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2016 High Falls Film Festival

Audience Choice BEST of the FEST Narrative Film – Sugar!

Directed by Shari Berman

USA / 2016 / 81 mins

Audience Choice – Best of the Fest Narrative – Sugar!

The Little Theatre - #1
Monday, November 14, 2016 8:15 pm

Preceded By:
Audience Choice – Best of the Fest Documentary – My Love Affair with the Brain

The Little Theatre - #1
Monday, November 14, 2016 6:00 pm

Description

Responding to a dare, Leslie, a 50+ Indiana piano teacher (Tony-award winner Alice Ripley) secretly forms an all-woman rock band, Sugar. At the same time, her husband, a conservative Republican, runs for Congress. The band quickly goes viral as “MILF” musicians. When her husband (SAG Award Winner Robert Clohessy) and college-bound daughter discover the secret, all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Leslie has a clandestine affair with a younger bartender and while being caught between responsibilities and dreams, she almost destroys the band. But victory is in the air …


Director's Bio

Director Shari Berman is an award-winning filmmaker and member of Film Fatales. She believes in pushing the boundaries of filmmaking and not relying on formulaic methods, as was the case with her feature film My Life as Abraham Lincoln. Sugar! has won “Best of Fest” awards at the Boardwalk Film Festival (Sept. 2016) in Asbury Park, N.J., and Village of Brewster Film Festival (Sept. 2016) in Brewster, N.Y. “Sugar! was written as inspiration for all women ‘of a certain age’ to follow their dreams,” Berman said.



Preceded By

  1. Audience Choice – BEST of the FEST Documentary – My Love Affair with the Brain

    Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg / USA / 2016 / 61 mins
    The Best of Fest Documentary, as voted by audiences, is My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond.

    Precedes: Audience Choice BEST of the FEST Narrative Film – Sugar!


Dates & Times

Audience Choice – Best of the Fest Narrative – Sugar!

The Little Theatre - #1
Monday, November 14, 2016 8:15 pm

Preceded By:
Audience Choice – Best of the Fest Documentary – My Love Affair with the Brain

The Little Theatre - #1
Monday, November 14, 2016 6:00 pm