DON'T FORGET, all films today before 5:00 PM are only 8 bucks! Today we have a great audio interview with Peter Sanders, director of Altina, co-hosted by morning drive radio superstar Robyn Davis from WWPR 1490 AM's Henry Raines Show! Listen to Henry's show for more great talk and some SFF surprises!
And tonight's the night for Rory Kennedy's IN CONVERSATION at the Sarasota High School at 5:30 PM! This is your chance to see history come alive as Rory discusses her film ETHEL (all about the extraordinary life of her mother Ethel Kennedy, wife of Robert Kennedy.) CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!
SPOTLIGHT FILM WITH FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE: ALTINA DIRECTED BY PETER SANDERS
A sheltered heiress who grew up cloistered in one of New York City's most richly-historied mansions, kept, along with her sisters and beautiful young mother under lock and key by a well-meaning but domineering, old world tycoon father, Altina Schinasi Miranda (1907-1999), a pre-feminist visionary, broke wildly free of her constraints and forged a free-spirited, civically active, and creatively prolific life.
Altina screens at 5:45 PM today. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!
CLICK THE GREEN "PLAY" BUTTON TO HEAR THE DIRECTOR DISCUSS HIS FILM!
ALSO TODAY WITH FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE (Click on the titles to buy tickets!)
NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING examines Adele, a young woman dying to escape Bartow, FL. Driven by the promise of excitement, she moves to New York City, leaving behind her best friend, Sara. Wanting to take up space in the city of her dreams, but not knowing how, she finds herself racing in all the wrong directions. Meanwhile, Sara, stuck at home with her depressed father, becomes strangely liberated by the absence of Adele. As the two girls grow in different directions, the texture and nature of their friendship shifts radically, a reminder of just how much separation can create barriers and longing between old friends.
Malcolm (Tysheeb Hickson) and Sofia (Tashiana R. Washington) are graffiti loving teenagers on a mission; they want to tag the ultimate New York City target, the NY Mets home-run apple at CitiField. But the road to becoming legends is a difficult one; without the money or resources required to complete their masterpiece, and with a rival graffiti gang breathing down their necks, they undertake a plan to get what they need by hustling on the streets of Manhattan. GIMME THE LOOT blends romance, comedy, drama and the cinematic history of graffiti culture to tell the story of kids looking to make their mark.
When she was a young woman, Ethel Skakel met a handsome young man on a skiing trip and they soon fell in love and married. That man, Bobby Kennedy, went on to become one of the central figures in American politics in the 1950’s and 60’s. But few know Ethel Kennedy’s own amazing story, the story of a wife, mother and humanitarian who experienced first hand some of the most important events of our times. In ETHEL, Rory Kennedy shares her mother’s story with grace, humor and a deep passion for life, creating one of the most entertaining documentary films of the year.
Rory Kennedy In Attendance
What do you get when you blend horror, experimental, and sex? Midnight Sexy Shorts! Using narratives, documentaries, and animations, this assortment of shorts is definitely unique!
EL PREMIO - Matinee!
POETRY OF RESILIANCE - Matinee!
17 GIRLS - Matinee!
RESTORATION - Matinee!
BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES - Matinee!
RANDOM STRANGERS - Matinee!
THE GIANTS - Matinee!
AND FOR BALLET FANS:
If you bought a ticket to TRASH DANCE or JOFFERY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE then you want to see this one!
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