Provincetown Film Festival to Honor Debra Winger, Patricia Clarkson

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The fest will open with "Last Weekend" and close with "A Master Builder."

This year’s Provincetown International Film Festival, which runs from June 18-22, will honor actresses Patricia Clarkson and Debra Winger. Clarkson will receive the Excellence in Acting Award, following the opening night screening of Tom Dolby and Tom WilliamsLast Weekend, in which she stars. Winger will receive the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award on June 21 when she will be joined for a conversation with film critic B. Ruby Rich.

“We are delighted to honor Patricia Clarkson and Debra Winger at this year’s festival,” Connie White, PIFF’s artistic director, said. “It is perfect timing to honor Patti, as we can celebrate her remarkable talent and also spotlight her beautiful performance in Last Weekend as our opening night selection. In choosing Debra, we get to highlight one of our favorite actresses and a career shaped by thoughtful and intelligent artistic choices, a hallmark of the annual Faith Hubley tribute.”

The festival also announced its special screenings today. Opening with Last Weekend, the fest will close with the North American premiere of Jonathan Demme’s A Master Builder.The Friday Spotlight will be Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler’s documentary Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, and the Saturday Spotlight will be Ira SachsLove Is Strange.

As previously announced, David Cronenberg will accept the Filmmaker on the Edge Award during Saturday’s ceremony and will take part in a conversation with the festival’s resident artist John Waters. The festival also will host a double bill of the director’s films The Fly and Videodrome. The festival also will offer a special drive-in screening of the newly-restored edition of the Beatles classic A Hard Day’s Night