NewFest 2015: Documentary Overview

Newfest_logo_2xThe 27th edition of NewFest sees NYC’s LGBT film fest once again move around the calendar from its most recent July positioning to take place instead between tomorrow, Thursday, October 22 and Tuesday October 27. This year’s event presents more than a dozen feature documentaries among its 30+ features.

DesertMigrationYogaAmong these are two films co-presented by DOC NYC: Marq Evans’ THE GLAMOUR & THE SQUALOR, about the influential 1990s Seattle DJ, Marco Collins; and Daniel F Cardone’s DESERT MIGRATION (pictured), on the intentional community HIV+ gay men have created in Palm Springs.

1.SeedMoney1Other docs include: Nneka Onuorah’s THE SAME DIFFERENCE, an exploration of the complexity of African American lesbian identity; Michael Stabile’s SEED MONEY: THE CHUCK HOLMES STORY (pictured), about the man behind 1980s gay porn leader Falcon Studios; Jake Witzenfeld’s ORIENTED, a profile of gay Palestinians; Cesar Terranova’s GAZELLE: THE LOVE ISSUE, a portrait of an HIV+ NYC nightlife figure; and Swann Dubus and Tran Phuong Thao’s FINDING PHONG, which follows a Vietnamese trans woman’s journey over a year.

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