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2017 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Santa Monica Film Festival is proud to announce the selections for the 2016 SMFF.

FILM TITLES

Alex & Sylvia

Around The World In 80 Days

Beyond Doubt

Citta' dei Sogni (City of Dreams)

Coffee Virgin

Cora

February

Found

Goldilocks

Hungry

It's Perfect Here

Like A Rolling Stone

Move Me

Oct 23rd

One Smart Fellow

Roksana

Sons of Guns

The Lake

The Life & Zen of a Bike W...

The Love Effect

ZAAR

FILM DESCRIPTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex & Sylvia

When Sylvia, a successful scientist, must take over her grandmother's small-town bakery she discovers that life sometimes has different plans for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around The World In 80 Days

The brash, young Jules Verne Jr. has just decided to go around the world in 80 days in order to live up to the books, and their legacy, that have made his name world famous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond Doubt

A former police officer stands trial for murdering the man he holds responsible for his father's suicide; is he guilty?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citta' dei Sogni (City of Dreams)

Giovanni and Ernesto must escape their mother. They embark on an adventure across the italian countryside with a child's dream of a new life. As the reality of their situation begins to take hold, the myth of this "City of Dreams" begins to crumble. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Virgin

Everyone remembers their first cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cora

Cora, an African American woman living in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1966, must not only fight the racism of the local police force but survive the violent rages of her jealous, gambling addicted husband, while raising her son and caring for the patrons of her diner 'Cora's Place.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

Nearly two decades ago in a small town in eastern Washington, a boy walked into a local middle school with a hunting rifle and committed an unspeakable crime. Eighteen years after, on the eve of his parole, Samantha Hail, a young state trooper who lost her brother and survived the event, struggles with serving the code of a trooper or the thickness of blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found

A short documentary about an Oakland-based artist who finds purpose by turning junk into imaginative kinetic sculptures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goldilocks

Ray Ashford, an astronaut on the Goldilocks Missions, searches the stars for a new home, when a circuit failure in his ship threatens to jeopardize the mission and put in danger the lives of those he loves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hungry

A Dark Comedy / Horror Film about the greed and insanity of Christmas shopping monsters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's Perfect Here

A brother and sister spend a beautiful on a lake together, getting to know each other in the spaces between childhood and adulthood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move Me

While hiking in the forest a couple discover a man who literally cannot move without physical human contact.

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 23rd

This film is based on the alleged horrific events suffered by Karen Fernhill on October 23rd, 2011. After telling her story to family and

doctors, she slipped into a coma.She remains asleep to this day.

One Smart Fellow

While on a weekend vacation a family experiences a big change.   The women's courage and character shine in this comic tale.

Roksana

Roksana, a young Iranian-American twentysomething with obsessive-compulsive tendencies, nervously prepares to meet her

suitor and his family for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sons of Guns

Three dysfunctional siblings find a cache of rare guns amidst their deceased Dad's belongings. When an obsessed gun collector arrives, the siblings must prepare for battle.

The Lake

A loving father and husband makes a secret choice to spare the family his inevitable slow demise to cancer.'The Lake' is a provocative, ambiguous, moving short film about morality, mortality....and a cat and dog. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Life & Zen of a Bike Wolfman

A Biker Wolfman breaks down his routine and philosophy on life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Love Effect

The journey of two men wrestling with depression and suicide and

how their unexpected friendship helps them rediscover life's greatest gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZAAR

Zaar is a suicide bomber who enters a random diner to bomb himself in a terrorist attack but listening and interacting with the innocent people around him makes him question his intent. Will he be able to do it?!!