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Thursday, April 25
 

3:00pm EDT

Jazz v. Punk: Hermosa Beach
A student mentorship film that explores how  a 1.4 square mile beach town become ground zero for two seemingly opposite styles of music.  This film is part of the student mentorship program of Sunscreen West Film Festival.

Thursday April 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:30pm EDT

Epiphany
http://epiphanythemovie.com
Drama
Koula Sossiadis Kazista & Katina Sossiadis, USA, 2018, 85 minutes St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)


Epiphany follows the story of Luka desperate to connect with her negligent father in a Greek sponge diving town in Florida. While also struggling in her relationship to her pill-addicted uncle, Luka befriends an older man and slowly uncovers her family’s mysterious past. Locally filmed in Tarpon Springs.




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Thursday April 25, 2019 4:30pm - 6:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:30pm EDT

Opening Night Film: Mother's Little Helpers
https://vimeo.com/322133348
Director/Screenwriter: Kestrin Pantera
Drama, Comedy 93 min
Florida Premiere

When Joy Pride, a groovy 70’s burn-out on the caboose of the flower power movement learns she has weeks to live, her estranged children come together to do right by a mother who always did them wrong. Cast: Milana Vayntrub (This is Us), Breeda Wool (The Affair), Melanie Hutsell (SNL), David Giuntoli (Grimm), Sam Littlefield, Kestrin Pantera

https://www.motherslittlehelpers.co​​​


Speakers
avatar for Kestrin Pantera

Kestrin Pantera

Director
Kestrin Pantera is writer/director The New York Times called “a force.” Her first feature, “Let's Ruin It With Babies,” was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as, “honest, convincing, and just plain adorable.” She created several TV series for AwesomenessTV and showran digital... Read More →
avatar for Milana Vayntrub

Milana Vayntrub

actor/writer
Milana Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress, comedian, and director most recognized for her role as Lily Adams in AT&T commercials, as Sloane on the NBC’s “This Is Us” or from her documentary on the Syrian Refugee crisis called “Can’t Do Nothing”. She can also... Read More →
avatar for Sam Littlefield

Sam Littlefield

Actor/writer
Sam Littlefield is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, producer and director. He was featured in HBO's "Sharp Objects", HBO's "The Leftovers", CW's "The Messengers" and TNT's "Good Behavior", as well as Amazon's "The After" as a series lead in a role written specifically for him by... Read More →



Thursday April 25, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Friday, April 26
 

12:00pm EDT

History Of Love
https://vimeo.com/277599317​​​
Drama
SONJA PROSENC, Norway, 2019, 105 m
Florida Premiere

Seventeen-year-old Iva is in the process of coming to terms with the death of her mother. Influenced by this deep personal loss and by the discovery that she didn't know everything about her mother, she slowly immerses herself into a hallucinatory world far from reality. History of Love is dominated by a distinctive poetic that attacks the viewer’s senses, as well as an ability to put a story together with the aid of the subtlest of suggestions.


Friday April 26, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:15pm EDT

Home Of The Brave
https://vimeo.com/322121963​​​
Drama
Deon Gibson, USA, 2019, 105 m
World Premiere
Locally Filmed

The lives of two young men collide in an unexpected way. A war veteran who returns home eager to get back to work on his dream of expanding an after-school program he started with his brother and two close friends, is faced with challenges that could put their program at risk. A confident, new cop attempts to connect with the community as one of the good guys but realizes that he may not be as prepared for the job as he thought. The stories of these two young men unfold as we witness their paths cross and their lives change because of it.




Speakers
avatar for Deon Gibson

Deon Gibson

Director



Friday April 26, 2019 2:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:00pm EDT

Tomorrow
Trailer
Drama
Martha Pinson, UK, 2018, 90 m
Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese
Starring: Stephen Fry, Stuart Brennan, Sebastian Street, Stephanie Leonidas and Sophie Kennedy Clark
An unlikely friendship will bring a man who feels he has nothing left to live for, face to face with someone living everyday as though it's his last. Uplifting, powerful, funny and moving. The directorial debut of Martha Pinson.  Winner Best Feature: Napa Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival.

