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Friday November 26 • 12.00am

The unsung story of the queer women behind some of country music’s greatest hits

INVISIBLE: GAY WOMEN IN SOUTHERN MUSIC (Award Encore)

Friday November 26 • 12.00am

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The unsung story of the queer women behind some of country music’s greatest hits

INVISIBLE: GAY WOMEN IN SOUTHERN MUSIC (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2021 Audience Award for Documentary Feature. Deeply moving and triumphant, INVISIBLE gives center stage to the…

The unsung story of the queer women behind some of country music’s greatest hits

INVISIBLE: GAY WOMEN IN SOUTHERN MUSIC (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2021 Audience Award for Documentary Feature. Deeply moving and triumphant, INVISIBLE gives center stage to the lesbian women who have long been hidden behind the curtain of the country music industry, all while working with big-name…

Friday November 26 • 12.00am

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Friday November 19 • 12.00am

Catch up on festival favorites from the newest wave of emerging queer filmmakers!

SHORTS: Award Encores

Friday November 19 • 12.00am

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Catch up on festival favorites from the newest wave of emerging queer filmmakers!

SHORTS: Award Encores

NewFest 2021 Award-Winning Shorts. Featuring audience award winners and jury prize recipients, this eclectic collection of LGBTQ+ stories – featuring…

Catch up on festival favorites from the newest wave of emerging queer filmmakers!

SHORTS: Award Encores

NewFest 2021 Award-Winning Shorts. Featuring audience award winners and jury prize recipients, this eclectic collection of LGBTQ+ stories – featuring work from shorts programs Queer Kid Power, Finding Refuge, Sense and Spirituality, and I Know What Boys Like – provides…

Friday November 19 • 12.00am

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Friday November 19 • 12.00am

A struggling trans actor goes on an adventure of self-discovery after the death of his close friend and captain of his lesbian bowling league

DEATH AND BOWLING (Award Encore)

Friday November 19 • 12.00am

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A struggling trans actor goes on an adventure of self-discovery after the death of his close friend and captain of his lesbian bowling league

DEATH AND BOWLING (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2021 Hornitos Tequila #TakeYourShot Award for First-Time Feature Filmmaker; director Lyle Kash. Struggling actor X’s lesbian…

A struggling trans actor goes on an adventure of self-discovery after the death of his close friend and captain of his lesbian bowling league

DEATH AND BOWLING (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2021 Hornitos Tequila #TakeYourShot Award for First-Time Feature Filmmaker; director Lyle Kash. Struggling actor X’s lesbian bowling league Lavender League Bowling Club is the only thing keeping his head in the right lane as he faces…

Friday November 19 • 12.00am

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Friday November 12 • 12.00am

A Hollywood-obsessed mother and her gay son move from 1980s USSR to the United States

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA (Award Encore)

Friday November 12 • 12.00am

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A Hollywood-obsessed mother and her gay son move from 1980s USSR to the United States

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA (Award Encore)

NewFest 2021 U.S. Narrative Feature Jury Special Mention. Obsessed with old Hollywood movies and concerned for her son’s future in…

A Hollywood-obsessed mother and her gay son move from 1980s USSR to the United States

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA (Award Encore)

NewFest 2021 U.S. Narrative Feature Jury Special Mention. Obsessed with old Hollywood movies and concerned for her son’s future in 1980s USSR, Lena becomes a mail-order bride and moves to the United States. Though she hopes to give her son…

Friday November 12 • 12.00am

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Friday November 12 • 12.00am

A Teddy Award-winning interpretation of a gay man’s past life during the Lebanese civil war

MIGUEL’S WAR (Award Encore)

Friday November 12 • 12.00am

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A Teddy Award-winning interpretation of a gay man’s past life during the Lebanese civil war

MIGUEL’S WAR (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2021 Documentary Feature Grand Jury Award. In this Teddy Award winner from Berlinale, Miguel returns to…

A Teddy Award-winning interpretation of a gay man’s past life during the Lebanese civil war

MIGUEL’S WAR (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2021 Documentary Feature Grand Jury Award. In this Teddy Award winner from Berlinale, Miguel returns to Lebanon after 37 years to reflect on his experience growing up queer during the civil war. Having spent the years…

Friday November 12 • 12.00am

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Monday August 30 • 12.00am

The hilarious, critically acclaimed comedy series about a family chasing fame is BACK for a second season!

THE OTHER TWO: Advance Screening + Q&A

Monday August 30 • 12.00am

The hilarious, critically acclaimed comedy series about a family chasing fame is BACK for a second season!

THE OTHER TWO: Advance Screening + Q&A

“Funnier and gayer than ever in Season Two” - them. After our exclusive Advance Screening of Episodes 1 - 4…

The hilarious, critically acclaimed comedy series about a family chasing fame is BACK for a second season!

