NewFest has dropped the trailer for its 2021 lineup.
In the clip, premiering exclusively with Out, the New York LGBTQ+ film festival shows a compilation of the productions screening during its 30th year. Highlights include Passing, A Distant Place, Potato Dreams of America, Death and Bowling, Firebird, The Sixth Reel, Being BeBe, and anniversary showings of Shortbus and Pariah.
Additionally, the festival will open with an Amazon documentary on Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Pete, and close with the Sundance-winning animated film Flee, which tells the story of a child refugee from Afghanistan.
NewFest takes place October 15 to 26, with screenings that can be seen virtually on the festival's on-demand platform or in NYC venues like the SVA Theatre, the LGBTQ Community Center in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Nitehawk Prospect Park.
“The LGBTQ+ community thrives on connection, and queer film provides an opportunity to connect in a unique and celebratory way,” said David Hatkoff, NewFest's executive director, in a statement. “We have created a dynamic 12-day event that will deliver our community and allies a much-needed jolt of beauty, humanity, and emotion. Our hope is that audiences who join us safely in-person in Manhattan and Brooklyn or at home from anywhere in the United States will be moved and inspired by these incredible films, and feel a part of something bigger than themselves.”
Learn more at NewFest.org, and watch the trailer below.