The 35th Annual New York LGBTQ+ film festival, Newfest includes over a dozen premières and will open with George C Wolfe’s Rustin, with Andrew Haigh’s All Of Us Strangers bringing it to a close.

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The festival runs from 12 to 24 October.

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Orlando, My Political Biography
Orlando, My Political Biography
Docufiction interpretation of Virginia Woolf's novel.
Nyad
Nyad
The remarkable true story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, who, at the age of 60, set out to become the first person to complete the 'Everest of swims', a 53-hour, 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida through dangerous open ocean without a shark cage.
Rustin
Rustin
The story of gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who organised the 1963 March on Washington.
Monster
Monster
A mother is shocked when she learns what a teacher has said to her son, but the truth is more complicated.
Eileen
Eileen
Set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter, young secretary Eileen becomes enchanted by the glamorous new counsellor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret — throwing Eileen onto a sinister path.
All Of Us Strangers
All Of Us Strangers
A screenwriter embarks on a relationship with a neighbour at the same time as making a journey into his troubled past.
The Mattachine Family
The Mattachine Family
Thomas and Oscar have spent a year as foster parents to a wonderful child, a calling that's shown them new dimensions of what 'family' can mean. However, when the young boy is reunited with his birth mother, the couple's differing views on what the experience meant come into focus.
Mother Saigon
Mother Saigon
A love letter to the mosaic of queer lives in Saigon, a city that is as liberating as it is oppressive.
Housekeeping For Beginners
Housekeeping For Beginners
A lesbian suddenly finds herself responsible for her partner’s two daughters.
All The Fires
All The Fires
Conflicted by his mother's new relationship and his best friend's crush on him, Bruno, a pyromaniac teenager, escapes from the city. He sets off on a journey in search of a girl he met online who will push him to confront his father's death and the doubts about his sexuality, but not before leaving all his fires behind.
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