Paul Dinello's Strangers With Candy will open the 18th Annual NewFest, NewYork's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival that runs from Jun1 to 11.

Strangers With Candy stars Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert and Dinello and was written byDinello and Colbert as a prequel to the Comedy Central series of the same name.A star-studded supporting cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sarah JessicaParker, Ian Holm, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney, Dan Hedaya and JustinTheroux.

The story follows a 47-year-old ex-con who returns to high schoolin a bid to restart her life. THINKFilm will be release in the US on Jun 28.

For more information about the festival visit the official websiteat