’s all before dessert! In this sexy new feature from NewFest alum Ruth Caudeli (EVA + CANDELA, SECOND STAR ON THE RIGHT), five friends come together for a night of…

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A group of bold, non-conformist youth fight against rampant LGBTQ+ discrimination in today’s Nigeria

THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND

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A group of bold, non-conformist youth fight against rampant LGBTQ+ discrimination in today’s Nigeria

THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND

Struggling against rampant LGBTQ+ discrimination in Nigeria, a new generation of non-conformist youth use social media, underground radio, and any…

A group of bold, non-conformist youth fight against rampant LGBTQ+ discrimination in today’s Nigeria

THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND

Struggling against rampant LGBTQ+ discrimination in Nigeria, a new generation of non-conformist youth use social media, underground radio, and any other resources at their disposal to fight for their right to live out loud. THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND follows…

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After two decades apart, a young woman reappears to profess her devotion to her teenage sweetheart — but is it all just the workings of a love spell?

LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT

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After two decades apart, a young woman reappears to profess her devotion to her teenage sweetheart — but is it all just the workings of a love spell?

LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT

New York State PremiereAfter two decades of radio silence, Eren reappears out of thin air to profess her devotion to…

After two decades apart, a young woman reappears to profess her devotion to her teenage sweetheart — but is it all just the workings of a love spell?

LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT

New York State PremiereAfter two decades of radio silence, Eren reappears out of thin air to profess her devotion to her teenage sweetheart. But could this sudden reunion simply be the workings of a love spell cast 20 years ago?…

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An irresistible exploration of a little-known painter’s legacy and mysterious disappearance from the iconic 1980s downtown art scene in NYC

MAKE ME FAMOUS

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An irresistible exploration of a little-known painter’s legacy and mysterious disappearance from the iconic 1980s downtown art scene in NYC

MAKE ME FAMOUS

World PremiereEdward Brezinski worked alongside Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz, and Jean-Michel Basquiat in the Lower East Side art scene, but…

An irresistible exploration of a little-known painter’s legacy and mysterious disappearance from the iconic 1980s downtown art scene in NYC

MAKE ME FAMOUS

World PremiereEdward Brezinski worked alongside Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz, and Jean-Michel Basquiat in the Lower East Side art scene, but never reached the same level of success as his contemporaries. MAKE ME FAMOUS uncovers why such a well-connected yet peculiar…

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A riveting and intimate documentary about Pete Buttigieg’s campaign to be the first openly gay U.S. president

MAYOR PETE (Opening Night Film)

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A riveting and intimate documentary about Pete Buttigieg’s campaign to be the first openly gay U.S. president

MAYOR PETE (Opening Night Film)

Streaming through October 21 exclusively for Virtual All Access PassholdersEast Coast PremiereA riveting documentary from award-winning filmmaker Jesse Moss (BOYS…

A riveting and intimate documentary about Pete Buttigieg’s campaign to be the first openly gay U.S. president

MAYOR PETE (Opening Night Film)

Streaming through October 21 exclusively for Virtual All Access PassholdersEast Coast PremiereA riveting documentary from award-winning filmmaker Jesse Moss (BOYS STATE), MAYOR PETE brings viewers inside Pete Buttigieg’s campaign to be the youngest U.S. president, providing unprecedented intimacy with the…

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A sensitive and illuminating portrait of intersex identity from Filipino director J.E. Tiglao

METAMORPHOSIS

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A sensitive and illuminating portrait of intersex identity from Filipino director J.E. Tiglao

METAMORPHOSIS

New York City PremiereDespite being born with an intersex body, teenager Adam has lived all of their young life as…

A sensitive and illuminating portrait of intersex identity from Filipino director J.E. Tiglao

METAMORPHOSIS

New York City PremiereDespite being born with an intersex body, teenager Adam has lived all of their young life as a boy. After they start menstruating, Adam has to confront new reactions from their conservative family and judgemental schoolmates, leading…

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A Teddy Award-winning interpretation of a gay man’s past life during the Lebanese civil war

MIGUEL’S WAR

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A Teddy Award-winning interpretation of a gay man’s past life during the Lebanese civil war

MIGUEL’S WAR

U.S. PremiereIn this Teddy Award winner from Berlinale, Miguel returns to Lebanon after 37 years to reflect on his experience…

