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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon to Receive Cannes’ Women in Motion Awards — Indiewire’s Friday Rundown

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon to Receive Cannes' Women in Motion Awards — Indiewire's Friday Rundown

The Provincetown International Film Festival has announced its Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition. The festival will open with “Captain Fantastic” and close with “Strike a Pose.” Other highlights include “Political Animals,” “Indignation” and “Our Kind of Traitor.”

The festival will also play home to a number of honors, including the presentation of two-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be honored with the festival’s annual Filmmaker on the Edge Award while Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon will be presented with the Excellence in Acting Award. Filmmaker Effie T. Brown will provide the keynote address at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers’ Brunch on Sunday, June 19. The festival runs from June 15-19. You can find out more right here

Stay up to date on all of today’s buzziest industry news below.

– Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are to receive the 2016 Women in Motion Awards at Cannes this year. The May 15 ceremony will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic film “Thelma & Louise.”

– Teyonah Parris will star in “Buffalo Soldier Girl,” which will be directed by Christine Swanson for Pantheon of Women. The film tells the true story of Cathy Williams, who fought with the African American Buffalo Soldiers while disguised as a man.

– The 4th Annual Israel Film Center Festival has announced its lineup for this year. The slate includes highlights like a screening of Natalie Portman’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” the NY premiere of “Dawn” and the U.S. premiere of the first episode of “The Accursed.” The festival runs from June 2 – 9Check out the whole lineup here

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