Best Bets: Sprout Film Festival at Zinema 2
The third annual Sprout Touring Film Festival features indie flicks that either star or were made by people with developmental disabilities.
There will two sessions of screenings today, both featuring a different mix of 10-12 shorts.
Some of the films include: “For the Love of Dogs,” a 25-minute doc through the eyes of Cory, an 11-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome; “A Good Life, Too” is about a toddler who suffered a brain injury that has changed the way he learns and communicates. “Little Mom” is about children who are caregivers for family members for disabilities.
Also: “The Magic of J-Mac” is the story of a high school basketball team manager who gets a chance to play — and “shoots the lights out”; “A Dose for Dominic” is about a family’s decision to give a 5-year-old medical cannabis; and “Hannah” is about a young dancer.
The NYC-based festival is brought to Duluth by ARC Northland and includes a PSA by local musician Toby Thomas Churchill.
On the way into the theater, check out “Seriously,” an art show featuring works by artists with disabilities.
GO SEE IT What: Sprout Film Festival
When: 4 and 7 p.m. today
Where: Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St.
Tickets: $5 for one program; $8 for both