15 Lesbian/Bisexual-Themed Films You Can See at NewFest This Weekend


Saturday, October 24th

Liz in September: Starring out model/actress Patricia Velasquez, Liz in September tells the story of two women, each with their own pain and secrets, who are drawn to one another after a chance meeting. We gave the film a rave review when it first came out, so now’s your chance to catch it on the big screen. 

Buy tickets for Liz in September

The Renaissance of Women in Entertainment Panel: If you want to take a break from seeing movies, check out this panel of fantastic filmmakers talking about movies. Newfest recognizes, like we do, that 2015 is a big year for female fronted films and female filmmakers. Rose Troche, Nneka OnuorahAllie Esslinger, Lisa Haas and Susan Stover make up the panel and the morning is bound to be quite enlightening and entertaining.

Buy tickets to the panel.


Summer of Sangaile: This film took home the World Cinema Directing Award at this year’s Sundance, and it’s easy to see why: The film is a beauty. Aspiring pilot Sangaile falls for the lovely and fun Auste one summer in Lithuania. Check back for our full review shortly. Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.21.18 AM

Buy tickets for Summer of Sangaile.


While You Weren’t Looking: Family drama and classism are at the heart of this South African film. Two generations of a family deal with their own issues. Same-sex parents Dez and Terri face infidelity, while daughter Asanda falls hard for a young butch woman named Shado. 

Buy tickets for While You Weren’t Looking.


Sunday, October 25th

Portrait of a Serial Monogamist: We called this film High Fidelity for lesbians” back when we first reviewed it in the spring. Free-spirit and serial-monogamist Elsie can’t help herself from bouncing around from relationship to relationship. Her friends try to convince her to remain single for a spell but that becomes more complicated when she finds that she may have deeper feelings for a woman she broke up with that she realized.

Buy tickets for Portrait of a Serial Monogamist.


Sisters of the Plague: Just in time for Halloween! This creepy film is set in New Orleans and centers on Jo, a young woman who gives ghost tours in the city. Haunted by the death of her mother, the already intuitive Jo starts having unsettling experiences after her father moves in with her and her girlfriend. Check back for our full review of the film on Friday. 

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The Girl King: Queen Christina of Sweden is a fascinating historical figure and this film delves into her life and supposed romance with her lady in waiting, Countess Ebba Sparre. We found the film to be uneven, but worth seeing nonetheless.

Buy tickets for The Girl King.


The Year We Thought About Love: We are big fans of this sweet and thoughtful documentary about an LGBT theatre troupe out of Boston. True Colors travels around Boston to perform for schools and hopefully open minds and hearts about LGBT youth. The film follows some of the members around as they deal with their own hardships and joys along the way.

Buy tickets for The Year We Thought About Love.


Wild Hearts: Shorts: You had us at Clea Duvall. This series of shorts is all about love and Duvall stars in Ma/ddy, about a genderqueer widow (played by Mel Shimkovitz) who is still dealing with the loss of their wife. Also featured is Actresses, about, you guessed it, two actresses who fall for each other. This short stars Rebecca Henderson, who has been playing all sorts of queer characters this year.


Buy tickets for Wild Hearts.


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