NewFest: The 19th Annual New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival will kick off this year's event with Duncan Roy 's latest version of the classic Oscar Wilde novel, the "Picture of Dorian Gray," starring "7th Heaven"'s David Gallagher. Closing the fest will be the New York City premiere of Robert Cary 's drama "Save Me," which stars Chad Allen, Robert Gant and Judith Light. In a prepared statement, NewFest Artistic Director Basil Tsiokos remarked on the pleasures of bringing the festival's films to New York audiences for the first time, adding "as we approach the second decade of the festival, I am thrilled to present one of our best line-ups to date." Centerpiece films of the event will include Jamie Babbit 's "Itty Bitty Titty Committee" which stars Melonie Diaz, Nicole Vicius, Carly Pope, Daniela Sea, Melanie Mayron, and Leslie Grossman and Caspar Andreas ' "A Four Letter Word."
NewFest will take place from May 31 - June 10 and will be hosted at the AMC Loews 34th Street Theater. The full program, schedule, and ticketing information will be available soon on the NewFest website. [Mark Rabinowitz]