June 11, 2008 · 5:30 PM
AMC Loew's 34th Street
Let's check out
NewFest 2008: The 20th Anniversary New York LBGT Film Festival in commemoration of Gay Pride Month. We'll attend the screening of
The Beirut Apt and
14 Degrees Eastwards afterward we'll head over to Burritoville (352 W 39th St b/t 8th/9th for a bite to eat and to discuss the film. This is a joint event with
The NYC Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup.
*** Nota bene: Before RSVPing, please read our guidelines: About Us *** Please be prepared to: * Update your RSVP (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s) * Arrive early/on time and look for familiar faces in the ticketholders line and otherwise * Pay for your meal, computing 30% for tax and gratuity Highly recommended:
Buy your ticket in advance to save time and guarantee yourself a seat. ### The Beirut Apt Features (UK , Italy, 2007, 50 mins) In Polish & German with subtitles & En with English subtitles Video US Premiere Directed By: Daniele Salaris ### 14 Degrees Eastwards 14 Grad Ostwärts Features (Germany, 2007, 62 mins) In German & Polish with subtitles with English subtitles Video US Premiere Directed By: Nicole Volpert Though located relatively close to major European gay meccas, and home to a growing LGBT culture, Poland remains virulently and sometimes violently homophobic ? as recounted by young activists as they attempt to stage a gay pride march. In Beirut, where homosexuality is forbidden, a small apartment serves as a sanctuary for four LGBT Lebanese of different faiths and cultural backgrounds to speak freely about their lives in a land divided by war, family, religion, and other countries' conflicts.