Noah Baumbach MISTRESS AMERICA

Writer/director, Bobcat Goldthwait and actress Jennifer Coolidge are among the honorees and distinguished guests for the 17th edition of the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) running June 17 to 21 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait (CALL ME LUCKY) will be named the 2015 “Filmmaker on the Edge” in conversation with resident artist John Waters at Provincetown’s historic Town Hall on Saturday, June 20. Actress Jennifer Coolidge (BEST IN SHOW) will receive the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award that same evening, in conversation with film critic B. Ruby Rich.

“This year’s honorees underscore the importance of comedy to independent film – not only surprising and delighting us, but boldly and subversively pushing boundaries. Both Bobcat and Jennifer are masters of their craft,” said Andrew Peterson, PIFF’s Director of Programming.

Additionally, Noah Baumbach’s MISTRESS AMERICA (pictured above), starring Greta Gerwig, has been added to the list of features previously announced. The festival will also host a double billing of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS and Noel Marshall’s ROAR at the Wellfleet Drive-In on Wednesday, June 17. John Waters will present a special screening of KILLER JOE, directed by William Friedkin, on Sunday, June 21.

Notable guests of this year’s festival include: Alison Bagnall (director, FUNNY BUNNY); Bao Nguyen (director, LIVE FROM NEW YORK!); Barry Crimmins (subject, CALL ME LUCKY); Brendan Toller (director, DANNY SAYS); Christine Vachon (producer, NASTY BABY); David Thorpe (director, DO I SOUND GAY?); Gabrielle Demeestere (director, YOSEMITE); Hernando Bansuelo (director, THE DADDY); James Ponsoldt (director, THE END OF THE TOUR); Jeff Kaufman (director, THE STATE OF MARRIAGE); Jeffrey Schwarz (director, TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL); Joe Murphy (editor, YOSEMITE); Joey Kuhn (director, THOSE PEOPLE); Josh Watson (producer, THE DADDY); Larry Kramer (LGBT activist and subject, LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE AND ANGER); Laura Heberton (producer, FUNNY BUNNY); Laurie Kahn-Leavitt (director, LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS); Malcolm Ingram (director, OUT TO WIN); Marcia Ross (producer, THE STATE OF MARRIAGE); Michelle Boyaner (director, PACKED IN A TRUNK: THE LOST ART OF EDITH LAKE WILKINSON); Ron Davis (director HARRY & SNOWMAN); Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (directors, TEN THOUSAND SAINTS).

The 2015 Provincetown International Film Festival also announced its complete list of short programs and films:

ACTRESSES – directed by Jeremy Hersh
AWESOME_FCK – directed by Isaak James
BARRIO BOY – directed by Dennis Shinners
CHRISTINE – directed by Mounia Akl
CLOWN SERVICE – directed by Tig Notaro
COMING FULL CIRCLE  – directed by Kim Yaged
CRUISING ELECTRIC (1980) – directed by Brumby Boylston
THE DADDY – directed by Hernando Bansuelo
DINNER WITH FAMILY WITH BRETT GELMAN AND BRETT GELMAN’S FAMILY – directed by Jason Woliner
ELGIN PARK– directed by Danny Yourd
THE FACE OF UKRAINE: CASTING OKSANA BAIUL – directed by Kitty Green
FOLLOWERS – directed by Tim Marshall
IN THE HOLLOW – directed by Austin Lee Bunn
THE LITTLE DEPUTY – directed by Trevor Anderson
METUBE: AUGUST SINGS CARMEN ‘HABANERA’ – directed by Daniel Moshel
MYRNA THE MONSTER – directed by Ian Samuels
NOTES FROM THERE – directed by Ann Prim
ONE YEAR LEASE – directed by Brian S. Bolster
OPEN 24 HOURS – directed by Henry Chaisson
PALM ROT – directed by Ryan Gillis
PAPA MACHETE – directed by Jonathan David Kane
PAULINE ALONE – directed by Janicza Bravo
POP-UP PORNO: M4M – directed by Stephen Dunn
SAN CHRISTOBAL – directed by Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo
SHARE  – directed by Pippa Bianco
SMILF – directed by Frankie Shaw
THE SUN LIKE A BIG DARK ANIMAL – directed by Christina Felisgrau & Ronnie Rivera
SYMPHONY No. 42 – directed by Réka Bucsi
THE TIDE KEEPER – directed by Alyx Duncan
WEATHERING – directed by Max Weinman

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