New York NewFest LGBT Films
only its 25th anniversary but also its second year of partnering with
both the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Los Angeles’ Outfest.
features a diverse and compelling collection of narratives,
documentaries, and shorts. Preview the festival’s collection on the
following pages, and for tickets and more information visit www.filmlinc.com.
Friday, September 6, 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Walter Reade Theater
Father Adam is the talk of the small Polish town he’s assigned to.
Handsome, strong, and unfazed by a violent group of local teens, he’s
idolized and occasionally hit on by local men and women alike. It’s only
when the brooding and beautiful Lukasz, an orphan and accused arsonist,
falls into his arms one hot summer day that Father Adam feels the
sudden pang of repressed desire. Soon his feelings of lust give way to
love, setting off suspicion within the tight-knit, conservative
community. Shot in glowing, golden sunlight and set within the sprawling
fields and forests of Poland, Malgoska Szumowska’s sumptuous drama
(2013 Teddy Award winner for Best Feature Film at the Berlin
International Film Festival) teems with sensuality and tension.