NewFest 2019 Festival Guide

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Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street (HalloKween Centerpiece)

Monday October 28 @ 8:45 pm

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street

New York Premiere

Dir. Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen, USA, 2019, 100 mins

Following a successful stint on Broadway alongside stars such as Cher, Karen Black, and Sandy Dennis, closeted actor Mark Patton launched his film career with a prominent role in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE in 1985. What initially seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime soon became a horror story worthy of its own midnight movie. Appreciated fondly by razor-gloved connoisseurs the world over, FREDDY’S REVENGE’s intricately crafted gay subtext decimated its lead’s job prospects in a single swipe. In SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, Patton finally strikes back.

A consistently compelling film essay that also offers a glimpse at the human collateral of the AIDS epidemic in Hollywood, Tyler Jensen and Roman Chimienti’s documentary follows the disenchanted actor as he goes on tour during ELM STREET 2’s 30th anniversary, coming face-to-face with the screenwriter who sealed his fate and the queer fans who have reclaimed this homophobic horror as a cult classic.

Writer: Roman Chimienti & Tyler Jensen
Cast: Mark Patton, Robert Englund, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Q&A to follow

Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.


Monday October 28
8:45 pm
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SVA Theatre – 1
333 W 23rd St.
New York, 10011 United States


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