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By Mark Bell | March 14, 2013

The 2013 Sarasota Film Festival, running April 5-14, 2013, has announced its full feature and short films lineup. From the official press release:

The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) officially announced their complete 2013 Festival program today. The SFF, one of the largest regional film festivals in the United States, will feature over 222 films, including the latest works from Olivier Assayas, Andrew Bujalski, Xavier Dolan, Sophie Fiennes, Tom Gilroy, Ken Loach, Kim Longinotto, Claude Miller, François Ozon, Alain Resnais, Carlos Reygadas, Thomas Vinterberg, Lucy Walker and many, many more.

Leading the festival’s program are the SFF’s Competitions, highlighted by Tom Gilroy’s THE COLD LANDS (US Premiere), Jeremy Xido’s DEATH METAL ANGOLA (US Premiere), Nathan Silver’s SOFT IN THE HEAD (World Premiere), C&Y’s THE OXBOW CURE (World Premiere), Gregory Collins’ A SONG STILL INSIDE (World Premiere) among a group of twenty-four films vying for top festival honors.

The Festival also announced the awarding of the 2013 Terry Porter Visionary Award to Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS. The award, named in honor of longtime festival friend Terry Porter, is presented for the third consecutive year in partnership with the Huisking Foundation. Previous winners include V/H/S (2012) and Todd Rohal’s THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM (2011).

As previously announced, the 2013 opens on April 5th with Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s BLACKFISH, while Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA is the festival’s Closing Night film. James Ponsoldt’s THE SPECTACULAR NOW and Barbara Kopple’s RUNNING FROM CRAZY are the Centerpiece Films, with Carols Puga’s BURMA, Justin Schwarz’s THE DISCOVERERS and the World Premiere of Will Slocombe’s PASADENA are the SFF’s Spotlight Films.

The SFF’s Box Office opens Friday, March 15th at 11:00 AM at the Regal Hollywood 20, 1993 Main St. in Sarasota, FL and online at

For the complete film schedule, ticketing information and more about the festival, please visit our website at


THE COLD LANDS, directed by Tom Gilroy (North American Premiere)

CONCUSSION, directed by Stacie Passon

THE HUNT, directed by Thomas Vinterberg

I USED TO BE DARKER, directed by Matthew Porterfield

IT FELT LIKE LOVE, directed by Eliza Hittman

LAURENCE ANYWAYS, directed by Xavier Dolan

POST TENEBRAS LUX, directed by Carlos Reygadas

SOMETHING IN THE AIR, directed by Olivier Assayas

Narrative Feature Competition Jury
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York/ Chair, The New York Film Critics Circle
Alicia Van Couvering, Filmmaker Magazine/ Producer, TINY FURNITURE
Miranda Siegel, New York Magazine


AFTER TILLER, directed by Lana Wilson and Martha Shane

CITIZEN KOCH directed by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin

CUTIE AND THE BOXER, directed by Zachary Heinzerling

DEATH METAL ANGOLA, directed by Jeremy Xido (North American Premiere)

SURVIVAL PRAYER, directed by Benjamin Greené

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, directed by Morgan Neville

WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS, directed by AJ Schnack, David Wilson

WITHOUT SHEPHERDS, directed by Cary McClelland, Imran Babur

Documentary Feature Competition Jury
Drew Taylor, Indiewire/The Playlist
Donna Freydkin, USA Today
Nick Dawson, Filmmaker Magazine


THE DIRTIES, directed by Matthew Johnson

THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, directed by Andrew Mudge

NOR’EASTER, directed by Andrew Brotzman

THE OXBOW CURE, directed by Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas (World Premiere)

SOFT IN THE HEAD, directed by Nathan Silver (World Premiere)

A SONG STILL INSIDE, directed by Gregory Collins (World Premiere)

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, directed by Chad Hartigan

TOWHEADS, directed by Shannon Plumb

Independent Visions Jurors

Matt Grady, Founder, Factory 25
Alex Ross Perry, Director, THE COLOR WHEEL
Michael Tully, Editor In Chief, Hammer To Nail/ Director, SEPTIEN
C. Mason Wells, Curator, The IFC Center/ Writer,

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I am pleased to once again welcome our national and international guests to The Sarasota Film Festival,” said SFF Executive Board President Mark Famiglio. “The success of our festival is built upon our work within our community, and we believe this year’s lineup is testament to the power of film to connect with our many partnering organizations.”

“Sarasota audiences appreciate diversity and choice, and we have worked hard to create a program that reflects their sophistication,” said SFF Director Tom Hall. “We look forward to once again hosting over one hundred film artists here in Sarasota, artists whose work we hope will inspire our community.”

