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‘Sleeping With Other People,’ ‘I Am Michael’ Bookend Provincetown’s 17th Film Festival

'Sleeping With Other People,' 'I Am Michael' Bookend Provincetown's 17th Film Festival

The Provincetown International Film Festival has announced its Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections and narrative and documentary features for its 17th edition — running June 17 – 21 in the incomparably lovely town of Provincetown, MA. 

The Opening Night film will be Leslye Headland’s “Sleeping With Other People,” while the festival will close with James Franco-starring “I Am Michael,” directed by Justin Kelly. Spotlight Films are James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour,” Paul Weitz’s “Grandma” and Jeffrey Schwartz’s “Tab Hunter Confidential.”

 “The independent filmmaking community continues to produce remarkably high quality work, here and abroad, and our feature lineup is a testament to that!” said Connie White, Artistic Director of PIFF. “We are thrilled to welcome these new films and filmmakers to Provincetown in June, and we know that filmgoers will be engaged and entertained by these adventurous, thought-provoking and accomplished films.” 

The complete lineup of feature films is below. 

OPENING NIGHT SELECTION

SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE – directed by Leslye Headland

CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION 

I AM MICHAEL – directed by Justin Kelly

SPOTLIGHT SELECTIONS

THE END OF THE TOUR – directed by James Ponsoldt

GRANDMA – directed by Paul Weitz

TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL  – directed by Jeffrey Schwartz

NARRATIVE FEATURES

99 HOMES – directed by Ramin Bahrani

BEATBOX – directed by Andrew Dresher

BREATHE – directed by Mélanie Laurent

FRESNO – directed by Jamie Babbit

FUNNY BUNNY – directed by Alison Bagnall

LEARNING TO DRIVE – directed by Isabel Coixet

A LITTLE CHAOS – directed by Alan Rickman

MEET ME IN MONTENEGRO – directed by Alex Holdridge and Linnea Saasen

NASTY BABY – directed by Sebastián Silva

THE NEW GIRLFRIEND – directed by François Ozon

PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS – directed by James C. Strouse

RADIATOR – directed by Tom Browne

THE SECOND MOTHER – directed by Anna Muylaert

SHAUN THE SHEEP – directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT – directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez

THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE – directed by Alanté Kavaïté

TANGERINE – directed by Sean Baker

TEN THOUSAND SAINTS – directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

THOSE PEOPLE – directed by Joey Kuhn

TIRED MOONLIGHT – directed by Britni West

WILDLIKE – directed by Frank Hall Green

YOSEMITE – directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES 

ALENTEJO, ALENTEJO – directed by Sérgio Tréfaut

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT – directed by Abigail E. Disney 

BEST OF ENEMIES – directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

THE BIRTH OF SAKÉ – directed by Erik Shirai

CALL ME LUCKY – directed by Bobcat Goldthwait

CITY OF GOLD – directed by Laura Gabbert

CLAMBAKE – directed by Andrea Meyerson

DANNY SAYS – directed by Brendan Toller

DO I SOUND GAY? – directed by David Thorpe

HARRY & SNOWMAN – directed by Ron Davis

IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE – directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg

LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE AND ANGER – directed by Jean Carlomusto

LISTEN TO ME MARLON – directed by Stevan Riley 

LIVE FROM NEW YORK! – directed by Bao Nguyen

LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS – directed by Laurie Kahn-Leavitt

OUT TO WIN – directed by Malcolm Ingram

OUTERMOST RADIO – directed by Alan Chebot

PACKED IN A TRUNK: THE LOST ART OF EDITH LAKE WILKINSON – directed by Michelle Boyaner

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT – directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland

THE STATE OF MARRIAGE – directed by Jeffrey Kaufman

THE WOLFPACK – directed by Crystal Moselle

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