Festival Centerpiece – DARK HORSE

The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) officially announced their complete 2012 Festival program today, featuring over 230 films from 30 nations. The Sarasota Film Festival kicks off on April 13th with the previously announced ROBOT & FRANK on Opening Night, with Todd Solondz’s DARK HORSE serving as the Festival Centerpiece and Joe Berlinger’s UNDER AFRICAN SKIES serving as the festival’s closer.

The Narrative Feature Competition

11 Flowers

11 FLOWERS, Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
ALPS, Director: Giorgos Lanthimos
ARCADIA, Director: Olivia Silver – US Premiere
COMPLIANCE, Director: Craig Zobel
ELENA, Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev
FRANCINE, Director: Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatsky
GOODBYE FIRST LOVE, Director: Mia Hanse-Løve
THE LONELIEST PLANET, Director: Julia Loktev

The Narrative Feature Jury
John Anderson, Chairman, New York Film Critics Circle
Steven Gaydos, Executive Editor VARIETY
Karina Longworth – Film Critic, LA Weekly

The Documentary Feature Competition
THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA, Director: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce.
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!, Director: Fredrik Gertten

CHASING ICE, Director: Jeff Orlowski
DETROPIA, Director: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
FIRST POSITION, Director: Bess Kargman
JUSTICE FOR SALE, Directors: Femke van Velzen, Ilsa van Velzen
THE PATRON SAINTS, Director: Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatsky
RADIO UNNAMEABLE, Director: Paul Lovelace, Jessica Wolfson

Documentary Feature Jury
Joe Neumaier- The NY Daily News
Thelma Adams, Yahoo!
Clemence Taillandier, Zeitgeist Films

The Independent Visions Competition
EMPIRE BUILDER, Director: Kris Swanberg -World Premiere
LEAVE ME LIKE YOU FOUND ME, Director Adele Romanski
GAYBY, Director Jonathan Lisecki
IN OUR NATURE, Director Brian Savelson
RICHARD’S WEDDING, Director Onur Tukel -World Premiere
SEE GIRL RUN, Director Nate Meyer
SUN DON’T SHINE, Director Amy Seimetz
THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT, Director Dan Sallitt -World Premiere


WELCOME TO PINE HILL, Director Keith Miller

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