THE 17th ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL CONVERSATION SERIES: OREN MOVERMAN; DAVID GORDON GREEN EXTENDED Q&A; CLORIS LEACHMAN; JANE SEYMOUR; LUNCH AND CONVERSATION WITH BLYTHE DANNER; TOM BROWNE AND SPECIAL GUEST RACHEL WEISZ; LYNDA OBST

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THE 17th ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL

CONVERSATION SERIES

 

The SFF Conversation Series provides an intimate setting for the brightest names in cinema to discuss their careers and craft.

 

FIRST WEEKEND SERIES

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH… OREN MOVERMAN

WHAT | Oren Moverman’s TIME OUT OF MIND, starring Richard Gere and Jena Malone, is this year’s Opening Night Film. Moverman is the recipient of this year’s Hearts and Minds of Independent Film Award.

WHEN | Saturday, April 11th at 1:00PM

WHERE | Florida Studio Theater Court Cabaret (1241 N Palm Avenue)

 

 

DAVID GORDON GREEN EXTENDED Q&A

WHAT| David Gordon Green’s MANGLEHORN, starring Al Pacino, will screen in this year’s Narrative Section.

WHEN | Saturday, April 11th following the 8:15PM Screening

WHERE | Hollywood 20 (1993 Main Street)

 

 

 

SECOND WEEKEND SERIES

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH… CLORIS LEACHMAN

WHO | Ryan Jaffe’s THIS IS HAPPENING, starring Cloris Leachman and Jedd Nelson, will screen in the Narrative Section. Leachman is the recipient of this year’s Prime Time Legend Award.

WHEN | Friday, April 17th at 5:00PM

WHERE | Florida Studio Theater Keating (1241 N Palm Avenue)

IN CONVERSATION WITH… JANE SEYMOUR

WHAT | Evangelos and George Giovanis’ BEREAVE, starring Jane Seymour and Malcolm McDowell, is one of this year’s Spotlight Films. Seymour is the recipient of this year’s Icon of Television Award.

WHEN | Friday, April 17th at 7:00PM

WHERE | Florida Studio Theater Keating (1241 N Palm Avenue)

 

 

TEA BY THE SEA: LUNCH AND CONVERSATION WITH BLYTHE DANNER

WHAT | Brett Haley’s I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, starring Blythe Danner, Martin Starr and Sam Elliott, is the festival’s closing night film.  The intimate lunch will take place in conjunction with the SFF Conversation Series.  Danner is the recipient of this year’sImpact Award.

WHEN | Saturday, April 18th at 12:00PM

WHERE | Ritz Carlton Beach Club (1234 Benjamin Franklin Drive)

 

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH… TOM BROWNE AND SPECIAL GUEST RACHEL WEISZ

WHO | Tom Browne’s RADIATOR, executive produced by Rachel Weisz, is part of the Festival’s Narrative Feature Competition. Browne is the recipient of this year’s Emerging World Cinema Auteur Award.

WHEN | Saturday, April 18th at 2:45PM

WHERE | Florida Studio Theater Keating (1241 N Palm Avenue)

 

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH LYNDA OBST… FROM FLASHDANCE TO INTERSTELLAR IN 24 BUMPY STEPS

WHAT | Lynda Obst, whose films have garnered twenty Oscar nominations and four Oscar wins, walks through her storied producing career, with special attention paid to what the secrets are to building a successful and sustainable career in film producing. Lynda Obst is the recipient of this year’s newly launched Polly Platt Award for Producing.

WHEN | Saturday, April 18th at 4:00PM

WHERE | Florida Studio Theater Lab (1241 N Palm Avenue)

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