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LAST DAY @ SFF 2016!

LAST DAY AT SFF!
Last day at SFF!
Thank you all for helping make the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival a SUCCESSTIVAL!
Join us as we end the festival with more great films!
 
ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS ADDED!
 
Sunday, April 10th
 
10:15 AM  THE GUYS NEXT DOOR GET TICKETS
 
6:15 PM  AFTER CIRCUS GET TICKETS
 
8:30 PM   MONTY COMES BACK GET TICKETS
 
9:15 PM NOW MORE THAN EVER: THE HISTORY OF CHICAGO GET TICKETS
CHEVALIER
 
The setup is irresistible - six men on a luxury yacht are stranded in the middle of the Aegean Sea. In order to stave off boredom while their boat is being repaired they decide to test their friendship with a series of contests designed to determine which of them is, in a phrase too wonderful for words, "The Best in General." In this witty exploration of machismo and competitiveness taken to absurd levels the 6 friends will measure and rate each other, they will become enemies, spies, saboteurs and unlikely allies. One man will emerge victorious, and he will have the honor of wearing the Chevalier ring. Director Athina Rachel Tsangari's sophomore feature, CHEVALIER, won Best Film at the London Film Festival and further establishes Tsangari as one of the most exciting talents of the Greek New Wave.
 
Sun, Apr 10 9:15 PM

CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR
 
Thai director Apichatpong Weeasethakul's latest film takes place in a military hospital in a small town in Thailand. The soldiers there seem to have been stricken by a mysterious sleeping sickness. Jen, a new volunteer, is told by the staff that the machines the soldiers are hooked up to are part of their treatment, but she has visions in which mysterious visitors tell her they have a more sinister purpose. CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR is a poetic amalgamation of images, ideas and moods. This emotional and philosophical terrain is where Weeasethakul feels most comfortable, and he's still finding fresh ways to explore it.
 
Sun, Apr 10 10:45 AM
 
MAD
When Mel suffers a nervous breakdown, her daughters Connie and Casey couldn't care less. Convinced she is only seeking attention, they leave her in the care of the hospital's psych ward. Years of repressed emotions and resentment come to light as this dysfunctional family learns to cope with Mel's new situation. The road to recovery is strenuous but, when given the chance, heals those who didn't even know they were suffering. Weaving together comedy and drama, MAD takes a lighthearted approach to family crisis, showing that sometimes all you can do is laugh.
 
In attendance- Director: Robert Putka; Cast: Jennifer Lafleur
 
Sun, Apr 10 12:45 PM
SOME BEASTS
*INDIE VISIONS SPECIAL JURY AWARD WINNER*
Sal (Frank Mosley) aspires to be a modern-day Thoreau, living and working in a remote Appalachian farming community. Facing hardships and the complications of a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend Rene, Sal questions the myth and reality of his values. After a tragedy strikes the close-knit community, Sal must reconcile his place in a world that lives outside of the law. Director Cameron Bruce Nelson's background in anthropology, documentary filmmaking, and experience working in Virginia as a farmhand for 3 years inform the film's intense realism. Yet the film's experimental feel and meditative moments create an intimate view into the culture of contemporary Appalachia.
In attendance: Director: Cameron Bruce Nelson; Cast: Frank Mosley
 
Sun, Apr 10 5:45 PM
DE PALMA

SFF alum Noah Baumbach (FRANCES HA) and Jake Paltrow (YOUNG ONES) team up to showcase the career of the great Brian De Palma, not with a star-studded tribute, but with an in-depth conversation with the man himself. Although De Palma's biggest hits after CARRIE were arguably crime stories like SCARFACE, CARLITO'S WAY and THE UNTOUCHABLES, the bulk of his career was devoted to Hitchockian psychosexual thriller classics like DRESSED TO KILL, BLOW OUT, and BODY DOUBLE. Paltrow says, "The more you talk to Brian, the more valuable this stuff is, and at a certain point, we just thought, 'It must be recorded!'"
Sun, Apr 10 5:00 PM
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CAMERAPERSON
*BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE WINNER* 

As a cinematographer, Kristen Johnson has garnered acclaim for her work on documentaries such as PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL, THE INVISIBLE WAR, THE OATH, and CITIZENFOUR amongst many others. This time around she takes the director’s chair. The ensuing documentary is a contemplative memoir patched together from disparate excerpts from her previous works, and its intimacy takes you by surprise. Johnson’s camera takes us from Tahrir Square to a Serbian kill site during the war, and from the World Trade Center to a new-born baby struggling to survive in an ill-equipped Nigerian hospital. One of the biggest revelations at Sundance, CAMERAPERSON is a kaleidoscopic gem that illuminates and reframes the art of the craft, as well as the art of life.
Sun, Apr 10 8:00 PM
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