As Independent Film Festival Boston opens, Nantucket Film Festival announces summer lineup
The Nantucket Film Festival, which runs from June 26 to 30, has announced its 2013 lineup. It includes “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” a documentary about backup singers, and “Monsters University,” a Disney Pixar film. “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell — who’s in Massachusetts to shoot the A-list drama “American Hustle” — will be honored with the festival’s Screenwriters Tribute. Mariel Hemingway will be on the island to present Barbara Kopple wth the Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling Award (Kopple’s latest doc, “Running From Crazy,” is about actress Hemingway and her family’s history with mental illness). Triple-threat Lake Bell , who’ll be in town on Tuesday to screen her movie “In a World. . .” at the Independent Film Festival Boston, will also visit Nantucket to accept the New Voices in Screenwriting Award. Bell wrote, directed, and stars in “In a World. . .,” which is about a woman in the voice-over business. Other Nantucket films will include Keri Russell ’s “Austenland,” the Shailene Woodley movie “The Spectacular Now” (which opens the Independent Film Festival Boston on Wednesday), and “Drinking Buddies” and “Pasadena,” two films produced by Boston’s own Burn Later Productions, run by Sam Slater and Paul Bernon . Bernon will be at the IFFB on Saturday for a screening of “Best Kept Secret,” a doc he produced about a New Jersey teacher preparing students with autism for life after high school.