Vera Farmiga will receive the Nantucket Film Festival’s Compass Rose Acting Award, while the fest has also has added Kevin Spacey topliner “Margin Call” as its centerpiece film.
“Higher Ground,” Farmiga’s first feature as a helmer-actor, closes the festival and will be released later this summer by Sony Pictures Classics.
Also added to the fest bill are Anne Meara and Mike O’Malley (“Glee”), who will host the annual Late Night Storytelling event, one of a series of offerings that also includes a comedy roundtable presented by Ben Stiller.
The previously announced Paul Haggis and “Cars 2” scribe Ben Queen are set to receive the fest’s screenwriting kudos.
Roadside Attractions’ Wall Street thriller “Margin Call,” the starring Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto and Paul Bettany, joins a Nantucket lineup that launches with opening-night pics “Cars 2” and “Buck.” Fest runs June 22-26.