7 MUST SEE MOVIES: 4/9 Sarasota Film Festival
If a film is marked "Artist in Attendance" that means you are in for an incredible experience. One or more of the filmmakers (director/producer/writer/etc.) will be in the theater to do a Q&A with the audience after the movie. Actors sometimes appear as well.
YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET (VOUS N'AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU)
In his last will and testament, playwright Antoine d'Anthac (Denis Podalydès) assembles the friends and colleagues from his theatrical past in order to inspire them in their work. His method? Showing them a modern reading of the classic play EURYDICE, staged by a young acting company, and encouraging each of his friends to slip in and out of the roles they themselves once inhabited. 90 year old auteur Alain Resnais’ latest film YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET assembles the leading lights of the current French cinema in service of a terrifically entertaining deconstruction of the boundaries between life and the theater.
Tue, 4/9 2:30 PM
FIRST COMES LOVE
Artist in Attendance
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn’t go as planned. Single at age forty-one, she decides to have a baby on her own, never minding the odds stacked against her or the extra hurdles of living in New York City. Filming the whole process, she excels at candour and comedy, revealing the joys and pains of becoming a parent while confronting her own family history. Filled with the emotional substance of real life, FIRST COMES LOVE is an intimate look at the modern condition of parenthood.
Mon, 4/8 7:15 PM
Tue, 4/9 5:30 PM
PLIMPTON! STARRING GEORGE PLIMPTON AS HIMSELF
PLIMPTON! tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many, George Plimpton. Using Plimpton’s own narration, the film is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully. Plimpton hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, got Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, and played goalie for the Boston Bruins. He also co-founded The Paris Review, which became one of the most influential literary magazines in history. Filmmakers Tom Bean and Luke Poling feature every aspect of Plimpton’s life to create a portrait of this one-of-a-kind person.
Tue, 4/9 5:30 PM
Wed, 4/10 7:00 PM
RUNNING WILD: THE LIFE OF DAYTON O. HYDE
Artist in Attendance
In her latest documentary RUNNING WILD, Suzanne Mitchell introduces us to Dayton Hyde, a 6’5” true American cowboy, who has led an incredible life in the American West, from rodeos, conservation battles, and wild horse rescues to award-winning books, personal heartbreak and newfound love. Hyde demonstrates the importance of defending our natural world before it’s too late, delivering the message that we can truly make a difference if we try. Through his protection of wild horses, Hyde finds his own freedom. A deeply personal tale of work, family, passion and stewardship, this film is an inspirational testament to the power of human concern.
Tue, 4/9 7:15 PM
Wed, 4/10 3:00 PM
Ever imagine skating 8 to 12 hours a day for 10 days straight? 40 women did just that to beat an ice hockey world record. Through all of the pain and struggle, with blisters, injuries, and sleep deprivation all compounding the difficulty of the attempt , these women discover that by digging deep inside themselves, they uncover and come to know their true character. LACE BITE documents what went on in the light and in the shadows of this inspiring marathon charity event for cystic fibrosis. A rousing, heart-warming story of community, love of hockey, and desire to help others.
Tue, 4/9 3:45 PM
Torgny Segerstedt was one of the leading Swiss journalists of the 20th century. He fought a one man battle against Hitler and the Nazi regime until his death in 1945. During these tumultuous times, his private life was marked by a world in chaos; Torgny Segersted falls in love with his friend's wife while married himself. THE LAST SENTENCE weaves together the story of a psychological love story with a portrayal of the political situation Sweden found itself in during the World War II. The film is a gripping, dramatic and poetic tale about a man, who could not be silenced.
Tue, 4/9 12:45 PM
Wed, 4/10 2:45 PM
In the late 19th century, the concept of hysteria dominated the field of psychology, especially the lives of women stifled by their rigid social roles. For professor Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon), a pioneering French neurologist, the case of a teenage maid named Augustine (Soko) provides a window into a different possibility; stricken with seizures, Augustine becomes a star patient, allowing Charcot to demonstrate the neurological foundations of her malady. But as the pair grow closer, can Charcot keep his feelings for Augustine in check? Alice Winocour’s AUGUSTINE is a study in the conflict between social power and scientific discovery.
Tue, 4/9 5:15 PM
Thu, 4/11 3:00 PM