Nantucket Film Festival to Open with David Foster Wallace Pic ‘The End of the Tour’

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The Nantucket Film Festival will open with “The End of the Tour,” it was announced Wednesday.

A24’s “Tour” stars Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as a reporter following Wallace on a book tour. The pic will screen June 24, the opening night of the festival.

Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out” will screen on opening day, keeping with the festival’s tradition of showing a Disney film to open the festival. The toon depicts a young girl ruled by anthropomorphic emotions in her head, played by Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling, among others.

The festival’s centerpiece film will be documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus’ doc about soul singer Nina Simone will bow on Netflix later in the summer.

“Best of Enemies” will close the festival on June 29. The Magnolia Pictures documentary chronicles the 1968 televised presidential debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr.

“The special presentations announced today represent some of this year’s best received new fiction and nonfiction work, garnering critical and audience raves,” film program director Basil Tsiokos said in a statement. “We’re eager to share these films — and the rest of our robust lineup — with our audience as we celebrate two decades of highlighting screenwriting and storytelling in film on Nantucket.”

The festival will run from June 24-29.

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