John Cameron Mitchell in Shrill (Photo by: Allyson Riggs)
John Cameron Mitchell in Shrill (Photo by: Allyson Riggs)

The 2019 Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced the complete lineup of films, as well as special tributes for writer/director/actor John Cameron Mitchell and actress/producer Jillian Bell .

John Cameron Mitchell (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES) who will be named the 2019 “Filmmaker on the Edge,” and Jillian Bell (BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON, SWORD OF TRUST) will receive the festival’s third annual “Next Wave Award,” which recognizes those who have exciting and distinctive voices, take artistic risks, and have a passionate commitment to independent film.

Bell will be in attendance to accept the award in conversation and in support of her film BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON, which will open the festival.

Jillian Bell appears in BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON by Paul Downs Colaizzo | photo by Jon Pack.
Jillian Bell appears in BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON by Paul Downs Colaizzo | photo by Jon Pack.

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON is a dramatic comedy about Brittany Forgler (Bell), a woman known for being the life of the party finding real friends – and a real life – by taking control of her herself, one city block at a time. The film premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award. Amazon Studios will release the film in theaters on August 23.

Additionally, author and former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew G. McCabe will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Evan Lawson Filmmakers’ Brunch on Sunday, June 16. McCabe’s best-selling book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump is a searing look into the Trump presidency which The New York Times called “concise yet substantive account of how the F.B.I. works, at a moment when its procedures and impartiality are under attack.”

The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 12 to 16, 2019 in Provincetown, MA.

The complete film lineup is below:

OPENING NIGHT

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON – directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo (Wednesday, June 12)*Paul Downs Colaizzo and Jillian Bell in attendance

CLOSING NIGHT

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT – directed by Hannah Pearl Utt (Sunday, June 16)*Hannah Pearl Utt in attendance

SPOTLIGHT SELECTIONS

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE – directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman (Thursday, June 13)*Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman in attendance

THE APOLLO – directed by Roger Ross Williams (Friday, June 14)*Roger Ross Williams in attendance

VITA & VIRGINIA – directed by Chanya Button (Saturday, June 15)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS/EVENTS

JOHN WATERS PRESENTS: MOM AND DAD – directed by Brian Taylor

MODERN LOVE LIVE, presented by WBUR and The New York Times (Friday, June 14)

BABYLON – directed by Franco Rosso

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH – directed by John Cameron Mitchell

STATE OF PRIDE – directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman

SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY – directed by John Schlesinger

NARRATIVE FEATURES

ADAM – directed by Rhys Ernst

AN ALMOST ORDINARY SUMMER – directed by Simone Godano

AUGGIE – directed by Matt Kane

BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES – directed by Salvador Simó

CLEMENCY – directed by Chinonye Chukwu

DOLCE FINE GIORNATA – directed by Jacek Borcuch

DRIVEWAYS – directed by Andrew Ahn

END OF THE CENTURY– directed by Lucio Castro

THE FAREWELL – directed by Lulu Wang

GOOD POSTURE – directed by Dolly Wells

IMAGINARY ORDER – directed by Debra Eisenstadt

OFFICIAL SECRETS – directed by Gavin Hood

ORAY – directed by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay

SISTER AIMEE – directed by Samantha Buck, Marie Schlingmann

SPEED OF LIFE – directed by Liz Manashil

SWALLOW – directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis

SWORD OF TRUST – directed by Lynn Shelton

TOP END WEDDING – directed by Wayne Blair

WILD ROSE – directed by Tom Harper

YESTERDAY – directed by Danny Boyle

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

ALWAYS IN SEASON – directed by Jacqueline Olive

AMERICAN FACTORY – directed by Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

CIRCUS OF BOOKS – directed by Rachel Mason

GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH – directed by David Charles Rodrigues

HONEYLAND – directed by Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska

MAIDEN – directed by Alex Holmes

MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT – directed by Robert Clift, Hillary Demmon

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE – directed by Avi Belkin

MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS – directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

MUSEUM TOWN – directed by Jennifer Trainer

SEA OF SHADOWS – directed by Richard Ladkani

SEAHORSE – directed by Jeanie Finlay

WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL – directed by Rob Garver

WIG – directed by Chris Moukarbel

SHORTS

AWUMBUK – directed by Dylan Gillah

THE BLACK MAMBAS – directed by Bruce Donnelly

BUBBLE – directed by Alyssa Lerner

BURNING MY TONGUE – directed by Murphy McCann

CARLOTTA’S FACE – directed by Valentin Riedl

CATHERINE OPIE B. 1961 – directed by Erin Wright

CLASS OF 84 – directed by Alex Salsberg

THE COCOA FONDUE SHOW – directed by Andrew Wyatt Arnold

CURE FOR INSOMNIA – directed by Jay Critchley

DOCKING – directed by Trevor Anderson

FAITHY, HEY – directed by Emily Hubley

FRAN THIS SUMMER – directed by Mary Evangelista

GIRL TALK – directed by Erica Rose

THE HIGH BRIDGE – directed by Benedict Campbell

HOW I CAME OUT – directed by Mark Jones

I KNEW ANDY WARHOL – directed by Marc Saltarelli

LADIES DAY – directed by Abena Taylor-Smith

LAVENDER – directed by Matthew Puccini

THE LINE – directed by Melisa Resch

LOCKDOWN – Celine Held, Logan George

MADE PUBLIC – directed by Foster Wilson

MILLER & SON – directed by Asher Jelinsky

THE MURALIST – directed by Eric Forman

PUT YOUR FEET UP – directed by Peter Horgan

THE RACE – directed by Dina Rudick

RENOVATION – directed by Fábio Leal

SOMETIMES, I THINK ABOUT DYING – directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz

TIME TO GO – directed by Rio Contrada

TWO BALLOONS – directed by Mark C. Smith

UNDER COVERS – directed by Michaela Olsen

YOU SAY HELLO – directed by Lovell Holder

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