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Ptown Film Fest Opens with ’Lovelace,’ Honors Harmony Korine

Wednesday May 8, 2013

The Provincetown International Film Festival opens on June 19 with "Lovelace," Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman's biopic about the 1970s porn star. It will also honor renegade filmmaker Harmony Korine.

The 15th Anniversary of the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) will take place in Provincetown, Massachusetts from June 19th through June 23rd.

The Opening Night Film will be Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's LOVELACE.

The festival will close with EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES, directed by Francesca Gregorini.

The Friday Night Spotlight selection is I AM DIVINE, directed by Jeffrey Schwartz and the Saturday Night Spotlight Selection is I’M SO EXCITED!, directed by Pedro Almodovar.

The 2013 Filmmaker on the Edge Award (sponsored by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation) will be awarded to writer/director Harmony Korine (SPRINGBREAKERS, GUMMO, MISTER LONELY, KIDS) in conversation with John Waters at Provincetown’s Town Hall on Saturday, June 22nd.

The Festival will close on June 23rd with a block party and the presentation of the HBO Audience Awards (this event is being produced by Rafanelli Events of Boston, New York, DC and Palm Beach).

Tickets go on sale on May 25th. Festival passes are on sale now.

The complete film line-up will be available on the Festival website on Friday, May 10th at: http://www.ptownfilmfest.org

Presenting Sponsors of the 2013 Festival are HBO, Crown & Anchor, MALLRD Foundation, Bubala’s, Local 186, Xfinity, Ultra.

Official Card: American Express.

PIFF is also supported by grants from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, The National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Provincetown Tourism Fund and the GALE Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation.

Opening Night film:
Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
(East Coast Premiere)

Closing Night film:
Directed by Francesca Gregorini
(East Coast Premiere)

Friday Night Spotlight:
Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz

Saturday Night Spotlight:
Directed by Pedro Almodovar
(East Coast Premiere)

About PFS & PIFF:

The Provincetown Film Society, Inc. (PFS) is the year-round organization and home of the 15-year-old Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) and the Waters Edge Cinema. PFS is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors. This is achieved through its 5-day Festival in June as well as its year-round theater operation , the Waters Edge Cinema. PFS is equally devoted to expanding the audience for independent film and to serving our Provincetown and Outer Cape community by filling the void for annual film programming and reflecting the community’s rich diversity in our selected films and honorees. An integral part of PFS’s mission is to contribute to the economic and creative vitality of America’s oldest art colony.


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