A Teddy Award-winning interpretation of a gay man’s past life during the Lebanese civil war

MIGUEL’S WAR

U.S. PremiereIn this Teddy Award winner from Berlinale, Miguel returns to Lebanon after 37 years to reflect on his experience growing up queer during the civil war. Having spent the years since leaving as an out gay man in Spain,…

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French superstar Nicolas Maury directs himself as an actor fleeing to his mother’s countryside home to recover from a break-up

MY BEST PART

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French superstar Nicolas Maury directs himself as an actor fleeing to his mother’s countryside home to recover from a break-up

MY BEST PART

New York State PremiereFrench superstar Nicolas Maury (KNIFE + HEART, Netflix’s CALL MY AGENT) directs himself as Jérémie, an actor…

French superstar Nicolas Maury directs himself as an actor fleeing to his mother’s countryside home to recover from a break-up

MY BEST PART

New York State PremiereFrench superstar Nicolas Maury (KNIFE + HEART, Netflix’s CALL MY AGENT) directs himself as Jérémie, an actor fleeing to his mother’s countryside home after a break-up with the adoring Albert (Arnaud Valois). Now that the relationship has…

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RSVP for access to all three episodes, followed by a conversation with filmmaker and featured cast

NUCLEAR FAMILY: Screening & Conversation

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NUCLEAR FAMILY: Screening & Conversation

Streaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 This three-part documentary series from HBO follows filmmaker Ry Russo-Young as she turns…

RSVP for access to all three episodes, followed by a conversation with filmmaker and featured cast

NUCLEAR FAMILY: Screening & Conversation

Streaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 This three-part documentary series from HBO follows filmmaker Ry Russo-Young as she turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family. In the late 70s/early 80s, when the concept…

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Panel conversation celebrating Indigenous, Two-Spirit, and First Nation visibility in film and TV

Panel: Centering LGBTQ+ Indigenous Voices and Perspectives Onscreen

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Panel conversation celebrating Indigenous, Two-Spirit, and First Nation visibility in film and TV

Panel: Centering LGBTQ+ Indigenous Voices and Perspectives Onscreen

Free event with RSVPPremiering on YouTube and Facebook on Wednesday, October 20 at 5PM ET Join filmmakers premiering their work…

Panel conversation celebrating Indigenous, Two-Spirit, and First Nation visibility in film and TV

Panel: Centering LGBTQ+ Indigenous Voices and Perspectives Onscreen

Free event with RSVPPremiering on YouTube and Facebook on Wednesday, October 20 at 5PM ET Join filmmakers premiering their work at the festival as we celebrate Indigeneous, Two-Spirit, and First Nation visibility in film and television! Panelists will speak to…

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Panel conversation with queer women and non-binary cinematographers working behind the camera in film and TV

Panel: Queer Lens on Lens: Spotlight on Women and Non-Binary Cinematographers

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Panel conversation with queer women and non-binary cinematographers working behind the camera in film and TV

Panel: Queer Lens on Lens: Spotlight on Women and Non-Binary Cinematographers

Free event with RSVPPremiering on YouTube and Facebook on Tuesday, October 19 at 5PM EST Join NewFest and ReFrame (an…

Panel conversation with queer women and non-binary cinematographers working behind the camera in film and TV

Panel: Queer Lens on Lens: Spotlight on Women and Non-Binary Cinematographers

Free event with RSVPPremiering on YouTube and Facebook on Tuesday, October 19 at 5PM EST Join NewFest and ReFrame (an initiative of the Sundance Institute and Women In Film LA) for a conversation with queer women and non-binary filmmakers who…

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A closeted Romanian policeman tries to diffuse a protest at a queer film screening in this subversive thriller

POPPY FIELD

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A closeted Romanian policeman tries to diffuse a protest at a queer film screening in this subversive thriller

POPPY FIELD

New York State PremiereWhile enjoying a visit from his long-distance boyfriend, a closeted Romanian policeman is called to diffuse a…

A closeted Romanian policeman tries to diffuse a protest at a queer film screening in this subversive thriller

POPPY FIELD

New York State PremiereWhile enjoying a visit from his long-distance boyfriend, a closeted Romanian policeman is called to diffuse a heated situation at a local movie theater. Turns out a conservative group is protesting a queer film screening and, to…

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A Hollywood-obsessed mother and her gay son move from 1980s USSR to the United States

