Provincetown Film Art Series

Provincetown Film Series

What: Howard Karren, a former editor of Premiere Magazine and the current Arts Editor at the Provincetown Banner, curates this annual series, introduces each film, and leads a discussion afterward. This annual series is presented by Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM) and the Provincetown Film Society (PFS).

This year, the films in the series are grouped into four themes: Women See Women, Once Upon A Time in the East, The Politics of Art, and Places and Connections.

When: Every other Wednesday beginning on Wed, 11/15. Times below

Where: Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial Street, Provincetown (Directions).


  • Individual Tickets: $12; Seniors & Kids: $10; Members: $8 | Buy Tickets
  • Season Pass for FIlm Series: $195; PAAM & PFS members: $150 | Buy Pass
  • Kick-off Party: $40 General Admission; $30 for PAAM members; Season Pass Holders – Included

2018 Film Schedule

Wed, 1/24: Columbus (2017). 7:00pm

Wed, 1/31: Mother (2009). 7:00pm

Wed, 2/7: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010).

Wed, 2/21: Pennies from Heaven (1981). 7:00pm

Wed, 3/14: I Killed My Mother (2009). 7:00pm

Wed, 3/21: ¡Women Art Revolution (2010). 7:00pm

Wed, 4/4: Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words (2016). 7:00pm

Wed, 4/18: Atlantic City (1980). 7:00pm

Wed, 5/2: The Wanderers (1979) 7:00pm

Wed, 5/16: Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976). 7:00pm

Past Films

Sun, 11/12 at 1pmSeries Kick-Off Party – Robert Altman’s Nashville at 2pm.

Wed, 11/15: The Wedding Plan (2016). 7:00pm

Wed, 11/29: Take This Waltz (2011). 7:00pm

Wed, 12/13: Toni Erdmann (2016). 7:00pm

Wed, 1/3: Things to Come (2016). 7:00pm

Wed, 1/10: Oldboy (2003). 7:00pm

About Howard Karren

A childhood love of film and art has become for Howard a lifelong obsession. He studied film theory and semiotics at Brown University and got his MFA at Columbia University’s film school. That turned into a career of editing and writing about film and Hollywood, including 13 years at the national movie magazine Premiere, as well as stints at PeopleNew YorkMagazine, and Sony Style, and editing the book Premiere’s Guide to Movies on Video. In Provincetown, Howard is the Arts Editor for the Banner, and has published essays on film and media in the annual journal Provincetown Arts. He lives in Truro year-round with his husband, Ed Christie, and also co-owns the Alden Gallery, and works as a consultant at the Waters Edge Cinema.

Provincetown Film Art Series