THE OTHER TWO: Advance Screening + Q&A

“Funnier and gayer than ever in Season Two” - them. After our exclusive Advance Screening of Episodes 1 - 4 of HBO Max's THE OTHER TWO, we hosted a Q&A with the creators and cast – moderated by writer/comedian Pat…

Monday August 30 • 12.00am

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Wednesday September 1 • 8.00pm

A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship

Outdoor Screening: LANGUAGE LESSONS with Rooftop Films

Wednesday September 1 • 8.00pm

A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship

Outdoor Screening: LANGUAGE LESSONS with Rooftop Films

Join us and Rooftop Films for an outdoor screening of comedy drama LANGUAGE LESSONS, the award-winning collaboration between Natalie Morales…

A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship

Outdoor Screening: LANGUAGE LESSONS with Rooftop Films

Join us and Rooftop Films for an outdoor screening of comedy drama LANGUAGE LESSONS, the award-winning collaboration between Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass! Date: Wednesday, September 1st. Venue: Green-Wood Cemetery Address: 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 Part of Rooftop…

Wednesday September 1 • 8.00pm

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Tuesday August 10 • 12.00am

Anthology series exploring love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as well as its effects on human connection

MODERN LOVE: Advance Screening + Q&A

Tuesday August 10 • 12.00am

Anthology series exploring love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as well as its effects on human connection

MODERN LOVE: Advance Screening + Q&A

A co-production of Amazon Studios and the New York Times, each episode of romantic comedy series MODERN LOVE brings to…

Anthology series exploring love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as well as its effects on human connection

MODERN LOVE: Advance Screening + Q&A

A co-production of Amazon Studios and the New York Times, each episode of romantic comedy series MODERN LOVE brings to life a different story inspired by the newspaper's popular Modern Love column – featuring a star-studded cast! RSVP to stream…

Tuesday August 10 • 12.00am

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Saturday July 31 • 8.00pm

A retired hairdresser embarks on a journey for one last job to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral

Outdoor Screening: SWAN SONG with Rooftop Films

Saturday July 31 • 8.00pm

A retired hairdresser embarks on a journey for one last job to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral

Outdoor Screening: SWAN SONG with Rooftop Films

Join us and Rooftop Films for an outdoor screening of star-studded comedy drama SWAN SONG, our NewFest Pride 2021 Audience…

A retired hairdresser embarks on a journey for one last job to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral

Outdoor Screening: SWAN SONG with Rooftop Films

Join us and Rooftop Films for an outdoor screening of star-studded comedy drama SWAN SONG, our NewFest Pride 2021 Audience Award winner! Date: Saturday, July 31st. Venue: The Old American Can Factory Address: 232 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Part…

Saturday July 31 • 8.00pm

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Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

Commissioned filmmakers throughout the U.S. record Pride parades and marches in June 1977

BuzzFeed Pride: GAY USA

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

Commissioned filmmakers throughout the U.S. record Pride parades and marches in June 1977

BuzzFeed Pride: GAY USA

Filmmaker Arthur Bressan commissions filmmakers throughout the United States to record Pride parades and marches in June 1977. Filmed in…

Commissioned filmmakers throughout the U.S. record Pride parades and marches in June 1977

BuzzFeed Pride: GAY USA

Filmmaker Arthur Bressan commissions filmmakers throughout the United States to record Pride parades and marches in June 1977. Filmed in a single day on June 26, 1977 in multiple locations throughout the country, this film documents Pride parades across the…

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

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Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

A group of LGBTQ youths of color unite to form a safe gathering space in NYC's underground ballroom scene

BuzzFeed Pride: KIKI

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

A group of LGBTQ youths of color unite to form a safe gathering space in NYC's underground ballroom scene

BuzzFeed Pride: KIKI

“Exhilarating – a must-see” – NY Times. 25 years after PARIS IS BURNING introduced the art of voguing to the…

A group of LGBTQ youths of color unite to form a safe gathering space in NYC's underground ballroom scene

BuzzFeed Pride: KIKI

“Exhilarating – a must-see” – NY Times. 25 years after PARIS IS BURNING introduced the art of voguing to the world, KIKI revisits New York City’s thriving underground ballroom scene. Free RSVP | Part of BuzzFeed Pride Get a glimpse…

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

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Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

Vibrant lesbian love story between two teenage girls in Nairobi, Kenya

BuzzFeed Pride: RAFIKI

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

Vibrant lesbian love story between two teenage girls in Nairobi, Kenya

BuzzFeed Pride: RAFIKI

Winner of the NewFest 2018 Audience Award for Narrative Feature. Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s…

Vibrant lesbian love story between two teenage girls in Nairobi, Kenya

BuzzFeed Pride: RAFIKI

Winner of the NewFest 2018 Audience Award for Narrative Feature. Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality.…