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA (U.S. Centerpiece)

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A Hollywood-obsessed mother and her gay son move from 1980s USSR to the United States

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA (U.S. Centerpiece)

U.S. Centerpiece, New York State PremiereObsessed with old Hollywood movies and concerned for her son’s future in 1980s USSR, Lena…

A Hollywood-obsessed mother and her gay son move from 1980s USSR to the United States

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA (U.S. Centerpiece)

U.S. Centerpiece, New York State PremiereObsessed with old Hollywood movies and concerned for her son’s future in 1980s USSR, Lena becomes a mail-order bride and moves to the United States. Though she hopes to give her son Potato a better…

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A XXX documentary about kink, safe sex, and the independent porn studio that championed them both at the height of the AIDS epidemic

RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO!

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A XXX documentary about kink, safe sex, and the independent porn studio that championed them both at the height of the AIDS epidemic

RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO!

New York State PremiereAs the HIV/AIDS epidemic ravaged gay communities with little help from politicians, a small pornography studio did…

A XXX documentary about kink, safe sex, and the independent porn studio that championed them both at the height of the AIDS epidemic

RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO!

New York State PremiereAs the HIV/AIDS epidemic ravaged gay communities with little help from politicians, a small pornography studio did what they could: promote safe sex through hardcore kinky porn. RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO! tells the extraordinary story of Palm Drive…

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A rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London tells the unheralded story of a community of activist dykes

REBEL DYKES

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A rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London tells the unheralded story of a community of activist dykes

REBEL DYKES

NewFest Pride Encore! Charting the explosive 1980s era when punk met feminism, REBEL DYKES arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing…

A rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London tells the unheralded story of a community of activist dykes

REBEL DYKES

NewFest Pride Encore! Charting the explosive 1980s era when punk met feminism, REBEL DYKES arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory.This rabble-rousing documentary follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to…

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Six trans women travel to a rural town in Spain to explore the natural landscape and uncover their innermost selves

SEDIMENTS

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Six trans women travel to a rural town in Spain to explore the natural landscape and uncover their innermost selves

SEDIMENTS

New York State PremiereSix trans women travel to a rural town in Spain to become one with nature and participate…

Six trans women travel to a rural town in Spain to explore the natural landscape and uncover their innermost selves

SEDIMENTS

New York State PremiereSix trans women travel to a rural town in Spain to become one with nature and participate in a communal experience that leads to emotionally vigorous conversation and conflict. As the women discuss the evolution of trans…

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A decade after breaking up, college exes Kris and Naomi catch up on their complicated lives, loves, and Kris’ transition

SEE YOU THEN

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A decade after breaking up, college exes Kris and Naomi catch up on their complicated lives, loves, and Kris’ transition

SEE YOU THEN

NewFest Pride Encore! Kris, a trans computer programmer, and Naomi, an Asian-American performance artist, used to date in college. A…

A decade after breaking up, college exes Kris and Naomi catch up on their complicated lives, loves, and Kris’ transition

SEE YOU THEN

NewFest Pride Encore! Kris, a trans computer programmer, and Naomi, an Asian-American performance artist, used to date in college. A decade after abruptly breaking up, they meet for dinner to catch up on their complicated lives, relationships, and Kris’ transition.…

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Get immersed in the healing magic of queer sex, touch, and desire

SHORTS: ALWAYS A PLEASURE

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Get immersed in the healing magic of queer sex, touch, and desire

SHORTS: ALWAYS A PLEASURE

* This program contains sexually explicit materialGet immersed in the healing magic of queer sex, touch, and lust with SHORTS:…

Get immersed in the healing magic of queer sex, touch, and desire

SHORTS: ALWAYS A PLEASURE

* This program contains sexually explicit materialGet immersed in the healing magic of queer sex, touch, and lust with SHORTS: ALWAYS A PLEASURE, a sensual program that prioritizes and destigmatizes LGBTQ+ desire. Mixing the experimental with the explicit, this uncensored…

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Dive into the gender-expansive world of trans filmmakers and their resonant stories

SHORTS: BEYOND THE BINARY

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Dive into the gender-expansive world of trans filmmakers and their resonant stories

SHORTS: BEYOND THE BINARY

We’re back with another year of trans shorts by trans filmmakers with SHORTS: BEYOND THE BINARY! From futuristic media therapy…

