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5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Movies | Film
American IndieFlorida Premiere SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM, Lola Bessis and Ruben AmarFrance-USA / 2013 / 95 min / BluRay / English & French w/English sub-titles Set in New York, Swim Little Fish Swim focuses on the domestic life of Leeward andMary, a young married couple at a crossroads. Mary is a hardworking nurse determinedto turn the couple’s lives around while Leeward is a struggling marginal musician who fancieshimself a misunderstood artist and New Age visionary. The two can’t even agree on what toname their three-year old daughter. Enter Lilas, a 19 year-old French artist trying to make it in New York and escape the shadow of her famous painter mother. When the bubbly young woman moves into the couple’s tiny Chinatown apartment, their already fragile balance is upset even further.Writers-Producers: Lola Bessis and Ruben Amar / Cast: Dustin Guy Defa, Lola Bessis, Brooke Bloom, Olivia Durling Costello, Anne Consigny / Contact:THE DIRECTORS: Lola Bessis, who was 21 years old at the time of filming, is a French screenwriter, director, producer and actress who directed her first short when she was 13 years old. After a few months working on several documentaries and TV shows, Lola collaborated with Ruben Amar on the multi-awarded short film, Checkpoint, which was selected at more than 100 renowned festivals around the world. Bessis, who attended UCL in London and NYU and The New School in New York, has also directed several narrative and experimental short films. Ruben Amar is a multiple award-winning French filmmaker. He has written and directed sixacclaimed short films shot in London, New York, Paris, Israel and Palestine. His two last shortsA Girl Like You with a Boy Like Me and Checkpoint, have screened at more than 150international film festivals including Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival,Slamdance Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival and San Diego Film Festival.
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