The Provincetown International Film Festival announced the official lineup of this year’s narrative features, documentaries, short films, and other events. The festival will take place from June 12-16, and will honor John Cameron Mitchell as the Filmmaker on the Edge.
“Brittany Runs a Marathon’’ will kick off the festival, with writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo and star Jillian Bell in attendance for the screening. Bell is scheduled to receive the third annual Next Wave Award for her voice and passion for independent film.
“Opening our festival with playwright-turned-director Paul Downs Colaizzo’s debut, starring the spectacularly talented Jillian Bell, features an original, smart, and very funny celebration of perseverance,’’ PIFF Artistic Director Lisa Viola said in a statement. “Jillian Bell’s unparalleled comedic timing and empowering presence is precisely why she is so deserving of this year’s Next Wave Award.’’
Other screenings include “Vita & Virginia,’’ “Before You Know It,’’ “John Waters Presents: Mom and Dad,’’ and more. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will give the keynote speech at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers’ Brunch on the last day of the festival.
“Seemingly overnight, Andrew McCabe, a career civil servant, became embroiled in a raging political machine that has transformed American politics,’’ Provincetown Film Society CEO Christine Walker said in a statement. “McCabe’s story reveals the importance of truth tellers in an age in which the very concept of truth has been called into question.’’