NewFest 2013

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September 6 – 11, 2013

New York's premier LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary and second year in partnership with Los Angeles' Outfest and the Film Society of Lincoln Center with a diverse and compelling collection of narratives, documentaries, shorts and parties!

Michael Mayer's Out in the Dark and an additional Shorts Program will screen at The JCC in Manhattan.

In This Series

Concussion

Concussion

Stacie Passon | 2012 | 97 mins

Opening Night!

New York Premiere! Filmmaker, producer & cast members in person for Q&A!

We're thrilled to kick of the festival with this sexy and beguiling Sundance gem from producer Rose Troche and up-and-coming filmmaker Stacie Passon that explores a suburban lesbian's erotic reawakening from happy housewife to high-class call girl.

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Test

Test

Chris Mason Johnson | 2013 | 90 mins

Closing Night!

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

This hopeful, elegant and sexy drama about a modern dancer in San Francisco during the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis explores the moment when gay men began to relearn everything they knew about sexual behavior. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize For Outstanding U.S. Narrative and Outstanding Screenwriting at 2013 Outfest Los Angeles. Tickets are $30 and include admission to the Closing Night party.

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Free Fall

Free Fall

Stephen Lacant | 2013 | 100 mins

In his gripping and erotic feature debut, German director Stephan Lacant chronicles the pleasures and pitfalls of a tumultuous love affair between a police officer and his training partner.

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Geography Club

Geography Club

Gary Entin | 2012 | 83 mins

New York Premiere! Director Gary Entin and actress Nikki Blonsky in person for Q&A!

This smart and heartfelt twist on the teen movie genre tackles the coming-out pressures of two high school football stars reluctant to reveal their secret tryst to the entire student body. Winner of 2013 Outfest Los Angeles Audience Award for Best First Feature.

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Getting Go: The Go Doc Project

Getting Go: The Go Doc Project

Cory Krueckeberg | 2013 | 91 mins

Filmmaker and cast in person for Q&A!

When a sexy go-go dancer agrees to become the subject of an obsessive college boy's documentary, the line separating subject and filmmaker quickly crumbles in Cory Krueckeberg's explicit and thrilling debut.

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Hot Guys With Guns

Hot Guys With Guns

Doug Spearman | 2013 | 110 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

In this raucous gay action comedy, a handsome hedonist and his ex team up with a detective to investigate a series of robberies and murders at the sex parties of rich and powerful Hollywood A-listers

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In the Name of…

In the Name of…

Malgoska Szumowska | 2013 | 102 mins

New York Premiere!

A closeted Polish priest caring for a group of troubled teens finds his repressed desires emerging when a beautiful young arsonist appears in this sumptuous Teddy Award–winning drama.

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Interior. Leather Bar.

Interior. Leather Bar.

Travis Mathews | James Franco | 2013 | 60 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmakers Travis Mathews and James Franco in person for Q&A!

Travis Mathews and James Franco’s steamy and provocative documentary reimagines the 40 minutes of censored footage from William Friedkin’s controversial 1980 S&M thriller Cruising.

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Kink

Kink

Christina Voros | 2012 | 79 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

Produced by James Franco and directed with frank allure by Christina Voros, Kink takes us into the painful but oh-so-pleasurable world of five BDSM workers as they choke, spank, and scream their way through just another day at the office. Screening with Tom's Gift (Todd Verow, Charles Lum, 7m) 

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The Last Match

The Last Match

Antonio Hens | 2012 | 94 mins

New York Premiere!

This steamy and visceral crime drama brings to life the bustling streets of Cuba through the eyes of two young men, a callboy and a soccer player, eager to leave their sordid pasts behind and start a new life together.

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Last Summer

Last Summer

Mark Thiedeman | 2013 | 73 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

With echoes of Terrence Malick, Mark Thiedeman’s tone poem of a debut takes audiences into the final months of a vibrant love between two small-town high school sweethearts torn between staying together and moving on to bigger and better things.

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Love Me Not

Love Me Not

Gilitte Leung | 2012 | 92 mins

New York Premiere!

Love is complicated in Gilitte Leung’s dazzling Chinese romance. Handsome roommates Aggie and Dennis cheer along their respective romances until the stars align and they find love where they least expected.

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Mohammed to Maya

Mohammed to Maya

Jeff Roy | 2012 | 65 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

This absorbing, uplifting and surprisingly funny documentary follows a transgender Muslim woman as she journeys to Thailand for sexual reassignment surgery and examines her attempts to find inner peace on returning to the USA. Screening with You’re Dead to Me (Wu Tsang, 10m)

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The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had With My Pants On

The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had With My Pants On

Drew Denny | 2012 | 95 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

In her exquisitely shot and heartbreakingly humorous debut, writer-director-actress Drew Denny tackles grief, friendship, and sexual tension between two girls out on the road unsure of where their feelings for one another may take them. Screening with Wini + George (Benjamin Monie, 12m)

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NewFest: Experimental Showcase

NewFest: Experimental Showcase

Various | | 67 mins

Filmmakers in person for Q&A!

Looking back as moving forward, this selection of recent works and telling discoveries assembles a queer menagerie of experimentalists and pop icons, like Pet Shop Boys, Lil’ Kim and Kristen (“call me KStew”) Stewart. From flickering Super 8 and scratched 16mm to grainy VHS, HD video, and plasma monitors, the cutting edge never felt so queerly expanded.

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NewFest: Shorts Program 1

NewFest: Shorts Program 1

Various |

These two programs of outstanding recent LGBT shorts provide a humorous, incisive and downright sexy look into stories of queer identity, love and misadventures from all across the globe.

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NewFest: Shorts Program 2

NewFest: Shorts Program 2

Various |

These two programs of outstanding recent LGBT shorts provide a humorous, incisive and downright sexy look into stories of queer identity, love and misadventures from all across the globe.

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Pit Stop

Pit Stop

Yen Tan | 2013 | 80 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

The lives of two love-starved, blue-collar Texans intertwine in this dreamy and quietly sexy Sundance darling. Winner of Grand Jury Award for Best Actor(s) at 2013 Outfest Los Angeles.

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The Rugby Player

The Rugby Player

Scott Gracheff | 2013 | 80 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmakers and subject Alice Hoagland in person for Q&A!

On this 12th anniversary of 9/11, we present Scott Gracheff’s documentary, which pays tribute to one of the gay heroes of that day: United 93 passenger Mark Bingham.

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Valentine Road

Valentine Road

Marta Cunningham | 2013 | 89 mins

Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

Marta Cunningham's riveting documentary investigates the roots of LGBT discrimination and bullying as well as the inherent legal flaws that keep true justice from being served through the true story of an eighth grader shot by his Valentine crush.

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Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

Anna Margarita Albelo | 2013 | 83 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

In this eccentric all-female comedy, a charismatic filmmaker facing a midlife crisis meets an enchanting woman who becomes her muse and sets her on a path of self-discovery, creativity, and redemption. Winner of Grand Jury Award for Best Actress at 2013 Outfest Los Angeles.

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You and the Night

You and the Night

Yann Gonzalez | 2013 | 91 mins

U.S. Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

M83’s Yann Gonzalez evokes the pantheon of naughty queer European filmmakers Ozon, Almodovar, and Cocteau in his outrageous, sexy debut about an orgy thrown by a mysterious couple and their transvestite maid.

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