NYWIFT Co-Presents “Way Down” at NewFest Film Festival

New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join the 34th Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (NewFest) (October 13 – 22, 2022) to co-present Way Down.


Way Down
Ellie Gravitte (Director)

The road to rock bottom is littered with broken dreams for a group of pushing-30 NYC artists in this captivating episodic musical series. These down-and-out East Village denizens pursue their passions, navigate messy relationships, and unsuccessfully communicate their needs to one another, all while trying to make rent in the city’s most ass-kicking neighborhood.

Featuring original music performed by a dynamic ensemble of homegrown talent, the six-episode series introduces us to Alex, a struggling photographer and bass player for a ragtag band, and their girlfriend/bandmate Tyler who is currently in grad school. Meanwhile, Sherrie, Alex’s ex-girlfriend-turned-coworker, is attempting to mount a production of her play in the face of unexpected barriers. Oh, and they all have to deal with each other, which isn’t gonna be easy. It’s about to go down.

This film will be followed by a Q&A.

The NYWIFT community can enjoy discounted rate on tickets using the code NFPARTNER22 at purchase. 

In Person Screening:
DATE: Thursday, October 20
TIME: 6:45pm ET
LOCATION: SVA Theater, 333 W 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011

Also streaming virtually: October 13-25th 



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.


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October 20 @ 6:45pm
6:45 pm — 8:00 pm (1h 15′)


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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.