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“Get Closer” is a music video encouraging people to embrace differences and get closer. It will be played as part of the Sprout Touring Film Festival, which screens in two sessions today at Zinema 2. Photo courtesy of Sprout Film Festival.

Best Bets: Sprout Film Festival at Zinema 2

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Best Bets: Sprout Film Festival at Zinema 2
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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

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