Synopsis: Responding to a dare, Leslie, a housewife and 50-plus piano teacher, secretly forms an all-women rock band, SUGAR!, turning her entire world up side down. At the same time, her husband, a conservative Republican, runs for the US Senate. The band goes viral as "MILF" musicians. When her husband and college-bound daughter discover the secret, all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Leslie has a clandestine affair with a younger bartender and almost destroys the band. In the end, her marriage, the band's fate, and her husband's election remain cliffhangers, but victory is in the air.
Logline: Never Give Up On Your Wildest Dreams
Category: Drama, Musical
Starring: Alice Ripley, Robert Clohessy
Festival Wins: 12 (see laurels below)