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

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Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

Four trans men prepare to take the stage at the only all-trans bodybuilding competition in the world

BuzzFeed Pride: MAN MADE

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

Four trans men prepare to take the stage at the only all-trans bodybuilding competition in the world

BuzzFeed Pride: MAN MADE

Winner of the NewFest 2018 Audience Award for Documentary Feature. An affecting and honest portrait of four transgender men as…

Four trans men prepare to take the stage at the only all-trans bodybuilding competition in the world

BuzzFeed Pride: MAN MADE

Winner of the NewFest 2018 Audience Award for Documentary Feature. An affecting and honest portrait of four transgender men as they prepare to step on stage at the only all-trans bodybuilding competition in the world. Free RSVP | Part of…

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

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Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

A bisexual woman in NYC struggles to become an ideal Persian daughter and hip young Brooklynite

BuzzFeed Pride: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

A bisexual woman in NYC struggles to become an ideal Persian daughter and hip young Brooklynite

BuzzFeed Pride: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

“Authentically ironic, adorably wistful” – NY Times. A bisexual Brooklynite from a traditional Persian family struggles with her identity and…

A bisexual woman in NYC struggles to become an ideal Persian daughter and hip young Brooklynite

BuzzFeed Pride: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

“Authentically ironic, adorably wistful” – NY Times. A bisexual Brooklynite from a traditional Persian family struggles with her identity and the disintegration of her relationship with her girlfriend. Free RSVP | Part of BuzzFeed Pride Shirin is struggling to become…

Sunday June 27 • 12.00am

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Monday June 7 • 10.00am

A celebration of Pride 365 with a showcase of short films and a live Q&A with the filmmakers

Pride Family Shorts

Monday June 7 • 10.00am

A celebration of Pride 365 with a showcase of short films and a live Q&A with the filmmakers

Pride Family Shorts

Join NewFest and Trinity for a celebration of Pride 365 with a showcase of short films and a live roundtable…

A celebration of Pride 365 with a showcase of short films and a live Q&A with the filmmakers

Pride Family Shorts

Join NewFest and Trinity for a celebration of Pride 365 with a showcase of short films and a live roundtable Q&A with the filmmakers! Featuring the works of both award-winning filmmakers and emerging LGBTQ+ storytellers, this uplifting collection of short…

Monday June 7 • 10.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Screenplay table read of LEGALLY BLONDE, featuring an all-queer cast

NewFest Pride: Queer LEGALLY BLONDE Table Read

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Screenplay table read of LEGALLY BLONDE, featuring an all-queer cast

NewFest Pride: Queer LEGALLY BLONDE Table Read

Virtual table read event for LEGALLY BLONDE, featuring an all-star queer cast! Free + suggested donation. WATCH ON YOUTUBE Event…

Screenplay table read of LEGALLY BLONDE, featuring an all-queer cast

NewFest Pride: Queer LEGALLY BLONDE Table Read

Virtual table read event for LEGALLY BLONDE, featuring an all-star queer cast! Free + suggested donation. WATCH ON YOUTUBE Event proceeds benefitted The NewFest Future Fund, to support NewFest and its programs for LGBTQ+ youth, filmmaker resources, and year-round screening…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Panel on the evolution and increased visibility of Black LGBTQ+ experiences in scripted TV, presented with BET

NewFest Pride: The Evolution of Black Queer Representation in Scripted TV (Panel)

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Panel on the evolution and increased visibility of Black LGBTQ+ experiences in scripted TV, presented with BET

NewFest Pride: The Evolution of Black Queer Representation in Scripted TV (Panel)

NewFest and BET celebrated the evolution & increased visibility of Black LGBTQ+ experiences in scripted series with a free panel…

Panel on the evolution and increased visibility of Black LGBTQ+ experiences in scripted TV, presented with BET

NewFest Pride: The Evolution of Black Queer Representation in Scripted TV (Panel)

NewFest and BET celebrated the evolution & increased visibility of Black LGBTQ+ experiences in scripted series with a free panel conversation! Featuring ​talent from behind and in front of the camera on shows TWENTIES, SISTAS, and MS. PAT! in a…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Follow 5 young women on journeys of self-discovery in NYC's male-dominated skate scene

NewFest Pride: BETTY Season 2 Premiere + Q&A

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Follow 5 young women on journeys of self-discovery in NYC's male-dominated skate scene

NewFest Pride: BETTY Season 2 Premiere + Q&A

NewFest and HBO presented the virtual premiere of BETTY Season 2: Episodes 1 & 2, along with an exclusive post-screening…

Follow 5 young women on journeys of self-discovery in NYC's male-dominated skate scene

