IN CONVERSATION WITH TODD SOLONDZ: NOON TODAY! AT SARASOTA HIGH SCHOOL! Moderated by David Carr (The New York Times)!
Have you ever met a filmmaker whose work opened your eyes to a way of looking at the world that was at once alien and strange and yet perfectly familiar and speaking to you in a language that you thought only you understood. TODD SOLONDZ is an auteur in the true sense of the word. His films are firestarters. They are also wonderfully human and accessible, brilliantly observed, funny, and breathtakingly real. He is the director of DARK HORSE, WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, HAPPINESS, PALINDROMES and many more. You must see him live and in person (and ask him your questions) in our Inside the Actors Studio style discussion!
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Keep The Lights On
Ira Sachs' devastating KEEP THE LIGHTS ON examines the end of love from a dark place; the relationship between an addict and his partner over the course of nine years. Erik (Thure Lindhart) is a Danish documentarian living in New York City who spends his nights trolling phone sex chat lines for a hook up. When he meets Paul (Zachary Booth), the pair slowly make their way from sexual anonymity toward a relationship. But soon, Paul's decline into addiction slowly asserts its grip and things begin to fall apart. KEEP THE LIGHTS ON is an impressionistic portrait of the rise and fall of a couple.
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Silent movies are back! In just a moment we have a SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW with Peter Tavalin, a renowned and accomplish musical accompanist for silent film screenings. Peter will be improvising synthesized orchestral music accompaniment to our screening of BUSTER KEATON in THE BALLOONATIC on Sunday at 1:15 PM. (This short screens with THE BLACK BALLOON and THE RED BALLOON.) CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!
Remember, THE ARTIST swept the Oscars and we have Penelope Ann Miller from THE ARTIST in town on Friday for an incredible luncheon at the Sarasota Yacht Club at Noon CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW and for an IN CONVERSATION on Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Sarasota High School CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!
Peter Tavalin is an extraordinary performer and composer who toured New England in his youth, performed in Savannah at five-star hotels, and now resides in Sarasota, Florida. His venues extend to Gallery Openings, Private Parties, Fundraising Events, Special Occasions, Silent Movies and more. I had the great pleasure of chatting with Peter about his life and craft. It was musical and magical! CLICK HERE TO VISIT HIS SITE AND LEARN HOW TO CONTACT PETER FOR ENGAGEMENTS!
THE INSIDER: Was it a coincidence that your father accompanied silent movies?
PETER TAVALIN: Yes. When I told him what I was going to do, he told me he played his fiddle in a small group in Astoria, Queens. He worked with a drummer, a piano player and a trumpeter. They had six or eight musical themes
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