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NYWIFT Talks with Scott Budnick, April Grayson & Donna Hylton

In this NYWIFT Talks, join Just Mercy Executive Producer and CEO of One Community Scott Budnick, Campaign Surrogate and Statewide Coordinator for The Young Women’s Freedom Center April Grayson, and Campaign Ambassador Donna Hylton as we discuss the positive after-effects of Just Mercy, Black Lives Matter and civil unrest.

You can stream Just Mercy on for free on any platform.

This conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez. Click here for more information.

Virtual Discussion: NYWIFT Talks with NewFest’s Executive Director David Hatkoff

NewFest gives voice and visibility to all facets of the LGBTQ experience by presenting year-round screenings and events that include New York’s annual LGBTQ Film Festival every October, which began in 1988. In this week’s NYWIFT Talks, join Executive Director of NewFest David Hatkoff for a Zoom conversation discussing the changes NewFest has made to continue to adapt during this COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, learn how they’ll virtually celebrate the month of Pride!

This conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Alex Cirillo. Click here for more information.

Virtual Event: “John Lewis: Good Trouble” Screening

Join us for a virtual screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble and a Q&A with director Dawn Porter moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Leslie Fields-Cruz.

Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

Run of Show: 
This film will be made available through Magnolia Pictures’ Virtual Cinema Page.
Q&A will take place on Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 5pm via Zoom.

RSVP to receive the rental link. Click here for more information.

Virtual Event: “Denise Ho: Becoming the Song” Screening + Q&A

Join us for a virtual screening of Denise Ho: Becoming the Song and a Q&A with director Sue Williams, moderated by NYWIFT Board Member S. Casper Wong.

Denise Ho: Becoming the Song profiles the openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho. Drawing on unprecedented, years-long access, the film explores her remarkable journey from commercial Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, an artist who has put her life and career on the line to support the determined struggle of Hong Kong citizens to maintain their identity and freedom.

This film will be made available through Kino Marquee.

RSVP to receive the rental link. Click here for more information.

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