The area’s two June film festivals both hold events this week, with the Provincetown International Film Festival finishing up this weekend, and Nantucket Film Festival opening on Wednesday.
The area’s two June film festivals both hold events this week, with the Provincetown International Film Festival finishing up this weekend, and Nantucket Film Festival opening on Wednesday. Both offer dozens of features, documentaries and short films, as well as guest stars, panels, social events and awards.
Big events closing out the Provincetown festival will include public conversations with award winners: actresses Chloe Grace Moretz and Molly Shannon, and filmmaker Sean Baker; the recording Friday of podcast “Modern Love Live” with Moretz; and a Sunday filmmaker brunch. Information and schedule: www.provincetownfilm.org/festival.
The Nantucket festival will include a preview event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the “Silent Film/Live Music” screening of “The Man Who Laughs,” based on a Victor Hugo novel, accompanied by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra. Wednesday movies will include Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” before the opening-night film of “Boundaries,” starring Vera Fermiga as a woman traveling with her estranged, pot-dealing father (Christopher Plummer).
The festival, which runs through June 25, also features daily “Morning Coffee With…” chats with filmmakers Thursday through June 24, hosted by Tom Cavanagh (TV’s “The Flash”), and on Thursday, the live recording of NPR's "Ask Me Another" trivia show with Ophira Eisenberg.
On June 22, actor/writer/director/comedian Ben Stiller will return to present the Comedy Roundtable, this year focused on spontaneous storytelling and improvisational comedy, with Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) and Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”) kicking off their national tour (with help from Stiller).
Later in the festival, Stiller and Mike Birbiglia will co-host and actors Adam Driver and Garrett Hedlund will contribute to the 2018 Screenwriters Tribute to Noah Baumbach, and Hedlund (“Mudbound”) will present Andrew Heckler with the New Voices in Screenwriting Award. Chris Matthews will conduct an “In Their Shoes…” talk with Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”), Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Stiller.
More information: nantucketfilmfestival.org.