Sarasota Film Festival: Friday Picks! Filmmaker Luncheon! Penelope Ann Miller! Flying Wallenda Family! Todd Solondz! SFF@SCF!
Wow, where to start? Incredible movies? Check! Spectacular events? Check! It’s like a three ring circus today at SFF (and could that possibly have been a not so segue to spotlighting today’s 5:30 PM screening of THE SHOW MUST GO ON at the Sarasota Opera House, a riveting documentary about Sarasota’s own Flying Wallenda Family?) Yep, you got me! I had the pleasure of speaking with that film’s director plus Tino Wallenda and several members of his family about the film and their incredible lives (I had no idea the Wallendas have been doing this for 200 years and have been in Sarasota since the 1920s, amazing!) The Flying Wallenda Family will be on the Red Carpet at 4:45 PM in support of this touching and thrilling film. (And Tino is scheduled to perform the high wire tonight at Cinema Tropicale!)
THE HOT SHEET: EVENTS
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12:00 PM SARASOTA YACHT CLUB – FILMMAKER LUNCHEON WITH PENELOPE ANN MILLER! Meet film icon Penelope Ann Miller (THE ARTIST) and get a complimentary ticket to Penelope’s IN CONVERSATION (Saturday at 1 PM at Sarasota High School).
4:45 PM SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE – Red Carpet Event with the Flying Wallenda Family in support of-
5:30 PM BRADENTON at the Neel Auditorium on the State College of Florida Campus: FREE WOMEN IN FILM PANELfeaturing the legendary DEBRA ZIMMERMAN from WOMEN MAKE MOVIES and SFF fave filmmakers Ingrid Veninger! Yes, I said FREE!!!
7:30 PM SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE – Screening of DARK HORSE, our Centerpiece film with director TODD SOLONDZand star JORDAN GELBER in attendance for after-screening Q&A!
9:00 PM SARASOTA YACHT CLUB – CINEMA TROPICALE! Meet the stars under the stars!Tino Wallenda scheduled to walk the high wire! Music and fun and celebration of film as only SFF can deliver.