New York LGBTQ Film Festival to Open With Francis Lee’s ‘Ammonite,’ Screen Alan Ball’s ‘Uncle Frank’

NewFest, New York’s LGBTQ film and media organization, has announced its program for the 32nd New York LGBTQ Film Festival.

This year’s event will feature virtual events, as well as drive-in screenings at the Queens Drive-In at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.The festival will open on Oct.

16 with the New York City premiere of Francis Lee’s “Ammonite,” a romantic drama starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

Winslet will present Lee with the festival’s inaugural world queer visionary award ahead of the screening.

On Oct.

27, the event will close with a virtual screening of Faraz Shariat’s German drama, “No Hard Feelings.”“With the presidential election right around the corner and a Supreme Court seat now open, it is more urgent than ever that queer stories be told and celebrated,” said executive director David Hatkoff.

“We have created an 11-day event that will meet and speak to this moment,

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