Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie Comedy 'Sleeping With Other People' to Open Provincetown Fest
Bobcat Goldthwait and Jennifer Coolidge are to be honored at the event.
Leslye Headland’s romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People, starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie, will kick off the Provincetown Film Festival, which runs June 17-21 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Justin Kelly’s I Am Michael, in which James Franco plays a gay activist who becomes an ex-gay pastor, has been selected to close the fest.
The festival, sponsored by the Provincetown Film Society, will feature Spotlight Selections that include James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour, Paul Weitz’s Grandma and Jeffrey Schwartz’s documentary Tab Hunter Confidential.
This year’s honorees include comedian/writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait, who will receive the fest’s filmmaker on the edge award and take part in a conversation with resident artist John Waters on June 20. Actress Jennifer Coolidge will be honored with the Faith Hubley career achievement award that same evening and will take part in a conversation with film critic B. Ruby Rich.
Also on tap: Waters will present a special screening of William Friedkin’s Killer Joe on June 21.
A complete schedule can be found at ptownfilmfest.org.