U.S. Premiere Benefit Screening of "Hooked"
Monday, June 26, 2017 6:30 pm
Event hosted by: NewFest
Event hosted by: Ali Forney Center
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