THERE ARE THINGS TO DO + A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: Award Encore - NewFest

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Two films featuring Urvashi Vaid and the fight for LGBTQ+ Justice.

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NewFest35 Audience Award: Documentary Short (THERE ARE THINGS TO DO)
Streaming Dec 1–7

Join NewFest and the American LGBTQ+ Museum for this virtual encore presentation as we commemorate the pioneering organizer Urvashi Vaid alongside additional leaders & activists from the 80s and 90s via the 30th anniversary of the 1993 March on Washington for LGBTQ+ rights.

Featuring Mike Syers’ NewFest35 Audience Award-winning short documentary THERE ARE THINGS TO DO about the life and legacy of Urvashi Vaid, followed by the JEB (Joan E. Biren)’s feature-length 1993 documentary A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: THE 1993 MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR LESBIAN, GAY, AND BI EQUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERATION.

This virtual screening will feature:


THERE ARE THINGS TO DO
Dir. Mike Syers, USA, 2023, 18 min
Urvashi Vaid, an outspoken immigrant, lesbian and woman of color was an LGBTQ+ superhero & helped shape the modern day gay rights movement. Her life with partner Kate Clinton & vision serves as a roadmap for generations facing anti-LGBTQ+ backlash.



A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation
Dir. JEB (Joan E. Biren), USA, 1993, 56 min
A powerful and moving piece documenting the LGBTQ+ movement for equality in the early 1990s that expresses all the emotions of the joyful protest that was the 1993 March on Washington.

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Week 3 of NewFest35 Encores
NewFest35 Award Encores are presented by Amazon

Director

JEB (Joan E. Biren)

Cast

Urvashi Vaid, Kathy Najimy, Cybil Shepard, Jesse Jackson, Ian McKellan, RuPaul, Larry Kramer, Barney Frank, Eartha Kitt, Lea Delaria

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