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iW NEWS | Nantucket to Open With “Evening” and Close With “Science”

iW NEWS | Nantucket to Open With "Evening" and Close With "Science"

Lajos Koltai‘s “Evening” will open the 2007 Nantucket Film Festival, running from running June 13 – 17, 2007 on the island off the coast of Massachusetts. The film was adapted by Susan Minot and Michael Cunningham from Minot’s novel. The Focus Features film stars Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Dancy, Natasha Richardson, Mamie Gummer, Eileen Atkins, Meryl Streep, and Glenn Close. Organizers also announced that writer Robert Benton will be the NBC Universal Screenwriter Honoree for the 2007 Festival. Additionally the festival announced the creation of the Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award for a promising female writer/director at the Festival. The fest, which will show Garth Jennings‘ “Son of Rambow” as a centerpiece screening, will close with Jeffrey Blitz‘ “Rocket Science.” For more information, please visit the Nantucket Film Festival website. [Eugene Hernandez]

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