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7 MUST SEE MOVIES: 4/10 Sarasota Film Festival

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by: The Insider

If a film is marked "Artist in Attendance" that means you are in for an incredible experience. One or more of the filmmakers (director/producer/writer/etc.) will be in the theater to do a Q&A with the audience after the movie. Actors sometimes appear as well.SOFT IN THE HEAD

Independent Visions Competition presented by Factory 25

WORLD PREMIERE AT SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL

Artist in Attendance

Thrown out of her New York City apartment, Natalia (Sheila Etxeberria) relies on the kindness of friends and strangers. Seemingly unaware of the havoc she wreaks, she skips from one place to another, including her best friend's, where she drunkenly crashes a holiday meal. Natalia ends up staying at a shelter run by genuinely good Maury, who takes an interest in making her life better -- but life is not that simple. Set on the cacophonous streets of New York, SOFT IN THE HEAD is a look at how easy it is to lose one’s head in the big city.

Wed, 4/10 5:15 PM

Thu, 4/11 3:15 PM

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A SONG STILL INSIDE

Artist in Attendance

Independent Visions Competition presented by Factory 25

Mike is an actor. Or he used to be. Or he still could be. Except Maggie is also an actor, and a more successful one at that. As Maggie books bigger and bigger roles – and works longer and longer hours – Mike is left at home taking care of their newborn son. About to miss yet another audition due to Maggie’s schedule, Mike makes a life-changing mistake: he leaves their son alone and goes anyway. Gregory Collins’ A SONG STILL INSIDE is a look into the struggles of living a creative life while trying to preserve your identity within a family.

Wed, 4/10 6:45 PM

Fri, 4/12 2:30 PM

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FORBIDDEN VOICES

Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are not frightened of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women stand for a new, networked generation of modern rebels. In Cuba, China and Iran their blogs shake the foundations of the state information monopoly – putting their lives at great risk. Barbara Miller’s FORBIDDEN VOICES follows these women on their journey and trace their use of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to denounce and combat the violations of human rights and freedom of speech in their countries, triggering international pressure for reform.

Wed, 4/10 2:30 PM

Sun, 4/14 12:00 PM

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FALL AND WINTER

FALL AND WINTER is an epic and spectacularly photographed journey across the U.S. in search of what is causing our unfolding global crisis. Pollution, droughts and diminishing resources now threaten the very engine driving these catastrophes: civilization itself. Massive dislocations are manifesting in our lifetime, and our world will never be the same. This is not a story of despair but rather a rallying effort to find our way back towards harmony with nature. FALL AND WINTER uncovers ingenious new strategies for the future while drawing on past wisdom; it is a survival guide for the 21st century.

Wed, 4/10 5:00 PM

Thu, 4/11 2:30 PM

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LA SOURCE

Artist in Attendance for the accompanying short, THIS IS NORMAL

LA SOURCE follows Josue Lajeunesse, a lead janitor at Princeton as he pursues his quest to improve and modernize the water system of his birth town, La Source in Haiti. Lajeunesse works two jobs to support not only his own family in New Jersey but also the extended family he left behind. His energy and hard work spurs Princeton students to put on a fund-raising concert, they also find a pair of NGOs, Generosity Water and Operation Blessing, to agree to help the janitor realize his dream of laying miles of pipe leading to a clean and safe village cistern.

Tue, 4/9 3:15 PM

Wed, 4/10 4:30 PM

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SHORTS III

Artist in Attendance

Temptation, temptation, what to do?

Included Shorts

GUN (17min) ** ALASKA IS A DRAG (14min) ** ANGELA WRIGHT (13min) ** JOYFUL GIRL (8min) ** MIGRAINE (18min) ** THE ONLY BAR IN TOWN (10min) ** RED VELVET (17min)

Wed, 4/10 12:30 PM

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MONSTERS (MONSTRUOS)

Artist in Attendance

An estimated 42 people a year have been killed in Chicago by the Fisk and Crawford coal-burning plants, two of the oldest remaining in the US. Leila Mendez, who has lived 4 blocks from the Fisk since she was 9 years old, knew nothing about this until she herself got cancer. She has since worked tirelessly to shut down these plants, which she comes to realize disproportionately affect people of color. MONSTERS follows Leila over several years - through triumphs and setbacks, and above all is testimony to the power of hope.

Wed, 4/10 2:15 PM

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