Sofia Coppola says the word “reboot” is a dirty word in her family, but that didn’t matter when she chose to offer a re-imagining of The Beguiled. In light of the recent call for gender equality in cinema, Coppola saw this as the perfect opportunity to retell The Beguiled with more suspense and greater exploration of the male/female dynamic.
In this exclusive audio montage Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with celebrities, filmmakers and activists at the 19th annual Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) press luncheon that took place at Lands End Inn Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Despite a cool breeze and an overcast sky, Provincetown buzzed with excitement as cinephiles from across the world gathered for the 19th edition of the Provincetown International Film Festival this past week. Take Magazine kept a keen eye out for this year’s gems and notable events in case you missed them: from John Waters zooming down Commercial street, to Chloë Sevigny’s white Margiela go-go boots and all the gossip in-between.
After watching a mixture of 20 drama, comedy and documentary films included in the Provincetown International Film Festival line-up, the film that stood out resoundingly to me and Laurie was “I Am Evidence” and the audience agreed as it received the HBO Audience Award for Best Documentary.
A frequent refrain at this year’s Provincetown International Film Festival was a reaction to the current political climate.
Norman Mailer died nearly a decade ago, but the presence of the literary lion still looms large over this town, and certainly over the lives of his children. John Buffalo Mailer, who wrote the screenplay to “Blind,” which will show at the Provincetown International Film Festival, has often said that the Mailer clan were all required to be artists. That comes in handy when making collaborative art, such as this film starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. Michael Mailer makes his directorial debut with “Blind” after decades of working as a producer.
Gorillas in the mountain mist, tortoises clambering over Galapagos rocks, zebras galloping on the Serengeti plains – those are the subjects of nature documentaries.
But pigs on a small farm in upstate New York, on their short path to become pork chops and bacon? How much drama and charm can there be?
The 2017 Provincetown Intl. Film Festival provides as diverse a showcase for short films as it does for narrative features and documentaries. No fewer than four short film programs are featured this year, including queer shorts by male and female directors and a New England series devoted to, as artistic director Lisa Viola says, “films that are regionally made, both in terms of subject and where the filmmakers live.” The expansive spotlight is due to the festival’s belief that short films can be a calling card for developing filmmakers.
The 19th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival concluded Sunday, June 18, with the HBO Audience Awards going, for narrative feature, to Courtney Moorehead Balaker’s Little Pink House, and for documentary, to I Am Evidence, directed by Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.