Amy Seimetz is a multi-talented artist who has appeared at SFF many times in recent years. As an actor you will recognize her from SFF's acclaimed THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER & TINY FURNITURE (and, of course, last year's wonderful film by Megan Griffiths' THE OFF HOURS.) She also appeared in the SFF film THE JONESTOWN DEFENSE and A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE from V/H/S wraparound director Adam Wingard!
This year Amy is here in support of her feature film directorial debut, SUN DON'T SHINE. This is a magnificent achievement, a film rich in atmosphere, nuance and tension filled with outstanding performances and shot in and around St. Petersburg and Bradenton! SUN DON'T SHINE screens THIS SATURDAY at 7:00 PM and encores Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 PM. Amy will be here for Q&As after both screenings! Click here to buy tickets now!
Before we talk to Amy, a few recommendations of great films at SFF 2012 from other returning alums! Click on the titles to buy tickets! They're going fast!
LEAVE ME LIKE YOU FOUND ME: The directorial debut of Adele Romanski who produced SFF alums MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER and THE FREEBIE! Adele will be here for Q&As after her screenings! Friday, April 20, 6:15 PM, encores Sunday, April 22, 7:00 PM.
ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA: Part of our Documentary Feature Competition, an amazing exploration of nuclear power plant communities and more from Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce (ROCK SCHOOL, LAST DAYS HERE, ART OF THE STEAL.) Don and Sheena will be
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SFF is delighted to welcome back director Nate Meyer. His first feature, Pretty in the Face, played SFF in 2007 and won our Independent Vision Jury Prize. Nate also shared our critics award for Independent Vision with Craig Zobel for Great World of Sound. This year he brings us See Girl Run, which you can run out and see on Thursday, April 19th at 6:15pm or Sunday, April 22nd at 1:30pm. The film stars Robin Tunney (The Craft, The Mentalist), Adam Scott (Party Down, Parks and Recreation), Jeremy Strong (The Messenger, Robot and Frank) and one of my personal favorites, the always amazing William Sadler (Die Hard 2, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, The Mist).
See Girl Run tells the story of Emmie (Tunney), a woman who leaves her comfortable married life behind to find out what might have been with her High School sweetheart (Scott). It's a romantic journey of discovery set against a lovingly shot in southern Maine. I had the great pleasure of chatting with the director recently about his experiences.
INSIDER: How did the production come together? I see that David Gordon Green (who also produced this year’s Compliance) is one of your executive producers. Was he an early mentor on the project?
NATE MEYER: David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down) and I have been good friends since our first year of film school together. One of the things I appreciate about him is that although he has made a name for himself with
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