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A Night at Switch N' Play (Sneak Preview) A documentary by Cody Stickels about the titular Brooklyn-based queer performance collective, followed by a live burlesque performance by the group at the Colony. Oct. 4.


Gay Chorus Deep South In response to a wave of anti-LGBTQ laws, the San Fransisco Gay Men's Chorus embark on an activist tour through the Bible Belt. Oct. 3 at Rosendale Theatre and Oct. 5 at Upstate Films Woodstock.


The Garden Left Behind (New York Premiere) Thirty-year-old Tina is a trans woman trying to survive as an undocumented immigrant in New York City. Oct. 5 at Rosendale Theatre and Oct. 6 at Upstate Films Woodstock.

Programming focused on films that explore and challenge social, political and environmental themes

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Foster Boy
East Coast Premiere)
Inspired by true events, Foster Boy follows Michael Trainer (Matthew Modine), a litigator who has to represent a young man suffering after years of abuse in foster care. Oct. 5 at Upstate Films Rhinebeck and Oct. 6 at Woodstock Playhouse.


After the Murder of Albert Lima (World Premiere) Paul Lima travels to Honduras with two bounty hunters to capture the his father’s killer. Oct. 4 at Upstate Films Rhinebeck and Oct. 5 at Woodstock Bearsville.

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Paradise Without People (East Coast Premiere) This harrowing film chronicles the journey of two Syrian refugee families trying to build a new life in Europe. Oct. 4 at Upstate Films Rhinebeck and Oct. 5 at Bearsville.

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New Homeland
This heartfelt film documents five Syrian and Iraqi refugee boys as they attend asleep-away camp in Canada. Oct. 5 at Upstate Films Woodstock and Oct. 6 at Upstate Films Rhinebeck.

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