Nantucket fills out sked for festival
NEW YORK -- The 12th annual Nantucket Film Festival revealed its full lineup of films and programs Monday, with 30 features and 20 shorts on the schedule for the event, which is set to run June 13-17. Included on the schedule is a storytelling session featuring Anne Meara and Peter Farrelly and the "Iconoclasts" event featuring William Monahan, this year's Oscar winner for best adapted screenplay for the "The Departed," and Rachel Grady, nominated for a best documentary Oscar for 2006's "Jesus Camp." Also, Robert Benton ("Kramer vs. Kramer"), the recipient of the festival's NBC Universal Screenwriting Award, will be interviewed by film critic Janet Maslin. The previously announced opening-night film will be Lajos Koltai's "Evening," starring Meryl Streep, Claire Danes and Toni Collette and presented by Ralph Lauren. The closing-night film will be Jeffrey Blitz's "Rocket Science." Also announced previously was the new Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award, which will go to the outstanding female writer-director at the festival.