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Mon, June 17 - Weds, June 19, 2019
333 W 23rd St.
Mon, June 17 - 7 - 11pm; Tues, June 18 - 7 - 11pm; Wed, June 19 - 7 - 11pm
NYC Pride's OutCinema, in partnership with NewFest and the SVA Theatre, celebrates LGBTQIA+ pride and community on film over three evenings. Featuring specially curated screenings followed by Q&As and open bar after-parties, the three-day format encompasses the diversity of voices and perspectives within the LGBTQIA+ community while celebrating and commemorating the community’s commitment to our history.
Tickets are now on sale. For discount NewFest Member tickets, visit www.newfest.org/events
Full Film Details:
Opening Night Film & Party Monday, June 17th
Ticketed VIP Reception at 5:30pm Doors at 7pm Screening at 7:30pm
ADAM New York Premiere Dir. Rhys Ernst, USA, 2019, 95 mins
Hot off its World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival, this highly anticipated comedy from Emmy-nominated director Rhys Ernst (TRANSPARENT) and the Oscar-nominated producers of SHORTBUS and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is a new queer classic in the making.
It’s 2006 and awkward high schooler Adam decides to spend the summer in New York City with his cool older sister, who is highly engaged in the queer activist scene. And even though school is out, Adam receives an edifying crash course on friendship, romance, and community through a distinctly queer lens in this crowd-pleasing coming-of-age tale. Featuring an exciting fresh ensemble including Nicholas Alexander, Margaret Qualley, Leo Sheng, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Chloë Levine, and MJ Rodriguez (FX’s POSE).
Q&A with director Rhys Ernst and select cast
Tuesday Film & Party June 18th
Doors at 7pm Screening at 7:30pm
DEEP IN VOGUE East Coast Premiere Dirs. Amy Watson & Dennis Keighron-Foster, UK, 2019, 61 mins
Inspired by the 80s ball scene in New York City--which was made iconic by the 1990 documentary PARIS IS BURNING--there’s a thriving Northern Vogue ball scene flourishing across the pond in Manchester, UK.
This electrifying documentary celebrates the personal and political stories behind the thriving scene, and how we seek aspirational outlets, safe spaces, respect, and visibility in the face of marginalization. Meet the House Mothers and members who go to battle on the runway, all the while exploring personal and political issues. But no matter who takes the crown, DEEP IN VOGUE reminds us of the inherent joy within the freedom to express oneself fully. And turn some stunning looks while doing so.
Q&A with filmmakers, moderated by special guest Twiggy Pucci Garçon (KIKI)
Preceded by short: INVISIBLE WOMEN Dir. Alice Smith, UK, 2018, 25 mins An empowering documentary that explores the untold story of the UK and North West’s LGBTQ past over the last 50 years through two women’s incredible journey of rebellion and activism.
Wednesday Film & Party June 19th
Doors at 7pm Screening at 7:30pm
WIG Featuring Lady Bunny, Charlene Incarnate, Flotilla DeBarge, Kevin Aviance, Neil Patrick Harris, Willam, Linda Simpson, Naomi Smalls, and Tabboo! Dir. Chris Moukarbel, USA, 2019, 90 mins
Wigstock was an annual drag festival which glamorously signaled the end of summer for the gay community in NYC for almost twenty years. Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few friends drunkenly wandered from the Pyramid Club in the East Village to Tompkins Square Park and staged an impromptu drag show in the bandshell. This would soon become an annual drag bacchanal, that lasted up until 2001. And now, Lady Bunny has brought it back. This past summer, the festival returned, bringing together legendary queens with some of the new children of drag, into one of the largest drag performances ever staged.
WIG is a fascinating documentary that explores the origins and the influence of the historic festival through rich archival footage, as well as provides a look into the contemporary drag movement that the festival served as a foundation for. WIG is a celebration of New York drag culture, and those personalities and performances that contribute to the ways we understand queerness, art, and identity. With Lady Bunny, Charlene Incarnate, Flotilla DeBarge, Kevin Aviance, Neil Patrick Harris, Willam, Linda Simpson, Naomi Smalls, and Tabboo!
Q&A with filmmakers, Lady Bunny, and more!
VIP Pre-Screening Reception on Monday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.
Each day doors open at 7 pm to the general public.