Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Hailing from Provincetown again! A perfect day, sunny and in the 70s (the temperature, not the decade). I took a short break from sunning and shopping to do some real tourist stuff – went to an open-house at a historical life-saving station near here. No, it wasn’t a circuit party, but it was great fun and really very interesting.

Back in town, the Provincetown International Film Festival blasted off with the North American premiere of Filth and Wisdom, Madonna’s directorial debut. It was not what I expected: a sweet tale of three roommates down on their luck in London. It’s not a very good film, but I think it may pleasantly surprise a lot of people with its comic edge and kinetic musical interludes by the film’s lead, Eugene Hutz.

Back at the Crown & Anchor Inn, the standing-room-only opening night party had a live rock band, great food and drink -- and some real celebs. This writer spoke with none other than John Waters, the patron saint of trash (and a regular at this film fest), who has a long, affectionate history with Provincetown.

Stay tuned for more on the festival and stories of Cape Cod….

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