NewFest Pride: JEWELLE: A JUST VISION - NewFest


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This personal and moving documentary illuminates the decades-spanning work of author & activist Jewelle Gomez and her contributions to LGBTQ+ women of color communities


New York Premiere

Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist and activist Jewelle Gomez’s revolutionary work includes stories of indigenous lineages, slavery-era Black lesbian vampires, and queer feminist futures. With a career spanning the Black Power movement in late-60s Boston, AIDS activism in mid-80s New York, and Marriage Equality in the early aughts of San Francisco, Jewelle draws from her evolving experience as an Ioaway and Wampanoag Native American, and Black Cape Verdean femme lesbian, to mesmerizing effect.

Weaving personal writings, moving imagery, and a soundtrack inspired by African American and Native American spiritual music traditions, director Madeleine Lim’s JEWELLE: A JUST VISION illuminates Jewelle Gomez’s transformative power as an artist and activist while affirming her vital ongoing legacy.

Followed by a filmmaker Q&A

Part of NewFest Pride (June 1 - 5)
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$18 In-Person Ticket | $14 for Members
In-person access to a single screening.

$25 Virtual Pass | $20 for Members
Virtual access to select screenings.

$85 In-Person All Access Pass | $75 for Members – SOLD OUT
All in-person screenings including Opening Night Film & Party and Women's Night Out.

$145 VIP All Access Pass | $135 for Members
All in-person screenings and events (including Opening Night Film & Party, Closing Night Party, and Women's Night Out) and Virtual Screenings. Early access to theater and reserved seats.


Madeleine Lim


Madeleine Lim


T Kebo Drew


Jewelle Gomez, Dorothy Allison, Nancy Bereano



4:00 PM - SVA - Beatrice