Queer Brunch with Nitehawk: PUNKS (2000)
Dir: Patrik-Ian Polk, USA, 2000, 104 mins, 35mm
$15 Food & Beverage voucher saves your seat and comes with a free book!
NewFest partners up with Nitehawk Cinema to present a special Queer Brunch 35mm screening of PUNKS, the rarely seen iconic film from 2000. Each audience member will receive a complimentary copy of the book, PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests, and buttons courtesy Abrams Books.
Celebrated for its candid and realistic depiction of African-American gay men, the groundbreaking PUNKS premiered at Sundance in 2000 and won awards on the film festival circuit before becoming mostly undistributed and unavailable to see anywhere.
Focusing on four friends navigating the dating world to find their mythical Mr. Rights, this vivacious debut film from writer-director Patrik-Ian Polk is an outrageously spirited ensemble comedy with verve and wit. Unprecedented in the way it captures black gay life and romance, PUNKS also explores universal aspects of friendship in dynamic and surprising ways.