The 32nd NewFest
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:
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.
Director: Wojtek Jankowski
This eerie snapshot of rising right-wing bigotry in Poland examines the symbolic meaning of rainbows and public art.
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.