Saturday, June 21, 2008


The first official day of summer brought in the season with a bang. The town was comparatively quiet during the last few days. But the weekend has arrived, and Commercial Street is packed with revelers, the clubs are bursting with patrons as the Provincetown Film Festival has its next-to-last day.

Musical fan that I am, I went to see Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway, a movie which follows the development of the Tony-winning musical adapted from the classic film. Doug Hughes, Pulitzer Prize winning author was on hand to discuss his contributions to the musical and was in very good humor. Next on my list was a movie I had been dying to see for months: Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story. This affectionate, very funny look at the king of movie schlock had the audience laughing out loud at Castle’s escapades in publicizing his movies with outrageously tacky stunts.

Tomorrow promises a glittering closing night party at which the festival awards will be presented. Will fill you in on all the details, so stay tuned…..

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