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Nantucket Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup, Awarding David O. Russell with Screenwriters Tribute

By Cameron Sinz | Indiewire April 23, 2013 at 12:31PM

The Nantucket Film Festival has announced the full lineup for its 18th iteration, running from June 26-30, opening with Morgan Neville's documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom," and closing with David Lowery's Sundance hit "Ain't Them Bodies Saints."
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"Ain't Them Bodies Saints"
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The Nantucket Film Festival has announced the full lineup for its 18th iteration, running from June 26-30, opening with Morgan Neville's documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom," and closing with David Lowery's Sundance hit "Ain't Them Bodies Saints."

Just as "Brave" opened last year's festival, Disney/Pixar's upcoming "Monsters University," has been set as this year's traditional opening day film, while "In A World..." will be the centerpiece film. The four spotlight films selected are "Running From Crazy," "Blackfish," "Girl Most Likely," and the recent SXSW standout "Drinking Buddies." In addition to the spotlight films, this year's program has been expanded from last year's including the return of their Beach Screening series, with screenings of"The Princess Bride" and "Winged Migration."

Speaking on the expanded lineup, Programming Director Daniela Bajar stated, "With a record-breaking number of submissions, this year's film selection was particularly challenging, but we are incredibly proud of the wide range of distinct perspectives that we were able to include in the final film lineup."

Meanwhile, David O. Russell, Lake Bell, and Barbara Kopple have been named as the recipients of the 2013 Screenwriters Tribute on June 29th.

“At the core of each year’s Festival is the Screenwriters Tribute, which gives our audience an inside look at the works of today’s finest film storytellers,” said Festival Director Mystelle Brabbée. “We are especially pleased with our three honorees this year. Writer/director David O. Russell’s singular vision has made a significant impact on American cinema, Barbara Kopple is one of the all-time great documentarians, and Lake Bell brings a refreshing new voice to comic screenwriting.”

Take a look at the full press release and lineup on page 2...







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