NewFest 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 32nd NewFest

Dates:
October 16-27

About:
About a third of the features screening at this year’s hybrid online/drive-in edition of New York’s LGBTQ film festival are documentaries.

Among the offerings:

CURED
Director: Bennett Singer, Patrick Sammon
The David-versus-Goliath struggle that led the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses in 1973.

JULIA SCOTTI: FUNNY THAT WAY
Director: Susan Sandler
A heartwarming portrait of the hilarious 65-year-old transgender New York comedian.

TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
The work, lives, and personal journeys of two iconic American artists coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait.

KEITH HARING: STREET ART BOY
Director: Ben Anthony
A dazzling and witty look at the iconic NYC artist and the city he loved, featuring never-before-heard archival audio and new interviews.

YOUR MOTHER’S COMFORT
Director: Adam Golub
A Brazilian trans advocate fights to keep her community safe from Bolsonaro’s hate-filled regime.

THE FLASHPOINT
Director: Wojtek Jankowski
This eerie snapshot of rising right-wing bigotry in Poland examines the symbolic meaning of rainbows and public art.

KELET
Director: Susani Mahadura
An immersive and inspiring portrait of a Finnish ballroom star and trans model who aspires to one day grace the cover of Vogue magazine.

AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Director: Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow
A triumphant chronicle of historic lesbian publication Curve Magazine and its trailblazing founder.

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