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.
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