The complete list of 2013 Sarasota Film Festival films is attached to this release.

The 2013 Sarasota Film Festival


AFTER TILLER, directed by Lana Wilson and Martha Shane

ALIYAH, directed by Elie Wajeman

THE ANGELS’ SHARE, directed by Ken Loach

AUGUSTINE, directed by Alice Winocour

THE BALLAD OF THE WEEPING SPRING, directed by Benny Toraty

BARZAN, directed by Alex Stonehill and Bradley Hutchinson (World Premiere)

BEAUTY AND THE BREAST, directed by Liliana Komorowska

BETWEEN US, directed by Dan Mirvish

BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME, directed by Drew DiNicola

BLACKFISH, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite

BRAVE MISS WORLD, directed by Cecilia Peck

BROKEN, directed by Rufus Norris

BURMA, directed by Carlos Puga

C.O.G., directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez

CASTING BY, directed by Tom Donahue

CITIZEN KOCH, directed by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin

THE COLD LANDS, directed by Tom Gilroy (North American Premiere)

COMPUTER CHESS, directed by Andrew Bujalski

CONCUSSION, directed by Stacie Passon

THE CRASH REEL, directed by Lucy Walker

CUTIE AND THE BOXER, directed by Zachary Heinzerling

DEAD MAN’S BURDEN, directed by Jared Moshe

DEATH METAL ANGOLA, directed by Jeremy Xido (North American Premiere)

THE DEFLOWERING OF EVA VAN END, directed by Michiel ten Horn

THE DIRTIES, directed by Matt Johnson

THE DISCOVERERS, directed by Justin Schwarz

THE END OF TIME, directed by Peter Mettler

FALL AND WINTER, directed by Matt Anderson

FILL THE VOID, directed by Rama Burshtein

FIRST COMES LOVE, directed by Nina Davenport

FORBIDDEN VOICES, directed by Barbara Miller

THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, directed by Andrew Mudge

FRANCES HA, directed by Noah Baumbach

A GIRL AND A GUN, directed by Cathryne Czbek

GOOD OL’ FREDA, directed by Ryan White

THE GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT, directed by Matt Reynolds

THE GREY AREA, directed by Noga Ashkenazi

A HIJACKING, directed by Tobias Lindholm


THE HUNT, directed by Thomas Vinterberg

I USED TO BE DARKER, directed by Matthew Porterfield

IN THE FOG, directed by Sergei Loznitsa

IN THE HOUSE, directed by François Ozon

IT FELT LIKE LOVE, directed by Eliza Hittman

THE KINGS OF SUMMER, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

LA SIRGA, directed by William Vega

LA SOURCE, directed by Patrick Shen

LACE BITE, directed by Sharron Bates and Carmen Klotz

LAND OF HOPE, directed by Sion Sono

THE LAST SENTENCE, directed by Jan Troell

LAURENCE ANYWAYS, directed by Xavier Dolan

THE LIST, directed by Beth Murphy

LITTLE FUGITIVE, directed by Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, and Ray Ashley

MAIDENTRIP, directed by Jillian Schlesinger

MARIA THE KOREAN BRIDE, directed by Maria Yoon

MEDORA, directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart

MONSTERS, directed by Melissa Thompson

MORE THAN HONEY, directed by Markus Imhoof

MUSICWOOD, directed by Maxine Trump

MY NAME IS FAITH, directed by Jason Banker, Jorge Torres-Torres, and Tiffany Suedela-Junker

NEWLYWEEDS, directed by Shaka King

NEXT YEAR JERUSALEM, directed by David Gaynes (World Premiere)

NO ONE LIVES, directed by Ryûhei Kitamura

NO PLACE ON EARTH, directed by Janet Tobias

NOR’EASTER, directed by Andrew Brotzman

NOTHING WITHOUT YOU, directed by Xackery Irving

THE OXBOW CURE, directed by Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas (World Premiere)

PASADENA, directed by Will Slocombe (World Premiere)

PERSISTENCE OF VISION, directed by Kevin Schreck

THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY, directed by Sophie Fiennes

PLIMPTON! STARRING GEORGE PLIMPTON AS HIMSELF, directed by Thomas Bean and Luke Poling

POST TENEBRAS LUX, directed by Carlos Reygadas

THE RAMBLER, directed by Calvin Lee Reeder

REALITY, directed by Matteo Garrone

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL, directed by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman

