Provincetown International Film Festival June 13-17 | ptownfilmfest.org
This year PIFF's "Artist On the Edge" is Roger Corman, who not only produced hundreds of classic, low-budget horror films such as The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) — which will get a special screening — but also gave Francis Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Martin Scorsese, and many others their basic training in the industry. He'll be interviewed on stage by another film fringe icon, John Waters. Also receiving awards are indie favorite Parker Posey and documentarian Kirby Dick. The 60 or so features include films by two of the most talented women in cinema — 2 Days in New York, Julie Delpy's romantic comedy, and Take This Waltz, Sarah Polley's romantic tragedy. Find time to sip a latte on Commercial Street and watch the unfolding movie that is Provincetown itself.