The Marco Island Film Festival has expanded its documentary program. We have a sneak peek of a few films that will be featured at this year’s event, October 18th-27th.
“Lady Warriors” is the compelling story of a girl’s high school cross-country team in its quest for a fourth consecutive state championship. This film takes us behind the scenes of the Navajo and Hopi reservations, in and around Tuba City, Arizona and on the road as the Lady Warriors prepare to defend their title.
“One In Nine” tells the story of nine cancer survivors from across the county who came to Boston to train for the prestigious “Head of the Charles” regatta. Never having met before, these courageous women bonded immediately and developed friendships overnight.
“The Last Troubadour” delivers a behind-the-scenes look into the world of street musicians and reveals a lifestyle that runs at a tangent to everyday life. The films takes you behind doors that are normally closed to hear of hopes and dreams, a love of music and sacrifices that must be made for that love.
“Daughter from Danang” tells the dramatic story of one of the thousands of orphans and Amerasian children who were brought to the US as part of “Operation Babylift.” Unlike most reunion stories that climax with a cliché happy ending, this film is a real-life drama journeying from the Vietnam War to Pulaski, Tennessee and back to Vietnam.
Visit the Marco Island Film Festival website for more information.