Queer Brunch with NewFest and Nitehawk
Run Time: 91 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2000
Nitehawk Cinema partners up with NewFest, New York’s LGBTQ Film & Media Arts Organization, to present a special brunch 35mm screening of rarely seen iconic film from 2000. The screening includes an introduction by Nick McCarthy (Director of Programming, NewFest) and each audience member will receive a complimentary copy of the book, PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests, and buttons courtesy Abrams Books.
$15 voucher saves your seat and comes with a free book!
About the film: Celebrated for its candid and realistic depiction of African-American gay men, the groundbreaking Punks premiered at Sundance in 2000 and won awards on the film festival circuit before becoming mostly undistributed and unavailable to see anywhere. Focusing on four friends navigating the dating world to find their mythical Mr. Rights, this vivacious debut film from writer-director Patrik-Ian Polk is an outrageously spirited ensemble comedy with verve and wit. Unprecedented in the way it captures black gay life and romance, Punks also explores universal aspects of friendship in dynamic and surprising ways.
NewFest, New York’s LGBTQ Film and Media Arts Organization, is dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and audiences to build a community that passionately supports queer cinema and storytelling. NewFest give voice and visibility to all facets of the LGBTQ experience by presenting year-round screenings and events that include New York’s annual LGBTQ Film Festival every October, which began in 1988.