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MFA Candidate Patty Newton premieres PURSUIT at the 2012 Boston LGBT Film Festival

MFA Patty Newton premieres her short film PURSUIT at the 2012 Boston LGBT Film Festival. It will screen on Tuesday, May 8th at the Fenway Health Center for their Young Leaders Council.

The Boston LGBT Film Festival is the longest running and largest LGBT media event in New England. Founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour, the festival has been hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since the early nineties.

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 About the film:

When eclectic Diana sees by-the-book Lt. Cate, a motorcycle policewoman/Venus-on-the-half-Harley - inspiration strikes. Diana floors her Mini with the top down breaking several traffic laws along the way in order to meet and spend a little more time with her.