Sea BreezeFilm Festival at The Catherine Hickman theater
Nomadic Tendencies is bringing its Sea Breeze Film Festival to Gulfport, offering independent, international films to a local audience.Â The film events also help filmmakers gain greater exposure for their films. Sea Breeze Film Festival screens films of all lengths and genres from around the world. Large, commercial film distributors and venues can rarely afford to take on smaller films.Â The goal of the Festival is to ensure audiences in Tampa Bay have the opportunity to see films that would not otherwise be available to them.
The festival will be held on three days from Friday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 25th at Gulfportâ€™s Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. South (enter on 26th Ave. South).Â ScreeningsÂ take place from 2 p.m. until 11 p.m. each day.Â Individual film tickets are $5 for children, military, students and seniors; $7 for regular tickets; $12 for day passes; $30 for full festival passes.Â For advance tickets, go online to seabreeze.eventbrite.com.Â Tickets will also be available at the Theater during the festival.
The festival will screen 26 films, including ten features, five documentaries, three student films and three animated films.Â Ten countries are represented by films at the festival:Â USA, UK, Germany, China, Singapore, Iceland, Netherlands, Serbia/Montenegro, Spain and Canada. Â
Titles include:Â the Dutch short film Blossom, about a young woman unable to speak and her challenges interacting in a speaking world; the American documentary American Dumpling, which explores the ties that bind diverse cultures through a common food that each shares: the dumpling; Karaoke Show, a German animated short film, described as a mix of sauna and disco; Severing the Soul, an American experimental documentary exploring the psychosurgery movement of the 1930s to 1960s, including found footage about Rosemary Kennedyâ€™s 1941 lobotomy procedure; and The Symmetry of Love, a British comedy feature exposing the tangled lives of a journalist, an architect, a psychiatrist, a novelist, a librarian and others.Â More information, film schedules and selected film trailers will be posted to SeaBreezeFilmFestival.blogspot.com. Â
Nomadic Tendencies has chosen to hold their latest event in Gulfport due to the locationâ€™s communal, artistic environment and vibe. There is plenty of indoor space at the Theater to beat the heat, meet and mingle with fellow filmmakers and film lovers between films. The Theater is a short walk to Gulfportâ€™s Waterfront District, including several unique shops, galleries and restaurants.Â This event is meant to expose local filmmakers to the works of fellow filmmakers from around the world as well as offering alternative films to the community. Nomadic Tendencies has partnered with the City of Gulfport, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the Gulfport Merchants Association and The City of Imagination to make the event possible.
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