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NewFest 2019 Festival Guide

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Screening Room at The Center

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208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States

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October 2019

Documentary Feature

Queering the Script

Saturday October 26 @ 4:00 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
New York Premiere
Dir. Gabrielle Zilkha, Canada & USA, 2019, 85 mins

Fangirls have long been overlooked and disregarded, but Gabrielle Zilkha’s documentary beautifully honors the queer women who have consistently supported some of television’s most popularly coded shows,...
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Documentary Feature

Our Dance of Revolution

Saturday October 26 @ 7:00 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
New York Premiere
Dir. Phillip Pike, Canada, 2019, 102 mins

An audience favorite at this year’s Hot Docs, OUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION is an enriching documentary that celebrates the unsung heroes of Toronto’s black LGBTQ community. Tracing four decades...
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Shorts Program

Postcards from Brazil

Sunday October 27 @ 11:00 am
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
With the election of Jair Bolsonaro in 2018, the world's eyes suddenly turned to Brazil. But the country's history with oppression of LGBTQ+, Afro-Brazilian, and low-income communities has been a complicated one for quite some time. POSTCARDS...
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Screening and Conversation

Crystal City

Sunday October 27 @ 1:30 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
New York Premiere
Dir. Terrence Crawford, USA, 2019, 89 mins

Filmmaker Terrence Crawford delivers a respectful and intimate look into the lives of gay men dealing with the re-emerging crisis of crystal meth addiction in New York City. Crawford...
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Documentary Feature

All We’ve Got

Sunday October 27 @ 4:15 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
World Premiere
Dir. Alexis Clements, USA, 2019, 67 mins

Since 2010, over 100 queer women’s spaces—from dive bars to bookstores and dance halls to health centers—have shuttered across the United States. As concern grows over the death and dearth...
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Special Event

Queer Comedian Storytelling Hour

Sunday October 27 @ 6:45 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
"When was your first time...that you saw yourself represented as a queer person on screen?" This is the question that we have posed to our diverse and hilarious group of NYC comedians from all across the LGBTQ...
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Documentary Feature

Your Turn

Monday October 28 @ 5:15 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
New York Premiere
Dir. Eliza Capai, Brazil, 2019, 93 mins

Lucas “Koka” Penteado, Marcela Jesus, and Nayara Souza were three ordinary high school students whose lives suddenly changed when the state of São Paulo announced plans to close 94...
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Shorts Program

Busy Thinkin’ Bout Boys

Monday October 28 @ 7:30 pm
Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
Let’s hear it for the boys! From a jubilant dance number to a California king-sized bed, this year's signature program revels in and investigates the lives of gay boys surviving and thriving in 2019. Join us on...
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