THE PROVINCETOWN FILM SOCIETY CELEBRATES FAMILY WEEK ON MONDAY, JULY 31ST WITH THE FILMMAKERS OF DEL SHORES’ A VERY SORDID WEDDING. ALSO ANNOUNCING A PLANNING EVENT FOR THE PROVINCETOWN FILM FESTIVAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 18, 2017

PROVINCETOWN, MA: The Waters Edge Cinema is pleased announce a special benefit viewing on Monday, July 31st of the hilarious A VERY SORDID WEDDING directed by Del Shores and starring Caroline Rhea, Leslie Jordan, Bonnie Bedelia, Dale Dickey, Emerson Collins with a cameo from Whoopi Goldberg. The film is the follow-up sequel to the hit cult classic SORDID LIVES (which screened to packed audiences in Provincetown for an unprecedented six weeks in 2000.) The film picks up seventeen years after Peggy tripped over G.W.’s wooden legs and died in SORDID LIVES, and life has moved into the present for the residents of Winters, Texas. An anniversary memorial service for Peggy is about to take place on the same night that the Southside Baptist Church is planning an ‘Anti-Equality Rally’ to protest the advancement of same-sex marriage to stop a surprise wedding. High-jinx ensues as the cast of colorful characters’ head straight into a collision course of shenanigans and fireworks.
Del Shores has written, directed and produced for film, network and cable television, and theatre. His most recent film, a hybrid adaptation of his GLAAD Award-winning play Southern Baptist Sissies, won fifteen film festival awards including 8 Audience Awards. His film, Blues For Willadean, is an adaptation of his NAACP Award-winning play The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife starring Beth Grant, Dale Dickey and Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer. Shores’ seven plays have run for over six years collectively in Los Angeles where they all premiered and won numerous awards from GLAAD, the NAACP, the LA Drama Critic’s Circle, LA Stage Alliance, LA Weekly and Backstage.
Emerson Collins is an actor, producer and TV personality who starred for four seasons on BRAVO’s The People’s Couch. Collins also produced and starred in Blues For Willadean and produced Sordid Lives: The Series for MTV’s LOGO.
The screening will take place on Monday, July 31 at 7 pm at the Waters Edge Cinema 237 Commercial St. and will be preceded by a special filmmaker reception with director Del Shores and actor Emerson Collins and followed by a Q & A. Tickets for the event are $50 and will benefit the Waters Edge Cinema. Co-sponsored by The Family Equality Council.

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PIFF 20th Anniversary Planning Meeting

Also on Monday, July 31st, starting at 1:30 pm, a special planning meeting will be held for the upcoming Provincetown Film Festival 20th Anniversary in June 2018. Festival friends, supporters and Provincetown community members are invited to attend and provide input about how the film festival anniversary can benefit the local community. Thoughts and suggestions will help shape the 20th Anniversary celebration. For more information, please contact Bill Docker at bdocker@comcast.net.
The 20th Provincetown Film Festival Anniversary Host Committee members-to-date include: Christine Walker, Rick McCarthy, PJ Layng, Franc Castro, Maryann McCarthy, Bill Docker, Lee Ellenberg, Fermin Rojas and Jay Kubesch.

ABOUT THE PROVINCETOWN FILM SOCIETY

The Provincetown Film Society (PFS), which began as the Provincetown International Film Festival in 1999, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to showcasing new achievements
in independent film and honoring the work of emerging as well as acclaimed directors, producers and actors. Our mission is articulated through three primary activities: the annual
Provincetown International Film Festival now in its 19th successful year; our year round theater operation, the Water’s Edge Cinema; and our emerging Gabrielle A. Hanna Institute for film and media artist residencies and conferences. A substantial contributor to the economic and creative vitality of America’s oldest art colony, PFS is dedicated to becoming a sustainable, year round cultural organization that brings film education, genre-specific festivals and cultural partnerships to the outer Cape.
Press contact: Glyne Pease, glyne@ptownfilm.org. to set up interviews or for additional materials.