Welcome to the 4th annual Sarasota
Fabulous Independent Film Festival
A LGBTq film fest.
This is an incredible year, we are opening the festival with the Florida première of BLACKBIRD from famed director Patrik-Ian Polk presented by Watermark Media.
Followed by two parties, yes, you did read correctly - 2 parties, as we all know there is no such thing as too many parties.
We shall start with a cocktail party at M.A.D.E., then we’ll go dance up a storm at Throb. Rest? Not to worry, there is a full morning before the first screening of BORN TO FLY on Saturday, this high octane documentary about daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb has enough energy to sustain a full day of cinema.
Then, the awards winner THE CIRCLE brings us into a not so long ago era where being out was not the safest idea but having a community showed that there is hope after all.
Our late afternoon screening BOY MEETS GIRL has sweetness all over it, showing us what true love is, even if “non traditional.” We’ll conclude the day with our centerpiece QUEERITUALITY, the last journey undertaken by our inquisitive boy wonder, Tom Murray who left us too early.
Sunday is taking us all over the place, from Brazil with the fun and sweet coming of age THE WAY HE LOOKS to Brooklyn on a fun and unusual exploration in APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR by Desiree Akhavan, passing by the different universes traveled both off and on screen by George Takei in TO BE TAKEI, to end up in Israel with the campy and fun film by awards winner Eytan Fox’s CUPCAKES.
There are two ways to buy tickets, right here or through Eventbrite.