American Rhapsody, produced and sold internationally by Fireworks Pictures and to be distributed domestically by Paramount Classics, will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the sixth annual Nantucket Film Festival on June 20.

20 films will be presented at the festival which runs from June 20 to 24 on Nantucket Island in New England.

Eva Gardos wrote and directed American Rhapsody, a drama starring Nastassja Kinski as a woman forced to flee Hungary for the US in 1951 and leave her daughter behind. Tony Golwyn and Scarlett Johanssen co-star.

Other screenings include John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Jesse Peretz's The Chateau, Pierre-Paul Renders' Thomas In Love, Lukas Moodysson's Together, Michael Polish's Jackpot and Allison Anders' Things Behind The Sun.

The festival will also present the 2001 Writer/Director Award to honour writers who are both writers and directors. Among the jury members are film writer John Pierson, Stephen Garrett (Time Out New York) and Nancy Gershkman (Zeitgeist Films). A special screenwriter tribute will be presented to screenwriter Walter Bernstein, while The Tony Cox Award for new screenwriters (and sponsored by Showtime, where Cox was chairman and CEO) will be judged by a jury headed by Stanley Tucci.