The 23rd Nantucket Film Festival will open June 20 with Sony Pictures Classics’ Boundaries, which is written and directed by Shana Feste and stars Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga in the lead father-daughter roles. Bobby Cannavale, Peter Fonda, Christopher Lloyd and Kristen Schaal also star.
Organizers said the festival will close June 25 with Love, Gilda, the CNN Films documentary about Gilda Radner that just had its world premiere last week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The centerpiece presentation will be Morgan Neville’s Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor.
For a ninth straight year, NFF will also screen a Pixar film on opening day. This year’s is Incredibles 2, which opens commercially June 15. Also continuing a tradition, the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra will accompany a screening of Universal’s 1928 film The Man Who Laughs. One of its notable features is Conrad Veidt’s character, which has been widely cited as the inspiration for Batman villain the Joker.
Programmers also announced nearly 50 feature titles, including two world premieres. The world premieres are 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up, directed by Galt Niederhoffer and starring Christina Ricci and Hamish Linklater; and We Only Know So Much, from director Donal Lardner Ward and starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and Noah Schnapp of Stranger Things.
“We always aim to bring a mix of programming that is equally entertaining, eye opening, and engaging to the festival each year, and this year’s lineup continues that tradition,” said Basil Tsiokos, Film Program Director, Nantucket Film Festival. “And, of course, foremost in our minds is to share with our audience really great stories, artfully told, and these films won’t disappoint.”