NewFest Pride: BETTY Season 2 Premiere + Q&A

NewFest and HBO presented the virtual premiere of BETTY Season 2: Episodes 1 & 2, along with an exclusive post-screening Q&A! Free RSVP. BETTY follows five young women on journeys of self-discovery against the backdrop of New York City’s male-dominated…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

A retired hairdresser embarks on a journey for one last job to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral

NewFest Pride: SWAN SONG

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

A retired hairdresser embarks on a journey for one last job to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral

NewFest Pride: SWAN SONG

“Heartfelt salute to a real-life local legend” – The Hollywood Reporter. Writer-director Todd Stephens (EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, GYPSY 83) brings…

A retired hairdresser embarks on a journey for one last job to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral

NewFest Pride: SWAN SONG

“Heartfelt salute to a real-life local legend” – The Hollywood Reporter. Writer-director Todd Stephens (EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, GYPSY 83) brings you the charming story of retired hairdresser and local bar performer Pat Pitsenbarger, who has given up on life in…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Exuberant slam poetry musical follows the lives of 25 young Angelenos over the course of a single day

NewFest Pride: SUMMERTIME

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Exuberant slam poetry musical follows the lives of 25 young Angelenos over the course of a single day

NewFest Pride: SUMMERTIME

“Most inspirational movie to hit the indie circuit this year” – Variety. Over the course of a hot summer day…

Exuberant slam poetry musical follows the lives of 25 young Angelenos over the course of a single day

NewFest Pride: SUMMERTIME

“Most inspirational movie to hit the indie circuit this year” – Variety. Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young folks intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers, an exasperated…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passion and jealousy between former polyamorous lovers

NewFest Pride: MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passion and jealousy between former polyamorous lovers

NewFest Pride: MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY

Winner of the NEXT Audience Award at Sundance. The sun-kissed MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY focuses on the lives of Lane,…

A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passion and jealousy between former polyamorous lovers

NewFest Pride: MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY

Winner of the NEXT Audience Award at Sundance. The sun-kissed MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY focuses on the lives of Lane, Bertie and Fred, who once shared a polyamorous relationship in New Orleans. The lovers had a balance that worked... until…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Two young men share a brief yet joyous romantic encounter in modern-day Berlin

NewFest Pride: BOY MEETS BOY

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Two young men share a brief yet joyous romantic encounter in modern-day Berlin

NewFest Pride: BOY MEETS BOY

“The next great gay love story” – i-D Magazine. Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes…

Two young men share a brief yet joyous romantic encounter in modern-day Berlin

NewFest Pride: BOY MEETS BOY

“The next great gay love story” – i-D Magazine. Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a club in Berlin. With 15 hours left until Harry’s flight back to London, Johannes…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London tells the unheralded story of a community of activist dykes

NewFest Pride: REBEL DYKES

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London tells the unheralded story of a community of activist dykes

NewFest Pride: REBEL DYKES

Charting the explosive 1980s era when punk met feminism, REBEL DYKES arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory! This rabble-rousing…

Rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London tells the unheralded story of a community of activist dykes

NewFest Pride: REBEL DYKES

Charting the explosive 1980s era when punk met feminism, REBEL DYKES arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory! This rabble-rousing documentary follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists,…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

A decade after breaking up, college exes Kris and Naomi catch up on their complicated lives, loves, and Kris’ transition

NewFest Pride: SEE YOU THEN

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

A decade after breaking up, college exes Kris and Naomi catch up on their complicated lives, loves, and Kris’ transition

NewFest Pride: SEE YOU THEN

Official Selection, SXSW 2021. Kris, a trans computer programmer, and Naomi, an Asian-American performance artist, used to date in college.…

A decade after breaking up, college exes Kris and Naomi catch up on their complicated lives, loves, and Kris’ transition

NewFest Pride: SEE YOU THEN

Official Selection, SXSW 2021. Kris, a trans computer programmer, and Naomi, an Asian-American performance artist, used to date in college. A decade after abruptly breaking up, they meet for dinner to catch up on their complicated lives, relationships, and Kris’…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Showcase of the finest contemporary LGBTQ+ short films, presented with Vimeo

NewFest Pride: Shorts Showcase

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

Showcase of the finest contemporary LGBTQ+ short films, presented with Vimeo

NewFest Pride: Shorts Showcase

For the third consecutive year, NewFest & Vimeo are collaborating on a bold showcase of the finest contemporary LGBTQ+ short…

Showcase of the finest contemporary LGBTQ+ short films, presented with Vimeo

NewFest Pride: Shorts Showcase

For the third consecutive year, NewFest & Vimeo are collaborating on a bold showcase of the finest contemporary LGBTQ+ short films from around the globe – from narrative to hybrid docs to animation – in celebration and support of our…

