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Florida Film Festival GaySharkTank.com Directed by: GUY SHALEM USA, 2010, 15 MIN Follow 25 people looking for love, lust, and other things as they surf a new internet site in this hilarious examination of hooking up on the web.
Florida Film Festival We’re Leaving Directed by: ZACHARY TREITZ USA, 2010, 12.5 MIN Rusty and Veronica have 30 days to vacate their mobile home and find a new place that will accommodate Chopper, their 19-year-old pet alligator.
Florida Film Festival ¡Una Carrerita, Doctor! (A Doctor’s Job) Directed by: JULIO O. RAMOS USA, 2010, 10.5 MIN In Spanish with English subtitles A doctor, forced by circumstance to also drive a cab, finds himself challenged by his latest fare.
Florida Film Festival A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt Directed by: SALLY ROWE USA, 2010, 68 MIN What do chocolate covered scallops, beer and truffle soup, and espuma of calf’s brains and fois gras have in common? They are the gastronomic creations of Chef Paul Liebrandt – a Pablo Picasso of modern haute [...]
Florida Film Festival Kodachrome 2010 Directed by: XANDER ROBIN USA, 2010, 9.5 MIN Seventy-five years after Kodachrome’s debut rocked the photographic world, only one lab continues to process the film – and they’re about to run out of the necessary chemicals.
Florida Film Festival The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Directed by: WILLIAM JOYCE AND BRANDON OLDENBURG USA, 2010, 16 MIN Inspired by Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love of books, this poignant and humorous silent allegory about the curative powers of story features a beautiful mix of techniques, including CGI, [...]
Florida Film Festival The External World Directed by: DAVID O’REILLY GERMANY, 2010, 15 MIN This Sundance Honorable Mention shows snippets of life in interlocking surreal worlds that are by turns hilarious, nasty, absurd, violent, adorable, and deeply satisfying.
Florida Film Festival Captain Fork Directed by: G.J. ECHTERNKAMP USA, 2010, 13 MIN Lyle wonders what his life would be like if his four-year-old, Fox News-loving son were to tragically die. His conclusion: it’d be pretty sweet. A darkly funny new work from the director of Frank & Cindy (FFF 2007).
Florida Film Festival Pillow Directed by: JOSHUA H. MILLER AND MILES B. MILLER USA, 2010, 18.5 MIN A haunting yet beautiful Southern Gothic tale about two brothers who go to desperate measures to please their overbearing mother.
Florida Film Festival Midnight Son Directed by: SCOTT LEBERECHT USA, 2010, 88 MIN Jacob is a shy young man whose rare and deadly skin disorder prohibits him from any exposure to sunlight. His only regular human contact is with the janitor (cult icon Tracey Walter of Repo Man) in the building where he works as [...]
Florida Film Festival A Coincidence of Sorts DIRECTED BY EDGAR JORGE 2010, 7 MIN WORLD PREMIERE Sponsored by Governor’s Office of Film & Entertainment and Film Florida A city, a boy, a girl, and perhaps others…a coincidence?
Florida Film Festival A Beautiful Belly Directed by: ANDREW KENNETH GAY USA, 2010, 92 MIN Andrew Kenneth Gay’s A BEAUTIFUL BELLY is an astonishing achievement: one of the first features ever shot on the Canon EOS-5D Mark II, a digital still camera that shoots HD video, for around $25,000. The results look like a million [...]
Florida Film Festival Illegal Directed by: OLIVIER MASSET-DEPASSE BELGIUM/LUXEMBOURG/FRANCE, 2010, 95 MIN In French and Russian with English subtitles Illegal immigration is a hot topic practically everywhere, and filmmaker Masset-Depasse intended to raise people’s awareness of what life is for detainees. Spending more than a year working with a journalist and visiting a detention center [...]
Florida Film Festival Inside Out Directed by: JIM O’DOHERTY USA, 2010, 24 MIN Producer Denis Leary presents this hilarious glimpse at the privileged inmates and blue collar corrections officers inside a minimum security prison.
Florida Film Festival Incendies Directed by: DENIS VILLENEUVE CANADA/FRANCE, 2010, 130 MIN, RATED R In French and Arabic with English subtitles A sensation at the Toronto, Venice, and Telluride Film Festivals, INCENDIES is one of the most acclaimed films of the year and a 2011 Academy Award®-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. After their mother’s [...]
