Films on the Circuit Show a Genre in Flux
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Published in: November-December 2012 issue.


Directed by Thom Fitzgerald
(Canada, 2011)
North_Sea_Texas_posterNorth Sea Texas (Noordzee, Texas)
Directed by Bavo Defurne
(Belgium, 2011)
My Brother the DevilMy Brother the Devil
Directed by Sally El Hosaini
(United Kingdom, 2012)


NEW YORK’s GLBT film series, NewFest 2012, was a milestone this year. The East Coast organizers have partnered with Los Angeles Outfest, and programming was held at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater in cooperation with the Film Society of Lincoln Center. As GLBT cinema becomes increasingly professional, it is fitting that the Walter Reade, with one of the best projection and sound systems in New York City, should become the hub for NewFest’s offerings. Will a larger public follow, including both a growing gay and non-gay audience? In any case, this year’s films suggest that even what we call “queer” cinema is in flux.

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