NewFest features documentary film about Renee Richards this weekend

Outsports is co-sponsoring two screenings at NewFest this year. NewFest is New York City’s top gay film festival. Please come out and join us for these films and so much more!

Renee and The Devotion Project: More Than Ever (screening together)
Saturday, July 23, 5:00 PM at Cinema Village
Monday, July 25, 5:30 PM at Cinema Village

Renee Richards ranks among the most controversial professional tennis players of all time, up there with John McEnroe. Richards' controversy does not, however, stem from her on-court demeanor. Instead, Richards was being asked to take a test to prove that she was genetically a woman, instigating a women-born-women policy for the US Open. Richards was born Richard Raskind, a womanizing opthamologist specializing in correcting eye misalignment. The film follows Richards closely through her daily life and features interviews with Billie Jean King and McEnroe.

The Devotion Project: More Than Ever is the first in a series of short films celebrating the love and devotion shared by same-sex couples.

The Film Guide is available on-line and tickets can be purchased at NewFest's Web site.

This year, the festival will open and close at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and will be headquartered throughout the week at Chelsea’s SVA Theater and Cinema Village. Special satellite screenings will be held at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side, and Harlem Stage.

You can also purchase tickets in person from now until July 20th from 2pm - 6pmat the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

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