Sophie Barthes’ soul trade mystery Cold Souls starring Paul Giamatti and Harold Ramis’ comedy Year One with Jack Black and Michael Cera bookend the 14th Annual Nantucket Film Festival, set to run from June 18-21.
Entries include Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war film The Hurt Locker, Louie Psihoyos’ hit Sundance documentary The Cove, Cheryl Hines’ directorial debut Serious Moonlight based on a screenplay by the late Adrienne Shelly, Lynn Shelton’s comedy Humpday, Sebastian Silva’s Chilean drama La Nana (The Maid), and Cherien Dabis’ immigrant drama Amreeka.
This year’s festival sees the return of the Adrienne Shelly Excellence In Filmmaking Award, which was established in conjunction with The Adrienne Shelly Foundation to recognise a promising female writer-director.
Highlights are expected to include Late Night Storytelling with returning hosts Anne Meara and Peter Farrelly, and the panel series Morning Coffee with host Jace Alexander.
Award categories include audience awards for best feature and best short, best storytelling in a documentary, the Writer/Director Award, and Showtime’s annual Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting, whose winner will be announced in early June.