The Provincetown International Film Festival has announced its 2017 slate of narrative, documentary, and short films. The festival, which runs from June 14-18, 2017, is not on officially the LGBT film festival circuit, but with a distinct focus on queer programming and John Waters as its patron saint—and the warm, sunny, sandy, boozy, super gay, just-slightly-weird backdrop of Provincetown, Mass.—it’s a de facto queer fest.
Mr. Roosevelt, directed by Noël Wells, will open the festival, and Ingrid Goes West will close it out, with co-writer and director Matt Spicer and producer and star Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation, Legion) in attendance. Academy Award-nominated writer-director Sofia Coppola will receive the festival’s premier honor, the Filmmaker on the Edge award, in conversation with John Waters, and actress Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry will receive the Excellence in Acting Award in conversation with Eugene Hernandez, deputy director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. (Previous honorees of the Excellent in Acting Award include Gael García Bernal, Tilda Swinton, Vera Farmiga, Patricia Clarkson, and Cynthia Nixon. How’s that for queer cred?)
The LGBT-interest films include these narrative films:
And these documentaries:
PFF also includes the “Queer Shorts: Men” and “Queer Shorts: Women” programs, and an Episodic Spotlight on Difficult People starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner.
The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 14 – 18, 2017 in Provincetown, Mass. Purchase festival passes at PTownFilmFest.org. Individual tickets go on sale on May 22.