PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP

– MAPPLETHORPE selected as Closing Night Film –

May 1, 2018 (Provincetown, MA) – Celebrating 20 years of “filmmaking on the edge,” the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today its complete lineup of narrative, documentary and short films. Ondi Timoner’s MAPPLETHORPE, starring Matt Smith, has been selected as the Closing Night film. Said Artistic Director Lisa Viola, “For our 20th anniversary festival, we are absolutely thrilled to present a lineup featuring new work by a group of extraordinarily talented filmmakers, and we are especially proud that all five of our Spotlight films are directed by women!” The full lineup is below.

OPENING NIGHT

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY – directed by Madeleine Olnek (Wednesday, June 13)

CLOSING NIGHT

MAPPLETHORPE¬ ¬– directed by Ondi Timoner (Sunday, June 17)

SPOTLIGHT SELECTIONS

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST – directed by Desiree Akhavan (Thursday, June 14)
AND BREATHE NORMALLY – directed by Ísold Uggadóttir (Friday, June 15)
LEAVE NO TRACE – directed by Debra Granik (Saturday, June 16)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS/EVENTS

JOHN WATERS PRESENTS: I, OLGA – directed by Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb
MODERN LOVE LIVE, presented by WBUR and The New York Times at the Provincetown Film Festival (Friday, June 15)
FEMALE TROUBLE – directed by John Waters
MIDNIGHT COWBOY – directed by John Schlesinger
TANGERINE – directed by Sean Baker

NARRATIVE FEATURES

1985 – directed by Yen Tan
BLINDSPOTTING– directed by Carlos López Estrada
THE CAKEMAKER – directed by Ofir Raul Graizer
THE CHILDREN ACT – directed by Richard Eyre
DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT – directed by Gus Van Sant
EIGHTH GRADE – directed by Bo Burnham
THE GUILTY – directed by Gustav Möller
HEARTS BEAT LOUD– directed by Brett Haley
A KID LIKE JAKE – directed by Silas Howard
LEMONADE – directed by Ioana Uricaru
LOVELING – directed by Gustavo Pizzi
MADELINE’S MADELINE – directed by Josephine Decker
MARIO – directed by Marcel Gisler
NIGHT COMES ON – directed by Jordana Spiro
PUZZLE – directed by Marc Turtletaub
WE THE ANIMALS – directed by Jeremiah Zagar

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

CAPTURING THE FLAG – directed by Anne de Mare
CHEF FLYNN – directed by Cameron Yates
DAWNLAND – directed by Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip
EVERY ACT OF LIFE – directed by Jeff Kaufman
A FINE LINE – directed by Joanna James
GENERATION WEALTH – directed by Lauren Greenfield
THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA – directed by Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri
JOHN McENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION – directed by Julien Faraut
LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE – directed by Ron Davis
McQUEEN – directed by Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING – directed by Nathaniel Kahn
ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND – directed by Marina Zenovich
SCIENCE FAIR – directed by Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD – directed by Matt Tyrnauer
THE SENTENCE – directed by Rudy Valdez
STUDIO 54 – directed by Matt Tyrnauer
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS – directed by Tim Wardle
TIME FOR ILHAN – directed by Norah Shapiro
WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST – directed by Lorna Tucker
WYETH – directed by Glenn Holsten

SHORTS

AFTER PROM – directed by Nona Schamus
BABS – directed by Celine Held & Logan George
BECAUSE YOU’RE HERE – directed by Mike Syers
BRAINWORM BILLY – directed by Emily Hubley
THE DARE PROJECT – directed by Adam Salky, written by David Brind
EDWARD HOPPER & MARSHALL’S HOUSE – directed by Bob Burnett
FEVAH – directed by Randall Dottin
GIRL FRIEND – directed by Chloe Sarbib
HEATHER HAS FOUR MOMS – directed by Jeanette L. Buck
JUDITH LOVES MARTHA – directed by Anna Gaskell
KEEPER – directed by Marnie Crawford Samuelson & Shane Hofeldt
KHOL (OPEN) – directed by Faroukh Virani
LANDLINE – directed by Matt Houghton
THE LAYOVER – directed by Joe Stankus & Ashley Connor
LONESOME WILLCOX – directed by Ryan Maxey & Zack Wright
MARGUERITE – directed by Maria Gracia Turgeon
MAUDE – directed by Anna Margaret Hollyman
MEN DON’T WHISPER – directed by Jordan Firstman
MOTHER MOTHER – directed by Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
NEGATIVE SPACE – directed by Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter
NEUTRAL – directed by Nathan Barnatt
PAID FOR BY – EPISODE 2 – DIANE BUSCH’S WOMEN’S ISSUE AD – directed by Dawn Smith
SET ME AS A SEAL UPON THINE HEART – directed by Omer Tobi
SHE IS JUICED: SLICE ONE – JO HAY – directed by Lois Norman
SLEEPOVER – directed by Jimi Vall Peterson
SUPER 8 DAZE – directed by Rob Hampton & John Morgan
WOULD YOU LOOK AT HER – directed by Goran Stolevski
WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE 2: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS –directed by Don Herzfeldt
WREN BOYS – directed by Harry Lighton

As previously announced, the festival will kick off with the New England premiere of WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY, starring Molly Shannon. Written and directed by Madeleine Olnek, the film is a dramatic comedy about the secret life of Emily Dickinson. Additionally, acclaimed director Sean Baker will receive the “Filmmaker on the Edge” Award in conversation with John Waters, and actress Chloë Grace Moretz will be on hand to receive the festival’s Next Wave Award; Moretz’s latest film, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, is a Spotlight selection.

The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 13 – 17, 2018 in Provincetown, MA. Festival passes are now on sale.

The 2018 Honoree Awards are sponsored by: Celebrity Page, The Mallrd Foundation, The Palette Fund, & The George H Scanlon Foundation, and Roderick’s Bookkeeping and Payroll. Major sponsors of the 2018 Provincetown International Film Festival include Comcast/Xfinity, HBO, HereTV, Boston Harbor Cruises, Crown and Anchor, Harbor Hotel, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Provincetown Tourism Fund, Sage Inn and Pilgrim House, and Sea Glass Inn.

Press Materials: https://tinyurl.com/PIFF2018

About The Provincetown Film Society & The Provincetown International Film Festival:
To make Provincetown – with its unique combination of art institutions, culture, history and natural beauty – the global destination for creative exploration in film.

The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is a non-profit dedicated to continuing the founding mission of the Provincetown Art Colony – to provide a welcoming, nurturing and inspiring environment for boundless and authentic creative exploration – in film. From the time it was founded in 1998 the Society has been committed to serving its communities who are often outside of the mainstream, in the margins, or otherwise underserved – but have a voice critical to the evolution of artistic expression. It has also been dedicated to the celebration of Provincetown – an American treasure nestled amongst spectacular National Seashore beaches, and a shining example of diversity and inclusion. Through its Festival, Waters Edge Cinema and Women’s Media Summit, the Society endeavors to support artists year-round and to promote gender equity in U.S. entertainment media.

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