The Provincetown International Film Festival announced that acclaimed writer & director David Cronenberg (THE FLY, VIDEODROME, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) will receive the Filmmaker on the Edge Award at this year’s 16th annual festival. Director & PIFF resident artist John Waters will present the award at a special ceremony during the festival, which runs June 17-23 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Mitch Levine Executive Director of the Provincetown International Film Festival & CEO of the Provincetown Film Society stated, “We are thrilled to be honoring David Cronenberg – a compelling & transformative filmmaker who perfectly represents filmmaking on the edge. We look forward to both celebrating & learning from this great cinema artist at our festival.”
Perfectly suited for PIFF’s Drive-In Event Cronenberg will host a special double bill of VIDEODROME & THE FLY on Thursday, June 19th. In addition to the drive-in screenings, Cronenberg’s NAKED LUNCH will also be added to the festival program as a tribute. Past recipients of the Filmmaker on the Edge Award include Darren Aronofsky, Christine Vachon, Quentin Tarantino, Mary Harron, Jim Jarmusch & Gus Van Sant. This PIFF runs from June 18th to June 22nd. Festival passes will go on sale on April 7th. Tickets go on sale May 24th.
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