Save the date for SFF 2013: April 5-14!
In the film Moulin Rouge the extraordinary stage show meant to top all that had come before was called the SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR! For me, that was this year at the festival. A dazzling high wire act complete with pyrotechnics as the Flying Wallenda Family performed at our Cinema Tropicale celebration at the glorious Sarasota Yacht Club (followed by an encore at our President's Dinner inside the Sarasota Opera House)! Amazing breakdancing "robots" tearing it up at our opening night party at the Van Wezel in honor of the truly amazing ROBOT & FRANK. WWE Superstar wrestlers Rey Mysterio and Kelly Kelly walking the red carpet for THE DAY (did you see the little boy dressed like Rey, complete with mask and championship belt?) Frank Langella signing books and kissing babies at Bookstore1 as if he were running for office. (And you know what I've been saying from day one of the festival, I think he will be competing early next year in the Oscar race for his incredibly nuanced and touching performance in Robot & Frank, just like Christopher Plummer who was here with Beginners then went on to take the award! We had Dominic Monaghan from LOST and LORD OF THE RINGS, Ashley Bell, Jena Malone, Jess Weixler, the wonderful and gracious Jordan Gelber (star of Todd Solondz's Dark Horse)... the list goes on and on.
The most spectacular aspect of all from this year's festival was the emphasis on FILMS and FILMMAKERS. With over 235 films to choose from
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It’s time to get pumped and muscle your way down to our box office inside the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 (or to get a workout flexing your online ticket buying skills) because today SFF 2012 gets physical! Want to know how it feels like to walk the highwire with Sarasota’s own Flying Wallenda Family (and to see Tino perform the highwire at the Sarasota Yacht Club live and in person for our Cinema Tropicale)? Want to feel the burning reality of playing in the NFL (and learn of its sometimes heartrending consequences?) Want to meet two incredible WWE Superstars and see a post apocalyptic thriller with the stars of Lost and Last Exorcism? We’ve got just the ticket! (You know that’s right.)
Check this! WWE Superstars Kelly Kelly and Rey Mysterio will be attending our Saturday, April 21 8:30 PM screening of The Day alongside Dominic Monaghan (Charlie from LOST), Ashley Bell (from The Last Exorcism) and Director Douglas Aarniokoski. See them on the Red Carpet! Hear Douglas and the stars talk about The Day! (More on that in just a moment.)
Check this! Tino Wallenda and the Flying Wallenda Family will attend the World Premiere screening of The Show Must Go On on Friday, April 20th at 5:30 PM at the Sarasota Opera House. And Tino will perform the high wire at our spectacular Cinema Tropicale event! (More on that in just a moment, too!)
Check this! NY Giants Hall Of Fame legend Harry Carson will attend our screening of American Man on Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 PM at the
Frank Langella! Penelope Ann Miller! Dominic Monaghan! Ashley Bell! Jena Malone! Jess Weixler! Jordan Gelber! Here's your chance to put film and TV credits to the names and to buy tickets to all their films and events here at SFF 2012!
AND AT SFF 2012...
Experience this one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Mr. Langella discuss his incredible career! Saturday, April 14, 1:00 PM at Sarasota High School.
PENELOPE ANN MILLER
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