His supportive wife couldn’t bet on his talent for him, Chef G had to bet on himself…
Premiere of the first part (16 mins) of a unique kids project, started with the help of the Sarasota Film Festival after its in-theater program was postponed due to the coronavirus. Kids (K-12) around the world, isolated from their friends and activities had a unique and free opportunity to make a large international movie without leaving their homes. Organizers of the World’s Largest Zombie Movie, themselves professional filmmakers, provided weekly instructions and script pages for the zombie epic, which was filmed in waves (currently numbering 4) by over 330 filmmakers from 17 countries! The premiere is followed by a Q&A with some of the involved filmmakers.
From the Academy Award winning team behind Curfew, The Helping Hand explores the ties between technology and a growing family. With a new baby at home, young parents adopt a hi-tech monitoring system. Will it be an answer to their woes or have they invited a monster into their home?
A year after his wife’s death, Daniel sees her impact on every place and face in his small Cuban community.
Just under 2 million civilians ride the New York City Subway every year. What if the masterminds controlling this underground system were voice over actors? Signal Problems, a 2 minute comedy starring Joel Garland (Orange is The New Black) and Molly Leland (Ozark), explores the dystopian world in which the New York City MTA is unreliable.
Artist/filmmaker Faith Hubley drew a self-portrait in her journal every day for the last decades of her life. Decades later, her daughter revisits specific memories and dreams, and considers a relationship altered by death. Music by Georgia Hubley.
Logging is a big part of the culture of the Midwest, so much so that games and competitions have arose around it. Watch the diversity in the world of competitive logging and the families and cultures that have grown from it, and the heros it has created!
A devastated wife and husband, stuck in the aftermath of a school shooting that killed their only son, are bombarded by friends and neighbors who want them to re-join the human race. Inspired by the real life story of Nashville country singer/songwriter Freddy Weller, and his wife Pippy. Starring Lori Fischer and country music star Phil Vassar.
A procession of men in white clothing walk a young woman in a strange procession. In this obscure landscape, a perpetual biological universe will transform her body.
With no electricity and a storm raging outside, a young girl named Mia and her mother Kierra, pass the time by reading a picture book. Mia frightened by the ominous storm is comforted and reassured by her mother. Worried about what might happen during the hurricane, Mia’s mother tries to lighten the mood. However, this joyful moment is halted abruptly. The door is blown open by the forces of the wind. Paralyzed in fear the mother looks at the storm directly as Mia tries to get her attention. The mother comes to her senses and rushes with Mia to the bathroom. Mia’s mom terrified by what she saw sits in the tub distressed and broken. Mia realizes that she needs to be strong for her mother and comforts her the same way she was comforted. This relaxes the mom and brings her back to good spirits. While looking at their bathroom door they hear a sound come from above them. Before Mia realizes, mom covers Mia to protect her. Mia opens her eyes and witnesses the roof being torn off. There is nowhere else to run.
This probing profile reveals how “Vietnam Veterans Against the War” were targeted/infiltrated by their government.
When an applicant can’t complete a captcha test, his interview escalates from cordial to combative.
An unlikely friendship forms between bullied Yves and popular Charlotte fueled by their love for synchronized swimming.
A talented Filipino American singer’s Vegas career stagnates as she feels increasingly distant from her daughter.
Secular Salim returns home to his devout and traditional Muslim family for his mother’s wake.
The restoration of (and history housed within) the Sarasota Courthouse is explored in this documentary.
In the midst of Pine Ridge’s suicide crisis, “Tiny” DeCory’s performance-art-based “Bears” based program saves lives.
Gender roles and societal expectations are deconstructed in this darkly hilarious affront to systemic misogyny.
These musical legends not only helped shape jazz, but continue to inspire Tampa Bay talent today.
Pop-culture-obsessed Cam Parker creates, gifts (to celebrities), and surrounds himself with his art.
Far from her family, Rocio (a Colombian immigrant in NY) finds out her grandmother is severely ill.
After a fellow officer takes his life, Chris is forced to reckon with his own suicidal ideations.
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