Dive into the gender-expansive world of trans filmmakers and their resonant stories

SHORTS: BEYOND THE BINARY

We’re back with another year of trans shorts by trans filmmakers with SHORTS: BEYOND THE BINARY! From futuristic media therapy to impossible decisions about what to wear, this stunning selection of short films offers up a wide variety of stories,…

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These encounters might be brief but the promise of romance is in the air, so invite your crush and prepare to swoon together

SHORTS: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

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These encounters might be brief but the promise of romance is in the air, so invite your crush and prepare to swoon together

SHORTS: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

It starts with a look across a crowded cafe or inside a train cabin — the encounters in this collection…

These encounters might be brief but the promise of romance is in the air, so invite your crush and prepare to swoon together

SHORTS: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

It starts with a look across a crowded cafe or inside a train cabin — the encounters in this collection of shorts might be brief, but they leave an indelible mark. These prospective lovebirds flirt, fight, and f*ck, but mostly…

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Relationship drama, therapy in the back of a rideshare drama – you want it, lesbians will give it to you!

SHORTS: DYKE DRAMA!

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Relationship drama, therapy in the back of a rideshare drama – you want it, lesbians will give it to you!

SHORTS: DYKE DRAMA!

Relationship drama, genre melodrama, coming out drama, and therapy-in-the-back-of-a-rideshare drama — you want drama, lesbians will give it to you.…

Relationship drama, therapy in the back of a rideshare drama – you want it, lesbians will give it to you!

SHORTS: DYKE DRAMA!

Relationship drama, genre melodrama, coming out drama, and therapy-in-the-back-of-a-rideshare drama — you want drama, lesbians will give it to you. Whether you’re recovering from mommy issues, a burning unrequited touch, or a first date that seems to last for all…

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Electric queer stories about seeking refuge – in found family, friendship, and new parts of the world

SHORTS: FINDING REFUGE

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Electric queer stories about seeking refuge – in found family, friendship, and new parts of the world

SHORTS: FINDING REFUGE

Countless LGBTQ+ individuals and communities around the world are unable to travel freely or are forced to leave their homes.…

Electric queer stories about seeking refuge – in found family, friendship, and new parts of the world

SHORTS: FINDING REFUGE

Countless LGBTQ+ individuals and communities around the world are unable to travel freely or are forced to leave their homes. SHORTS: FINDING REFUGE illuminates queer stories of seeking refuge – in found family, friendship and entirely new countries. These uplifting…

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Eclectic stories of dudes and dilemmas showing just how fun (and messy!) finding the right connection can be

SHORTS: I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE

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Eclectic stories of dudes and dilemmas showing just how fun (and messy!) finding the right connection can be

SHORTS: I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE

Seize the moment with this sexy mixtape of dudes and dilemmas that explores the fun, messy complexities of finding the…

Eclectic stories of dudes and dilemmas showing just how fun (and messy!) finding the right connection can be

SHORTS: I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE

Seize the moment with this sexy mixtape of dudes and dilemmas that explores the fun, messy complexities of finding the right connection. From crushing on your soccer mate to pre-Grindr cruising the streets of New York City, this genre-spanning program…

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A dark, campy, and downright bizarre short film program for the thrillseeker in you

SHORTS: QUEER FEAR

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A dark, campy, and downright bizarre short film program for the thrillseeker in you

SHORTS: QUEER FEAR

An Uber ride. A camping trip. A first date. These could be sites of terror for anyone, but, in these…

A dark, campy, and downright bizarre short film program for the thrillseeker in you

SHORTS: QUEER FEAR

An Uber ride. A camping trip. A first date. These could be sites of terror for anyone, but, in these films, they are particularly scary for our queer protagonists. Showcasing a diverse assortment of styles, tones, and subject matter, SHORTS:…

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Inspirational and affirming shorts curated specifically for LGBTQ+ youth and teen audiences

SHORTS: QUEER KID POWER

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Inspirational and affirming shorts curated specifically for LGBTQ+ youth and teen audiences

SHORTS: QUEER KID POWER

In partnership with the NYC Department of Education For the fourth consecutive year, NewFest is delighted to collaborate with New…

Inspirational and affirming shorts curated specifically for LGBTQ+ youth and teen audiences

