- Signature Move
Better described as a mini-festival or showcase, the event will screen four movies (two narrative features and two documentary features), making it similar in size to the theater’s South Asian Film Festival and Central Florida Jewish Film Festival. The latter’s debut 20 years ago marked the last time the Enzian introduced a festival geared predominantly to adults. (KidFest and the Reel Short Teen Festival are targeted toward children and families.)
- Bee Nation
Though this is the first year for this stand-alone event, it actually was born at last year’s Florida Film Festival.
“We had a very good response at last year’s Florida Film Festival, so we’re doing a separate showcase as like a lead-up event to this year’s Florida Film Festival,” Matthew Curtis, programming director, says.
Though Curtis cautions that it’s not an event that the Enzian is “100-percent committing to as a long-term project,” he says the theater is passionate about cinematic diversity.
“We feel obviously, with Enzian’s mission, that it’s important to highlight and represent different communities that are often underrepresented on local screens,” Curtis says. “These are all acclaimed films from other festivals that without this type of mini-festival or showcase would never get on screen here in Orlando.”
A ticket to a single film costs $11, and a series pass is $40. (Enzian members are not allowed table reservations.) See Enzian.org for details.