Florida Film Festival gets underway tonight, with 164 features,В documentaries
and short films of every stripe. This year, films will be shown atВ The Enzian
(the home theater of the FFF), theRegalВ Winter Park 20
and downtown'sВ Plaza Cinema CafГ©
, as well asВ Central Park
in Winter Park and inВ Lake Eola Bandshell
in downtown Orlando.
The must-see event? "An Evening withВ Gena Rowlands
," following an April 16 (7:30 p.m., Enzian) screening ofВ Faces,
one of the first films to accurately be labeled "indie." They were co-stars inВ Faces
, directed by Rowlands' late husband, filmmakerВ John Cassavetes
Must-see movies? How aboutВ Winter's Bone, The Secret of Kells, No. 4 Street of Our Lady, New Low, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Solitary Man, Harry Brown, Racing Dreams, Punching the Clown, Best Worst Movie
The theme is "Film Sweet Film," with a nod to movies that say "Home." Some 25,000 people attend FFF movies, parties, forums andВ special events
every year, which tells you there's something for every taste and every budget. What are you waiting for, an invitation?
Forums,В book signings
and outdoor "popcorn" movies are the best bargains of all. They'reВ free