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Jason Momoa’s ‘Road to Paloma’ to Premiere at Sarasota Film Festival

Rory Kennedy’s doc “Last Days in Vietnam” will launch the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival, which is also set to screen the world premiere of Jason Momoa’s directorial debut, “Road to Paloma,” as well as Sundance alums John Slattery’s “God’s Pocket” and doc “Ivory Tower.” The latter two landed centerpiece slots. “The One I Love,” Charlie McDowell’s comedy-drama,starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass, is to close the fest.

Other world premieres on tap include Shawn Telford’s multi-narrative drama “B.F.E.,” Craig Butta’s ethnography doc “If You Take This,” Mary Dore’s feminism docu “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” and Paul Harrill’s drama “Something, Anything.”

The annual Florida has lined up a slate of features in three competitive categories (doc feature, narrative feature and “Independent Visions”) as well as a spotlight series that includes festival-circuit alums such as Michael Fassbender starrer “Frank,” Gillian Robespierre’s “Obvious Child” and Fred Schepisi’s “Words and Pictures.”

Screening 252 films (including shorts), the 2014 edition runs April 4-13.

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