Sylvie of the Sunshine State

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Sylvie of the Sunshine State

92 mins | United States | 2022

Director: Sasha Levinson
Producer: Katie White,Jonathan Sanford,Chris Brown
Screenwriter: Sasha Levinson, Jonathan Sanford
Editor: Chris Brown, Jonathan Sanford
Cinematographer: Sasha Levinson
Cast: Sylviana Bellanca, Sasha Levinson, Todd Bellanca, Aimee Sherman, Jon Sherman, Phyllis Fratkin, Aria Morris, Jonah Morris
Genre Tags: Dramedy, Documentary, Cinema Vérité, Family, Multigenerational, Woman Filmmaker
Release Year: 2022
Language: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Documentary,Kid Friendly,Comedy

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2022 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Seen through the lens of her filmmaker single mom, second grader Sylvie navigates the absurdities and emotional turbulence of her eccentric, multigenerational Jewish matriarchy, a dad who lives far away, life gone virtual, and the shutdown of her grandmother's nail salon. When Sylvie has an unexpected medical emergency, her dad arrives in Florida and a fragmented family finds themselves once again living under the same roof. What began as an experiment with finding story in everyday life, emerged as a therapeutic exploration of single motherhood, daughterhood and multi-generational feminine trauma which ultimately gives way to healing.