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Our Queer History

October 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Histories are reconstructed then deconstructed in magnificent textures and styles to celebrate and reflect on the narratives of lives on the fringes: from Italian exiles on a remote island in the 1930s, to British farmers in the early 21st century, to families and spaces intimately shaped over years by HIV/AIDS. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of NewFest, we look back on the past three decades and further not only to remember but also to discover. Presented in Partnership with Making Gay History and NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

Total Running Time: 98 mins

Q&A to follow

The Red Tree
Dir. Paul Rowley, Ireland/USA/Italy, 2018, 22 mins, Italian with English subtitles
The buried history of Mussolini’s prison island for gay men.

Happy Birthday, Marsha!
Dir. Tourmaline, Sasha Wortzel, USA, 2016, 14 mins
When street queen Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson fights back against a routine police raid of a gay bar in 1969, she gives birth to a movement.

Queer Cruising Double Feature: Gay Semiotics & AveMaria
Dir. Jeff Verlanic, USA, 2018, 20 mins
Dive into a stylish encyclopedia of gay semiotics then cruise for action in Manhattan movie theater in this experimental double bill.

Atlantic Is A Sea of Bones
Dir. Tourmaline, USA, 2017, 7 mins
Follow Egyptt LaBejia through the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, revealing how historical and systemic violence haunt our contemporary landscapes.

Mark Me
Dir. Erin Batchelder, USA, 2017, 26 mins
An oral history told through old photos and cut-out animation about the multigenerational impact of the AIDS Crisis on one Irish Catholic family.

Dir. Matt Houghton, United Kingdom, 2018, 12 mins
In 2010, a chaplain in the British countryside sets up a helpline for gay farmers; journey into the lives of those who called.


October 28, 2018
12:00 pm
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Screening Room at The Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
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