The Nantucket Film Festival is going on this year from June 25th through the 30th and it’s also celebrating its 19th anniversary! This festival is the perfect summer escape to your favorite Massachusetts island for some good movies, lobster (lahbstah) or chowder (chowdah) and the beautiful coast. The mission statement for the Nantucket Film Festival is, “To promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting in the world of cinema.” This year’s festival has a host of films including narrative features, shorts programs, and two free screenings on the beach! Check out this complete schedule:
What more could you ask for? Now let’s take a look at our most anticipated films!
1. Calvary – Drama/Comedy – Ireland/UK
Only an film from Ireland/UK could possibly combine drama and comedy as well as this film does. After a priest is threatened during a confession, he has to persevere against dark times. The film screened at Sundance and is scheduled to be shown at the 64th Annual Berlin International Film Festival. In addition, Calvary got a 7.9/10 on IMDb.
2. Land Ho! – Adventure/Comedy – Iceland
In a nod to 1980’s style roadtrip movies, Land Ho! revamps the formula with two ex-brothers-in-law who traverse the Icelandic landscape in a search for their youth, but they find so much more. This movie will have you laughing, crying and leave you with a warm feeling in your heart. Land Ho! is rated 7.9/10 on IMDb.
3. The Supreme Price – Documentary – Nigeria
The Supreme Price has been featured in a handful of festivals including Full Frame and the Human Rights Film Festival. Producer/Director Joanna Lipper has also won the Tribeca Gucci Spotlighting Women Documentary Award. This film follows Hafsat Abiola, daughter of a Nigeria politico and he struggles with the corruption of the government. It also explores the role of women in a developing country.