NYC's NewFest Reveals 2021 Slate, Including Opening Night of 'Mayor Pete'

Wednesday September 15, 2021

A still from the documentary "Mayor Pete"
A still from the documentary "Mayor Pete"  (Source:NewFest)

The first-ever hybrid edition of NewFest's flagship festival will include a stunning program of 130+ new features and short film premieres playing in-person at theaters throughout New York City and streaming on-demand nationwide. 

The Festival expressed enthusiasm to offer the East Coast premiere of the highly anticipated documentary "Mayor Pete," a fascinating look at Pete Buttigieg's campaign to be the first openly gay U.S. president. Directed by award-winning director Jesse Moss ("Boys State"), the doc brings viewers inside Pete Buttegieg's campaign to be the youngest U.S. president, providing unprecedented intimacy with the candidate, his husband Chasten, and their ambitious team.

Our Closing Night film will be the astounding "Flee," which took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year 

From New York City during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance in our New York Centerpiece "Passing," to the countryside of contemporary South Korea in our International Centerpiece "A Distant Place," this year's slate spans decades and nations to highlight that everyone in the queer community has a unique story to tell.

For the complete schedule, visit the NewFest website.