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For five days, PIFF transforms thIs premiere summer enclave at the tip of the Cape into the global destination for creative exploration in fIlm. Screen the finest achievements in Independent film, mingle with today’s most innovatIve fIlmmakers, attend fun-filled events, and engage with a passionate audience of film lovers!
PIFF announced its lineup of opening night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features. The Opening night film will be Matt Ross' CAPTAIN FANTASTIC starring Viggo Mortensen. Closing Night film will be the Madonna documentary STRIKE A POSE. Spotlight films are POLITICAL ANIMALS, directed by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares; INDIGNATION, directed by James Schamus; and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, directed by Susanna White.
A tour-de-force actress with a long resume on film, television, and stage, Nixon began her at age 12 in the feature film Little Darlings and made her Broadway debut in The Philadelphia Story for which she won a Theatre World Award. On television, she received critical praise and her first emmy in the role of Miranda Hobbes on HBO'S hit series Sex and the City, which also earned her multiple Golden Globe nominations. She went on to co-star in the two wildly successful Sex and the City films. Nixon can currently be seen inPamela Romanowsky's film The Adderall Diaries and later this year in Terence Davies' biopic A Quiet Passion as reclusive poet Emily Dickinson. Recent projects include Showtime's The Affair, Comedy Central's Broad City, Josh Mond's James White (Independent Spirit Award nominee, Best Supporting Female), Richard Loncraine's 5 Flights Up, and Nikole Bechwith's Stockholm, Pennsylvania (Critics Choice Television Award Nominee, Best Actress in a Movie or Limited Series.) On Stage, Nixon has won a Tony Award for Rabbit Hole and earned two Tony nominations for Indiscretions and Wit. Nixon will appear in conversation on Saturday, June 18th @ 5 pm at Provincetown's Historic Town Hall. This year's presentation is made possible by the generous support of The Palette Fund. Passes on Sale Now.
Three-time academy award winning director Ang Lee was born in Pingtung County, Taiwan. The son of a high school principal with traditional ideas about education, Lee chose to study theater in America instead. He went on to get an M.F.A. in Film Production at NYU. In 1990, Lee made his first feature, Pushing Hands. His films include The Wedding Banquet (Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival), Eat Drink Man Woman, Sense and Sensibility (Golden Bear), The Ice Storm, Ride with the Devil, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Oscar, Best Foreign Film), Hulk, Brokeback Mountain (Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival and Oscar, Best Director), Lust, Caution (Golden Lion), Taking Woodstock and Life of Pi (Oscar, Best Director). He is currently in post- production on Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk for Sony/TriStar Pictures. He lives in New York. Ang Lee will appear in conversation with John Waters on Saturday, June 18th @ 5 pm at Provincetown's Historic Town Hall. This year's presentation is made possible by the generous support of LithExcel Marketing Services. Tickets will go on sale May 23. Passes on Sale NOW.
Prolific filmmaker Effie T. Brown whose credits include Dear White People, In the Cut, and But I'm A Cheerleader will host the third annual Evan Lawson Filmmaker's Brunch on Sunday, June 19 @ 11 am. Brown, who is currently a producer and mentor on HBO's Project Greenlight will deliver the keynote address as this event. Held on the final day of the festival, the Evan Lawson Filmmaker Brunch serves as a fundraising event for the Gabrielle A. Hanna Film Institute. Now in its third year, the Hanna Institute, an initiative of the Provincetown Film Society, is committed to advancing opportunities for underrepresented filmmakers and media artists.
About Evan Lawson: Evan was a longtime patron and advocate for Provincetown artists. He served on the Provincetown Board of Directors from shortly after its inception for over 10 years and in the role of President of the Provincetown Film Society from 2011 to 2013. Recognized as one of the 'Best Lawyers in America' for advancing First Amendment Rights, Evan twice argued and won cases before the U.S. Supreme Court preserving and advancing the Freedom of Speech. The Evan Lawson Filmmaker’s Brunch is a testament to Lawson’s enduring legacy of philanthropy and support and is made possible by the generous support of Evan’s family and friends. Honorable Joellen D’esti and The Evan Lawson Family, Richie Weitzen and the law offices of Lawson and Weitzen, Carmine Martignetti and Martignetti Companies, and Sage Inn and Lounge. Purchase Brunch Tickets Here.
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