The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) has announced that Academy Award-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola will be named the 2017 Filmmaker on the Edge. Coppola will be in attendance to accept the award in conversation with resident artist John Waters on Saturday June 17th at Provincetown's historic Town Hall. Coppola received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama “Lost in Translation” & became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. Her latest film “The Beguiled” starring Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst & Colin Farrell will be released by Focus Features on June 23rd. Additionally the festival announced that actress & director Chloë Sevigny will receive the Excellence in Acting Award. Sevigny will accept in conversation with Eugene Hernandez, deputy director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center & co-publisher of Film Comment. Christine Walker, Executive Director of PIFF & CEO of the Provincetown Film Society stated, "During one of the most galvanizing moments for women in recent political history, we are thrilled to honor two women who have already altered the lens through which we see women in Hollywood. Sofia Coppola is the deft auteur whose imprimatur is unapologetically feminine. Chlöe Sevigny is the fearless iconoclast whose work is remarkable simply because she inhabits it." The festival will kick off with “Mr. Roosevelt” written, directed & starring Noël Wells (Netflix's "Master of None"). Wells will be in attendance for the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday June 14th. The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 14th to 18th in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
For Info & Tix:ptownfilmfest.org
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