New Fest 2006


The 18th New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, New Fest 2006, is in full swing. The line-up offers features, shorts, domentaries and filmmaker forums. I was looking at the web site and it looks like they have a lot of “boys” in the titles: Real Boys, Boy I Am, Boy Culture, Daddy’s Boy, Boy With a Ball, and more. On Wednesday, 7 June 2006, I am going to see the short The Bridge (pictured right) which won the City of Melbourne Emerging Filmmaker Award for Best Australian Short Film and was produced by my friend Lazaro Hernandez. I also hope to catch 20 Centimeters (left), Ramón Salazar’s Spanish musical fantasy about a pre-op trannie, which closes the festival on 11 June 2006.