Thursday, March 14, 2013

Festival Premiere: The Oxbow Cure

The 15th edition of the Sarasota Film Festival recently unveiled their line up for this year's edition, which will take place from April 5th to the 14th. It includes many great films, most notably The Oxbow Cure.

The festival has a good reputation amongst cinephiles as they play the latest acclaimed independant and international films. The festival director Tom Hall says of the lineup that it "is really diverse, we're trying to bring the best films to the community." For example, in the Narrative Feature Competition there is Matthew Porterfield's new film I Used to be Darker

The Independent Visions Competition is presented by Factory 25, the New York based specialty DVD company, and the section's jurors are Matt Grady, Alex Ross Perry, Michael Tully, and C. Mason Wells.

The Toronto directors Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas's sophomore feature The Oxbow Cure will have its world premiere in the Independent Visions Competition. The film stars Claudia Dey (the mother from Amy George) and the program describes the film as, "a portrait of isolation that is at once riveting as it is beautiful. Using the frozen landscape of the Canadian winter as a cinematic backdrop for Lena’s slow road to forgiveness, C&Y have created a poetic portrait of a women seeking to heal herself." This is one of the most anticipated films of the year.

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