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Conversations With Honorees
June 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FILMMAKER ON THE EDGE
PIFF annually presents the Filmmaker on the Edge award to a film artist whose outstanding achievement, innovation, and vision continue to push the boundaries of the medium throughout their body of work.
We are thrilled to honor Sean Baker as the Provincetown International Film Festival’s 2018 Filmmaker on the Edge. Baker’s work defines a new social realism in US cinema, focusing on modern, marginalized characters through a compassionate and often humorous lens.
Sean Baker will be in conversation with filmmaker/author/artist John Waters
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EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD
Each year PIFF presents our Excellence in Acting Award to a film artist whose admirable body of work pushes the boundaries of the medium, demonstrating originality and innovation, and this year we’re proud to honor the career of the singular Molly Shannon.
Shannon has forged an amazing career starting with her six-season run on “Saturday Night Live,” where she created a host of indelible characters. In the years since leaving SNL she has become one of the most sought after actors working in the business. She currently stars in PIFF’s Opening Night film WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY, written and directed by PIFF alum Madeleine Olnek.
Molly Shannon will be in conversation with author and film scholar B. Ruby Rich.