Speakers
MP

Martha Pinson

Director
Martha Pinson is a filmmaker based in New York. The feature film she directed, "Tomorrow," recently won Best Narrative Feature at 3 USA festivals: SCAD Savannah, Napa Valley, and Seneca FF, NY. In 2011, she directed the short, "It's Not Saturday," for VisionFest'11's filmmaker challenge... Read More →



Friday April 26, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:15pm EDT

Off The Rails
Trailer
Comedy
Damian Fitzsimmons, USA 2018, 92 m
St. Petersburg Premiere
Starring: James Robert Wood, Vance Vlasek, David Gallegos,Courtney Dlugos, Kelly Aishling Gray

This is the coming-of-age story of three young men. It's not long after the 'summer of love', early 70's, the Age of Aquarius, social growth, political awareness and unrest. Freedom is the byword of existence and Chris, Liam, & Manny are floating aimlessly in this youth-fueled counter culture. Equally lovable as they are inept, they decide to open a bar without any previous ability or concept of what it takes. Through the trials and tribulations of their journey, they come to discover who they are as individuals and what they really want in life.


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Friday April 26, 2019 7:15pm - 9:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Saturday, April 27
 

10:00am EDT

Mysti
Drama, Family, Scifi
Robert Enriquez, USA 2019, 82 m
World Premiere

Four unlikely friends discover a mystical sea creature in a harbor and quickly discover she is both injured and vulnerable. They must develop a plan to nurse her back to health and reunite her with her family. During their adventure they meet both friend and foe along the way and ultimately create memories and a bond between these cast of characters that can never be broken.

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Saturday April 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
AMC Theater #16

4:15pm EDT

Fronteras
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaNo0lo2eXA&feature=youtu.be​​​
Drama
Andrew Dean, 2019 USA, 103 m
World Premiere
Starring: Steven Sean Garland (St. Petersburg)

A Hispanic Border Patrol Agent has his morals challenged when a life-threatening narcotic sweeps through the South West. Reyes finds himself in the Gray area between right and wrong in this dramatic story that tackles the immigration obstacles he faces everyday. When a new task force arrives to help contain the problem, Reyes will question everything he has been taught to stand for.

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Saturday April 27, 2019 4:15pm - 6:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:30pm EDT

Skippers
https://vimeo.com/238245881

Comedy
Aaron Wertheimer, USA 2018, 71 m
Florida Premiere
Starrring: Chris Roberti (High Maintenance), Kenny Zimlinghaus, and Kate Villanova.

In this offbeat comedy-drama, a mysterious drifter breathes new life into a small town by teaching the Zen of stone skipping. But not everyone is charmed by his contemplative style. And when he gets too close to the sister of a powerful local, stones might not be the only thing sinking in the river.

"Don't worry if it becomes difficult to tell what to take seriously and what to laugh at in Skippers, that is the point."- Reel Chicago

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Saturday April 27, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
AMC Theater #16

6:45pm EDT

Happy Face
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GVh5WOiwBc&t=4s
Drama
Alexandre Franchi, Canada 2019, 97 m
St. Petersburg Premiere
Starring: Robin L'Houmeau, Debbie Lynch-White

Estranged from his manipulative cancer-stricken mother, a handsome teenage boy deforms his face with bandages and joins a therapy workshop for disfigured patients in a misguided attempt to reconnect with her.

"I really liked HAPPY FACE a great deal. And by the time Stan offered his mother some french fries and vinegar I was gone, reaching for a tissue to mop up the tears. While I probably can't call it one of the absolute best films at Slamdance, I will call it one of the great joys and one the great finds not only of the festival but also of 2019. Ultimately this is a wonderful little film that is marvelously full of life." (unseen films.com; http://www.unseenfilms.net/2019/01/happy-face-2019-slamdance-2019.html)

Speakers
JB

Joëlle Bourjolly

Screennwriter



Saturday April 27, 2019 6:45pm - 8:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:00pm EDT

Ghost Light
https://www.ghostlightmovie.com/trailer
Comedy, Horror
John Stimpson, USA 2018, 100 m
Starring: Carol Kane, Cary Elwes, Roger Bart, Tom Riley, Shannyn Sossamon and Danielle Campbell

GHOST LIGHT is a supernatural comedy with a horrifying twist. Inspired by the ubiquitous superstitions of the theatre, it's the tale of a disgruntled actor who disregards the taboo of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and unwittingly unleashes the play's legendary curse on the troupe. A they bumble their way toward opening night, the evil magic of The Scottish Play reveals itself.

