LGBTQ film festival NewFest is set to premiere “Mayor Pete,” a documentary about Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegAirlines should give flight attendants 10 hours of rest between flights: FAA GOP memo urges lawmakers to blame White House 'grinches' for Christmas delays Emanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing MORE’s 2020 run for the presidency, Variety reports.
The film festival is set to include 130 films and episodic series from 31 countries, with 30 narrative features, 14 documentaries and 11 shorts programs screenings.
NewFest executive director David Hatkoff told Variety the main theme for the upcoming festival is “connection.”
"The LGBTQ+ community thrives on connecting to one another, and having spent most of the past 18 months apart, we are hungry for experiences that remind us we are a part of something bigger than ourselves,” Hatkoff told Variety.
“We believe queer film provides an opportunity to connect in a unique and celebratory way. This year‘s program highlights that everyone in our community has a story to tell, and shows just how meaningful it is when we really listen to, learn from, and spend time with each other.”
Buttigieg announced earlier this month that he and his husband Chasten welcomed twins into their family.
Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents. We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family. pic.twitter.com/kS89gb11Ax— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) September 4, 2021
The NewFest festival is set to take place on October 15-16 in various New York City theaters and virtually on the festival's online platform, Variety noted.