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2016 High Falls Film Festival

Sugar! with Director Q&A

Directed by Shari Berman

USA / 2016 / Narrative Feature Film / 81 mins / English

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Sugar! w/ Q&A

The Little Theatre - #1
Friday, November 11, 2016 7:30 pm


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 …


Following the screening of Sugar! and our shorts film program, join us at 2 Vine Restaurant (located off Winthrop Street two doors north of The Little Theatre). Enjoy post-film talk and live music from acoustic duo Plain Jane. (No cover/cash bar).


The Community Partner for this film is ImageOut Film Festival.

Director's Bio

shari bermanDirector 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.


Listen to a radio interview with Shari and Alice Ripley, as they discuss Sugar! here.


Visit Shari’s website here.


Producer: Lauren Rayner

Dates & Times

Sugar! w/ Q&A

The Little Theatre - #1
Friday, November 11, 2016 7:30 pm