AT PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING
The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney reported late last night that Brian De Palma will be a surprise guest at Saturday night's screening of Passion at the Provincetown International Film Festival. Rooney is reporting this as the U.S. premiere of the film, because the big New York Film Festival screening last year was canceled after an embarrassing glitch left De Palma and a packed house waiting for a film that was never to start. The film did screen at the festival two more times after that, but in smaller theaters. It also played at Provincetown this past Wednesday, the first night of the film fest. What characterizes the screening this Saturday as the U.S. premiere, then, is the fact that De Palma will be there to participate in an audience Q&A following the screening, in a more properly planned evening event (and a nice last-minute surprise for the audience).