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NewFest Announces Full Lineup For The Second Annual ‘NewFest Pride’ Summer Film Series

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NewFest, the New York film and media organizations has announced the full lineup for its second annual NewFest Pride event – a summer film series returning this year from June 2-6 in a hybrid format featuring a mix of exclusive in-person premieres/panels and virtual screenings.

The announcement was made today by NewFest’s Executive Director David Hatkoff and Director of Programming Nick McCarthy.NewFest Pride kicks off the month of Pride by showcasing five new feature films, three screenings of celebrated LGBTQ+ series – including the New York Premiere of the highly anticipated Peacock series “Queer As Folk” from creator/writer/director Stephen Dunn – as well as a Flashback Friday screening and a shorts documentary program focused on LGBTQ+ activists, community leaders and outspoken LGBTQ+ celebrities.The five new feature films screening at NewFest Pride will include the previously announced world premiere of Andrew Ahn’s highly anticipated queer romantic comedy FIRE ISLAND, where two friends (Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster) set out to have a legendary summer adventure with the help of cheap rosé and their cadre of eclectic friends.

After the initial screening sold out in less than two hours, a late night encore screening was added for 10:00pm on June 2nd.New feature films also include Chase Joynt’s award-winning documentary Framing Agnes, in which an all-star cast of transgender artists and performers (Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Zackary Drucker, Silas Howard, Max Wolf Valerio and Stephen Ira) use re-enactment and genre-blurring storytelling techniques to tell the story of a young trans woman who took part in a study in order to receive the gender-affirming care she desperately needed; Sundance and Berlinale sensation

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