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DAY 6 @ SFF!

7 MUST SEE MOVIES 4/6!
 
MISS SHARON JONES!
 
Someone once told Sharon Jones that she was "too black, too fat, too short, and too old" to make it big as a singer. We can all thank the heavens that she didn't listen. As the frontwoman for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, she now stands at the forefront of the neo-soul revival, and her live shows are a wonder to behold. But in 2013 she faced a brand new struggle - she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Two-time Academy Award® winner and frequent SFF guest Barbara Kopple was there to chronicle her journey. MISS SHARON JONES! is a stirring portrait of courage, perseverance, and - ultimately - triumph.
Barbara Kopple will be in attendance.
 
Sun, Apr 3 1:45 PM
Wed, Apr 6 6:45 PM

LITTLE MEN
 
The latest New York drama from acclaimed director Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) follows Brian (Greg Kinnear), Kathy, and their son, Jake, as they move into the building inherited from Brian's father. Jake quickly becomes best friends with Tony, the son of the seamstress that rents the space on the ground floor. Brian and Kathy learn that Brian's father had been charging the shop rent far below market value. They face a financial crisis themselves and they're forced to make some difficult decisions. In the aftermath of this, Jake's friendship with Tony is put to the test. LITTLE MEN is a vibrant and tender exploration of friendship that is sure to resonate long after the credits roll.

Sat, Apr 2 5:15 PM
Wed, Apr 6 9:00 PM

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LO AND BEHOLD 
Documentarian Werner Herzog likes to take on big topics in his films: in LO AND BEHOLD, he tackles the Internet-all of it. This breezy, consistently thought-provoking documentary doesn't purport to be exhaustive (what would such a film about the World Wide Web look like?) but it does offer a fascinating once-over of the Internet's glories and dangers, extolling its ability to connect people while at the same time worrying about its toxic skill at alienating us from each other and our true selves. Here, Herzog breaks tradition and invites his cornucopia of guests to guide the movie's talking points. It's Herzog's intelligence and curiosity that ties the whole thing together, reminding us once again of his singular ability to provoke wonder and profundity with his work.
Wed, Apr 6 9:15 PM
THE ART OF THE PRANK
ART OF THE PRANK tells the story of New York artist and media activist Joey Skaggs who has gained notoriety for his elaborate media hoaxes that bring to light societal flaws and satirize these imperfections. Known as the mastermind behind the Celebrity Sperm Bank, the Cathouse for Dogs, the Fat Squad, and the Portofess (the mobile confessional booth), he has successfully tricked mainstream media into believing his outrageous schemes since the 1960s. Filmmaker Andrea Marini is given the unique opportunity to follow the mischievous prankster as he puts together the most demanding hoax of his career.
In attendance:  Director: Andrea Marini; Producer: Judy Drosd; 
Joey Skaggs
Wed, Apr 6 4:30 PM
NUTS!
During the Depression, Dr. John Romulus Brinkly achieved success by implanting goat testicles as a cure for impotence! Winner of the Special Jury Award for Editing at Sundance, this "mostly true" story of a charlatan, entrepreneur and eccentric genius is told by a "hilariously unreliable narrator" using wacky drawings, animated re-enactments, archival footage and a foot-tapping soundtrack. Dr. Brinkly had millions of ideas (a million-watt border radio station, junk mail, infomercials), some so audacious that the government had to create regulations to stop him. Award-winning director Penny Lane (OUR NIXON) crafts yet another engrossing documentary. This laugh-out-loud film is sure to be the most fun you have ever had watching a documentary!
 
Tue, Apr 5 7:15 PM
Wed, Apr 6 6:30 PM
 
SHORTS 6: NARRATIVE 3

Sometimes it's hard to understand life's hurdles.

Included Shorts:
AUSTERITY
THE BIG DAM (LE BARRAGE)
SEMELE 
SOPHIE 
TASTE OF LIFE 
THE WIDOW 
WINTER HYMNS 
WITHHELD
Tue, Apr 5:30 PM
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MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS

The US isn't the only country struggling with a bloated health care bureaucracy, as this Mexican drama shows.When Sonia Bonet (the fantastic Jana Raluy) goes in search of answers at the office of the insurance company that refuses to pay for the medicine to treat her husband's tumor, she's plunged into a strange, Kafkaesque world of bureaucratic nightmare. Like a creepy hybrid of FALLING DOWN and BRAZIL, the film depicts Bonet's dogged assurance to find answers, no matter what it costs her. The film is relatively short and quick-paced, but it drives home its point effectively as Rodrigo Plá, a jury prize winner at Berlin in 2012 for LA DEMORA, returns with another triumph.
 
Wed, Apr 6 7:30 PM

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