Title:  Fort Maria
Category:  Narrative Feature
Length:  88 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Thom Southerland & S. Cagney Gentry
Year:  2018
Country:  USA

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World Premiere 

Maria is a Bulgarian immigrant living in Kentucky with her adopted daughter Meredith. While Meredith is out of town connecting with her biological, African-American aunt, Violet, Maria’s extreme insecurities are triggered by the death of Meredith’s old dog in the garage. Suddenly, she can barely step outside, even to bury the dog. She’s forced to accept the help of her neighbor, Clara, who has issues of her own. The stories of these four women are interwoven in powerful and surprising ways, full of essential human moments and authentic considerations of race, culture, love, and what truly makes up a family. Katerina Stoykova (Proud Citizen–AIFF2015) gives a luminous performance in this black and white, documentary-style narrative film. Subtitles 
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