Danny Boyle's 'Yesterday,' 'Toy Story 4' to Kick Off Nantucket Film Festival
Other high-profile titles set to screen during the 24th annual event include 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' and 'The Apollo.'
The Nantucket Film Festival on Tuesday announced the lineup for its 24th edition, which is set to run June 19-24
The event will kick off with Danny Boyle's Beatles-inspired film Yesterday, written by Richard Curtis and Jack Barth and starring Himesh Patel. For the tenth year in a row, a Disney-Pixar film will also be screened on opening day, with Toy Story 4 as this year's selection.
Alex Holmes' immersive documentary Maiden, which tells the story of a 24-year-old charter boat cook who became the skipper of the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, will close the fest.
The Awkwafina-starrer The Farewell, Lulu Wang's semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about a Chinese-American woman who travels to China to say goodbye to her grandmother under the ruse of a family wedding, will screen as the festival's centerpiece film.
"We are thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s edition," Nantucket film program director Basil Tsiokos said in a statement. "NFF’s 2019 program continues our tradition of diverse and entertaining content for the whole community. From musicals and period dramas to comedies and thought-provoking documentaries, there is a wide range of options for all audiences. This is the moment we look forward to each year, sharing an exciting new slate of films highlighting strong screenwriting and storytelling."
Other high-profile titles set to screen at the fest include the Sundance film Brittany Runs a Marathon and the Tribeca opening night doc The Apollo. More information about this year's Nantucket Film Festival, including the full lineup, is available here.