SHORTS: QUEER KID POWER

In partnership with the NYC Department of Education For the fourth consecutive year, NewFest is delighted to collaborate with New York City’s Department of Education and participating schools on an inclusive shorts program curated specifically with LGBTQ+ youth and teen…

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Explore the unique bonds queer and trans people form with spirituality, religion and divinity

SHORTS: SENSE & SPIRITUALITY

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Explore the unique bonds queer and trans people form with spirituality, religion and divinity

SHORTS: SENSE & SPIRITUALITY

Institutional religion and the LGBTQ+ community are often treated as oil and water, but this collection of short films throws…

Explore the unique bonds queer and trans people form with spirituality, religion and divinity

SHORTS: SENSE & SPIRITUALITY

Institutional religion and the LGBTQ+ community are often treated as oil and water, but this collection of short films throws those preconceived ideas out the window. Featuring a blend of narratives and documentaries about gay angels, inclusive mosques, and an…

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Travel through time, fly out into space, and awaken your imagination with stories of queer futurity

SHORTS: THE FUTURE IS QUEER

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Travel through time, fly out into space, and awaken your imagination with stories of queer futurity

SHORTS: THE FUTURE IS QUEER

Awaken your imagination, travel through time and be flung into space with SHORTS: THE FUTURE IS QUEER, an eye-popping program…

Travel through time, fly out into space, and awaken your imagination with stories of queer futurity

SHORTS: THE FUTURE IS QUEER

Awaken your imagination, travel through time and be flung into space with SHORTS: THE FUTURE IS QUEER, an eye-popping program that looks beyond the present world and places queer folks at the center of new frontiers. WITNESS Dir. Joie Lou…

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Communication is key in these candid shorts about expressing yourself, reconciling differences, and reaching greater understanding

SHORTS: WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

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Communication is key in these candid shorts about expressing yourself, reconciling differences, and reaching greater understanding

SHORTS: WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

The stories in SHORTS: WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? prove that caring is sharing and show the immense value in listening…

Communication is key in these candid shorts about expressing yourself, reconciling differences, and reaching greater understanding

SHORTS: WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

The stories in SHORTS: WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? prove that caring is sharing and show the immense value in listening to the people you love, or even those you’ve just met. THE FIRST TIME Dir. Soleil Burgess & Camille Ora-Nicole,…

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RSVP for Exclusive Access to Episodes 1 & 2, followed by a one-on-one conversation with creator/star Bilal Baig

SORT OF: Advance Screening & Conversation

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SORT OF: Advance Screening & Conversation

U.S. PremiereStreaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 Join us for the U.S. Premiere of Episodes 1 and 2 of…

RSVP for Exclusive Access to Episodes 1 & 2, followed by a one-on-one conversation with creator/star Bilal Baig

SORT OF: Advance Screening & Conversation

U.S. PremiereStreaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 Join us for the U.S. Premiere of Episodes 1 and 2 of the breakthrough HBO Max series SORT OF, followed by a one-on-one conversation between the show’s co-creator/star Bilal Baig and filmmaker…

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An angsty teenager realizes family vacation isn’t so bad when she meets her first crush in this hilarious feature

SWEETHEART

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An angsty teenager realizes family vacation isn’t so bad when she meets her first crush in this hilarious feature

SWEETHEART

New York State PremiereRebellious and angsty teenager AJ sets out on her family vacation with exceedingly low expectations, but what…

An angsty teenager realizes family vacation isn’t so bad when she meets her first crush in this hilarious feature

SWEETHEART

New York State PremiereRebellious and angsty teenager AJ sets out on her family vacation with exceedingly low expectations, but what starts out as the trip from hell turns out to be a summer of awakening when she unexpectedly meets her…

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During a hot Brazilian summer, 13-year-old Joana uncovers hidden truths about her family and herself

THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA

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During a hot Brazilian summer, 13-year-old Joana uncovers hidden truths about her family and herself

THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA

New York State PremiereJoana, 13, is faced with life’s harsh realities after the sudden death of her beloved great aunt.…

During a hot Brazilian summer, 13-year-old Joana uncovers hidden truths about her family and herself

THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA

New York State PremiereJoana, 13, is faced with life’s harsh realities after the sudden death of her beloved great aunt. During long, hot summer days in southern Brazil, she begins to investigate why her aunt never dated anyone and uncovers…

