Janine Gutierrez, Lovi Poe’s ‘Sleep with Me’ joins LGBTQ film fest in New York | Inquirer Entertainment

Janine Gutierrez, Lovi Poe’s ‘Sleep with Me’ joins LGBTQ film fest in New York

/ 05:56 PM September 21, 2022
Sleep With Me

Janine Gutierrez and Lovi Poe in “Sleep with Me.” Image: Instagram/@project8projects

Janine Gutierrez and Lovi Poe’s queer series “Sleep with Me” has been chosen as one of the entries in the New York-based NewFest film festival.

Project 8, the production company behind “Sleep with Me,” announced that the series is among those that will be screened in NewFest via its Instagram page today, Sept. 21.

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“Sleep With Me is an Official Selection at the 34th NewFest, New York City’s largest presenter of LGBTQ+ film [and] media, this October. They described it perfectly, methinks: ‘a rousing romance’ that ‘explores the many ways queerness and disability intersect,'” it stated.

The film will be screened in-person at the SVA Theatre in New York on Oct. 14, while it is available for virtual streaming throughout the duration of the festival from Oct. 13 to 25.

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The series’ director, Samantha Lee, then noted that NewFest marks the US East Coast premiere of “Sleep with Me,” as per her Twitter last Monday, Sept. 19.

“‘Sleep with Me’ East Coast premiere this October. Happy to be a part of [NewFest] again,” she said.

Organizers of NewFest then replied to Lee via Twitter yesterday, Sept. 20, telling the director they were “happy to have [her] back.”

“Sleep with Me” is a six-episode series about a DJ named Harry (Gutierrez) and a cagey textbook writer, Luna (Poe).

It previously premiered at the Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival in Los Angeles, where it won the Audience Award for Best Episodic.  /ra

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