NewFest Presents: GEMMEL & TIM - NewFest


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Award-winning true crime doc about the deaths of two Black gay men at the home of influential politico Ed Buck


“Must-See” – IndieWire

Award-winning true crime documentary GEMMEL & TIM explores the lives and untimely passings of Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean, two Black gay men who both died from meth overdoses at the home of West Hollywood politico Ed Buck. Their deaths at the now-infamous apartment sent shockwaves through the LGBTQ+ community. The ensuing media circus cooked up a spicy concoction of sex, drugs, race and politics, but had no appetite for the in-depth human stories of who these individuals truly were.
Part of NewFest Presents
In-Person Ticket — $12
$5 for Members
Virtual Ticket — $10 | Free for Members
This documentary looks at Gemmel and Tim’s parallel walks of life through the eyes of their extended and chosen families – memories, correspondence, and things they did and didn’t share with each other. Through intimate recollections of their lost friends, each character exposes their own personal journey in dealing with grief. Powerful and galvanizing, GEMMEL & TIM simultaneously investigates the crimes and offers a cautionary tale to keep these events from repeating.

In-person tickets include a Q&A with producer/editor Niq Lewis

Available virtually for 48 hours following in-person screening at The LGBT Community Center on February 24 at 7PM

Presented in partnership with MOBI (Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative)


Michiel Thomas