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SFF LGBTQ PICKS!

This year the Sarasota Film Festival was able to expand its LGBT programming, thanks to a generous grant from Our Sarasota Fun. The SFF Programming Team selected the very best LGBT films this year and created a panel discussion about LGBT filmmaking.

 

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FIRST GIRL I LOVED

Michael Dunaway, SFF Director of Programming, has proclaimed FIRST GIRL I LOVED as one of his favorite films this year.  This coming out story involving a high school girl is so authentic, so universal, that somehow you’ll feel it’s your story too. It taps into the feeling we all have at some point in middle or high school of not fitting in, of confused identity-building, of feeling different and not even knowing how to articulate it. One of the most powerful elements is that there really are no bad guys in this film, just well-meaning people getting in their own way. This won the Audience Award, NEXT section, at the Sundance Film Festival.

Friday, April 8, 4:45pm

Sunday, April 10, 6:45pm

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SFF LOCAL PICKS!

 

KATEPLAYSCHRISTINEOur local program draws a large crowd each year, so we recommend getting tickets while you can! Here are our picks for films that were shot in Florida, by Florida filmmakers, and about Florida.

 As with all of our programs, these films are not rated and may contain material of a sensitive nature. For films for the family please take a look at our youthFEST program!

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7 MUST SEE MOVIES FOR MARCH 23RD!

NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU
Not many people are game-changers in two different walks of life. Norman Lear became famous as the father of modern television comedy, having created "All in the Family", "Good Times", "The Jeffersons", "Sanford and Son", "Maude", and many others. Then, at the beginning of the Reagan era, he walked away from it all to form People for the American Way, one of the foremost progressive advocacy groups of the last half century. SFF alums Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (DETROPIA) tell Lear's story with a bit of help from George Clooney, Jay Leno, Russell Simmons, and many more... including, of course, the inimitable Norman Lear himself.
 
Sun, Apr 3 5:30 PM
Tue, Apr 5 3:00 PM
 

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