Paragraph 175 at NewFest


Rob Epstein will be present at two screenings for this year's NewFest:

On October 21, Rob will participate in an extended post-screening panel for DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS (1919) on the film's significance in the queer cinema canon. He'll speak alongside Noah Isenberg, Professor of Culture and Media at the New School's Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts; film journalist Manuel Betancourt and Ashley Swinnerton, Collection Specialist, Department of Film at MoMA.

PARAGRAPH 175 will screen on October 22 at 10:30am at Cinépolis Chelsea (formerly Bow Tie). Rob Epstein will be present for a Q&A following the screening. 



Paragraph 175 now available on Vimeo on Demand

Paragraph 175 is now available for rent or purchase on Vimeo on Demand

Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Paragraph 175 fills a crucial gap in the historical record of World War II - the Nazi persecution of homosexuals - and reveals the lasting consequences of this hidden chapter of 20th century history. Winner of the Documentary Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival (2000), and the FIPRESCI Prize and Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film at Berlinale, Paragraph 175 remains a significant account of a little known history told from the voices of those who survived.

"Heart-stopping! Imbued with humanity and unexpected humor." -Jan Stuart, NEWSDAY

"Exquisite and powerful." -Mick LaSalle, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"Not to be missed...elegant and powerful!" -David Ansen, NEWSWEEK