You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Candy’ opens fest

Sedaris laffer to kick off NewFest,

“Strangers With Candy,” the Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello scripted comedy, has been chosen as the opening film for the 18th annual NewFest, Gotham’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film festival.

Pic follows the fortunes of a middle-aged, drug-addled prostitute who decides to turn over a new leaf and return to college as a freshman.

Penned as a prequel to the Comedy Central series of the same name, film stars Amy Sedaris, Colbert, and Dinello, with Dinello also directing. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ian Holm also feature.

NewFest runs for 10 days from June 1 and is hosted by AMC Loewes.

More Film

  • Parkland Pictures Launches New U.K. Distribution

    Parkland Pictures Launches New U.K. Distribution Arm, Parkland Entertainment

    “Strangers With Candy,” the Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello scripted comedy, has been chosen as the opening film for the 18th annual NewFest, Gotham’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film festival. Pic follows the fortunes of a middle-aged, drug-addled prostitute who decides to turn over a new leaf and return to college as a freshman. […]

  • Millie Bobby Brown Enola Holmes

    'Stranger Things' Star Millie Bobby Brown to Narrate Darren Aronofsky's 'Spheres'

    “Strangers With Candy,” the Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello scripted comedy, has been chosen as the opening film for the 18th annual NewFest, Gotham’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film festival. Pic follows the fortunes of a middle-aged, drug-addled prostitute who decides to turn over a new leaf and return to college as a freshman. […]

  • San Sebastian: Films in Progress ‘Los

    San Sebastian: Films in Progress Picks ‘Los Fuertes,’ ‘The Prince,’ ‘Sirena’

    “Strangers With Candy,” the Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello scripted comedy, has been chosen as the opening film for the 18th annual NewFest, Gotham’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film festival. Pic follows the fortunes of a middle-aged, drug-addled prostitute who decides to turn over a new leaf and return to college as a freshman. […]

  • PETERLOO

    Mike Leigh’s 'Peterloo' Sets London Film Festival First With Manchester Premiere

    “Strangers With Candy,” the Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello scripted comedy, has been chosen as the opening film for the 18th annual NewFest, Gotham’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film festival. Pic follows the fortunes of a middle-aged, drug-addled prostitute who decides to turn over a new leaf and return to college as a freshman. […]

  • Sarajevo Film Festival director Mirsad Purivatra

    Sarajevo Film Festival Signs Gender-Parity Pledge

    “Strangers With Candy,” the Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello scripted comedy, has been chosen as the opening film for the 18th annual NewFest, Gotham’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film festival. Pic follows the fortunes of a middle-aged, drug-addled prostitute who decides to turn over a new leaf and return to college as a freshman. […]

  • Virgina Leung - Block 2 Head

    Wong Kar-wai Hires Virginia Leung for Film Sales Role

    “Strangers With Candy,” the Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello scripted comedy, has been chosen as the opening film for the 18th annual NewFest, Gotham’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film festival. Pic follows the fortunes of a middle-aged, drug-addled prostitute who decides to turn over a new leaf and return to college as a freshman. […]

  • James Gunn

    Disney Stands Firm on James Gunn Not Returning to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Strangers With Candy,” the Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello scripted comedy, has been chosen as the opening film for the 18th annual NewFest, Gotham’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film festival. Pic follows the fortunes of a middle-aged, drug-addled prostitute who decides to turn over a new leaf and return to college as a freshman. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content