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U.S. Premiere Benefit Screening of “Hooked”

Monday, June 26, 2017 6:30 pm

Event hosted by: NewFest

Event hosted by: Ali Forney Center

Reserve Tickets

Presented in partnership with The Ali Forney Center and SVA Theatre

This timely narrative feature debut from writer/director and Instagram superstar Max Emerson (@maxisms), poignantly captures the plight of LGBTQ youth. Unaccepted at home, 18-year-old Jack (Conor Donnally) survives in New York City through sex work, while trying to build a better life with his loving boyfriend Tom (Sean Ormond). Funded through crowdsourcing and a commitment to donating to LGBTQ organizations, HOOKED is proof that cinema can tell powerful stories of underrepresented, neglected populations while directly giving back the community.

In person: Writer/director Max Emerson

Tickets and info at newfest.org/events