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St. Augustine Film Festival to show local “Cracking Aces” documentary

Jan 4, 2019

The first local showing of the award-winning documentary, “Cracking Aces: A Woman’s Place at the Table” will take place during the St. Augustine Film Festival’s screening of it on Friday, Jan. 18 at 1:45 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Tracy Halcomb, communication professor at Flagler College and a producer on the film, will be in attendance.

“I am so happy,” said Halcomb.

The film tells the story of the pioneering women who broke through the ultimate glass ceiling. It is a feature-length documentary about the women making strides in the male-dominated realm of high-stakes poker.

“These women created a place for themselves within the poker industry, an industry that hasn’t always welcomed them,” said Halcomb.

The Acadia Pictures documentary has played at film festivals across the country and internationally. The most recent screening includes the 36th Annual Milano International FICTS Fest 2018 where “Cracking Aces” was one of only six American films screened.

“The New Year is always about hope for the future, and gentle comedies are a lovely way to showcase optimism,” said Gregory von Hausch, the CEO of the Saint Augustine Film Festival.

“We also have some great documentaries that are about optimism too,” he said.

Audiences of high-rollers to penny-ante novices will connect with this story of struggle, empowerment and achievement, regardless of gender.

Information and show passes are online at or read daily updates on Facebook at

Advance tickets to individual films screening at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium are now available online as well through Flagler students who show their student ID are able to get in free to all films playing at the Lewis Auditorium.

Cracking Aces screenshot

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