NYWIFT at the 33rd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (NewFest)

New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join the 33rd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (NewFest) (October 15 – 26th, 2021) to co-present Being Bebe: The Bebe Zahara Benet Documentary.

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Being Bebe: The Bebe Zahara Benet Documentary
Emily Branham (Director)
94 mins | Documentary | October 17 at 6PM (SVA – Beatrice)

BeBe Zahara Benet has been a show-stopping trailblazer ever since winning the very first season of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. But even after two impressive showings on the Emmy-award winning reality competition, including an All Stars season, there’s still so much more to explore in her story. Emily Branham’s feature directorial debut gives audiences an inside look into the motivations, challenges, and triumphs that pushed this icon from Cameroon to soaring new heights. Winner of the Audience Award at the Provincetown Film Festival, BEING BEBE is as triumphant and entertaining as the legend herself.

Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

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NewFest is New York’s largest presenter of LGBTQ+ film & media and the largest convener of queer audiences in the city. Our mission is to give voice and visibility to the wide scope of LGBTQ+ experiences through films and programs that entertain, educate, and empower.

October 17 @ 6:00pm
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm (1h)



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.