The Nantucket Film Festival announced its final lineup and honorees today, including “Saturday Night Live” great Molly Shannon, who will receive the Compass Rose Acting Award. Shannon will receive the honor from actor Michael Ian Black during a panel conversation titled “In Their Shoes” with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. The award celebrates an actor’s ability to tell cinematic stories, and Shannon follows in the footsteps of Vera Farmiga, Robert Duvall and Meg Ryan.
The previously announced Screenwriters Tribute Award recipient, director Oliver Stone, will also partake in an “In Their Shoes” discussion with filmmaker Eugene Jarecki. “Foxcatcher” director Bennett Miller will present the award and “Late Night”’s Seth Meyers will host.
Additionally, the New Voices in Screenwriting Award will go to Sian Heder whose “Tallulah,” starring Ellen Page and Allison Janey, will screen during the festival. Meanwhile, Loki Films’ Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady will take home Special Achievements in Documentary Storytelling Award for “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,” the festival’s centerpiece film.
The Nantucket Film Festival kicks off June 22 to 27. Tickets go on sale May 20 at nantucketfilmfestival.org.