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Hit the Beach at the 2015 Provincetown Film Festival

Hit the Beach at the 2015 Provincetown Film Festival
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Time to hit the beach, moviegoers!

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) recently announced the honorees for its 17th edition, taking place June 17–21 at the scenic Massachusetts town. Founded in 1999 as a means to promote Provincetown’s rich cultural history, the festival honors innovation in independent filmmaking and has become a top destination for both industry pros and cinephiles looking to welcome summer.

2015’s recipient of the coveted Filmmaker on the Edge Award, recognizing visionaries in the film world, will be presented to Bobcat Goldthwait (“Call Me Lucky”) on June 20 at the town hall. The award has been previously given to luminaries such as Quentin Tarantino, Darren Aronofsky, and John Waters, the festival’s resident artist. Actor Jennifer Coolidge (“Best in Show,” “Legally Blonde”) will receive the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award.

“This year’s honorees underscore the importance of comedy to independent film—not only surprising and delighting us, but boldly and subversively pushing boundaries,” said Andrew Peterson, PIFF’s director of programming, in a statement. “Both Bobcat and Jennifer are masters of their craft.”

The festival’s opening night selection will be Leslye Headland’s “Sleeping With Other People,” starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis; closing out the festival will be Justin Kelly’s “I Am Michael,” starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto. The event’s Spotlight Selections will be James Ponsoldt’s Jason Segel-starring “The End of the Tour,” Paul Weitz’s “Grandma,” and Jeffrey Schwarz’s “Tab Hunter Confidential,” in addition to dozens of feature-length and short films.

For tickets and more information on the festival’s schedule, visit provincetownfilm.org.

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