NewFest Reveals Its 2014 Lineup

Karim Aïnouz’s “Futuro Beach” is the Opening Night presentation at New York’s premiere LGBT film festival

NewFest 2014

NewFest, New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival, has revealed the feature film lineup for its 26th edition, which runs from July 24-29.

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The fest, now partnering with Outfest, will showcase 16 narrative films and five documentary features this year.

“In the year following spectacular LGBT civil rights advances across the country, the dynamic and fresh slate of 2014 NewFest films decisively demonstrates that artists and storytellers lead the charge in creating social change,” said Kristin Pepe, Outfest’s Director of Programming.

Here’s the lineup for NewFest 2014:

“Futuro Beach” – Karim Aïnouz, Brazil/Germany, 2013, DCP, 106m

July 24, at 7 p.m. (preceded by Achievement Award presentation) (Opening Night)

“Gerontophilia” – Bruce LaBruce, Canada, 2013, DCP, 81m, N.Y. Premiere

July 29, at 7 p.m. (Q&A with Bruce LaBruce) (Closing)

“Age of Consent”

Todd Verow & Charles Lum, USA, 2014, N.Y. Premiere

July 26, 11:30 p.m.

“Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy”

Andrea James, USA, 2013, N.Y. Premiere

July 27, at 5 p.m. (Q&A with Andrea James)


Patrik-Ian Polk, USA, 2013, N.Y. Premiere

July 25, at 9:30 p.m. (Q&A with Patrik-Ian Polk)


Mischa Kamp, The Netherlands, 2014, NY Premiere

July 24, at 10 p.m.

“The Circle”

Stefan Haupt, Switzerland, 2014, N.Y. Premiere

July 26, 10:30 a.m.


Eytan Fox, 2013, Israel, N.Y. Premiere

July 28,  at 7 p.m. (Screening at the JCC, 344 Amsterdam Avenue)


Nejc Gazvoda, Slovenia/Croatia/Denmark, 2013

July 27,  noon

NY Premiere

“52 Tuesdays”

Sophie Hyde, Australia, 2013

July 24, 4 p.m.

“The Foxy Merkins”

Madeleine Olnek, USA, 2013

July 25, 7 p.m. (Q&A with Madeleine Olnek)

“I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole”

Jim Tushinski, USA, 2013

*July 28, 9 p.m. (Screening at the JCC, 344 Amsterdam Ave.)

“I Am Happiness on Earth”

Julián Hernández, Mexico, 2013, NY Premiere

July 26, 9 p.m.

“Jamie Marks Is Dead”

Carter Smith, USA, 2014, NY Premiere

July 28, 9:30 p.m. (Q&A with Carter Smith)


Hong Khaou, U.K., 2013

July 27, 7:30p.m.


Stewart Thorndike, USA, 2014, N.Y. Premiere

July 28, 7 p.m. (Q&A with Stewart Thorndike)

“The Third One”

Rodrigo Guerrero, Argentina, 2013, N.Y. Premiere

July 29, 9:30 p.m. (Q&A with Rodrigo Guerrero)

“Tiger Orange”

Wade Gasque, USA, 2014, N.Y. Premiere

July 26, 6:30 p.m. (Q&A with Wade Gasque)

“The Way He Looks”

Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil, 2014, N.Y. Premiere

July 29, 4:30 p.m. (Q&A with Daniel Ribeiro)

“We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite”

Kate Kunath, USA, 2014, World Premiere

July 25, 4:30 p.m. (Q&A with Kate Kunath)

“What It Was”

Daniel Armando, USA, 2013, N.Y. Premiere

July 26, 4 p.m. (Q&A with Daniel Armando)

Shorts Programs:

“Hustle (With My Muscle)”

“James: Portrait Series”
Jonesy, USA, 2013, 2m

“Dirty Boots”
Adam Baran, USA, 2014, 6m

“Sticks & Stones”
Silas Howard, USA, 2013

Vanessa Roveto, USA, 2014, 6m

Heather Cassils, USA, 2014, 3m

“Big Bad Straw”
Aimee Goguen, USA, 2013, 2m

“Irma Vep, the Last Breath”
Michelle Handelman, 2013, 30m

“My Most Handsome Monster”
Madsen Minax, USA, 2014, 13m

“Interstitial Instagram Greenroom Videos”
Jibz Cameron, 2013-14, 10 seconds each

NewFest Shorts Program 1:

“Barrio Boy”
Dennis Shinners, USA, 2013

“Code Academy”
Nisha Ganatra, USA, 2014

“Who Do You Think You Are”
Marie Loustalot, France/Germany, 2013

“Home From the Gym”
Robert Hawk, USA, 2014

“Luigi and Vincenzo”
Giuseppe Bucci, Italy, 2013

“Cakes da Killa”
Ja’Tovia Gary, USA, 2014

“Be Here Nowish – Episode 2”
Alexandra Roxo, USA, 2014

Rodrigo Bellott, Bolivia, 2013

NewFest Shorts Program 2:

“Disaster Preparedness”
Melissa Finell, USA, 2014

“A Last Farewell”
Casper Andreas, Sweden, 2013

“Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination”
Leslie Von Pless, USA, 2013

William Oldroyd, U.K., 2013

“A One Year Lease”
Brian Bolster, USA, 2014

“Aban + Khorshid”
Darwin Serink, USA, 2013

“Alone With People”
Drew Van Steenbergen, USA, 2014