NewFest 2019 Festival Guide

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Drag Kids (Documentary Centerpiece)

Thursday October 24 @ 7:00 pm

Drag Kids

U.S. Premiere

Dir. Megan Wennberg, Canada, 2019, 80 mins

Four very different drag performers under the age of 12 meet and celebrate their shared interest for the first time in Megan Wennberg’s marvelously entertaining and touching documentary DRAG KIDS. Nemis, Stephan, Bracken, and Jason have faced an enormous amount of scrutiny over their brief drag careers, but Wennberg’s film frames their celebration through an essential lens of loving and upstanding parenthood.

This triumphant documentary follows the four young stars as they prepare for the biggest performance of their lives at Montreal Pride, demonstrating the importance of artistic expression, community-building, and non-judgmental support for people of all ages. A surprisingly moving film about gender, art, and affirming parenting, DRAG KIDS will have you cheering through tears by its end. This oft misunderstood segment of the drag community deserves more accurate representation in media, and Megan Wennberg’s film is only the beginning.

Cast: Queen Lactatia, Bracken Gvasalia, Laddy GaGa, Suzan Bee Anthony

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Thursday October 24
7:00 pm
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SVA Theatre – 1
333 W 23rd St.
New York, 10011 United States
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