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Jun 26

Wythe Hotel Pride Celebration
June 26 - June 29

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This year we’re excited to host our second annual Wythe Hotel Pride Celebration and thrilled to welcome everyone to our four day spectacular that will include film screenings, dance parties, tea parties, markets, weddings, and more. Our annual festivities keep getting bigger, better, and more fabulous every year and we invite you to be a part of this growing tradition as we strive to make Wythe Hotel the beacon of Pride activities in our neighborhood.

Queer & Bent Short Film Series & How to Survive A Plague Presented by Wythe Cinema & Jonathan Caouette

Thursday June 26

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process. The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.

Doors at 7pm/Screening at 8pm

Directed by David France
Written by David France, T. Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk
Run Time: 110 minutes

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Queer & Bent Short Film Series

Pride Ball Presented in Collaboration with Gayletter

Friday June 27

In collaboration with Gayletter this year we will be hosting our first annual Pride Ball. Expect pageantry, trophies, voguing, a special performance by House of LaBeija, andDJ sets by the likes of Juliana Huxtable, Casey Spooner, Amber Martin & Tom Jackson.

We also have something very special planned in our screening room from 7pm-10pm entitled SOUNDS OF BALLROOM, curated by Lee Soulja and Moderated by Michael Roberson. Sounds of Ballroom, is an  installation and presentation on Ballroom culture to include a photo exhibit, panel discussions, performances by House of Mugler, Tyra A. Ross, Nicki Ninja and a screening of short film EN VOGUE, by Director Jenn Nkiru.

Panelists include: Marion Bailey, Douglas Says, Kyle Banks, Tyra A. Ross,
Gerard Gaskin and Khary Septh.

This year we will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Fierce

Milagro tequila will be hosting a one hour open bar from 7pm-8pm.7pm-1am

Ticket $20
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Queer & Bent Short Film Series & Shortbus presented by Wythe Cinema & Jonathan Caouette

Saturday June 28

John Cameron Mitchell’s love letter to New York’s special brand of loneliness features a band of “non-professional” actors (and non-porn stars) engaged in every kind of sex you can imagine, and by that I mean: bad sex, sad sex, funny sex, mean sex, and really, really good sex. Mitchell, by showing us the vulnerability of his characters and the slapstick negotiations that vulnerability can sometimes leads us to, manages to film not just bodies having sex, but people.

Doors at 7pm/Screening at 8pm
Ticket $15
Directed by John Cameron Mitchell
Produced by Howard Gertler
Run time 101 minutes

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Queer & Bent Short Film Series

Queer & Bent Short Film Series & Jobriath AD presented by Wythe Cinema & Jonathan Caouette

Sunday June 29

“The American Bowie,” “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll,” “Hype of the Year.” Known as the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath’s reign was brief, lasting less than two years and two albums. Done in by a over-hyped publicity machine, shunned by the gay community, and dismissed by most critics as all flash, no substance, Jobriath was excommunicated from the music business and retreated to the Chelsea Hotel, where he died forgotten in 1983 at the age of 37, one of the earliest casualties of AIDS. However, in the years since his death, new generations of fans have discovered his music through acts as diverse as The Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, and Morrissey, all of whom have cited Jobriath as an influence. Through interviews, archival material and animation, experience the heartbreaking, unbelievable story of the one, the only, Jobriath.

Followed by a Q&A with Director Kieran Turner

Doors at 6pm/Screening at 7pm
Ticket $15
Directed by Kieran Turner
Written by Kieran Turner
Run Time: 102 minutes

Purchase tickets at:

Queer & Bent Short Film Series

Sunday Market & Tea Party

Sunday June 29

Wind down the weekend with our all-day Tea Party with a  set by DJ Rimarkable. Designer/maker, Sawyer DeVuyst, will be curating a pop-up market of only the freshest makers such as Hayden Dunham, Laicale, Phil Gautreau and In.Sek. A lively yet family friendly day party with a little something for everyone.


Admission is free with RSVP at

Check out the full list of Designers featured at the pop-up market:

Hayden Dunham
Jewelry, ceramics, made in Brooklyn

In.Sek Design|
Housewares, custom furniture, made in Brooklyn

Salon, hair products

Lindsay Crowder

Phil Gautreau
Housewares, woodworking, made in Brooklyn

Furniture, housewares

Sir New York
Menswear, made in Brooklyn

Topside Press
Books, made in Brooklyn