NewFest, which kicked off last September 6 and runs through September 11, features 44 films from across the globe, all focused on exploring the modern LGBT experience.
Sundance fave “Concussion” opened the festival with a pre-screening reception and a post-film Q&A with producer Rose Troche and burgeoning director Stacie Passon. The film stars Robin Weigert as a suburban housewife who undergoes a journey of sexual exploration (and perhaps exploitation) after taking a baseball to the head.
Multi-hyphenate James Franco is heavily featured in the festival’s slate, with New York premieres of two films on which he collaborated: Travis Mathews’s “Interior. Leather Bar.” and Christina Voros’s “Kink.”
International entries for this year’s NewFest include “Free Fall,” first-time German director Stephen Lacant’s drama about a love affair between a policeman and his training partner, and Gilette Leung’s Chinese romance “Love Me Not.”
This Wednesday, NewFest will close with the New York premiere of Chris Mason Johnson’s “Test,” a multiple-award winner at Outfest about a modern dancer living, working and loving in San Francisco at the outset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Below, you can check out a trailer of clips from films featured at NewFest 2013, available for the first time on the web here at TOH!