Monday, February 09, 2009
Gasparilla Film Festival: Nothing But the Truth, What Doesn't Kill You + more
Nothing But the Truth, as previously noted, is the ripped-from-the-headlines political drama slated to open the third annual Gasparilla International Film Festival, Feb. 26 at Tampa Theatre.
Several other notable features, including Florida premieres, are slated to play the festival. On the list:
What Doesn't Kill You, the directorial debut of actor Brian Goodman; the crime drama stars Ethan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo, and Amanda Peet.
Misconceptions, a controversial comic drama from television director Ron Satlof, with A.J. Cook, Orlando Jones, David Moscow and Sarah Carter.
Kassim the Dream, a documentary about the world-champ Ugandan boxer who, as a child soldier, committed atrocities.
Il Divo, an Italian-French drama concerning the life of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti.
Truth in 24, a documentary following Audi Sport racing teams at Le Mans.
Sugar,a drama about a Dominican pitcher struggling to make it to the big leagues. The film was written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who teamed for 2006's acclaimed indie Half Nelson.
Amal, a Canadian film, in English and Hindi, concerning an autorickshaw driver in New Delhi.
Fix, a drama, inspired by true events, detailing the efforts of a pair of documentary filmmakers to get a man from jail to rehab in one day. The action, in Los Angeles, ranges from Beverly Hills to Watts, with multiple stops in between.
Also on tap is the first public showing of The Steam Experiment, a thriller starring Val Kilmer, Armand Assante and Eric Roberts, directed by Philippe Martinez (Citizen Verdict). The cast also includes St. Petersburg native Megan Brown.
More details on the films, screening times and related events are TBA today. For additional information, visit the official fest site.