Helming pair to determine Cox award winner
Bobby and Peter Farrelly will be among the jurors at the seventh annual Nantucket Film Festival, with Adrienne Shelley (“Urban Legends”), and scribe Oren Moverman (“Jesus’ Son.”). Group will judge the Tony Cox screenwriting award.
Twenty features and 43 shorts will unspool during the four-day event, which opens June 20 with Tony Shalhoub’s helming debut, “Made Up.” Lineup includes “Underground Zero,” 13 shorts related to the events of Sept. 11; Showtime original pic “Bang, Bang You’re Dead”; and closing-night film “The Good Girl,” with Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Scribe-friendly fest has skedded special events, including a screenwriter’s tribute to James Schamus and a writer-director prize for hyphenates in competition judged by Rosie Perez, Ted Hope and Madstone Films prexy Paul Speaker. Gotham theater troupe Naked Angels will do cold readings from Kenneth Lonergan’s latest untitled script. Critics Peter Travers and Lisa Schwarzbaum will host “A Look at the Ten Best Screenplays of the Past Decade.”
A night of live storytelling has been added, with Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara hosting “The Ice Storm: Tales of Situations You Didn’t Want to Be Caught In,” which will feature six people telling five-minute stories. Audience members can join in with their own short takes.