NewFest, in partnership with Outfest, has announced the lineup of their 27th annual celebration of the year’s best LGBTQ films from around the world. The program of nearly 100 narrative features, documentaries and shorts 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. The festival is presented by HBO.
Highlights from the 2015 lineup include the New York City premieres of Matt Sobel’s “Take Me to the River” and Peter Greenaway’s “Eisenstein in Guanajuato,” which chronicles iconic Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s gay coming of age during a trip to Mexico in the 1930s. Todd Haynes’ acclaimed “Carol” will continue its awards-baiting festival run as the Centerpiece Film of the festival, while “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 is below.
EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO – Opening Night Gala
U.S. Dramatic Features
International Dramatic Features
Panels and Special Events