Watch our favorite first-run queer films now

Want to watch new queer films before they hit streaming platforms, while supporting NewFest? Welcome to NewFest Now! For a limited time, rent these recent theatrical releases and NewFest will receive a portion of the revenue, making it possible for us to continue our mission in these unprecedented times.

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Winner of the Queer Lion, Venice Film Festival
José (magnetic newcomer Enrique Salanic) lives with his mother (Ana Cecilia Mota) in Guatemala City, where they survive on her selling sandwiches at bus stops and with him working at a local restaurant. When he meets attractive and gentle Luis, they pursue an unexpected relationship. 

Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival
Reeling from a one-sided breakup, anguished Karen (Otmara Marrero) flees Los Angeles for her ex’s idyllic lake house in the Pacific Northwest. There, she becomes entangled with a mysterious, alluring younger woman (Sydney Sweeney), whom she cannot seem to resist.

Best Director, Un Certain Regard / Cannes Film Festival
In post-WWII Leningrad, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone, works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings her closer to Masha and also seals their fates.

“The work of a startling talent” VARIETY
Todd has never been comfortable with his queerness, or with most aspects of his life, and consistently struggles with insecurity. That is, until he thinks he’s met his soulmate. The only problem? She’s a woman.

NewFest 2019 Audience Award Winner
A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows dancers Merab and Irakli through their rivalry and romance training for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble.

Official Selection, New York Film Festival
An incredible documentary on the iconic photographer featuring previously unpublicized images and documents from Cunningham, including a six-hour interview.