GIFF Spotlight: Dooder & the Lighthouse

A tale of two cities (and one lighthouse).

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Dooder & the Lighthouse
$12. Sat., April 2, 5 p.m. Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5, 

In this unexpectedly moving documentary about the battle over moving the Cape San Blas lighthouse before it falls into the Gulf, directors Clayton and Lisa Long create a lovely, occasionally awkward, braided narrative of preservation, aging, and Florida’s desperate relationship with tourism. Florida-philes will swoon at the historical narrative and footage at the Indian Pass Raw Bar; everyone will appreciate the story, as well as how the filmmakers tell it without mocking the stars, an all-too-tempting selling point when portraying Florida.

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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