Hey ya'll. I'm Sarah.

Originally from the Georgia foothills, I am a self-taught film programmer, critic, and aspiring filmmaker based in New York City. 

Currently, I'm the associate programmer for NewFest, NYC's storied LGBTQ festival. There, I've had the pleasure of introducing audiences to emerging, prominent, and cult filmmakers.

An alumna of Film at Lincoln Center's Critics Academy and Lambda Literary's workshops, my writing on cinema has appeared in Autostraddle, Black Warrior Review, cléo: a journal of film and feminism, Fandor, IndieWire, Lambda Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Posture Magazine, Museum of the Moving Image’s Reverse Shot, Slate, Condé Nast’s them., Wussy Magazine, and Vague Visages, among others. When it's awards season, I cast my votes with GALECA.

Fueled by room-temperature coffee and the gnawing thrill of a tight deadline, I've dispatched from a number of festivals over the years, including DOC NYC, New York Film Festival, Sundance, and Toronto International Film Festival. 

I enjoy a balanced breakfast of femme-led dramas, experimental queer cinemas, and blockbuster action flicks. 

You, too? 

Let's do brunch.

2004 program image courtesy NewFest; illustration by Istvan Banyai