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NewFest New York LGBTQ Film Festival

By Charlotte Robinson, September 30, 2020

NewFest’s 32nd edition of the New York LGBTQ Film Festival signature event is going virtual & will take place October 16th through October 27th with more than 120 new films accessible to ticket holders nationwide via NewFest’s on-demand platform. The festival will kick off with the New York City premiere of Francis Lee’s highly anticipated AMMONITE starring Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet & Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan. Winslet will also present Lee with the festival’s inaugural World Queer Visionary Award ahead of the special drive-in screening taking place at the Queens Drive-In at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The festival will close with the virtual New York premiere of Faraz Shariat’s Teddy Award-winner NO HARD FEELINGS. David Hatkoff NewFest’s Executive Director stated, “With the Presidential election right around the corner & a Supreme Court seat now open, it is more urgent than ever that queer stories be told and celebrated. We can’t wait for audiences around the country to view these incredible films & hopefully be inspired to raise their own voices in pride & protest on November 3rd & beyond.” Nick McCarthy NewFest’s Director of Programming concluded, “This year’s line-up channels themes that inform our community & society at large while confronting the edges of democracy & celebrating our strong history of LGBTQ ancestry that broke barriers before. By highlighting portraits of hometown heroes & unsung global icons, celebrating the clear fact that All Black Lives Matter, standing up for the visibility of our LGBTQ siblings around the world & encouraging intergenerational dialogue within our community, our 32nd annual program will raise human spirits by uplifting our diversity of voices.” LISTEN: Cheryl Osimo Talks MBCC Event Honoring Lily Tomlin

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