This year’s festival, which runs through most of November, offers a great mix of styles and genres.
1. Do Over Shorts Program Cinema Paradiso
Date: November 6 & 9; Time: 1 p.m.
A selection of short films from the US, the UK and Germany explores themes including belonging, community and immigration.
2. Sunshine Trio Shorts Savor Cinema
Date: November 11; Time: 12:30 p.m.
Cinema Paradiso Date: November 12 Time: 1 p.m. Enjoy three short films from, about or in some way connected with Florida – but don’t worry, there’s not a #FloridaMan in sight.
3. Dog Years Cinema Paradiso
Date: November 14; Time: 1 p.m.
Hard Rock Live
Date: November 3; Time: 7:30 P.M.
The film screens as part of the festival’s opening night. Burt Reynolds plays a mostly retired film star of yesteryear (yeah, we can see that) who accepts a trip to Nashville to receive a lifetime achievement award from a film festival where things don’t exactly go to plan.
4. A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. Savor Cinema
Date: November 18; Time: 6:30 p.m.
Director and screenwriter Karen Allen will receive the festival’s lifetime achievement award alongside the screening of her short film based on the story by Carson McCullers. Allen, a screen actor for four decades (Animal House, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Scrooged) has in recent years directed for theater. This is her film directorial debut.