Friday June 4 • 12.00am

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Looking back on the Harlem Renaissance from the lens of an elderly Black writer who meets a gay teen in a NY shelter

Queering the Canon: BROTHER TO BROTHER (2004)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Looking back on the Harlem Renaissance from the lens of an elderly Black writer who meets a gay teen in a NY shelter

Queering the Canon: BROTHER TO BROTHER (2004)

“Breathtaking! A fascinating and absorbing tale” – The Hollywood Reporter. Taking its title from the incantatory chant which begins Marlon…

Looking back on the Harlem Renaissance from the lens of an elderly Black writer who meets a gay teen in a NY shelter

Queering the Canon: BROTHER TO BROTHER (2004)

“Breathtaking! A fascinating and absorbing tale” – The Hollywood Reporter. Taking its title from the incantatory chant which begins Marlon Riggs’ experimental documentary TONGUES UNTIED, this empowering drama stars Anthony Mackie as an art student contending with racism and homophobia…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Drag queens and AIDS-afflicted radicals form an activist group to confront homophobic politicians

Queering the Canon: CHOCOLATE BABIES (1996)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Drag queens and AIDS-afflicted radicals form an activist group to confront homophobic politicians

Queering the Canon: CHOCOLATE BABIES (1996)

“An audacious feature debut” – Variety. A band of queer, self-described “raging, atheist, meat-eating, HIV-positive, colored terrorists” fight back against…

Drag queens and AIDS-afflicted radicals form an activist group to confront homophobic politicians

Queering the Canon: CHOCOLATE BABIES (1996)

“An audacious feature debut” – Variety. A band of queer, self-described “raging, atheist, meat-eating, HIV-positive, colored terrorists” fight back against homophobic conservative politicians on the streets of New York in Stephen Winter’s wild guerrilla satire. Part of Queering the Canon:…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

A father returns home from prison, struggling to reconnect with his family and accept his trans daughter's identity

Queering the Canon: GUN HILL ROAD (2011)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

A father returns home from prison, struggling to reconnect with his family and accept his trans daughter's identity

Queering the Canon: GUN HILL ROAD (2011)

“A beautiful, compelling, sometimes harrowing family drama” — San Francisco Chronicle. Bronx native Rashaad Ernesto Green made his feature debut…

A father returns home from prison, struggling to reconnect with his family and accept his trans daughter's identity

Queering the Canon: GUN HILL ROAD (2011)

“A beautiful, compelling, sometimes harrowing family drama” — San Francisco Chronicle. Bronx native Rashaad Ernesto Green made his feature debut with this gritty family drama. After three years in prison, Enrique returns to the Bronx to discover that his wife…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Heartfelt comedy about an Indian-American lesbian who decides to be a surrogate for her sister's baby

Queering the Canon: CHUTNEY POPCORN (1999)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Heartfelt comedy about an Indian-American lesbian who decides to be a surrogate for her sister's baby

Queering the Canon: CHUTNEY POPCORN (1999)

A woman. Her girlfriend. A sister. Her husband. Their baby. Director Nisha Ganatra (Late Night, Cosmopolitan) won multiple Audience Awards…

Heartfelt comedy about an Indian-American lesbian who decides to be a surrogate for her sister's baby

Queering the Canon: CHUTNEY POPCORN (1999)

A woman. Her girlfriend. A sister. Her husband. Their baby. Director Nisha Ganatra (Late Night, Cosmopolitan) won multiple Audience Awards on the festival circuit for this feature debut – an expertly-crafted comedy about Reena, an Indian-American lesbian who impulsively decides…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Lesbian New York parents realize a corporation is peddling toxic cat food in this experimental drama

Queering the Canon: FRESH KILL (1994)

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

Lesbian New York parents realize a corporation is peddling toxic cat food in this experimental drama

Queering the Canon: FRESH KILL (1994)

Official Selection at Berlin International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival. Taiwanese-born new media visionary Shu Lea Cheang directs this…

Lesbian New York parents realize a corporation is peddling toxic cat food in this experimental drama

Queering the Canon: FRESH KILL (1994)

Official Selection at Berlin International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival. Taiwanese-born new media visionary Shu Lea Cheang directs this avant-anarcho eco-satire in which a lesbian couple living on Staten Island find themselves ensnared in a conspiracy involving a ghost…

Friday May 7 • 12.00am

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Thursday May 6 • 7.00pm

Meet the daring queer artists behind one of Brooklyn’s most popular and groundbreaking performance groups

NewFest Presents: A NIGHT AT SWITCH N’ PLAY

Thursday May 6 • 7.00pm

Meet the daring queer artists behind one of Brooklyn’s most popular and groundbreaking performance groups

NewFest Presents: A NIGHT AT SWITCH N’ PLAY

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary, NewFest. You are cordially invited to a night at Switch n’ Play!…

