New York, NY – Heather Graham will be seen along with Jimmy Smits (The West Wing), Steven Weber (Wings), Mary Kay Place (Big Love), Nathan Corddry (The Daily Show), Tina Majorino (Napoleon Dynamite), and Michael Cera (Arrested Development) in the annual Stage Reading at the Nantucket Film Festival.
Heather Graham is best known for her work in Swingers, Boogie Nights, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and in the upcoming Robert Kennedy biopic Bobby.
Each year, the Nantucket Film Festival® demonstrates its commitment to the written word with a staged reading of an unproduced screenplay. Stripped of locations, costumes, effects and music, what the listening audience discovers becomes clear: the foundation of a great film is the writing.
Sponsored by Comcast & CN8, in collaboration with this year’s stage reading “Coup De Tat”, written by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, follows sixteen-year-old rebel-without-a-cause who makes a Latin American dictator her pen pal.
In collaboration with “This Is That” Films, the Stage Reading will take place on Friday, June 17th, at 1:30pm at the Nantucket Community School on Surfside Road.
ABOUT NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL
The NFF was founded in 1996 to spotlight screenwriters, screenwriting and storytelling in today's cinema. The festival takes place over five days in June on the idyllic island of Nantucket, MA.
Now in its eleventh year, NFF has become a prestigious annual event within
the international film industry. Screening over 50 feature-length and short films in all genres that highlight the art of storytelling, the NFF is significant
attraction that draws over ten thousand attendees, screenwriters, producers, agents and development executives each year.
Screenwriting is further explored through panel discussions, a screenplay competition, an emerging screenwriter's mentorship with the Screenwriters Colony, an educational program for teens and community beach screenings. The Festival also hosts the popular evening of Late Night Storytelling (hosted by Peter Farrelly and Anne Meara and past stories told by Jim Carrey, Tina Fey, Mos Def and Paul Rudd) in addition to screenplay staged readings.
Past staged readings have included the hilarious SHOWSTOPPER by Anthony Barille & Geoffrey Nauffts including the talents of Ben Stiller and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei. Last year’s reading, SPECTACLE, Part One of the Mark Rosen Chronicles by Stacy Weiss and Dan Chariton was directed by Ben Stiller and the cast included: Macaulay Culkin, Amy Sedaris, David Krumholtz, Lake Bell, Robert Sean Leonard, Ben Stiller and more. The coveted screenplay A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES by Steven Soderbergh and Scott Kramer was the centerpiece staged reading of NFF 2003 and featured Will Ferrell in the starring role with Alan Cumming, Mos Def, and Rosie Perez.
The NFF has been a showcase for some of the top independent films of the last decade. The festival was one of the first to find and platform such films as: The Full Monty, Next Stop Wonderland and Girlfight. NFF 2005 Featured the North American Premiere of Jim Jarmush's Broken Flowers as the Opening Night Film.
For more information on the recently unveiled complete slate and special events, please visit our website at www.nantucketfilmfestival.org.