NewFest Pride kicks off Pride Month with the screening of five new feature films, three shows of the popular LGBTQ+ series — including the New York premiere of Peacock’s highly anticipated series “Queer As Folk” from creator/writer/director Stephen Dunn — plus a Friday Flash show. Buck and short documentary program focusing on LGBTQ+ activists, community leaders, and LGBTQ+ celebrities.
The five new feature films coming to NewFest Pride will include the previously announced world premiere of Andrew Ahn’s highly anticipated queer romantic comedy FIRE ISLAND, in which two friends (Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster) embark on an epic summer adventure with the help of a cheap rose and their cadre of eclectic friends. . After the initial show sold out in less than two hours, a late-night show was added at 10:00 p.m. on June 2.
New feature films also include the Chase Joint Prize-winning documentary framing agnes, where an all-star cast of trans artist (Angelica Ross, Jane Richards, Zachary Drucker, Silas Howard, Max Wolf Valerio and Stephen Ira) all-star cast of transgender artists (Angelica Ross, Silas Howard, Max Wolf Valerio, and Stephen Era) re-enactment methods And hide the kind of stories to tell the story of a young man. A trans woman who took part in a study in order to obtain her much-needed gender confirmation care; Sundance and Berlinale feel girl picture, a movie about adulthood in which three Finnish girls explore their sexuality; Documentary film by Jan Carlomosto Esther Newton made me gay, which chronicles the life and experiences of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton through the women’s liberation movement, homosexual feminism and trans masculinity; The premiere of Bretten Hannam’s virtual movie in New York brutalityCanadian drama where two brothers embark on a journey with a new acquaintance to find a missing family, and they end up making new discoveries and reconnecting with their original heritage.
On the series side, the festival will host the in-person New York premiere of Peacock’s upcoming series “Queer As Folk” from author/writer/director Stephen Dunn, with the full cast of Q&A in attendance, as well as virtual screenings of Starz award-winning series “P-Valley: Season 2”, which includes a panel with Pulitzer Prize-winning Katori Hall and the series’ cast, and the season finale of HBO’s gay historical drama “Gentleman Jack: Season 2”.
NewFest Pride will also present the first-person show of Original Pride Voices, presented by Chevrolet, a documentary series addressing some of the most important issues in the LGBTQ+ community featuring Bob the Drag Queen, Marty Gold Cummings, Wanda Sykes, Lance Bass and Wilson Cruz.
“It’s an essential time for LGBTQ+ voices to be heard,” said NewFest CEO David Hatkoff and Director of Programming Nick McCarthy. “The stories that are part of this year’s NewFest Pride lineup are rebellious, hopeful, romantic and daring, and will remind us this month of pride that our backs and community spaces are always worth fighting for as we celebrate who we love and who we are.”
fire islandDirected by Andrew Ann, 2022, 106 min. (USA/Story).
Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. (opening film and opening ceremony); SVA . Theater
2nd Thursday of June at 10pm (late night); SVA . Theater
Located in the iconic, highly anticipated Pine District fire island It’s a playfully unapologetic modern rom-com, offering a lively multicultural examination of quirkiness and romance. Inspired by the timeless pursuits of Jane Austen classics pride and prejudice Written by Joel Kim Poster, this naughty series revolves around two best friends who set out on an epic summer adventure with the help of cheap roses, hot relationships, and a chosen family. Filmmakers and actors in attendance.
framing racesDirected by Chase Joint, 2022, 75 min. (Canada / US / Documentary).
Sunday, June 5 at 7 p.m.; SVA Theater (also available virtual)
After discovering case files from a 1950s sex clinic, an all-star cast of trans artists and actors uses a talk show format to re-brand the legacy and life stories of mid-century transgender people in this Sundance Award winner. A question and answer for the film director to follow.
Esther Newton made me gayDirected by Gian Carlomosto, 2022, 90 min. (USA/documentary).
Sunday, June 5 at 3:30 p.m.; SVA Theater (also available virtual)
Exploring the life and times of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton. The film tells her story of awakening to gay life in the 1950s, the women’s liberation movement and gay feminism, drag culture and the formation of an island identity and is now in conversation with trans masculinity. Highly aligned with the cultural and societal forces that have shaped her life, Esther guides us through an anthropology of her own. A question and answer for the film director to follow.
girl pictureDirected by Ally Habasalo, 2022, 100 min. (Finland/Story).
Saturday 4th June at 7pm; SVA Theater (also available virtual)
A charmingly honest portrait of three young women exploring their sexuality, this Sundance Award-winning sensation breathes new life into the genre with sensitivity and intelligence.
wildDirected by Britten Hannam, 2021, 99 min. (Canada/Story).
Hypothetical only, June 2-6
Fleeing a rural trailer park on Canada’s east coast, Link embarks on a journey to find his mother with his half-brother after their father lied for years about her whereabouts. Along the way as they journey through the gorgeous landscapes of Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity, and an emerging romance while making a new friend and reconnecting with his Aboriginal heritage.
Primary TV series
gentleman jack The second season is presented by HBO .
Hypothetical only, June 2-6
Join NewFest Pride for a preview of Season 2: Episodes 7+8, followed by a chat with creator/writer Sally Wainwright and actors Lydia Leonard.
Yorkshire, 1834. All eyes are on Anne Lester and Anne Walker as they set up their home together in Shepden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their possessions to become a powerful husband. Anne Lester’s entrepreneurial spirit frightens locals as much as her unconventional love life, and as Halifax approaches revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous.
Season 2 of GENTLEMAN JACK is still delightfully ingenious and once again uses Lister’s real-life diary—part of which is written in code—as its source, with each part of Lister’s story based on historical facts and the five million words she wrote in her diary.
P Valley The second season, presented by Stars
Hypothetical only, June 2-6
Join in for a preview of Season 2: Episode 1, followed by a chat with creator/writer Katori Hall and a spotlight on Nicco Amman and J. Alphonse Nicholson
Return to Pynk and your favorite characters for the tumultuous second season of the exciting series of
Pulitzer Prize Winner Katori Hall.
gear as usual, presented by Peacock Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m.; SVA . Theater
A vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davis, QUEER AS FOLK explores a diverse group of New Orleans friends whose lives are changed in the wake of tragedy. The series comes from Creator/Executive Producer Stephen Dunn, Executive Producer/Writer Jacqueline Moore and stars super talent Devin Way, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, CG, Johnny Sibilly and Ryan O’Connell, as well as icons Kim Cattrall and Juliette Lewis. The director casts a question and answer to follow.
Special shorts program + plate
True Pride Voices: Presentation and Conversation, Presented by Chevrolet
Saturday, June 5 at 3:30 p.m.; SVA . Theater
The docu series “Voices of Original LGBTQ Nation Pride, Presented by Chevrolet” addresses some of the most important issues of the LGBTQ+ community. Each episode highlights a different issue that brings context and original reporting, and outlines how real people, activists, policy makers, and thought leaders are creating change and driving the conversation. In this special event screening, we’ll be sharing 4 short documentaries, including the world premiere, and hearing from some of the individuals who shared their stories. We’ll discuss the importance of community and see how these individuals have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place for future LGBTQ+ generations.
Cast: Bob the Drag Queen, Nina West, Honey Mahogany, Marty Cummings, Maeby-A-Girl, Liliana Reyes, Stacey and Sheraline Stevenson, Wilson Cruz, Lily Berlin
Followed by a panel discussion featuring Marty Cummings, Stacey Stevenson, Liliana Reyes, and others. Managed by Alex Berg.