'Bachelorette' to open June festival
The Provincetown Intl. Film Festival has set a 2012 lineup that opens with Sundance alum “Bachelorette,” while the fest’s roster of award recipients includes Roger Corman, Parker Posey and Kirby Dick.
Provincetown will see the East Coast preem for “Bachelorette,” Leslye Headland’s comedy starring Kirsten Dunst. Slate also includes two spotlight films, Jonathan Lisecki’s comedy “Gayby” and Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary “Vito,” as well as closer “Fairhaven,” Tom O’Brien’s drama that recently world preemed at the Tribeca Film Festival.
“Gimme the Loot,” “Robot and Frank,” “Sleepwalk With Me,” “Chicken and Plums,” “Take This Waltz,” “Struck by Lightning,” “Your Sister’s Sister” and “How to Survive a Plague” are also among the festival-circuit vets set to screen during PIFF.
Corman will receive the annual Filmmaker on the Edge kudo, while Posey takes the Excellence in Acting prize. Helmer Dick — whose film “The Invisible War,” a doc about rape in the military, will screen during the festival — scores the career achievement award.
The 2012 edition of the Provincetown fest runs June 13-17.