The Films of NewFest 2013

New York's premier LGBT film festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with a diverse and compelling collection of narratives, documentaries, shorts, and parties.

BY Jase Peeples

September 04 2013 4:00 AM ET

Last Summer
Tuesday, September 10, 5 p.m.
Venue: Walter Reade Theater

Two small-town teenagers in love spend one last summer together before going their separate ways. Baseball star Luke knows that book-smart Jonah will go off to college in the fall, and over the course of a few fleeting months the two lose themselves in nature, bicycle rides, and each other while they still can. With echoes of Terrence Malick, writer-director Mark Thiedeman offers up a debut feature that balances haunting beauty with adolescent passion.

Valentine Road
Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Walter Reade Theater

When an eighth-grade boy is shot twice at point-blank range by his valentine crush, many, including the jurors, are quick to blame the victim rather than the aggressor. With a remarkable degree of clarity, Marta Cunningham's riveting documentary investigates the roots of LGBT discrimination and bullying as well as the inherent legal flaws that keep true justice from being served.

Tags: film, NewFest

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