Florida Film Festival Made in India Directed by: REBECCA HAIMOWITZ AND VAISHALI SINHA USA 2010 97 MIN In English and Hindi with English Subtitles Call centers and printing are challenging enough but outsourcing gestation to India??? Almost every iteration of a heretofore unexpected, jaw-dropping, brave-new-world reality goes under the lens in this timely and provocative [...]
Florida Film Festival Meek’s Cutoff Directed by: KELLY REICHARDT USA, 2010, 104 MIN, RATED PG Where Old Joy, River of Grass (FFF 1994 and featured in this year’s Fabulous Florida Films), and Wendy and Lucy established director Kelly Reichardt as a powerful, poetic, original voice in cinema, MEEK’S CUTOFF catapults her to all new, breathtaking [...]
Florida Film Festival la Salle de Jeux (The Playroom) Directed by: TIM MILLER USA, 2010, 5 MIN In French with English subtitles Amid a moody black-and-white tableau of cigarette smoke and low-key lighting, two existentialists discuss (en Français, natch) the nature of art, life, and cheese.
Florida Film Festival This Narrow Place Directed by: SOONEY KADOUH USA, 2010, 97 MIN After the death of his younger brother in a Gaza air-strike, Hassan (Sammy Sheik) doesn’t have anything to lose so he smuggles himself into America. Landing in Detroit to stay with his immigrant blue-collar uncle, the Palestinian refugee’s intentions are to [...]
Florida Film Festival The Yearling Directed by: CLARENCE BROWN USA, 1946, 128 MIN Nominated for seven 1947 Oscars including Best Picture, Director (Clarence Brown), Actor (Gregory Peck), and Actress (Jane Wyman), this heartrending adaptation of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel transports us to the backwoods of northeastern Florida at the turn of the 20th [...]
Florida Film Festival The Wonder Hospital Directed by: BEOMSIK SHIMBE SHIM USA/SOUTH KOREA, 2010, 11.5 MIN In a mysterious, surreal hospital, a young girl in search of physical perfection wanders from room to room chasing after alluring “After” images on advertisements she sees around her. A darkly funny, nightmarish blend of Alice in Wonderland and [...]
Florida Film Festival Silver Tongues Directed by: SIMON ARTHUR USA, 2010, 88 MIN A pair of lovers — intellectuals with a bent for a macabre sort of improv — move from town to town, cruelly destroying the lives of others in an elaborate series of deceptions that add up to a sexually charged high-wire act, [...]
Florida Film Festival Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure Directed by: MATTHEW BATE AUSTRALIA, 2011, 85 MIN Ten years ago we featured a 3-minute film in the FFF 2001 Midnight Shorts program called Shut Up Lil’ Man, described as “A series of disturbing conversations recorded from real-life alcoholic neighbors and re-enacted by Muppets from [...]
Florida Film Festival Stuff Directed by: LAWRENCE JOHNSON USA, 2010, 82 MIN Do the items we leave behind reveal any truths about who we were? Can our legacy be summed up by a garage-sized storage unit filled to the gills with a lifetime of “stuff”? Filmmaker Lawrence Johnson narrates, in a voice reminiscent of both [...]
Florida Film Festival Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja Directed by: BILLY CORBEN USA, 2011, 100 MIN Redneck pirates, a ganja-smoking church, and the longest-serving marijuana prisoner in American history are all part of this immensely entertaining portrait of South Florida’s prominent pot smuggling scene in the 1970s. Named after the bales of marijuana that [...]
Florida Film Festival Fatum! Directed by: PABLO MILLAN SPAIN, 2010, 9 MIN Fatum is the boundless force of opposition against free will, ingeniously dramatized in this innovative dark comedy about one man’s fears. Or are they his desires?
Florida Film Festival Sam’s Hot Dogs Directed by: DAVID LOPEZ RETAMERO SPAIN/UK, 2009, 9.5 MIN In Spanish and English Sam is a happy hot dog vendor who doesn’t understand why his pet bear wants cuisine that’s a bit more lively than frankfurters in this award-winning short.
Florida Film Festival Redline Directed by: TAKESHI KOIKE JAPAN, 2009, 100 MIN In Japanese with English subtitles Japanese Anime at its finest! Set in a world of illegal underground racing, REDLINE features top drivers from all over the universe coming together with vehicle modifications ranging from nitroglycerin boosters to deadly weapons to robot appendages, building [...]