Ptown Diaries Screening at Outfest: Saturday July 18

By GLAAD |
July 15, 2009

Ptown Diaries, the new documentary from director Joseph Mantegna and narrated by Tony-winning actor Alan Cumming, has been added to the Outfest schedule and will be screening this Saturday at 3:30 at the Red Cat Theatre in Downtown LA.

 

Ptown Diaries

Ptown Diaries  

 

Ptown Diaries, narrated by award-winning actor Alan Cumming, takes an in-depth look at Provincetown, Massachusetts and how it came to be “the” travel destination for throngs of gay and lesbian vacationers. This film festival favorite documentary identifies Ptown as the gay capital of the Northeast and a place of refuge throughout its history starting with early pilgrim settlements. The documentary demonstrates how the keystone of the town – freedom – has allowed it to develop into a culturally rich area where famous artists, musicians, authors and playwrights launched their career and transformed popular culture.

In addition to Cumming, the film features Michael Cunningham, Lea Delaria, Hedda Lettuce, David Mitchell and many of Ptown's colorful residents. Ptown Diaries also examines Provincetown's rich artistic history with writers and playwrights such as Norman Mailer, Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill.

A week after the Outfest screening, Ptown Diaries will be having its world premiere on Logo's Real Momentum on Saturday, July 25. Visit the Logo website for airtimes.

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