New York premieres of Tim Kirkman's drama Loggerheads and MarcoKreuzpaintner's Summer Storm bookend the 17th Annual NewFest, thegay, lesbian and transgender event which runs from Jun 2-12.

Loggerheads premiered at Sundance earlier this year and stars Kip Pardue, BonnieHunt and Michael Learned in the story of a drifter whose arrival in a coastaltown awakens deep feelings among the townspeople. Strand Releasing is handlingthe US release.

The gay coming-of-age tale Summer Storm centres on two friends in aBavarian rowing team where hormones run wild ahead of a competition. here!Films will release the picture in the US.