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John Patrick Shanley Hits Provincetown

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Five Corners, 1987

Playwright John Patrick Shanley, who won a Pulitzer Prize for “Doubt” and an Oscar for his screenplay for “Moonstruck,” was born in the Bronx, the setting for “Five Corners” (1987), which is being screened on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.

Part of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum film series at Whaler’s Wharf, the film shows at 6:30 p.m.

A curio of a film, this production was written by Shanley and directed by Tony Bill. Over the course of the flick, set in 1964, the audience is introduced to a psychotic young thug from the Bronx who has recently been released from jail and is looking in earnest for the young woman he was stalking before his incarceration. Meanwhile, she has an ex-boyfriend who gets involved in the streetwise, nostalgic story line that runs for 90 minutes and stars some familiar names, including Jodie Foster and Tim Robbins.

 

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Five Corners, 1987