In Afternoon Tea Talks, select festival guests talk about their life and work in a moderated conversation over refreshments.


Gillian Jacobs and Curated

Gillian Jacobs is an actress and director who recently starred in the Netflix original series Love for producer Judd Apatow. Previously, she starred in the critically-acclaimed comedy Community. On the film side, Jacobs recently wrapped the lead role in the feature film Larry for Amblin, and her other work includes the Netflix film Ibiza, Warner Bros.’ Life of the Party, opposite Melissa McCarthy, and Mike Birbiglia's Don’t Think Twice.

As a director, Jacobs helmed the narrative short film Curated for Refinery29's groundbreaking Shatterbox Series with TNT. She previously made her directorial debut with The Queen of Code, a documentary short film about the computer scientist and high-ranking naval officer Grace Hopper. As a writer, Jacobs has contributed articles and interviews to Lenny Letter as well as Glamour Magazine

Date: friday, June 21
Conversation and Screening at 3:00 PM | Happy Hour at 4:00 PM
Legacy lounge in the harborview room


Film: Curated

Director: Gillian Jacobs | Writer: Amelia Gray | USA / 2018 / 12 mins / Narrative

During a reluctantly undertaken trip to her late grandmother’s grand home in the middle of nowhere, Nancy learns that a person’s sentiments and complexities aren’t limited to the things they leave behind for self-preservation. 


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Donick Cary: From David Letterman to The Simpsons to Docs

Nantucket native and longtime NFF board member Donick Cary has done it all and seen it all. He’s written for television shows ranging from Late Show with David Letterman to The Simpsons, (America’s most celebrated animated series), and he has directed an upcoming feature documentary about hallucinogens that was sparked by stories told at Late Night Storytelling. Cary will talk about the origins of his ideas and will also show scenes from The R Word, a documentary about Native Americans, racism, and the NFL franchise from Washington, D.C. which he is making with his 10-year-old son, Otis.

Donick Cary has worked as a writer and producer for a variety of programs, including Late Show with David Letterman, The Simpsons, Just Shoot Me!, Bored to Death, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, and A.P. Bio.

Moderated by Marc Skvirsky, Vice President at Facing History and Ourselves.


Date: saturday, June 22
Conversation and Screening at 3:00 PM | Happy Hour at 4:00 PM
Legacy lounge in the harborview room