‘Mayor Pete,’ documentary about Buttigieg’s presidential bid, is set to open LGBTQ film festival in NY
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event leading up to the Iowa Caucuses at St. Ambrose University on Jan. 31, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. - John J. Kim/TNS

NEW YORK — “Mayor Pete,” a documentary chronicling Pete Buttigieg’s historic 2020 presidential bid, will kick off the 33rd edition of NewFest, New York’s celebrated LGBTQ film festival. This year, the festival will run from Oct. 15 to 26 with both in-person and virtual showings. “Mayor Pete,” in its East Coast premiere, was selected as NewFest’s opening-night film. Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s “Flee,” which won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, world cinema documentary, will close the festival. “This year’s festival is all about connection. The LGBTQ+ community thrives on connecting to one another, and ...