Sarasota Film Festival Sets Competition and Other Highlights

Posted by Brian Brooks on 3.15.2013

The Sarasota Film Festival unveiled its 2013 program Thursday. With 222 films set to screen at the festival, it is one of the largest regional events of its kind in the U.S. New work from a cross-section of international filmmakers including Olivier Assayas, Andrew Bujalski, Xavier Dolan, Sophie Fiennes, Tom Gilroy, Ken Loach, Kim Longinotto, Lucy Walker and Thomas Vinterberg are among those that will screen at the festival, which will open April 5 with Gabriela Cowperthwaite's Sundance 2013 documentary Blackfish. As previously announced, New York Film Festival/Toronto debut Frances Ha will close out the festival April 14.

James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now and Barbara Kopple’s Running From Crazy are set to screen as Sarasota's Centerpiece selections, while Carols Puga’s Burma, Justin Schwarz’s The Discoveries and the World Premiere of Will Slocombe’s Pasadena will bow as in the festival's Spotlights.

"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."

Narrative Feature Competition:
"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
 
Documentary Feature Competition:
"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 Like to Strangers," directed by AJ Schnack, David Wilson
"Without Shepherds," directed by Cary McClelland, Imran Babur
  
Independent Vision Competition:
"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

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