Don't Miss Provincetown's Film Festival, An Unofficially Queer Cultural Event By The Beach

Unassuming is the name of the game in P-town, a quirky beach community at the tip of Cape Cod. But the Provincetown International Film Festival, now in its 17th year, consistently delivers one of the finest cultural events in the region. As always, a delightfully queer lineup underscores the outstanding selection of narrative features, documentaries and shorts.

The festival kicks off on June 17 with writer-director Leslye Headland's "Sleeping with Other People," exploring the complexities of monogamy. From James Franco, "I Am Michael," the dramatization of a buzzy 2011 New York Times article about gay activist Michael Glatze, closes out the week on June 21.

"The independent filmmaking community continues to produce remarkably high quality work, here and abroad, and our feature lineup is a testament to that!" said Connie White, artistic director of PIFF. "We are thrilled to welcome these new films and filmmakers to Provincetown in June, and we know that filmgoers will be engaged and entertained by these adventurous, thought-provoking and accomplished films."

Bobcat Goldthwait will be honored as 2015’s Filmmaker on the Edge. His documentary, “Call Me Lucky” about Boston-based comedy legend Barry Crimmins, screens at the festival. Jennifer Coolidge, of “Best in Show” and "American Pie" will receive the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award. Last year, David Cronenberg and Debra Winger took home the honors.

"This year's honorees underscore the importance of comedy to independent film -- not only surprising and delighting us, but boldly and subversively pushing boundaries. Both Bobcat and Jennifer are masters of their craft," said Andrew Peterson, PIFF's director of programming

The lineup for PIFF 2015:

Opening Night Selection
"Sleeping with Other People" -- directed by Leslye Headland
sleeping with other people

Closing Night Selection
"I Am Michael" -- directed by Justin Kelly
i am michael

Spotlight Selections
"The End of the Tour" -- directed by James Ponsoldt
the end of the tour

"Grandma" -- directed by Paul Weitz

"Tab Hunter Confidential" -- directed by Jeffrey Schwartz

Narrative Features
"99 Homes" -- directed by Ramin Bahrani

"Beatbox" -- directed by Andrew Dresher

"Breathe" -- directed by Mélanie Laurent

"Fresno" -- directed by Jamie Babbit

"Funny Bunny" -- directed by Alison Bagnall

"Learning to Drive" -- directed by Isabel Coixet

"A Little Chaos" -- directed by Alan Rickman

"Meet Me In Montenegro" -- directed by Alex Holdridge and Linnea Saasen

"Nasty Baby" - directed by Sebastián Silva

"The New Girlfriend" -- directed by François Ozon

"People, Places, Things" -- directed by James C. Strouse

"Radiator" -- directed by Tom Browne

"The Second Mother" -- directed by Anna Muylaert

"Shaun the Sheep" -- directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

"The Stanford Prison Experiment" -- directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez

"The Summer of Sangaile" -- directed by Alanté Kavaïté

"Tangerine" -- directed by Sean Baker

"Ten Thousand Saints" -- directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

"Those People" -- directed by Joey Kuhn

"Tired Moonlight" -- directed by Britni West

"Wildlike" -- directed by Frank Hall Green

"Yosemite" -- directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Documentary Features
"Alentejo, Alentejo" -- directed by Sérgio Tréfaut

"The Armor of Light" -- directed by Abigail E. Disney

"Best of Enemies" -- directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

"The Birth of Saké" -- directed by Erik Shirai

"Call Me Lucky" -- directed by Bobcat Goldthwait

"City of Gold" -- directed by Laura Gabbert

"Clambake" -- directed by Andrea Meyerson

"Danny Says" -- directed by Brendan Toller

"Do I Sound Gay?" -- directed by David Thorpe

"Harry & Snowman" -- directed by Ron Davis

"In My Father's House" -- directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg

"Larry Kramer In Love with Anger" -- directed by Jean Carlomusto

"Listen to Me Marlon" -- directed by Stevan Riley

"Live From New York!" -- directed by Bao Nguyen

"Love Between the Covers" -- directed by Laurie Kahn-Leavitt

"Out to Win" -- directed by Malcolm Ingram

"Outermost Radio" -- directed by Alan Chebot

"Packed In a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson" -- directed by Michelle Boyaner

"Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict" -- directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland

"The Wolfpack" -- directed by Crystal Moselle

"The State of Marriage" -- directed by Jeffrey Kaufman (Read our interview.)

The 17th annual Provincetown International Film Festival takes place June 17-21 in Provincetown, Massachusetts.



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