June 11, 2008 · 5:30 PM
AMC Loews 34th St
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 films.
This is a joint event with The New York LGBT Movie Fan Meetup Group.
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The Beirut Apt
(UK , Italy, 2007, 50 mins)
In Polish & German with subtitles & En with English subtitles
Directed By: Daniele Salaris
14 Degrees Eastwards
14 Grad Ostwärts
(Germany, 2007, 62 mins)
In German & Polish with subtitles with English subtitles
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.