Florida Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. The Hero (I) (2017)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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61 Metascore

An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman

Votes: 6,029 | Gross: $4.08M

Opening Night Film

2. Bitch (I) (2017)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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55 Metascore

A woman snaps and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog as her checked-out, philandering husband attempts to keep the family together.

Director: Marianna Palka | Stars: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Brighton Sharbino

Votes: 1,214

Spotlight Film

3. Buster's Mal Heart (2016)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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63 Metascore

A family man's chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter leaves him on the run from the police and an impending event known as the Inversion.

Director: Sarah Adina Smith | Stars: Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Sukha Belle Potter

Votes: 4,624 | Gross: $0.07M

Spotlight Film

4. Colossal (2016)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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70 Metascore

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 46,700 | Gross: $3.02M

Spotlight Film

5. Kollektivet (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

6.4
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60 Metascore

A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Fares Fares, Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 5,008 | Gross: $0.04M

Spotlight Film

6. The Exception (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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60 Metascore

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Director: David Leveaux | Stars: Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer, Loïs van Wijk

Votes: 7,148 | Gross: $0.61M

Spotlight Film

7. Manifesto (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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72 Metascore

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Director: Julian Rosefeldt | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich

Votes: 4,149 | Gross: $0.14M

Spotlight Film

8. Menashe (2017)

PG | 82 min | Drama

6.5
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81 Metascore

Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Director: Joshua Z Weinstein | Stars: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Hershy Fishman, Ruben Niborski

Votes: 1,275 | Gross: $1.70M

Spotlight Film

9. Paris Can Wait (2016)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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48 Metascore

The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

Director: Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin, Elise Tielrooy

Votes: 5,591 | Gross: $5.62M

Spotlight Film

10. Patti Cake$ (2017)

R | 109 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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67 Metascore

PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

Director: Geremy Jasper | Stars: Sahr Ngaujah, Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Mamoudou Athie

Votes: 7,658 | Gross: $0.80M

Spotlight Film

11. Soul on a String (2016)

142 min | Drama

6.7
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A killer is entrusted with a sacred mission.

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Quni Ciren, Jinpa, Siano Dudiom Zahi

Votes: 146 | Gross: $0.00M

Spotlight Film

12. Step (2017)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

6.8
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81 Metascore

STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.

Director: Amanda Lipitz | Stars: Gari McIntyre, Amanda Leonard, Blessin Giraldo, Chevonne Hall

Votes: 684 | Gross: $1.15M

Spotlight Film

13. The Archer (2017)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Lauren Pierce has just become the high-school Tri-State Archery Champion. After the competition, Lauren and her teammate Emily return to their hotel room for a night of irresponsible ... See full summary »

Director: Valerie Weiss | Stars: Bailey Noble, Jeanine Mason, Bill Sage, Michael Grant Terry

Votes: 221

Narrative Features Competition

14. Camera Obscura (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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35 Metascore

A veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.

Director: Aaron B. Koontz | Stars: Christopher Denham, Nadja Bobyleva, Catherine Curtin, Chase Williamson

Votes: 675

Narrative Features Competition

15. Dave Made a Maze (2017)

TV-14 | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

6.2
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60 Metascore

Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

Director: Bill Watterson | Stars: Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Nick Thune, Adam Busch, James Urbaniak

Votes: 3,309 | Gross: $0.03M

Narrative Features Competition

16. Girl Flu. (2016)

92 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Bird, 12, has to become a woman whether she wants to or not when - in the worst week of her life - she gets her first period, is ditched by her impulsive, free spirited mom, and learns that you can never really go back to The Valley.

Director: Dorie Barton | Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Jade Pettyjohn, Jeremy Sisto, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 239

Narrative Features Competition

17. Katie Says Goodbye (2016)

88 min | Drama

6.9
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56 Metascore

A kindhearted seventeen-year-old in the American Southwest turns to prostitution to fulfill her dream of a new life in San Francisco.

Director: Wayne Roberts | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Abbott, Mireille Enos

Votes: 513

Narrative Features Competition

18. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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72 Metascore

An earthquake causes a high school to float into the sea, where it slowly sinks like a shipwreck.

Director: Dash Shaw | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Adam Lustick

Votes: 691 | Gross: $0.07M

Narrative Features Competition

19. Pushing Dead (2016)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom E. Brown | Stars: James Roday, Robin Weigert, Danny Glover, Khandi Alexander

Votes: 221

Narrative Features Competition

20. Some Freaks (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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67 Metascore

A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses her weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they never dreamed would happen.

Director: Ian MacAllister McDonald | Stars: Thomas Mann, Marin Ireland, Lily Mae Harrington, Lachlan Buchanan

Votes: 1,390

Narrative Features Competition

21. The Strange Ones (2017)

R | 81 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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57 Metascore

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

Directors: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones

Votes: 1,690

Narrative Features Competition

22. A Stray (2016)

82 min | Drama

8.3
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82 Metascore

A young Muslim refugee in Minneapolis crosses paths with a stray dog.

Director: Musa Syeed | Stars: Barkhad Abdirahman, Fathia Absie, Faysal Ahmed, Ayla

Votes: 35

Narrative Features Competition

23. Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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Cassette inventor Lou Ottens digs through his past to figure out why the audiotape won't die. Rock veterans like Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, and Ian MacKaye join a legion of young bands ... See full summary »

Directors: Zack Taylor, Georg Petzold, Seth Smoot | Stars: Damien Jurado, Ian MacKaye, Thurston Moore, Lou Ottens

Votes: 63

Documentary Features Competition

24. Circus Kid (2017)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary

7.8
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Lorenzo Pisoni, at age 2, began in the family business by walking into the ring of his parents' Pickle Family Circus. By 6 years old he had signed a contract to be his father's clown ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Pisoni | Stars: Geoff Hoyle, Bill Irwin, Larry Pisoni, Lorenzo Pisoni

Votes: 13

Documentary Features Competition

25. For Ahkeem (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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75 Metascore

After a school fight lands 17-year old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she's determined to turn things around and make a better future for herself in her rough ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest | Star: Daje Shelton

Votes: 81 | Gross: $0.02M

Documentary Features Competition

26. The Peacemaker (2016)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

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Director: James Demo

Votes: 28

Documentary Features Competition

27. Rat Film (2016)

82 min | Documentary

6.6
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85 Metascore

Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. "Rat Film" is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat--as well as the ... See full summary »

Director: Theo Anthony | Stars: Theo Anthony, Dan Deacon, Matt Fouse, Will Kearney III

Votes: 354 | Gross: $0.04M

Documentary Features Competition

28. Strad Style (2017)

TV-14 | 105 min | Documentary

8.3
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A young hillbilly from Ohio meets a famous European concert violinist over the internet and convinces him that he can make a perfect copy of the most famous violin that ever existed - even ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Avalos | Stars: Daniel Houck, Razvan Stoica, David Campbell, Mary Houck

Votes: 49

Documentary Features Competition

29. This Cold Life (2017)

88 min | Documentary

8.4
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THIS COLD LIFE takes a look at the colorful characters who choose to live in the isolation of the world's northernmost town, where polar bears outnumber humans.

Director: Darren Mann

Votes: 12

Documentary Features Competition

30. Woman on Fire (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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Woman on Fire follows Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. A character-driven documentary, the film follows Brooke as she sets out to challenge ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Sokolow | Stars: James L. Baker, Brooke Guinan, George Guinan

Votes: 22

Documentary Features Competition




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