Queer cinema fans get ready!
New Fest has announced the lineup for their 35th Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival, happening now through October 24.
Taking place both virtually and in person throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, New Fest starts October 12th and ends October 24th. This is an event you’re not going to want to miss.
The opening night film is going to be the NYC premiere of George C. Wolfe’s RUSTIN, a biopic starring starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo that shines a spotlight on Bayard Rustin, the extraordinary activist and organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.
The U.S. Centerpiece film is set to be the NYC Premiere of NYAD, a film starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster, that tells the true story of swimmer Diana Nyad.
Then the International Centerpiece will be the NYC premiere of Hirokazu Kore-ada’s MONSTER, a Japanese film that was the winner of the Queer Grand Palme at Cannes! Monster is a puzzling mystery film that follows a mother who will stop at nothing to find the truth when her son begins acting strangely.
Finally, Andrew Haigh’s ALL OF US STRANGERS will be the grand finale as the closing night film. This highly anticipated film starring Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott follows a solitary writer who discovers that his late parents have reappeared at his suburban childhood home.
These are just a few of the 130+ incredible films being shown at the festival.