How to Plan Your SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL Weekend!
BLACKFISH SCREENING: Tonight we open the festival with Magnolia’s amazing documentary BLACKFISH at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. You must not miss this incredible experience. The red carpet begins at 6:00 PM and the film plays at 7:00 PM.
Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite will lead a Q&A after the screening along with several former SeaWorld trainers who appear in this heartfelt and thought-provoking film. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!
OPENING NIGHT PARTY: A unique and sensational experience beginning at 9:00 PM also at the Van Wezel. You will be transported to a magical under the sea land for a stunning evening of dancing and fun and incredible food from Zildjian Catering. Additional refreshments provided by Frances Copolla Wines, Tito’s Vodka and Stella Artois Beer. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
Be sure to visit SUPERNOVA CAFÉ on Main Street, across from the Regal Hollywood 20. SUPERNOVA CAFE is the home of our Filmmakers Lounge and THE PLACE for the very best in Sicilian cuisine!
We have released more tickets for BETWEEN US on Saturday, April 6th at 6:45 PM. This screening was previously Stand By Only, so get them while they last! BETWEEN US stars JULIA STILES and TAYE DIGGS and is adapted from the off-Broadway hit! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!
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MOVIES! MOVIES! MOVIES!
Wondering what’s hot? Ask any of us. And be sure to use the GRID in the back of your film guide to help you plan out your viewing schedule. Watch our website for daily “Go To Guides,” the hot list of seven can’t miss films each day and news on movies with filmmakers in attendance. That’s right, with many of our films you can see the director, producer and sometimes even the star introduce the film and then conduct a Q&A after the credits. Sign up for our newsletter and have the daily picks delivered to your email every morning! Just go to our home page at www.sarasotafilmfestival.com and scroll down to GET SFF NEWS. Enter your zip code and email address and you will receive festival updates and offers daily!
Remember, youthFEST films are FREE during the festival for students 12 and under. We also offer a student discount on all films, or a Student Passport package for four tickets at half price. youthFEST films this weekend include two shorts packages, VENUS AND SERENA, MUSICWOOD, MORE THAN HONEY and MAIDENTRIP!
THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES 2013
The Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women and the Sarasota Film Festival are partnering once again to present The 14th Annual Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival. This features independent films by women filmmakers that seek to expand awareness of the lives of women throughout the world. Attending guests will be on hand to lead post-film discussions following the screenings.
The Gulf Coast Chapter is part of the US National Committee for UN Women, one of 18 national committees worldwide working to create a world where women and girls live free from violence, poverty and inequality. The all-volunteer GCC presents Through Women’s Eyes and other events each year to help raise awareness and funds for UN Women, the women’s fund at the United Nations that supports women’s empowerment and gender equality programs in more than 100 developing nations throughout the world.
Incredible movies like TRAILBLAZERS IN HABITS, THE GREY AREA, LACE BITE, A GIRL AND A GUN, BRAVE MISS WORLD, MONSTERS, HOMEFRONT HEROINES and two amazing shorts packages await you this weekend. And there are more screenings through the week! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS FOR THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES FILMS!
Be sure to attend the UN WOMEN RECEPTION 6:30PM SATURDAY at the ART CENTER SARASOTA!
MONDAY 7:00 PM youthFEST EVENT
Monday night’s YOUTH SCREENWRITERS CIRCLE LIVE! presented at the FST KEATING THEATER is not to be missed. Get ready to laugh and cry your way to the edge of your seat at this staged reading! Original screenplays authored by students from Phoenix Academy (which sadly closes this summer) and Sarasota County Technical Institute are brought to life by performances from the Sarasota High School Drama Department. Show your support for local schools and education programs. Come celebrate creativity and collaboration with these local stars. TICKETS REQUIRED AND AVAILABLE AT THE SFF BOX OFFICE WITHIN THE REGAL HOLLYWOOD 20.