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Donald M. Ephraim Sun & Stars International Film Festival Announces Events to Celebrate the Highlights of the Festival

The Donald M. Ephraim Sun & Stars International Film Festival© (SASIFF), presented by MorseLife, brings the most captivating, memorable and award-winning films to Palm Beach County with 25 films that will provide a brilliant experience for the community to enjoy. From documentary and history to LGBTQIA and romance, attendees will be able to explore all the films representing 16 nations. The Donald M. Ephraim Sun & Stars International Film Festival will take place Tuesday, February 27– Monday, March 11, at two prestigious theaters in Palm Beach County, Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Paragon Theaters at Delray Marketplace.

Taking Venice: An art heist like no other unfolds in this documentary that plays like a whodunit. The subject is not stolen paintings but a 1964 scheme by U.S. government officials in league with powerful gallery owner Leo Castelli and curator Alan Solomon to hijack the Grand Prize of the venerable Venice Biennale, considered the Olympics of the art world, and assure that it is awarded to an American for the first time ever.

To celebrate the SASIFF highlights, the Festival will host three special events throughout the festival, including: 

  • Opening Night: SASIFF will open on Tuesday, February 27 with the brilliant art-heist documentary “Taking Venice,” featuring guest appearances by director Amei Wallach and art curator, president and CEO of The Society of the Four Arts Philip Rylands for an audience discussion. Prior to the screening, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail reception at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion.

  • Centerpiece: SASIFF will highlight the film “Less Than Kosher” as a centerpiece program on March 5. Actor Shaina Silver-Baird will host a Q&A following her musical comedy/drama, “Less Than Kosher.”

  • Closing Night: SASIFF will close on Monday, March 11 with the heart-warming Italian romantic comedy, “Never Too Later for Love,” starring writer/director Gianni Di Gregorio and Italian cinema icon Stefania Sandrelli. Following the closing night film, an after-party will take place at Batch Gastropub, adjacent to Paragon Theaters – Delray Marketplace, to celebrate the achievements of this year's Festival. Light bites and refreshments are included in the ticket price.

To purchase tickets, please visit

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of SASIFF


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