Captain Fantastic
Captain Fantastic

The 2016 Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced its lineup of Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition, running June 15-19, in Provincetown, MA.

The Opening Night film will be Matt Ross’ CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, starring Viggo Mortensen. Closing Night film will be the Madonna dance documentary STRIKE A POSE. Spotlight films are POLITICAL ANIMALS, directed by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares; INDIGNATION, directed by James Schamus; and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, directed by Susanna White.

“We continue to be impressed with the quality of films we view each year to put together our festival lineup,” said Connie White, Artistic Director of PIFF. “In June, Provincetown will be abuzz with new talent to watch and returning artists who continue to take risks and push the boundaries of their work. We are thrilled with the variety of films we are presenting in this year’s slate from both international and US filmmakers. It truly builds on the excitement of the past 17 years of this festival.”

The 2016 Provincetown International Film Festival lineup is below.

OPENING NIGHT
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC – directed by Matt Ross (Wednesday, June 15)

CLOSING NIGHT
STRIKE A POSE – directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan (Sunday, June 19)

SPOTLIGHT SELECTIONS
POLITICAL ANIMALS – directed by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares (Thursday, June 16)
INDIGNATION – directed by James Schamus (Friday, June 17)
OUR KIND OF TRAITOR – directed by Susanna White (Saturday, June 18)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

JOHN WATERS PRESENTS
THE DEEP BLUE SEA – directed by Terrence Davies
A NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN (DOUBLE FEATURE)
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and LIFE OF PI – directed by Ang Lee
CELEBRATION OF MODERN MASTERS FROM JANUS FILMS
MULTIPLE MANIACS – directed by John Waters
BLOOD SIMPLE – directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

ANG LEE TRIBUTE
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – directed by Ang Lee

CYNTHIA NIXON TRIBUTE
JAMES WHITE – directed by Josh Mond

NARRATIVE FEATURES
AWOL – directed by Deb Shoval
BEING 17 – directed by André Téchiné
BLOOD STRIPE – directed by Remy Auberjonois
DON’T THINK TWICE – directed by Mike Birbiglia
GOAT – directed by Andrew Neel
A GOOD WIFE – directed by Mirjana Karanovic
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE – directed by Taika Waititi
THE INNOCENTS – directed by Anne Fontaine
LAZY EYE – directed by Tim Kirkman
LITTLE MEN – directed by Ira Sachs
LONG WAY NORTH – directed by Rémi Chayé
MILES – directed by Nathan Adloff
MORRIS FROM AMERICA – directed by Chad Hartigan
OTHER PEOPLE – directed by Chris Kelly
OUR LITTLE SISTER – directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER – directed by Lars Kraume
THE SAVER – directed by Wiebke von Carolsfeld
SPA NIGHT – directed by Andrew Ahn
SUMMERTIME – directed by Catherine Corsini
A STRAY – directed by Musa Syeed
WIENER-DOG – directed by Todd Solondz

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY – directed by Jeff Feuerzeig
BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF) – directed by Lisanne Skyler
CAMERAPERSON – directed by Kirsten Johnson
CHECK IT – directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer
CLASS DIVIDE – directed by Marc Levin
DON’T BLINK – ROBERT FRANK – directed by Laura Israel
THE GUYS NEXT DOOR – directed by Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk
JEWEL’S CATCH ONE – directed by C. Fitz
THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA & THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE – directed by Morgan Neville
OBIT – directed by Vanessa Gould
OFF THE RAILS – directed by Adam Irving
PETER AND THE FARM – directed by Tony Stone
SONIC SEA – directed by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld
SONITA – directed by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
SUITED – directed by Jason Benjamin
TICKLED – directed by David Farrier and Dylan Reeve
THE TRANS LIST – directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
UNCLE HOWARD – directed by Aaron Brookner
UNLOCKING THE CAGE – directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker

Additionally, on Saturday, June 19, two-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be honored with the festival’s annual Filmmaker on the Edge Award and Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon will be presented with the Excellence in Acting Award. Filmmaker Effie T. Brown will provide the keynote address at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers’ Brunch on Sunday, June 19.

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