For the first time in it's three year history, SOMA Film Festival will be offering films that will be seen for the first time ever in America, and the world. 

The first of the two world premieres is the profound Fatherhood, a documentary feature about young people from Memphis, LA, New York and London that speak the truth about their absent fathers and perform music videos of original songs they wrote for the film. This film will play on Saturday, 3/17 @ 7:00 PM program entitled, "Movies with a Message."

The second is a short narrative film 17 Locust Street which is about a detective and her in-training partner who want to ask a loner about a supposed recent hit-and-run only to find themselves trapped in the loners own dark agenda where there is no escape. This darkly rich short will play on Sunday, 3/18 @ 7:00 PM in our, "Inaugural Short Films Collection" with the filmmaker and cast in attendance - a true red carpet moment.

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Reverse Diaries hails all the way from Tokyo, Japan and is about a young novelist who meets and falls for a somewhat eccentric woman but after reading her diary he realizes that their encounter was not a coincidence. This unique mixture of genres will screen at our, "International Originals Program" on Sunday, 3/18 @ 9:30 AM. The filmmaker is taking the 15 hour flight to be with there and will be holding a Q & A following the film.  

"Having our status update to a point we are offering exclusive premieres of these amazing films shows the strength we've gained as a festival in three short years" stated co-director Thomas Hanna.

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