Monday, June 22, 2009

Provincetown International Film Fest '09

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

Check OUT 2009 P-Town Film Fest Winners In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson chats with Gabrielle Hanna, Executive Director of the Provincetown International Film Festival. This prestigious film festival takes place in Provincetown, Massachusetts this week from June 17-21. The 2009 Filmmaker on the Edge Award will be awarded to writer/director Guy Maddin (“My Winnipeg,” “The Saddest Music in the World,” “Careful”). Actor Alessandro Nivola (“Junebug,” “Laurel Canyon,” and the upcoming 2009 films “Coco Before Chanel” and “Howl”) will receive the Excellence in Acting Award and Strand Releasing will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Opening Night Film will be Woody Allen’s WHATEVER WORKS (New England Premiere) starring Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson and Ed Begley, Jr. This year there will be over 50 feature films, documentaries and shorts viewed at numerous venues including Thursday Night at the Wellfleet Drive In.
The Provincetown International Film Festival was first produced in 1999, the same year Provincetown celebrated its 100th anniversary as America’s oldest art colony. The PIFF is on the edge both artistically and geographically. Provincetown takes pride in embracing creativity and diversity in a thriving and increasingly year round tourist, business and art economy. For decades, Provincetown has attracted legendary artists, writers and filmmakers to this furthest tip of Cape Cod. Eugene O’Neill, Norman Mailer, Lily Tomlin, John Waters, Connie Francis, Helen Hayes, Billie Holiday, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Richard Gere, and Eartha Kitt have all worked and performed in Provincetown to the delight of the town’s cosmopolitan visitors and residents. There are also fabulous restaurants and shops in case you’re not into viewing films 24/7. The festival will close with Jay DiPietro’s PETER AND VANDY (East Coast Premiere), starring Jason Ritter, Jess Weixler and Zak Orth.
Presenting Sponsors of the film festival are (Art House, Bacardi Dragonberry, Crown & Anchor, HBO. PIFF is also supported by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Provincetown Tourism Fund).
For More Info & Tix @ ptownfilmfest.com

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