youthFEST Weekend Movies!
All youthFEST films are FREE for kids 12-and-under and Student Passports (mix and match films) are just $20 for 4 tickets. Individual student tickets are $8.
VENUS AND SERENA
Venus and Serena Williams are sensational athletes who have re-shaped the game of tennis. In their portrait of the sisters’off-court lives, directors Maiken Baird and Michelle Major create a sympathetic portrait of the complicated relationship between the pair and their parents, the tennis establishment and the history and expectations of the sport. Featuring intimate, behind the scenes moments that illuminate the lives of the sisters while carefully articulating the differences between them, VENUS AND SERENA is a thrilling story of two women who, through dedication, hard work and a style that has revolutionized global sporting culture.
Sat, 4/6 6:30 PM
Sun, 4/7 4:30 PM
MORE THAN HONEY
In this beautifully realized portrait of honeybee colonies from around the world, the complicated lives and ecosystems of these vital insects are examined. MORE THAN HONEY follows the lives of the bees and the men and women who depend on them for their livelihood, showing us the intricate balancing act required for the bees and the plants they pollinate to mutually benefit and harmoniously coexist. As honeybee colonies all over the world face continued collapse, MORE THAN HONEY serves as a vital reminder of the important role these insects play in sustaining our way of life.
Sat, 4/6 8:30 PM
Mon, 4/8 5:15 PM
YOUTHFEST SHORTS II
Celebrate uniqueness, originality, and friendship with these stories as they prove that we can all make a special impact in lives of those around us. Recommended for ages 7+
Included Shorts ANTOINE'S FOUR SEASONS (33min) FOUR (3min) THE INVENTION (EL INVENTO) (20min) KALI THE LITTLE VAMPIRE (10min) LUMINARIS (6min) TIME TRAVEL BOY (13min) TWIRL (3min)
Sun, 4/7 12:15 PM
MUSICWOOD follows an unusual group of famous guitar-makers, Bob Taylor (Taylor Guitars), Chris Martin (Martin Guitars) and Dave Berryman (Gibson Guitars) as they drop their commercial differences and travel together to the largest coastal temperate rain forest in Southeast Alaska. They have to negotiate with Native American loggers to save the centuries old Sitka Spruce trees, before it's too late for acoustic guitars. This film exposes a culture clash of huge proportions where Native American loggers, CEO’s and Greenpeace all battle over a forest that is the last of its kind on the planet.
Sat, 4/6 3:30 PM
Sun, 4/7 2:00 PM
After winning a protracted legal battle that captivated her home nation of The Netherlands, 14-year-old Laura Dekker was able to set out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In Jillian Schlesinger’s MAIDENTRIP, Dekker’s autobiographical footage from Dekker’s journey is edited into a portrait of a confident, complicated young woman. Facing numerous challenges on board her ship Guppy, Dekker’s perseverance is an inspirational story for people of all ages, a reminder that believing in yourself and your abilities can allow you to make history.
Mon, 4/8 7:30 PM
Tue, 4/9 5:00 PM
MONDAY 7:00 PM youthFEST EVENT
Monday night’s YOUTH SCREENWRITERS CIRCLE LIVE! presented at the FST KEATING THEATER is not to be missed. Get ready to laugh and cry your way to the edge of your seat at this staged reading! Original screenplays authored by students from Phoenix Academy (which sadly closes this summer) and Sarasota County Technical Institute are brought to life by performances from the Sarasota High School Drama Department. Show your support for local schools and education programs. Come celebrate creativity and collaboration with these local stars. TICKETS REQUIRED AND AVAILABLE AT THE SFF BOX OFFICE WITHIN THE REGAL HOLLYWOOD 20.