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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

In a poetic visual reading of George Matthew Johnson’s intimate memoir, Dyllon Burnside (FX’s POSE), Bernard David Jones, and Thomas…

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

ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE

In 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, and non-binary. Most…

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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

As the self-appointed “AIDS DIVA” and ACT UP/LA spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles, Connie Norman stood proudly in her…

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

As 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 through her newspaper…

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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 CenterpieceJin Woo lives a simple country life, spending his days working on a local farm and keeping a watchful…

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 CenterpieceJin 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 to envision their future…

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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

BeBe Zahara Benet has been a show-stopping trailblazer ever since winning the very first season of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. But…

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

BeBe 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 still so much…

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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

Two-Spirit teenager Sherenté Mishitashin Harris from the Narragansett tribe performs traditional dance at Powwows around New England, but not everyone…

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

BEING THUNDER

Two-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, aided by…

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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

Two sex workers bond while working at a Berlin brothel in director Henrika Kull’s perceptive character study. Wielding vastly different…

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

BLISS

Two 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 one another. Brimming…

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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

This galvanizing documentary examines the U.S. prison system through the lens of house music, telling the story of a political…

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

BRING DOWN THE WALLS

This 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 to chronicle…

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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)

A trans Latina sex worker is arrested in a sting operation in Queens, NY, but this time it’s all a…

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

CAER (CAUGHT)

A 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 and documentary, Nicola…

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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

Tickets on sale 9/17 at 12PM ET In 1990s Belgrade, a group of friends and couples gather to celebrate a…

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

Tickets on sale 9/17 at 12PM ET In 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…

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

CUT!

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

CUT!

Marcos is a struggling director desperate to produce his low-budget queer take on Italian Giallo thrillers. But when the cast…

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

CUT!

Marcos 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 potential next…

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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

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

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

Struggling 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 team’s matriarch…

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The ultimate insider look at the queens of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE and their Peruvian LGBTQ+ fans

DRAG INVASION

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The ultimate insider look at the queens of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE and their Peruvian LGBTQ+ fans

DRAG INVASION

Bianca Del Rio, Alaska, Jujubee, Valentina, Manila Luzon, Jinkx Monsoon, and Raja — these are just some of the queens…

The ultimate insider look at the queens of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE and their Peruvian LGBTQ+ fans

DRAG INVASION

Bianca Del Rio, Alaska, Jujubee, Valentina, Manila Luzon, Jinkx Monsoon, and Raja — these are just some of the queens featured in DRAG INVASION, a fascinating and hilarious glimpse behind the glittery curtain. Following the iconic stars of RUPAUL’S DRAG…

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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

FIREBIRD is based on the true story of two Soviet Air Force recruits who fell in love at the height…

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

FIREBIRD

FIREBIRD 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 promising military career,…

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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

A maladjusted father, his non-binary child Tavi, and a stranger out on parole are all seeking connection in director Brielle…

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

FIRSTNESS

A 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, they raise concern…

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A Sundance award-winning animated documentary tells the story of an Afghani immigrant and his journey to safety in Denmark

FLEE (Closing Night + Party)

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A Sundance award-winning animated documentary tells the story of an Afghani immigrant and his journey to safety in Denmark

FLEE (Closing Night + Party)

Tickets include entry to the Closing Night Party Amin Nawabi has never told anyone how he and his family left…

A Sundance award-winning animated documentary tells the story of an Afghani immigrant and his journey to safety in Denmark

FLEE (Closing Night + Party)

Tickets include entry to the Closing Night Party Amin Nawabi has never told anyone how he and his family left Afghanistan. A bureaucratic system built to criminalize immigrants has forced asylum seekers like Amin to hold back for safety; but…

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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

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

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

Melanie’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 but soon…

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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 CenterpieceDeeply moving and triumphant, INVISIBLE gives center stage to the lesbian women who have long been hidden behind the…

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

INVISIBLE: GAY WOMEN IN SOUTHERN MUSIC (Documentary Centerpiece)

Documentary CenterpieceDeeply 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 to the scene. Filling…

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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

Featuring one of the final screen performances from the late, great, Oscar-winning icon Cloris Leachman, JUMP, DARLING tells the story…

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

JUMP, DARLING

Featuring 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 small-town bar while…

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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

Lies, lust, drugs, and debauchery — and that’s all before dessert! In this sexy new feature from NewFest alum Ruth…

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

LEADING LADIES

Lies, 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 gossip that takes…

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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

After two decades of radio silence, Eren reappears out of thin air to profess her devotion to her teenage sweetheart.…

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

After 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? In writer/director Ümit…

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this rare behind-the-scenes look at Madonna during the 1990 international tour for "Blonde Ambition"

MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE: 30th Anniversary

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this rare behind-the-scenes look at Madonna during the 1990 international tour for "Blonde Ambition"

MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE: 30th Anniversary

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this seminal documentary chronicles Madonna's controversial "Blonde Ambition" international tour in 1990 from its kick-off in…

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this rare behind-the-scenes look at Madonna during the 1990 international tour for "Blonde Ambition"

MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE: 30th Anniversary

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this seminal documentary chronicles Madonna's controversial "Blonde Ambition" international tour in 1990 from its kick-off in Japan to the North American leg of the tour with significant stops in Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, and New York.…

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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

Edward Brezinski worked alongside Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz, and Jean-Michel Basquiat in the Lower East Side art scene, but never…

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

Edward 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 painter…

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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 + Party)

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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 + Party)

Tickets includes entry to the Opening Night PartyA riveting documentary from award-winning filmmaker Jesse Moss (BOYS STATE), MAYOR PETE brings…

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

MAYOR PETE (Opening Night + Party)

Tickets includes entry to the Opening Night PartyA 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 candidate, his husband Chasten,…

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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

Despite being born with an intersex body, teenager Adam has lived all of their young life as a boy. After…

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

METAMORPHOSIS

Despite 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 to a new…

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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

In this Teddy Award winner from Berlinale, Miguel returns to Lebanon after 37 years to reflect on his experience growing…

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

MIGUEL’S WAR

In 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, Miguel…

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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

French superstar Nicolas Maury (KNIFE + HEART, Netflix’s CALL MY AGENT) directs himself as Jérémie, an actor fleeing to his…

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

French 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 gone awry, Jérémie…

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A decade since its release, Academy Award nominee Dee Rees’ debut feature remains an enduring exploration of a Black, queer ​​17-year-old

PARIAH: 10th Anniversary

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A decade since its release, Academy Award nominee Dee Rees’ debut feature remains an enduring exploration of a Black, queer ​​17-year-old

PARIAH: 10th Anniversary

A decade since its release, this powerful portrait of a young lesbian coming into her own continues to be celebrated…

A decade since its release, Academy Award nominee Dee Rees’ debut feature remains an enduring exploration of a Black, queer ​​17-year-old

PARIAH: 10th Anniversary

A decade since its release, this powerful portrait of a young lesbian coming into her own continues to be celebrated as a monumental influence by critics and filmmakers alike. The debut feature from Academy Award nominee Dee Rees (MUDBOUND) remains…

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On a summer day during New York’s Harlem Renaissance, two school acquaintances unexpectedly reunite

PASSING (New York Centerpiece)

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On a summer day during New York’s Harlem Renaissance, two school acquaintances unexpectedly reunite

PASSING (New York Centerpiece)

New York Centerpiece On a stifling summer day in 1920s New York City, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) unexpectedly reunites with…

On a summer day during New York’s Harlem Renaissance, two school acquaintances unexpectedly reunite

PASSING (New York Centerpiece)

New York Centerpiece On a stifling summer day in 1920s New York City, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) unexpectedly reunites with her old school acquaintance Clare Bellew (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga). With the simple unzipping of a dress and a…

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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

While enjoying a visit from his long-distance boyfriend, a closeted Romanian policeman is called to diffuse a heated situation at…

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

POPPY FIELD

While 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 make matters worse,…

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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. CenterpieceObsessed with old Hollywood movies and concerned for her son’s future in 1980s USSR, Lena becomes a mail-order bride…

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. CenterpieceObsessed 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 life, things veer off…

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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!

As the HIV/AIDS epidemic ravaged gay communities with little help from politicians, a small pornography studio did what they could:…

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!

As 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 Video and the…

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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

Six trans women travel to a rural town in Spain to become one with nature and participate in a communal…

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

SEDIMENTS

Six 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 rights in Spain…

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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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John Cameron Mitchell’s exuberant exploration of life, sex and happiness in NYC still shines fifteen years later in this 4K restoration

SHORTBUS: 15th Anniversary 4K Restoration

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John Cameron Mitchell’s exuberant exploration of life, sex and happiness in NYC still shines fifteen years later in this 4K restoration

SHORTBUS: 15th Anniversary 4K Restoration

World Premiere of 4K Restoration An exuberant exploration of life, sex and happiness in New York City, SHORTBUS still shines…

John Cameron Mitchell’s exuberant exploration of life, sex and happiness in NYC still shines fifteen years later in this 4K restoration

SHORTBUS: 15th Anniversary 4K Restoration

World Premiere of 4K Restoration An exuberant exploration of life, sex and happiness in New York City, SHORTBUS still shines fifteen years later in this delicious 4K restoration. The second feature from John Cameron Mitchell (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH)…

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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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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

Rebellious and angsty teenager AJ sets out on her family vacation with exceedingly low expectations, but what starts out as…

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

SWEETHEART

Rebellious 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 first crush. Writer/director…

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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

Joana, 13, is faced with life’s harsh realities after the sudden death of her beloved great aunt. During long, hot…

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

THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA

Joana, 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 secrets about her…

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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

A zany romp and a whodunnit all in one, Charles Busch’s THE SIXTH REEL is an outrageous homage to 1930s…

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

A 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, a movie-obsessed New…

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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

Despite their obvious differences, Denny and Ryan — an eccentric musician and a straight-laced lawyer — are drawn to each…

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

Despite 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 two discover opposites…

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