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Sylvie of the Sunshine State (2022)

Opens on September 2

Director: Sasha Levinson Run Time: 92 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film: 

World Premiere at the 2022 Slamdance Film Festival. Second grader Sylvie navigates the absurdities and emotional turbulence of her eccentric, multigenerational Jewish matriarchy, a dad who lives far away and life gone virtual, seen through the lens of her filmmaker single mom. Sasha Levinson uses her film to paint a picture of how she was able to be there for her daughter, in the process seeing how much her daughter was there for her to bring light and happiness to her life when she needed it most.

“a family attempting to manage the breaking of the world… The raw, direct presentation of emotions and conversation are essential to discuss this period of history”

–Benjamin Franz for Film Threat

About the filmmaker:

Sasha Levinson is a commercial director, screenwriter, and narrative filmmaker inspired by the inner life of humans. Her work has premiered at SXSW and Cleveland International Film Festival, and her branded short film for Las Vegas tourism—a surprise Lesbian wedding in Vegas—went viral with 13,000,000 views. Levinson spent the formative years of her career shooting music videos with Mary J Blige, 50 Cent, Angelique Kidjo and Cake, and she currently works with internationally renowned celebrities, brands, and philanthropic organizations, including the Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Google, and Microsoft.

The raw and intimate documentary Sylvie of the Sunshine State (2022) is her debut feature film.

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Ohio Arts Council
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National Endowment for the Arts
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