Tuesday, April 5, 2016

our final SFF day

so off we went to OUR final day for the Sarasota Film Festival-

here was what we saw on this day four (for us) -  we started with Crossing Bhutan because we loved Bhutan (Phil's #1 most loved destination) and the scenery was bound to be spectacular- but it turned out the film wasn't all that spectacular about Bhutan because it was mostly about the trekking thing - or rather the majority was - so we were kind of disappointed about that because there was so much they could have taught the world about Bhutan... but here is what it did do- it made Phil and I tear up about how lucky we are to have been there (now nine years ago) together and how incredible it is to look back on our time together and all we have seen and done since we met each other - coming up on twenty years ago! And also to look forward to the upcoming trips (more on that after we get settled back into a Chicago routine)

Then we went on to The Art of the Prank- along with its own short -

 read these closely- they are not real - they just look like they could be LOL-
The Prank Movie was unbelievably funny and worth seeking out - it has an important message (actually a number of them) buried in a coat of comedy and performance art that is of utmost importance in today's media overloaded world... seek this one out!  Added bonus Joe Skaggs was there with us in the theater and seemed truly thrilled by his reception.

then we went on to our final film together- along with a short-

We had been to the circus just this spring and LOVED pretty much all of it but were completely awed by Dolly Jacobs, so we found the Circus film really lovely - a loving portrait of those who have made lives and multiple generations of family a part of our country's circus heritage... The film is well done and the short was touching as well.  So that was our film festival experience this year - cut short by our trip north tomorrow- but still packed with a number of spectacularly well done films- and only one complete bomb...

now days later - my favorite film of the documentary group was "Nothing Left Unsaid" followed by "Breakfast at Ina's" and in the narrative category feature length - "Stevie D" and short a tie with the two "Rated" and "Piece of Cake" both being worthy with thought provoking humor in Rated and laugh out loud funny in Cake-

so that's a wrap! and you probably won't hear much from me over the next two weeks or so as we head north - pack and move our household into a storage facility and close on its sale... so check the blog later in the month for new posts!

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