The 35th Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
We are proud to support this year’s (its 35th!) New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The 35th annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival is here and hotter than ever.
130+ new queer films, premieres & panels— at the theater in NYC and streaming at
home anywhere in the US, October 12—24 🎥
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Arab films in the lineup include:
Feature film COMING AROUND by Sandra Itäinen
Screening in person on Oct 15 at BAM w/ a Q&A) and streaming from Oct. 12th. Details and Tickets.
A young queer woman is at a crossroads with her devout Muslim mother. Eman navigates the compromises and lies she needs to overcome to arrive at her authentic self. Her mother tries to be understanding but she’s boxed in by her faith and upbringing.
Sensitively probing the link between homophobia and religious beliefs, this affirming portrait is a complex examination of an experience many queer people go through no matter their cultural background. Director Sandra Itäinen is deftly attuned to both her subjects state of mind and POV, making this documentary an empathetic vehicle for more conversation and understanding.
This film will be followed by a Q&A.
Short film COUSINS by Dir. Karina Dandashi
Part of the Women’s Night Out Remix shorts screening Oct 20 at SVA-Silas and streaming live starting on Oct. 12
Two cousins born in separate countries reunite in Brooklyn when a run-in with an ex turns the night even more chaotic.
Short film EITR by Fateema Al-Hamaydeh Miller
Part of the Looking for Mister Right Now shorts screening Oct 15 at SVA – Silas and streaming live starting on Oct. 12
A closeted Arab wholesale perfume seller, attempting to mask his identity with excessive amounts of Polo Sport adjacent cologne, is knocked off centre when a charming customer sees through his act.