June 19 - 23
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Wednesday, June 19, Paramount at the Crown & Anchor, 9 p.m.
Last year’s Opening Night Party elevated haute glamour to a new level in Provincetown with celebrities, sponsors, and the press hobnobbing with filmmakers and enjoying catered delicacies from Central House, while overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Join us for an evening of fun and celebration to kick off the Fifteenth Provincetown International Film Festival. The Opening Night Party offers sponsors, patrons, press and filmmakers their first opportunity to network, kicking off the Festival’s events.
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
Lovelace tells the story behind Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be embraced by mainstream audiences: an “adult film” that boasted a plot, humor, and an unknown and unlikely star named Linda Lovelace. Starring Amanda Seyfried as Linda and Peter Sarsgaard as her hustler husband/agent Chuck Traynor, Lovelace explores the public successes and private trials of Linda’s sudden and skyrocketing career. Also featuring James Franco and Sharon Stone.
FILMMAKER ON THE EDGE
Once hailed as “the future of American cinema” by Werner Herzog, writer/director Harmony Korine arrived on the scene, at age 19, as the screenwriter of 1995’s KIDS. With a vast, varied body of work, he’s since proven himself as one of the most controversial, independent filmmakers working today. His fantastically distinctive work includes Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers and his most recent tour de force, Spring Breakers, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and took the box office by storm. In conversation with writer/director John Waters—not to be missed!
NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN
Thursday, June 20, sundown, Wellfleet Drive-in
Always a Festival favorite, turn back the clock and come to Wellfleet to experience film under the stars. Stereo sound through your car radio and vibrant 35mm film on the big screen, this double feature is sure to bring you back to the days that were.
Friday, June 21 at 4:15 p.m., 8 Dyer Street
Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at a lovely poolside setting while hearing film critic Johanna Schneller, Toronto Globe and Mail, interview Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, director of LOVELACE.
CONVERSATION WITH HONOREES
Saturday, June 22, 5 p.m., Town Hall
These lively conversations feature renowned independent film directors, producers, actors and screenwriters discussing their craft and the many challenges and advantages of being an iconoclast filmmaker in the year 2013. John Waters in conversation with Filmmaker on the Edge Honoree Harmony Korine.
CLOSING PARTY/15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 23, 9:00 p.m., Boatslip Resort
Plan now to extend your weekend – Sunday’s Closing Night Party is not-to-be-missed! Rafanelli Events presents a Commercial Street block party extravaganza, including unforgettable sights, sounds and entertainment, along with special guests, prizewinners, and the annual HBO Audience Awards.
YOUTH & DIVERSITY PROGRAM
Sponsored by the GALE Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation
Using the power of film, the innovative Youth & Diversity Program encourages youth and their adult counterparts to discuss topics such as: isolation, racism, homophobia and religious unrest and in a safe and supported environment.
DAILY BREAKFAST WITH...
A Festival favorite, The Breakfast With... series enables festival goers a chance to sit one on one with filmmakers and hear their stories. Panels have included documentary filmmaking, filmmaking on a budget, and first-time filmmakers.
Visit www.ptownfilmfest.org for the full schedule of films and events.