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Arts and Entertainment Thursday, Apr. 12, 2012 8 years ago

Sarasota Film Festival ALUM SPOTLIGHT: Director Amy Seimetz Interview and More Sizzling SFF Hot List Recommendations!

by: The Insider

BREAKING NEWS: Amy's film SUN DON'T SHINE screens at 7:00 PM this Saturday! Tickets Going FAST!

Amy Seimetz is a multi-talented artist who has appeared at SFF many times in recent years. As an actor you may recognize her from SFF's acclaimed THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER or last year's wonderful film by Megan Griffiths' THE OFF HOURS. (She also appeared in the SFF film THE JONESTOWN DEFENSE and A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE from V/H/S wraparound director Adam Wingard!)

This year Amy is here in support of her feature film directorial debut, SUN DON'T SHINE. This is a magnificent achievement, a film rich in atmosphere, nuance and tension filled with outstanding performances and shot in and around St. Petersburg and Bradenton! SUN DON'T SHINE screens THIS SATURDAY at 7:00 PM and encores Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 PM. Amy will be here for Q&As after both screenings! Click here to buy tickets now!

Before we talk to Amy, a few recommendations of great films at SFF 2012 from other returning alums! Click on the titles to buy tickets! They're going fast!

LEAVE ME LIKE YOU FOUND ME: The directorial debut of Adele Romanski who produced SFF alums MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER and THE FREEBIE! Adele will be here for Q&As after her screenings! Friday, April 20, 6:15 PM, encores Sunday, April 22, 7:00 PM.

ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA: Part of our Documentary Feature Competition, an amazing exploration of nuclear power plant communities and more from Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce (ROCK SCHOOL, LAST DAYS HERE, ART OF THE STEAL.) Don and Sheena will be here for Q&As after their screenings! Saturday, April 21, 5:45 PM, Sunday, April 22, 4:45 PM.

SEE GIRL RUN: Director Nate Meyers' charming and wonderful study of a woman chasing the "one who got a way" stars Robin Tunney (THE MENTALIST, THE CRAFT) and Adam Scott (PARTY DOWN, PARKS AND RECREATION). Nate won the SFF 2007 Independent Vision Award for PRETTY IN THE FACE. Nate will be here for Q&As after his screenings! Thursday, April 19, 6:15 PM. encores Sunday April 22, 1:30 PM.

NOBODY WALKS: Director Ry Russo Young's entrancing drama stars John Krasinski and Olivia Thirby. As an actor Ry appeared in SFF's HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS and last year's THE COLOR WHEEL; her directorial achiements include ORPHANS and YOU WON'T MISS ME. Ry Russo Young and producer Alica van Couvering will be here for Q&As after their screenings! Friday April 20, 5:45 PM and Saturday April 21, 7:45 PM!

REVERSE PARTHENOGENIS: Producer Sarah E. Baker is not just an SFF alum, she's former staff! The film is directed by LOST producer and MIDDLEMAN creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach. (Hey, we need to get him and Dominic Monaghan from THE DAY together for a full-on LOST reunion!) Javier and Sarah will be here for Q&As after their screenings! Part of our SHORTS1 TIME WILL TELL collection screening Monday, April 16 at 12:45 PM, encores Wednesday April 18, 2:00 PM.

Now, on to our chat with Amy Seimetz!

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