18th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival Underway

Taiwanese director Ang Lee smiles during a media event for the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee believes the modest clout of the premier awards for Chinese-language films will grow as the market for such films increases. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwanese director Ang Lee smiles during a media event for the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

PROVINCETOWN – With the warm weather comes a Cape Cod tradition – the Provincetown International Film Festival.

The event, in its 18th year, starts Wednesday with the opening film Captain Fantastic staring Vigo Mortenson.

This year’s Filmmaker on the Edge is director Ang Lee. His films include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Broke Back Mountain.

Emmy, Tony and Grammy award winner Cynthia Nixon will receive the Excellence in Acting Award.

Nixon is best known as Miranda on ‘Sex and the City.’

For film recommendations and local film critic reviews, visit the Provincetown Community Television’s Facebook page.

By AMY DAVIES, Provincetown Community Television

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