RENOIR, directed by Gilles Bourdos

RICKY RAPPER AND COOL WENDY, directed by Mari Rantasila

RUNNING FROM CRAZY, directed by Barbara Kopple

RUNNING WILD: THE LIFE OF DAYTON O. HYDE, directed by Suzanne Mitchell

RUTA DE LA LUNA, directed by Juan Sebastián Jácome

SALMA, directed by Kim Longinotto

SHEPARD AND DARK, directed by Treva Wurmfeld

SOFT IN THE HEAD, directed by Nathan Silver (World Premiere)

SOMETHING IN THE AIR, directed by Olivier Assayas

A SONG STILL INSIDE, directed by Gregory Collins (World Premiere)

THE SPECTACULAR NOW, directed by James Ponsoldt

STILL MINE, directed by Michael McGowan

SURVIVAL PRAYER, directed by Benjamin Greené

THÉRÈSE DESQUEYROUX, directed by Claude Miller

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, directed by Chad Hartigan

TOWHEADS, directed by Shannon Plumb

TRAILBLAZERS IN HABITS, directed by Nancy M. Tong

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, directed by Morgan Neville

UP HEARTBREAK HILL, directed by Erica Scharf

VENUS AND SERENA, directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major

THE WALL, directed by Julian Roman Pölsler

WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS, directed by AJ Schnack and David Wilson

WHEN I WALK, directed by Jason DaSilva


WITHOUT SHEPHERDS, directed by Cary McClelland

WORLD CIRCUS, directed by Angela Snow

YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET, directed by Alain Resnais

ZARAFA, directed by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie

The 2013 Sarasota Film Festival


Shorts Before Features

CHARACTER FACE- A CLOWN COLLEGE FANTASY, directed by Nic Beery (World Premiere)

HOW TO BE A FEMALE DIRECTOR, directed by Trisha Gum

LES, directed by Aída Ramazánova

LYDIA HOFFMAN, LYDIA HOFFMAN, directed by Dustin Guy Defa

QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by Alex Kelly

THIS IS NORMAL, directed by Derek Watson (World Premiere)

WHEN WE LIVED IN MIAMI, directed by Amy Seimetz

Shorts 1: Narrative Shorts I

BLACK METAL, directed by Kat Candler

CRESCENDO, directed by Alonso Alvarez Barreda

THE DISCARDED (EN MAL ESTADO), directed by Juan Antonio Delicado and David Delicado

LISPENARD, directed by Anna Stypko

MOBILE HOMES, directed by Vladimir de Fontenay

ON SUFFOCATION, directed by Jenifer Malmqvist

SHADES OF LIVING, directed by Aurora Fearnley

THE TAPE, directed by Matt Austin Sadowski

TIPPING POINT, directed by Leonardo Foti

Shorts 2: Narrative Shorts II

BOOM BOX KIDS, directed by Taylor Gledhill

BUM FUTURE, directed by Laura Terruso

THE CAPTAIN, directed by Nash Edgerton and Spencer Susso

DOUBLE OR NOTHING, directed by Nathaniel Krause

GALAXY COMICS: THE MUSICAL, directed by Kevin McMullin

THE OPPORTUNITY OFFICE, directed by Chelsea O’Connor

PEARL WAS HERE, directed by Kate Marks

SPOSINI, directed by Nicholas VanDevender

TRYOUTS, directed by Lauren Ciaravalli (World Premiere)

Shorts 3: Narrative Shorts III

ALASKA IS A DRAG, directed by Shaz Bennett

ANGELA WRIGHT, directed by Mu Sun

GUN, directed by Spencer Gillis

JOYFUL GIRL, directed by Chloe Dumont

MIGRAINE, directed by Matthew Bonifacio

THE ONLY BAR IN TOWN, directed by Adam Budd

RED VELVET, directed by Aude Cuenod (World Premiere)

Shorts 4: Documentary Shorts

EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS, directed by Laura Green

HOLDING SPACE, directed by David “Evolutionshift” Houle

NGABEN: EMOTION AND RESTRAINT IN A BALINESE HEART, directed by Robert Lemelson (World Premiere)

PASSION AND ACCEPTANCE, directed by Wayne Thomas

THE RECORD BREAKER, directed by Brian McGinn

Shorts 5: World Shorts


CODA, directed by Jonathan Tomlin

THE CURSE, directed by Fyzal Boulifa

HOSPITALS, directed by Priscilla Y. Anany

POTWOR, directed by Piotr Ryczko

THE ROAD HOME, directed by Denie Pentecost (World Premiere)