Meet the daring queer artists behind one of Brooklyn’s most popular and groundbreaking performance groups

NewFest Presents: A NIGHT AT SWITCH N’ PLAY

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary, NewFest. You are cordially invited to a night at Switch n’ Play! Come along for the ride as they display their own unique blend Burlesque and drag, and navigate how gender identity,…

Thursday May 6 • 7.00pm

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Thursday April 1 • 7.00pm

Cinematographer-turned-director Bruno Santamaría captures rural Mexico through its residents, landscapes, and community traditions

NewFest Presents: THINGS WE DARE NOT DO

Thursday April 1 • 7.00pm

Cinematographer-turned-director Bruno Santamaría captures rural Mexico through its residents, landscapes, and community traditions

NewFest Presents: THINGS WE DARE NOT DO

Winner of the Jury Prize for International Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival. Three hours from Tepic, the capital of the…

Cinematographer-turned-director Bruno Santamaría captures rural Mexico through its residents, landscapes, and community traditions

NewFest Presents: THINGS WE DARE NOT DO

Winner of the Jury Prize for International Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival. Three hours from Tepic, the capital of the state of Nayarit, is El Roblito, a small town of a few hundred inhabitants surrounded by mangroves. Cinematographer-turned-director Bruno Santamaría…

Thursday April 1 • 7.00pm

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Tuesday March 30 • 12.00am

A dark, playful ensemble dramedy about a group of high school students exploring their sexuality in a modern world

GENERA+ION: Advance Screening + Panel

Tuesday March 30 • 12.00am

A dark, playful ensemble dramedy about a group of high school students exploring their sexuality in a modern world

GENERA+ION: Advance Screening + Panel

High school students explore modern sexuality, testing deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their…

A dark, playful ensemble dramedy about a group of high school students exploring their sexuality in a modern world

GENERA+ION: Advance Screening + Panel

High school students explore modern sexuality, testing deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community. We streamed the Season 1 Part 1 Finale of GENERA+ION before it premiered on HBO Max, then hosted…

Tuesday March 30 • 12.00am

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Thursday March 4 • 7.00pm

An award-winning, in-depth look at the life of musician and trans icon Billy Tipton

NewFest Presents: NO ORDINARY MAN

Thursday March 4 • 7.00pm

An award-winning, in-depth look at the life of musician and trans icon Billy Tipton

NewFest Presents: NO ORDINARY MAN

"The future of trans cinema” – Indiewire. For decades, the life of American Jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as…

An award-winning, in-depth look at the life of musician and trans icon Billy Tipton

NewFest Presents: NO ORDINARY MAN

"The future of trans cinema” – Indiewire. For decades, the life of American Jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. In NO ORDINARY MAN,…

Thursday March 4 • 7.00pm

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Thursday February 25 • 7.00pm

Award-winning documentary on Bayard Rustin, remembered best as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington

LGBTQ Movie Night: BROTHER OUTSIDER

Thursday February 25 • 7.00pm

Award-winning documentary on Bayard Rustin, remembered best as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington

LGBTQ Movie Night: BROTHER OUTSIDER

Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 awards — including the Audience Award at NewFest…

Award-winning documentary on Bayard Rustin, remembered best as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington

LGBTQ Movie Night: BROTHER OUTSIDER

Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 awards — including the Audience Award at NewFest in 2003 — BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN illuminates the life of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist who…

Thursday February 25 • 7.00pm

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Friday February 19 • 8.30pm

A chronicle of four friends in London during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS

IT’S A SIN: Advance Screening + Panel

Friday February 19 • 8.30pm

A chronicle of four friends in London during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS

IT’S A SIN: Advance Screening + Panel

A sensational new limited series about friendship in 1981 London, from Emmy-nominated writer/executive producer Russell T Davies (“Queer as Folk”,…

A chronicle of four friends in London during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS

IT’S A SIN: Advance Screening + Panel

A sensational new limited series about friendship in 1981 London, from Emmy-nominated writer/executive producer Russell T Davies (“Queer as Folk”, “A Very English Scandal”, “Years and Years”) We streamed Episodes 1 & 2 of IT'S A SIN before they premiered…

Friday February 19 • 8.30pm

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Wednesday February 10 • 7.00pm

Two farmers' wives find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other in this 19th century romance

THE WORLD TO COME: Advance Screening + Q&A

Wednesday February 10 • 7.00pm

Two farmers' wives find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other in this 19th century romance

THE WORLD TO COME: Advance Screening + Q&A

"Mona Fastvold's queer period romance finally arrives following major acclaim at the Venice Film Festival" – IndieWire. We hosted an…

Two farmers' wives find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other in this 19th century romance

THE WORLD TO COME: Advance Screening + Q&A

"Mona Fastvold's queer period romance finally arrives following major acclaim at the Venice Film Festival" – IndieWire. We hosted an Advance Screening of THE WORLD TO COME, followed by a Q&A with the director and cast! Panelists: Mona Fastvold (Director)…

Wednesday February 10 • 7.00pm

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Friday January 29 • 8.30pm

Cult favorite SEARCH PARTY is back for Season 4!

