Friday, July 19, 2024

Spend a night in jail with John Waters and have dinner with Murray Bartlett!

The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) has announced details for its fourth annual winter auction. Taking place online February 2-11, 2024, the the PFS annual winter auction features a variety of items, experiences, and getaways, including “A Night in Jail with John Waters” and a private dinner for two with Emmy Award-winning actor Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus, Welcome to the ChippendalesTales of the CityLooking). 

“A Night in Jail with John Waters” is a once-in-a-life sentence experience. Four lucky inmates will get the chance to go behind bars to dine and spend the night in Provincetown Jail with John Waters in July 2024. After a private meal served by Chef Jacob Hetnarski, inmates can return to their cells for the night, or prowl the corridors in the hopes of making friends – just be up in time for 6am parole!

All proceeds will benefit the mission of Provincetown Film Society to present and advocate for gender, racial, and LGBTQ+ representation on screen by providing year-round programming and platforms that allow voices of all kinds to be heard, as well as the upcoming 26th annual Provincetown International Film Festival, which runs June 12-16, 2024.

Additional auction items include:

–      Unique to Provincetown tour and dining experiences

–      A personal recorded voicemail greeting from Kathleen Turner

–      A private Provincetown dune tour

–      Luxury rentals in Provincetown, New York, Palm Springs and more

–      A week-long stay in an iconic Provincetown dune shack

–      Pickleball clinic for 4 with a pro instructor

–      An African safari trip

–      Private dinners with Provincetown celebrity chefs

–      Gift certificates to local and regional restaurants and shops

–      Tickets to major league sporting events

–      Passes to the 26th Provincetown International Film Festival

Anne Hubbell, Executive Director of the Provincetown Film Society, said: “Once again, the PFS auction has outdone itself with exemplary offerings that encapsulate the fun and uniqueness of Provincetown. We appreciate the generous donations from Provincetown businesses and individuals, as well as support from the international film community.”

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About John Waters

John Waters is a writer, director, photographer and performer. He has written and directed sixteen movies and authored ten books including his last novel, Liarmouth. His one man spoken-word show “Devil’s Advocate” will be performed this summer at Town Hall on July 25th.

About Jake Hetnarski 

Chef Jake Hetnarski first started cooking at Barbara Lynch Restaurants: No.9 Park, Stir, and Menton at the ripe age of 13. Shortly after completing high school, he landed a job at New York restaurant Prune, under tutelage of Ashley Merriman. Jake just created and launched Sweet Somethings Supper Club. All the while, Jake also continues to take on unique and challenging culinary endeavors.

About PFS

Provincetown Film Society (PFS) which began as the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) in 1999, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of emerging as well as acclaimed directors, producers, and actors. Our mission is articulated through three primary activities: the annual Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF); a year-round theater operation, Water’s Edge Cinema; and the Gabrielle A. Hanna Provincetown Film Institute for film and media artist residencies and conferences. A substantial contributor to the economic and creative vitality of America’s oldest art colony, PFS is dedicated to becoming a sustainable, year-round cultural organization that brings film education, genre-specific festivals, and cultural partnerships to outer Cape Cod.

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