Palm Beach County filmmaker Sasha Levinson aims the lens at her multigenerational family in an unconventional hybrid documentary offering an honest glimpse into modern motherhood that will make parents everywhere feel a lot less alone. When the world was turning to chaos in the early stages of COVID-19, Sasha decided to make a film with her daughter. It began as a filmmaker’s experiment, but what emerged is a therapeutic exploration of single motherhood, distance coparenting, and multigenerational trauma which ultimately gives way to healing. During the greatest mental health crisis of our time, this film provides an honest look at parenting and finding peace within the family. Winner George Starks Spirit of Slamdance Award at Slamdance Film Festival, Sunscreen Film Festival.
Special Invited Guests Sasha Levinson & Sylvie Bellanca.*
*As of date of publication guests have not confirmed appearance.
“Sylvie of the Sunshine State serves as a document of a family attempting to manage the breaking of the world…The raw, direct presentation of emotions and conversation are essential to discuss this period of history on a small scale.” –Film Threat
“Excellent. A wonderful film, almost a meditation, told with the help of a child’s unique perspective. Revealing touching…” –NPR’s Film Week