SEARCH PARTY: Advance Screening + Q&A

Friday January 29 • 8.30pm

Cult favorite SEARCH PARTY is back for Season 4!

SEARCH PARTY: Advance Screening + Q&A

We streamed Episodes 7 & 8 from Season 4 of SEARCH PARTY before they premiered on HBO Max, then hosted…

Cult favorite SEARCH PARTY is back for Season 4!

SEARCH PARTY: Advance Screening + Q&A

We streamed Episodes 7 & 8 from Season 4 of SEARCH PARTY before they premiered on HBO Max, then hosted a Q&A with the series creators and cast! Watch the conversation below or on YouTube Panelists: Alia Shawkat (Cast/Producer) John…

Friday January 29 • 8.30pm

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Thursday January 21 • 8.30pm

CIRCUS OF BOOKS' Rachel Mason in conversation with TRANSPARENT's Joey Soloway

ALL IN THE QUEER FAMILY: Virtual Conversation

Thursday January 21 • 8.30pm

CIRCUS OF BOOKS' Rachel Mason in conversation with TRANSPARENT's Joey Soloway

ALL IN THE QUEER FAMILY: Virtual Conversation

We hosted a conversation between Emmy Award-nominee Rachel Mason (director, CIRCUS OF BOOKS) and Peabody and Emmy Award-winner Joey Soloway…

CIRCUS OF BOOKS' Rachel Mason in conversation with TRANSPARENT's Joey Soloway

ALL IN THE QUEER FAMILY: Virtual Conversation

We hosted a conversation between Emmy Award-nominee Rachel Mason (director, CIRCUS OF BOOKS) and Peabody and Emmy Award-winner Joey Soloway (creator/director, TRANSPARENT) about the importance & dynamics of LGBTQ families, Jewish identity, and the cathartic and complex art of telling…

Thursday January 21 • 8.30pm

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Friday January 22 • 4.00pm

A documentary series exploring an audacious 1970s auto scam centered around a mysterious entrepreneur

THE LADY AND THE DALE: Virtual Premiere + Q&A

Friday January 22 • 4.00pm

A documentary series exploring an audacious 1970s auto scam centered around a mysterious entrepreneur

THE LADY AND THE DALE: Virtual Premiere + Q&A

After our Virtual Premiere of HBO's THE LADY AND THE DALE – a four-part documentary series from Emmy-winning producers Mark…

A documentary series exploring an audacious 1970s auto scam centered around a mysterious entrepreneur

THE LADY AND THE DALE: Virtual Premiere + Q&A

After our Virtual Premiere of HBO's THE LADY AND THE DALE – a four-part documentary series from Emmy-winning producers Mark and Jay Duplass – we hosted a Q&A with the creators! Watch the conversation below or on YouTube Panelists: Zackary…

Friday January 22 • 4.00pm

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Friday December 18 • 12.00am

A documentary look at the struggle that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses

CURED (Award Encore)

Friday December 18 • 12.00am

A documentary look at the struggle that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses

CURED (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2020 Audience Award for Documentary Feature This fascinating documentary takes viewers inside the David-versus-Goliath struggle that…

A documentary look at the struggle that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses

CURED (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2020 Audience Award for Documentary Feature This fascinating documentary takes viewers inside the David-versus-Goliath struggle that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses in 1973. Part of NewFest…

Friday December 18 • 12.00am

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Friday December 11 • 12.00am

WELCOME TO THE USA

A woman wins the Green Card lottery and must now navigate leaving home behind in this autobiographical drama

WELCOME TO THE USA (Award Encore)

Friday December 11 • 12.00am

A woman wins the Green Card lottery and must now navigate leaving home behind in this autobiographical drama

WELCOME TO THE USA (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2020 Grand Jury Prize for International Narrative Feature How do you choose yourself when everyone around…

WELCOME TO THE USA

A woman wins the Green Card lottery and must now navigate leaving home behind in this autobiographical drama

WELCOME TO THE USA (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2020 Grand Jury Prize for International Narrative Feature How do you choose yourself when everyone around you is stagnated by complacency? In her narrative feature debut, Kazakh filmmaker Assel Aushakimova paints a portrait of a journey…

Friday December 11 • 12.00am

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Monday December 7 • 11.59pm

Based on a biography of Cristina "La Veneno" Ortiz, the HBO Max series revives the legacy of a Spanish trans icon

