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NewFest ’06 to Open with “Strangers with Candy”

NewFest '06 to Open with "Strangers with Candy"

The 18th edition of NewFest, New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival, will open June 1st with the New York premiere of Paul Dinello‘s “Strangers with Candy,” the event’s executive producer Basil Tsiokos announced Wednesday. Starring Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert and Dinello (who directed and co-wrote the film wtih Colbert), the film is a “A prequel to the Comedy Central series of the same name about Jerri Blank (Sedaris), a forty-seven year old ex-con, junky whore who decides to return home after thirty-two years as a runaway and decides to turn her life around by picking it up exactly where she left off – as a high school freshman. The ThinkFilm release will open beginning June 28th. NewFest will take place at the AMC Loews 34th Street Theater June 1 – 11. For more information, visit the NewFest website. [Brian Brooks]

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