NewFest to Open With Karim Ainouz's 'Futuro Beach'
Karim Ainouz’s Futuro Beach will serve as the opening night film at NewFest, New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival, which will be headquartered at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater from July 24-29. Beach tells the story of three Brazilian men.
Bruce LaBruce’s Gerontophilia, about a teen with an interest in older men, will serve as the closing night feature.
Sixteen narrative and five documentary features have been selected to play during the fest. They include Stephan Haupt’s The Circle; Hong Khaou’s Lilting, starring Ben Wishaw; Patrik-Ian Polk’s Blackbird, starring Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington; Carter Smith’s Jamie Marks is Dead, starring Cameron Monaghan, Judy Greer and Liv Tyler; Sophie Hyde’s 52 Tuesdays; and the world premiere of Kate Kunath’s We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite, a timely documentary about Brooklyn’s oldest gay bar.
NewFest is presented in partnership with Los Angeles’ Outfest and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.