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A college freshman obsessively climbs the ranks of her school’s rowing team in this Tribeca award-winner

THE NOVICE

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A college freshman obsessively climbs the ranks of her school’s rowing team in this Tribeca award-winner

THE NOVICE

With few friends, mediocre grades, and nothing to lose, queer college freshman Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman) signs up for the…

A college freshman obsessively climbs the ranks of her school’s rowing team in this Tribeca award-winner

THE NOVICE

With few friends, mediocre grades, and nothing to lose, queer college freshman Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman) signs up for the rowing team. What begins as an exciting new hobby quickly turns into an unhealthy obsession as she climbs the ranks…

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After moving into their new Upper East Side apartment, two roommates’ lives are upended by the lingering impact of its infamous former owner

THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST

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After moving into their new Upper East Side apartment, two roommates’ lives are upended by the lingering impact of its infamous former owner

THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST

A cheap Upper East Side apartment seems like a dream for roommates Addie (Betsey Brown) and Noelle (Madeline Quinn), but…

After moving into their new Upper East Side apartment, two roommates’ lives are upended by the lingering impact of its infamous former owner

THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST

A cheap Upper East Side apartment seems like a dream for roommates Addie (Betsey Brown) and Noelle (Madeline Quinn), but when the apartment’s odd history indicates it all might be ''too good to be true,'' the pair begin unraveling the…

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Hilarious hijinks ensue when a group of classic film collectors pursue a long-lost film in this homage to 1930s comedies starring Charles Busch

THE SIXTH REEL

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Hilarious hijinks ensue when a group of classic film collectors pursue a long-lost film in this homage to 1930s comedies starring Charles Busch

THE SIXTH REEL

New York State PremiereA zany romp and a whodunnit all in one, Charles Busch’s THE SIXTH REEL is an outrageous…

Hilarious hijinks ensue when a group of classic film collectors pursue a long-lost film in this homage to 1930s comedies starring Charles Busch

THE SIXTH REEL

New York State PremiereA zany romp and a whodunnit all in one, Charles Busch’s THE SIXTH REEL is an outrageous homage to 1930s madcap comedies. Legendary New York theater icon Busch co-writes, co-directs and stars in the film as Jimmy,…

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RSVP for Exclusive Access to Episodes 1 & 2, followed by a conversation with the cast

TWENTIES Season 2: Screening & Conversation

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TWENTIES Season 2: Screening & Conversation

Streaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 From creator, writer, and executive producer Lena Waithe and Hillman Grad Productions comes…

RSVP for Exclusive Access to Episodes 1 & 2, followed by a conversation with the cast

TWENTIES Season 2: Screening & Conversation

Streaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 From creator, writer, and executive producer Lena Waithe and Hillman Grad Productions comes TWENTIES, the GLAAD Media Award-nominated series critically acclaimed for its first-time portrayal of a masculine-presenting queer woman of color as…

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An uptight lawyer falls in love with a free-spirited musician, but dynamics shift when one of them begins to question their gender

UNDER MY SKIN

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An uptight lawyer falls in love with a free-spirited musician, but dynamics shift when one of them begins to question their gender

UNDER MY SKIN

New York State PremiereDespite their obvious differences, Denny and Ryan — an eccentric musician and a straight-laced lawyer — are…

An uptight lawyer falls in love with a free-spirited musician, but dynamics shift when one of them begins to question their gender

UNDER MY SKIN

New York State PremiereDespite their obvious differences, Denny and Ryan — an eccentric musician and a straight-laced lawyer — are drawn to each other like magnets. But when Denny begins to question their gender, sexuality, and relationship with Ryan, the…

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RSVP for Exclusive Access to Episodes 2 & 3 of Season 2, followed by a conversation with creators and cast

WE’RE HERE Season 2: Advance Screening & Conversation

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WE’RE HERE Season 2: Advance Screening & Conversation

World PremiereStreaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 Join us for an Advance Screening of the much anticipated second season…

RSVP for Exclusive Access to Episodes 2 & 3 of Season 2, followed by a conversation with creators and cast

WE’RE HERE Season 2: Advance Screening & Conversation

World PremiereStreaming virtually October 15 - 26, 2021 Join us for an Advance Screening of the much anticipated second season of the Emmy-nominated and GLAAD Award-winning unscripted series, followed by an exclusive panel with the cast and creators. In Episode…

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