Fire Island directed by Andrew Ahn at NewFest, official trailer
Fire Island directed by Andrew Ahn

Andrew Ahn’s new film Fire Island, starring Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster, will open the 2nd edition of NewFest Pride, the summer series of NewFest, the New York LGBTQ+ film and media organization.

Andrew Ahn’s Fire Island, premiering June 3rd on Hulu, will kick off NewFest Pride the night before on June 2nd at SVA Theatre in New York City, with filmmakers and cast in attendance at the world premiere, including writer/comedian Joel Kim Booster and “Saturday Night Live” Emmy Award-nominated comedian Bowen Yang, along with actors Conrad Ricamora (“How to Get Away with Murder”), James Scully (“You”), Matt Rogers (“Our Cartoon President”), Tomas Matos (“Dickinson”), Torian Miller (“Chicago Med”), Nick Adams (“The Other Two”), and Zane Phillips (“Legacies”).

Set in the iconic Pines, Fire Island is an unapologetic, modern day rom-com showcasing a diverse, multicultural examination of queerness and romance. Inspired by the timeless pursuits from Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, the story centers around two best friends (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang) who set out to have a legendary summer adventure with the help of cheap rosé and their cadre of eclectic friends.

Watch the official trailer for Fire Island.

“I’m so honored that Fire Island is world premiering at NewFest Pride this year,” said Fire Island director Andrew Ahn. “As an alumnus and supporter of the festival, I love the work NewFest does to build community for LGBTQ+ people in New York. I can’t wait to kick off Pride with the world premiere of our film and celebrating the importance of chosen family.”

NewFest Pride will take place both in-person and virtually from June 2nd – 6th, 2022, including six new feature films, episodic content, social events, and filmmaker Q&As. In-person screenings will take place at SVA Theater in New York City. Select films will also stream virtually throughout the United States.

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