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Imperial Dreams - Florida Film Festival 2015 Favorite
The Florida Film Festival comes to The Garden Theatre to showcase the film everyone was talking about at the 2015 Festival. Imperial Dreams achieved the rare feat of winning boththe Audience Award and the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature. Don’t miss this exciting encore presentation! Inspired by true events, Malik Vitthal’s powerful debut feature tells the unforgettable story of ex-con Bambi (John Boyega) from Watts, Los Angeles, and details hardcore gangster life with earnest humanity. After getting a short story published while in prison, upon his release Bambi decides to trade in his gun for a pencil in order to care of his neglected son, four-year-old Day. Welcomed home with offers of pills, guns, and drug-running, the young father resorts to living in his broken down car with his son. But hope lies in Bambi’s writing, and his musings on the life of a criminal are illuminating. Imperial Dreams isn’t a film about hood life so much as the journey to overcome it. Boyega (Attack The Block and Star Wars VII) is terrific in the father-son moments, filling your heart and then breaking it. Winner of the Audience Award for Best of NEXT at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. (2014, 87 min.) NR Note: This screening is at the Garden Theatre at 160 West Plant Street in historic downtown Winter Garden.
160 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787