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‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato,’ ‘Girls Lost’ and ‘Carol’ Leads 27th NewFest Program

'Eisenstein in Guanajuato,' 'Girls Lost' and 'Carol' Leads 27th NewFest Program

The 27th annual NewFest is set with a program of nearly 100 narrative features, documentaries and shorts. Presented in partnership with Outfest, the fest runs October 22-27 at the newly renovated Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and at the recently completed screening room at The LGBT Community Center in New York City.

Highlights from the lineup include the New York City premieres of Matt Sobel’s “Take Me to the River” and Peter Greenaway’s “Eisenstein in Guanajuato,” as well as Todd Haynes’ acclaimed “Carol” screening as the Centerpiece Film of the festival a few weeks after it heads to the New York Film Festival. Also of awesome note: “Love is Strange” director Ira Sachs will be at the center of a sure-to-be great Masterclass panel.

“Our world is almost impossibly diverse,” said NewFest programmer Adam Baran, “and as a film festival, it is our duty to showcase that world as best we can. From people of color to youth films to more films by and about women, we want to illuminate as many aspects of the LGBTQ experience as possible.”

The full NewFest 2015 lineup:

Gala Films 

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO – Opening Night Gala

Dir/Scr: Peter Greenaway, Netherlands, 2015, 105 min

GIRLS LOST – Closing Night Gala

Dir/Scr: Alexandra-Therese Keining, 2016, Sweden, 105 min, In Swedish with English subtitles

CAROL – Festival Centerpiece

Dir: Todd Haynes, Scr: Phyllis Nagy, 2015, USA, 118min

U.S. Dramatic Features

DRIVING NOT KNOWING

Dir/Scr: Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, Dane Mainella, Jay Jadick, Benjamin Davis, USA, 2015, 85 min

EVERLASTING LOVE

Dir: Marçal Forés, Scr: Vincente de la Torre, Spain, 2014, 69 min In Spanish with English subtitles

FOURTH MAN OUT 

Dir: Andrew Nackman, Scr: Aaron Dansick 2015, USA, 95 min

HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Dir/Scr: Stephen Cone, 2015, USA, English, 87 min

NAZ AND MAALIK

Dir/Scr: Jay Dockendorf, USA, 2014, 86min

SISTERS OF THE PLAGUE

Dir: Jorge Torres-Torres, Scr: Jorge Torres-Torres, Jason Banker, USA, 2015, 74 min

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

Dir/Scr: Matt Sobel, 2015, USA, 95 min

THOSE PEOPLE

Dir/Scr: Joey Kuhn, USA, 2015, 89 min

YOU’RE KILLING ME

Dir: Jim Hansen, Scr: Jim Hansen, Jeffery Self, USA, 2015, 88 min

International Dramatic Features

THE GIRL KING

Dir: Mika Kaurismäki, Scr: Michel Marc Bouchard, Finland, Canada, Germany, Sweden, 2015, 106 min, in English, French, and German with English subtitles

LA VISITA (THE GUEST)

Dir/Scr: Maurício López Fernández, Argentina, Chile, 2014, 82 min, In Spanish with English subtitles

LIZ IN SEPTEMBER

Dir/Scr: Fina Torres, Venezuela, 2015, 100 min, Spanish with English subtitles

PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL MONOGAMIST

Dir/Scr: Christina Zeidler, Canada, 2014, 83 min

THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE

Dir/Scr: Alanté Kavaïté, France/Lithuania/The Netherlands, 2015, 88 min, In Lithuanian with English Subtitles

WHILE YOU WEREN’T LOOKING

Dir: Catherine Stewart. Scr: Vanessa Herman, Amy Jephta, Matthew Krouse, Nodi Murphy.  South Africa, 2015, 75 min, English

Documentary Features

COMING OUT

Dir: Alden Peters, USA, 2015, 72 min

DESERT MIGRATION

Dir/Scr: Daniel F. Cardone, USA, 2015, 80 min

FASSBINDER: TO LOVE WITHOUT DEMANDS

Dir/Scr: Christian Braad Thomsen, 2015, Germany, 109 min, In German with English subtitles

FINDING PHONG

Dir/Scr: Swann Dubus, Tran Phuong Thao, Vietnam, 2015, In Vietnamese with English subtitles

GAZELLE: THE LOVE ISSUE

Dir/Scr: Cesar Terranova, Brazil/French Polynesia/USA, 2014, 93 min

THE GLAMOUR AND THE SQUALOR

Dir: Marq Evans, Scr: Marq Evans, Jeff Gilbert, USA, 2015, 80 min

ORIENTED

Dir: Jake Witzenfeld, United Kingdom, Israel, 2015, 79 min, in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

PEACE OF MIND

Dir/Scr: Cary Cronenwett, USA, 2014, 77 min. Creole, English with English subtitles

THE SALT MINES & THE TRANSFORMATION

Dir(s):Susana Aikin, Carlos Aparicio, USA, 1990/1995, In English, Spanish with English subtitles, 105 min

THE SAME DIFFERENCE

Dir/Scr: Nneka Onuorah, 2015, USA, 78min

SEED MONEY

Dir/Scr: Michael Stabile, USA, 2015, 69 min

TREASURE: FROM TRAGEDY TO TRANS JUSTICE, MAPPING A DETROIT STORY

Dir/Scr: Dream Hampton, 2015, USA, 63 min

THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE

Dir: Ellen Brodsky, USA, 2014, 68 min

WHEN BETTE MET MAE

Dir/Scr: Wes Wheadon, USA, 2015, 64 min

Panels and Special Events

BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS + A CONVERSATION WITH GREG LOUGANIS

Dir: Cheryl Furjanic, Scr: Cheryl Furjanic, Karen Sim, Will Sweeney, USA, 2015

HER STORY: WORLD PREMIERE + PANEL DISCUSSION

Dir: Sydney Freeland, Scr: Jen Richards, Laura Zak, 2015, USA, 65 min

MASTERCLASS: IN CONVERSATION WITH FILMMAKER IRA SACHS

THE RENAISSANCE OF WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT: PANEL DISCUSSION

Presented in partnership with New York Women in Film And Television. Moderated by Terry Lawler.

TRANS HOLLYWOOD PANEL

Presented in partnership with SAG AFTRA. Moderated by Tiq Milan.

Shorts Program

CRUISING SHORTS

IN YOUTH IS PLEASURE: SHORTS

PLATINUM SHORTS

QUEERER THAN FICTION: DOC SHORTS

TRANS SHORTS

WILD HEARTS: SHORTS

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