Sofia Coppola is Hollywood royalty, an Oscar winner for Lost in Translation, and she has a highly-anticipated new film, The Beguiled, ready to hit theaters. But the soft-spoken director is known for being reticent in interviews.
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.
The multifaceted Noël Wells is able to do impressions of a pug dog turning into a baby, of a boy practicing how to be masculine in the mirror and of a vine of a teenage girl at a Beyonce concert — picture someone screaming “Beyonce!” and then tripping, over and over on loop.