P-Town Film Fest Returns With Extra Queer Slate Of Films For 2017

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 film fest.

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:

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After Louie, directed by Vincent Gagliostro

Harris Dickinson, Frank Hakaj, David Ivanov and Anton Selyaninov appear in Beach Rats by Eliza Hittman, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Tayarisha Poe.
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Beach Rats, directed by Eliza Hittman

Gods Own Country
God’s Own Country, directed by Francis Lee

ORNITHOLOGIST
The Ornithologist, directed by João Pedro Rodrigues

Ring Thing
The Ring Thing, directed by William Sullivan

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Seventeen, directed by Monja Art

Signature Move
Signature Move, directed by Jennifer Reeder

Strange Weather
Strange Weather, directed by Katherine Dieckmann

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Tom of Finland, directed by Dome Karukoski

A film still from The Wound, an official selection of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.
The Wound, directed by John Trengove

And these documentaries:

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Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer, directed by David Barba and James Pellerito

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Chavela, directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

Susanne Bartsch
Susanne Bartsch: On Top, directed by Anthony Caronna and Alexander Smith

The Untold Stories of Armistead Maupin
The Untold Story of Armistead Maupin, directed by Jennifer Kroot

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, directed by David France

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.

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