Anne Meara, Ben Stiller to Appear at the Nantucket Film Festival
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award nominee Anne Meara (Anna Christie) and her son, Ben Stiller, who is currently starring in the Broadway revival of The House of Blue Leaves, will make appearances at the 16th Annual Nantucket Film Festival, to run June 22-26, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Stiller will return to present the All-Star Comedy Roundtable, which will be hosted by Seth Meyers ("Saturday Night Live") and Aziz Ansari.
Meara will be joined by "Glee" star Mike O'Malley to host Late Night Storytelling.
At the festival, actress Vera Farmiga will screen her directorial debut, "Higher Ground," as the closing-night film and will also receive the Compass Rose Acting Award. Paul Haggis is this year's Screenwriting Tributee.
Disney/Pixar's "Cars 2" is scheduled to open the festival along with the Sundance documentary "Buck."
For more information, visit www.nantucketfilmfestival.org.
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