In Their Shoes...® provides Nantucket Film Festival audiences with an in-depth and revealing glimpse into the work of major screenwriters, actors, and other film artists. These hour-long conversations are always among the highlights of the festival, with past talks including many of our past Screenwriters Tribute honorees as well the likes of Robin Wright, Glenn Close, Frank Langella, Jim Carrey, and Meg Ryan.

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Sunday, June 24
Doors at 1:30 PM
Nantucket High School

A one-on-one discussion between this year’s Screenwriters Tribute honoree, Noah Baumbach, and Chris Matthews promises to be an eye opener. On the docket, Baumbach’s body of work (The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Mistress America (NFF 2015), Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale)and his deft and unique brand of storytelling.

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Noah Baumbach, this year’s honoree, has a talent for creating idiosyncratic, flawed, and utterly believable characters. Since debuting with Kicking and Screaming in 1995, Baumbach has brought urbane wit and sophisticated sensitivity to a series of whip-smart films. He writes familial and romantic relationships with cringe-worthy, unfiltered accuracy that has brought him tremendous acclaim. His screenplay for The Squid and the Whale, which he also directed, was nominated for an Oscar®. Baumbach just wrapped filming his latest work, starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, and Adam Driver. 

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Adam Driver was most recently seen starring in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, alongside Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig. Driver recently completed shooting Noah Baumbach’s next feature opposite Scarlett Johansson, as well as The Torture Report directed by Scott Z. Burns.   He will next appear in Spike Lee’s The BlackKklansmanwhich will be released 8/10/18.

Driver won the Volpi Cup Award for Best Actor for Hungry Hearts, which premiered at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival. Other recent credits include Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special, and J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens

His other film credits include: While We’re Young, This Is Where I Leave YouTracksInside Llewyn DavisLincolnFrances Ha, and J. Edgar. Driver also starred on HBO’s critically acclaimed series Girls. His performance in Girls garnered him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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Ben Stiller is a producer, director, writer, and actor. He has directed and starred in Reality Bites, Zoolander, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Tropic Thunder. Stiller’s acting credits include There’s Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Greenberg, While We’re Young, and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Stiller also co-created, with Judd Apatow, the Emmy Award.-winning series The Ben Stiller Show. Stiller has been on the NFF Board of Directors since the Festival’s inception.


Hosted by Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews brings the outspoken and impeccable interviewing skills he has honed on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews to engage renowned Festival guests in in-depth conversations. At NFF, Matthews has interviewed Glenn Close, Aaron Sorkin, Robin Wright, Nancy Meyers, Vera Farmiga, Charlie Kaufman, David O. Russell, Spike Jonze, and Steve Martin, among others.