Opening Reception: Free. Registration required.
Film & Panel: $10 – Members & Students/ $15 – Adults

Celebrate LGBTQ+ BIPOC filmmakers, directors, and actors at the opening night reception and film screening of the first annual Newark LGBTQ Film Festival.

The opening reception is free (registration required), and the film screening and panel discussion is a paid event. Get your tickets for both via the same link.

The Inspection (2022). Directed by Elegance Bratton. (95 min) R

A young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside.


  • 5:30pm, Opening reception, hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam
  • 7:15pm, Film screening
  • 8:45pm, Discussion with LGBTQ veteran panel

The Newark LGBTQ Film Festival is brought to you by the Newark LGBTQ Center.

This event is presented in association with the Newark Black Film Festival.

Location: Billy Johnson Auditorium

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