VENENO: Advance Screening & Panel

Monday December 7 • 11.59pm

Based on a biography of Cristina "La Veneno" Ortiz, the HBO Max series revives the legacy of a Spanish trans icon

VENENO: Advance Screening & Panel

We streamed Chapters 7 & 8 of VENENO before they premiered on HBO Max, then hosted a panel discussion with…

Based on a biography of Cristina "La Veneno" Ortiz, the HBO Max series revives the legacy of a Spanish trans icon

VENENO: Advance Screening & Panel

We streamed Chapters 7 & 8 of VENENO before they premiered on HBO Max, then hosted a panel discussion with the cast! Watch the panel below or on YouTube Panelists: Javier Calvo (Executive Producer, Creator, Writer, Director) Javier Ambrossi (Executive…

Monday December 7 • 11.59pm

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Friday December 4 • 12.00am

Two young men try to make a complicated relationship work in this sexy NYC tragicomedy

CICADA (Award Encore)

Friday December 4 • 12.00am

Two young men try to make a complicated relationship work in this sexy NYC tragicomedy

CICADA (Award Encore)

NewFest 2020 U.S. Narrative Jury Special Mention Emerging New York talent Matthew Fifer co-directs, co-writes, produces, and stars in this…

Two young men try to make a complicated relationship work in this sexy NYC tragicomedy

CICADA (Award Encore)

NewFest 2020 U.S. Narrative Jury Special Mention Emerging New York talent Matthew Fifer co-directs, co-writes, produces, and stars in this tragicomic debut feature, based on his own life experiences and those of his co-star/co-writer Sheldon D. Brown. Part of NewFest…

Friday December 4 • 12.00am

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Friday November 27 • 12.00am

Shorts: Award Encores

SHORTS: AWARD ENCORES

Friday November 27 • 12.00am

SHORTS: AWARD ENCORES

NewFest 2020 Award-Winning Shorts Featuring audience award winners and jury prize recipients, this stunning collection of LGBTQ+ stories – featuring…

Shorts: Award Encores

SHORTS: AWARD ENCORES

NewFest 2020 Award-Winning Shorts Featuring audience award winners and jury prize recipients, this stunning collection of LGBTQ+ stories – featuring work from Black Family Matters, Beautiful Boys and Beautiful Journeys, Heirlooms and Histories, and Beyond the Binary shorts programs –…

Friday November 27 • 12.00am

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Friday November 20 • 12.00am

KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY

A tender portrait of an underground electronic music legend enjoying a late-in-life career renaissance

KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY (Award Encore)

Friday November 20 • 12.00am

A tender portrait of an underground electronic music legend enjoying a late-in-life career renaissance

KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2020 Grand Jury Award for Documentary Feature Stitched together from contemporary interviews, family photos, and archival…

KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY

A tender portrait of an underground electronic music legend enjoying a late-in-life career renaissance

KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2020 Grand Jury Award for Documentary Feature Stitched together from contemporary interviews, family photos, and archival footage, KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY is a stunning ode to its 76-year-old star, his legacy in electronic music,…

Friday November 20 • 12.00am

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Thursday November 19 • 8.00pm

Follow the work of Dr. Jess Ting at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

BORN TO BE: Virtual Conversation

Thursday November 19 • 8.00pm

Follow the work of Dr. Jess Ting at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

BORN TO BE: Virtual Conversation

We co-presented a virtual discussion with director Tania Cypriano and subjects Mahogany, Jordan, and Dr. Jess moderated by Jude Dry…

Follow the work of Dr. Jess Ting at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

BORN TO BE: Virtual Conversation

We co-presented a virtual discussion with director Tania Cypriano and subjects Mahogany, Jordan, and Dr. Jess moderated by Jude Dry of Indiewire, hosted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Watch the HRC film talkback here! Rent BORN TO BE via…

Thursday November 19 • 8.00pm

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Friday November 13 • 12.00am

A Jewish teenager navigates toxic friendships and crushes in the wake of her classmate's suicide in this dark comedy

TAHARA (Award Encore)

Friday November 13 • 12.00am

A Jewish teenager navigates toxic friendships and crushes in the wake of her classmate's suicide in this dark comedy

TAHARA (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2020 Feature Directorial Debut Black LGBTQ+ Filmmaker Award; director Olivia Peace Sometimes first loves come out…

A Jewish teenager navigates toxic friendships and crushes in the wake of her classmate's suicide in this dark comedy

TAHARA (Award Encore)

Winner of the NewFest 2020 Feature Directorial Debut Black LGBTQ+ Filmmaker Award; director Olivia Peace Sometimes first loves come out of innocent flirtation; other times, they blossom at Hebrew school after a classmate’s suicide and years of gaslighting. Director Olivia…

Friday November 13 • 12.00am

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