Gruesome has landed some pics from Unidentified Objects, perhaps the strangest and most offbeat movie to deal with the ever-growing UFO phenomena. Directed by acclaimed U.S.-based Colombian director Juan Felipe Zuleta, Unidentified Objects is a surreal sci-fi-tinged comedy that follows a curmudgeonly gay dwarf (Matthew August Jeffers) and his free-spirited neighbor (Sarah Hay) on a series of strange encounters.
The odd couple hits the road on a border-defying search for an alien abduction site on a trip that will alter their relationship—and their sense of reality—forever. Along the way, their friendship will be tested by shroom-addled survivalists, overzealous cosplayers, and the painful realization that we possibly may be alone in the universe after all.
Unidentified Objects will screen tonight, October 19, in Brooklyn, NY at the 2022 NewFest. The in-person screening will take place at Nitehawk Cinemas Prospect Park. The festival fave will then begin streaming October 13-25.
Unidentified Objects is a twisted queer take on the buddy road-trip genre, and one of the few feature films to topline a little person in a leading role, genre or otherwise. Lead actor Jeffers was born with a form of dwarfism so rare that it was initially only referred to as “Matthew’s Disease.” Unidentified Objects marks the 30-year-old’s movie debut, following an acclaimed theater career in New York City. His TV work includes stints on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and New Amsterdam. Written by Leland Frankel, Unidentified Objects world premiered at 2022 Inside Out. The film won awards this summer at Frameline and Outfest LBGTQ+ film festivals and screened at top genre events Fantastic Fest and Sitges. Unidentified Objects makes its New York State premiere at NewFest.
For tix and more info, go here https://newfest.org/events/unidentifiedobjects/