Jarmusch's prized pic opens Nantucket film festival
NEW YORK — The Nantucket Film Festival, celebrating its 10th anni, will kick off with Jim Jarmusch’s Cannes Grand Prix winner “Broken Flowers” and close with Andrew and Luke Wilson’s “The Wendell Baker Story.” Event runs June 15-19.
Other highlights include a staged reading of “Spectacle: Part One of the Mark Rosen Chronicles,” by Stacy Weiss and Dan Chariton, which will be produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films. Stiller, Macaulay Culkin and Robert Sean Leonard will participate in the reading.
There will be a second staged reading of “9/11 Kevin,” the previously unannounced winner of Triggerstreet.com’s screenplay competition.
Steve Martin will be presented with the NBC Universal Screenwriter Tribute by Lorne Michaels at an event hosted by Brian Williams.
Helmer Pete Farrelly will host Late Night Storytelling, in which six storytellers and aud members dish on the topic of “Love Stories: What Were You Thinking?’
Helmers Brad Anderson and Patty Jenkins and scribe Scott Rosenberg will chair the writer/director jury. Thesps Anna Paquin, Ben Shenkman, and Showtime prexy Robert Greenblatt chair the screenplay jury.
Feature films screening at Nantucket include “The Aristocrats,” “The Dying Gaul,” “The Great New Wonderful,” “Hustle & Flow,” “Murderball” and “The Jerk.”