Alan Cumming but as often as not using author and Ptown resident Michael Cunningham (The Hours, A Home at the End of the World) as our guide, with occasional remarks from the late Norman Mailer (a longtime Ptown resident and booster), the film was written and directed by Joseph Mantegna (not to be confused with actor Joe Mantegna) and seems to delight in being all over the place, almost all of the time. It hops from early history to present residents and back again, gets into the fights over the use of the area's very limited land resources between "land developers" and Ptown's villagers and artists, then goes back for more history, interspersed with scenes of artists at work and more often the GLBT community at play.
Anne Packard, below, has some very interesting things to say on the subject of practicing her art.
Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams and writers and journalists like Mailer and John Reed. As we see photographs now 60 to 80 years old of a famous old tavern in the town, our narrator observes, "Every one of those bar stools has had one of these famous men fall off it."
Cinema Libre Studio and 89 minutes long -- is available now on DVD for sale, and perhaps, eventually, for rental or streaming. (I note that Netflix seems not to have it available. But maybe, with some prodding, they will.... )