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NY Premiere of Reinventing Marvin at NewFest

The 30th annual New York LGBT Film Festival NewFest will take place from October 24-30, 2018. NewFest gives voice and visibility to the full spectrum of the LGBTQ experience by championing films, supporting storytellers, and engaging audiences in order to inspire dialogue, shift cultural bias and empower our diverse community.

French film selected:

Reinventing Marvin
New York Premiere

Dir. Anne Fontaine, France, 2017, 116 mins
Cast: Finnegan Oldfield, Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Macaigne, Gregory Gadebois

Martin Clement is about to give the performance of his life: his life story, that is, in an autobiographical stage play. As a child, young Marvin Bijoux was bullied by homophobic classmates at school and misunderstood by his often-neglectful parents, making him feel like a lonely outsider in his small rural French village. But when a kind school principal guides him to join the drama club, Marvin discovers his gifts for play-acting the misery that surrounds him. When he qualifies to attend a theatrical school, Marvin acts the role of the brash straight stud until he meets an older mentor who encourages him to acknowledge his sexuality and to exorcise his pain by putting it all on the stage.

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