“This is what filmmaking is all about… A terrific, fun, deliciously dark comedy!” - Debbie Elias, Behind the Lens Online

http://moveablefest.com/ghost-light/​​​

Community Sponsor Free Fall Theater with Sunscreen Film Festival


Saturday April 27, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
AMC Theater #16

7:15pm EDT

Calzones Rotos
https://vimeo.com/323501125​​​
Drama, comedy
Arnaldo Valsecchi,, Chile 2018, 101 m
Spanish with English subtitles
St. Petersburg Premiere

It is the fifties in the Chilean valleys and only women live in a large hacienda: Matilde, the matriarch, her three maiden daughters and the youngest, who is adopted. Matilde is dying. On her deathbed, she confesses to the village priest that she had killed her husband 40 years earlier and "buried him" in a chest inside the garage. She also tells him that the chest already contained the corpse of another man who she didn't know. The secrets of the past that conditioned the lives of these women will be revived and will change everybody's lives for good.

Community Sponsor: Tampa Bay Latin  Film Festival

Saturday April 27, 2019 7:15pm - 9:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Sunday, April 28
 

11:00am EDT

Hot Mess In A Wedding Dress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mw1QT6XHUE&feature=youtu.be

Comedy, Locally Filmed
Stefanie Davis, USA 2019, 91 m
World Premiere

Bella isn’t your typical bride. As she tries to connect to her wedding dress and write her vows, she spills red wine all over it. Now she must decide if she replaces the dress, clean it, or add to the madness.

Filmed in St. Petersburg!

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Sunday April 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:00pm EDT

Dizzy Pursuit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp0QelaTF1U
Comedy
Jay Alvarez, 2018 USA, 84 m
North American Premiere
Raindance Film Festival Selection

Adam and Carly, a young couple, receive unwanted visits from family members while trying to cast their independent feature film. Stress mounts as they deal with a roach infestation, schizophrenic neighbors, and the neurosis and prejudices of estranged family members, whom they are forced to host in their 12X12 living space. A comedy in one room, DIZZY PURSUIT captures the anxiety, humor, and confusion of relationships throttled by a torrent of misfortune. And very little space.

"Dizzy Pursuit harkens back to the grunge-cinema days of the early 90s, but cuts its own path with its representation of a modern day creative couple. It’s a vital and, most importantly, enjoyable piece of independent cinema." (Loose Lips.com; http://loose-lips.com/index.php/2018/10/raindance-film-festival-dizzy-pursuit/)

Speakers
avatar for Jay Alvarez

Jay Alvarez

Director


Sunday April 28, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #18 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:15pm EDT

History Of Love
https://vimeo.com/277599317
Drama
SONJA PROSENC, Norway, 2019, 105 m
Florida Premiere

Seventeen-year-old Iva is in the process of coming to terms with the death of her mother. Influenced by this deep personal loss and by the discovery that she didn't know everything about her mother, she slowly immerses herself into a hallucinatory world far from reality. History of Love is dominated by a distinctive poetic that attacks the viewer’s senses, as well as an ability to put a story together with the aid of the subtlest of suggestions.


Sunday April 28, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #18 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:15pm EDT

Botero
https://vimeo.com/315965499
Documentary
Don Millar, USA, 2019, 83
Botero is a poetic documentary profile of Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Featuring unprecedented access, the film is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the life and art of this intensely private 86-year-old. Viewers will be inspired as they see Botero’s commitment to a unique artistic vision power his rise from provincial Colombia to become “the Maestro” – the world’s most recognized living artist.

Community Sponsors: Warehouse Arts Association & St. Pete Arts Alliance

Speakers
avatar for Juan Carlos Botero

Juan Carlos Botero

Author and son of Fernando Botero



Sunday April 28, 2019 3:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
AMC Theater Sundial #3

6:00pm EDT

The Garden Left Behind
http://www.thegardenleftbehind.com/index.html
Flavio Alves, USA 2019, 88 m
Florida Premiere

The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.
Michael Madsen, Ed Asner, Carlie Guevara


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/garden-left-behind-review-1194737?fbclid=IwAR3PpiqKazYxnUpDbbPz8z6SU_M4eGLGtDFNO-gju37z1FMbap7YJogDGGs​​​

Winner Audience Award at SXSW 2019

Community Sponsors: Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 
 Metro Inclusive Heath, 
Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival

Speakers
RW

Roy Wol

Producer
avatar for Flavio Alves

Flavio Alves

Director/writer
Flavio Alves is a Brazilian film writer, director, and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrants and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he attended Columbia University... Read More →



Sunday April 28, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA