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9 Orlando film events worthy of at least two thumbs up

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SERIES:

Uncomfortable Brunch

uncomfortablebrunch.com

The long-running film series at Will's Pub is in a state of flux right now, as founder Joshua Martin is leaving for colder climes. New head honcho Katy Whitacre promises to continue the legacy of combining delicious Sunday breakfast buffets with gut-punching cinema like Requiem for a Dream or Straw Dogs. Stay tuned to the website for the new location and schedule.

More Q Than A

The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave., facebook.com/thegalleryatavalonisland

Utilizing the upstairs theater at the Gallery at Avalon Island, this film series on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month focuses on a mix of classic films that may not be as well-known as they deserve to be, like I Love You Alice B. Toklas (presented with free brownies for the audience) or Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line.

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Central Park, Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, 407-629-0054, enzian.org

Those who miss picnicking on the Enzian's lawn for their Wednesday Night Pitcher Shows should check out their free monthly offerings in downtown Winter Park every second Thursday.

FESTIVALS:

Florida Film Festival

April 21-30, 2017

Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village, 510 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-629-1088; floridafilmfestival.com

The 26th annual Florida Film Festival screens more than 170 films over its 10-day stretch, showcasing some of the best independent features, shorts and documentaries, both new and classic.

South Asian Film Festival

October 2017

Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 407-629-1088, enzian.org

This weekend-long annual film festival goes beyond Bollywood to highlight the diversity of the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora.

Global Peace Film Festival

Sept. 18-24, 2017

locations to be announced; peacefilmfest.org

The film fest with a heart of gold, this annual series is dedicated to films that address issues relating to conflicts around the world and the people trying to solve them.

Jewish Film Festival

November 2017

Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 407-629-1088, enzian.org

A cinematic exploration of Jewish life, culture and history, the Jewish Film Festival shows films from a variety of countries each year.

Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase

November 2017

Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 407-629-1088, enzian.org

This film festival highlights the efforts of student filmmakers from across Florida.

Love Your Shorts Film Festival

February 2018

Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 Magnolia Ave., Sanford, loveyourshorts.com

Short films from across the world get a lot of love at this annual Sanford film festival.

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