I first became familiar with NewFest in 2006, when the film Boy Culture — promotion of which led to the creation of this ancient blog, and which was based upon my novel — was among the selections. Now, the LGBT fest is celebrating its 30th year, and it is announcing the entire lineup (October 24-30) online this evening.
Last night, I got a sneak preview, and was happy to meet one of the stars of Kanarie, a much-buzzed-about selection — Hannes Otto. He was there with his husband, Will Seefried, and couldn't have sounded prouder of the acclaimed film.
I also bumped into Todd Stephens, who wrote Edge of Seventeen (1998) and the Another Gay Movie movies (2006 & 2008), which he also directed. Great guy! It was like 2006 all over again, because I believe AGM was at OutFest with Boy Culture.
Check out NewFest's official site for details on what's playing, when and where — and I'll likely see you there!