Writer-director Sofia Coppola will be felicitated with the 2017 Filmmaker on the Edge award at the upcoming Provincetown International Film Festival. She will be present at the festival on June 17 to accept the award and have a one-on-one conversation with the fest's resident artist John Waters, according to a leading international entertainment website. The festival has also announced that actress and director Chloe Sevigny will be honoured with its Excellence in Acting Award.
Coppola's latest film, The Beguiled, starring Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell, will have its world premiere as part of this year's Cannes Film Festival on June 23.
Christine Walker, executive director of PIFF and CEO of the Provincetown Film Society, said, "During one of the most galvanizing moments for women in recent political history, we are thrilled to honor two women who have already altered the lens through which we see women in Hollywood. Sofia Coppola is the deft auteur whose imprimatur is unapologetically feminine. Chloe Sevigny is the fearless iconoclast whose work is remarkable simply because she inhabits it."
The festival, which runs from June 14-18 in Provincetown, Mass., will kick off with Mr. Roosevelt, written-directed by and starring Noel Wells.
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