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‘Passing’ and ‘Miquel’s War’ Win Top Prizes at LGBTQ Film Festival NewFest

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Marc Malkin Senior Film Awards, Events & Lifestyle EditorRebecca Hall’s “Passing” won the U.S. Narrative Feature Jury Award at the 33rd LGBTQ film festival NewFest in New York City.The jury statement reads, “A chance encounter between two friends kicks off this film’s exploration of race and sexuality in 1920s America.

The film’s expressive cinematography, beautiful performances, and clear directorial vision all come together in this devastating story of destabilized identity.”The Documentary Feature Jury Award went to “Miguel’s War,” directed by Eliane Raheb.

The jury described the doc “as emotionally captivating as it is visually stimulating.“’Miguel’s War’ impressively tangles with deep human emotions and complex aspects of the human.

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