Shorts 6: Animated Shorts

AND/OR, directed by Emily Hubley

BEING BRADFORD DILLMAN, directed by Emma Burch

THE EVENT, directed by Julia Pott

FERAL, directed by Daniel Sousa

FOXED!, directed by James Stewart and Nev Bezaire

FURNACE KEEP, directed by Gary Grant

IN HANFORD, directed by Chris Mars

IRISH FOLK FURNITURE, directed by Tony Donoghue

MARCEL, KING OF TERVUREN, directed by Tom Schroeder

MOUTH WIDE OPEN, EARS SHUT TIGHT, directed by Tom Madar and Emlly Noy

OH WILLY…, directed by Emma de Swaef and Marc James Roels

Shorts 7: SRQ Shorts

315 POUNDS, directed by Jeffrey Boos

BOOST, directed by KT Curran (World Premiere)

THE COVER, directed by Anthony Paull

DAD DATE, directed by Wingel Buendia

THE FOREVER, directed by Sean Benson

LAY ME IN THE RIVER, directed by Allison Morton and Ashley Bonn

OVERTIME, directed by Grant Duffrin

RATTLETRAP, directed by Stephen Reeves

Shorts 8: Midnight Shorts

THE APOCALYPSE, directed by Andrew Zuchero

DEVIL’S TEMPTATION, directed by Cineryong

MINOTAUR, directed by Javier Grillo-Marxuach

MR. BEAR, directed by Andrés Rosende

PENNY DREADFUL, directed by Shane Atkinson

SLASH, directed by Clay Liford

SLASHED: TALES OF FORBIDDEN LUST, directed by Kira Trinity

Shorts 9: Through Women’s Eyes I

THE EYES OF HEAVEN, directed by Grace Hendley

ME AND MY DEADBEAT HUSBAND, directed by Deirdre Morales

SILK, directed by Catherine Dent

UNRAVEL, directed by Meghna Grupta

THE WINTER, directed by Teresa Sutherland

Shorts 10: Through Women’s Eyes II

THE CART, directed by Natasha Novik

SCHOOL OF MY DREAMS, directed by Barbara Rick

SCHWESTERN (SISTERS), directed by Chantal Bertalanffy

SIX LETTER WORD, directed by Lisanne Sartor

STALLED, directed by Shannon Kohli

Shorts 11: NYU Shorts

BONESHAKER, directed by Frances Bodomo

BRAVE GIRL (SAHASI CHORI), directed by Erin Galey

GLORY DAYS, directed by Benjamin Rutkowski

KATYA & THE SCARLET SAILS, directed by Vika Evdokimenko

OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER, directed by Charles Rogers

Q, directed by Felipe Vara de Rey

youthFEST Shorts I

GERONIMO, directed by Grace Feeney

MY LITTLE UNDERGROUND, directed by Élise Simard

NEXT DOOR LETTERS, directed by Sascha Fülscher

PAULIE, directed by Andrew Nackman

PEN PAL, directed by Brooke Goldfinch

TINA FOR PRESIDENT, directed by Carmen Emm

YEAH KOWALSKI, directed by Evan Roberts

youthFEST Shorts II

ANTOINE’S FOUR SEASONS, directed by Philippe Béziat and gordon

FOUR, directed by Margherita Premuroso and Luca Da Rios

THE INVENTION (EL INVENTO), directed by Giovanni Granada

KALI, THE LITTLE VAMPIRE, directed by Regina Pessoa

LUMINARIS, directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella

TIME TRAVEL BOY, directed by Alexander Monelli

TWIRL, directed by Nathaniel Winckler

youthFEST Shorts III

AMAQQUT NUNAAT: THE COUNTRY OF WOLVES, directed by Neil Christopher

BORIS THE RAT RECYCLES, directed by Leena Jääskeläinen and Kaisa Penttilä

DONALD, directed by Daniel Acht

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE, directed by Julie Rembauville and Nicolas Bianco-Levrin

LOLA & HER DOG, directed by Nathaniel Winckler and Christopher Birnbaum

PASTEURIZED, directed by Nicolás P. Villarreal

THE SCARED IS SCARED, directed by Bianca Giaever

A SEA TURTLE STORY, directed by Kathy Shultz

VIOLIN PLAY, directed by Tünde Vollenbroek

WOLF DOG TALES, directed by Bernadine Santistevan

WYLDE LIFE, directed by Stephen Levinson, Joel Moss Levinson, and David B. Levy

youthFEST Shorts IV

AND THEN IT’S SPRING, directed by Cha-Pow!

BINK & GOLLIE, directed by Kate Dicamillo and Alison McGhee


I’M FAST, directed by Galen Fott


A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, directed by Philip C. Stead

SKY COLOR, directed by Peter H. Renolds

Kids VIP

RICKY RAPPER AND COOL WENDY, directed by Mari Rantasila

SHOW WAY, directed by Jacqueline Woodson

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY: BUSHRA’S FILM, directed by Annie Gibbs

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