Sarasota Film Festival: Spotlights, Boogie Nights, and Stars in Sight!

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What’s a 25th Anniversary film festival without a couple parties? This year,

we are once again throwing throwing our Friday Night Street Party!

Featuring a disco theme and live music, you won’t want to miss out.

We’ve also announced our Spotlight Features, showcasing numerous stars and Academy Award winners across multiple themes.

Get your tickets today and don’t miss out!

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In-Person Box Office

Sarasota Municipal Auditorium

801 N. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34236

10AM – 5PM

It’s Time To Boogie!

Sarasota Film Festival’s annual Friday Night Street Party returns with a Disco theme! Featuring disco music, so feel free to dress up accordingly. There will be live bands playing the best in classic disco beats to get your groove on!

Food trucks, drinks, dancing…and a great time for everyone!

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Volunteer with SFF!

The Sarasota Film Festival is celebrating our 25th season and we couldn’t do it without the help from our amazing and dedicated volunteers! SFF is a non profit organization and we rely greatly on the generosity of volunteers and we do our best to make it fun!

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Spotlight Features


US, Director: Andrew Durham

March 26th, 4:00pm, Burns Court Cinema

Arriving in San Francisco at the age of two, just after the death of her mother in a car accident in 1973, Alysia Abbott is raised by her father Steve Abbott, a poet and activist who comes out as gay. As a teenager, she gradually discovers a world of artists and writers, but also the effects of the AIDS crisis when people around her contract the virus to which her father also falls victim.114m

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How to Blow Up A Pipeline

US, Director: Daniel Goldhabar

April 1st, 6:00pm at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium

A crew of environmental activists plot a daring plan to disrupt an oil pipeline in this tense ecological thriller. 103m

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Master Gardener

US, Director: Paul Schrader

March 27th, 6:00pm, CineBistro

March 30th, 4:00pm, Municipal Auditorium

A meticulous horticulturist (Joel Edgerton) is devoted to tending the grounds of a beautiful estate owned by a wealthy dowager (Sigourney Weaver). When he’s told to take on her troubled great-niece as an apprentice, his life is thrown into chaos and dark secrets from his past emerge. 107m

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Showing Up

US, Director: Kelly Reichardt

March 31st, 6:00pm, CineBistro

An artist (Oscar-nominee Michele Williams) on the verge of a career-changing exhibition navigates family, friends and colleagues in the lead-up to her show and finds that the chaos of life becomes the inspiration for more great art in Kelly Reichardt’s vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art and craft. 108m

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The Pod Generation

US, Director: Sophie Barthes

March 29th, 6:00pm, CineBistro

The Pod Generation A New York couple, Rachel (Emilia Clarke) and Alvy (Chiwetel Ejiofor) live in a not-so-distant future where technology provides ever-more convenient living. A rising tech company executive, Rachel lands a coveted spot at the Womb Center, which offers couples a convenient (and shareable) maternity by way of detachable artificial wombs, or pods. 101m

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Stars on the Closing Night Red Carpet!

A film from Sean McNamara and starring Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham, and Jesse Metcalfe, that tells the true story of a pilot who dies unexpectedly while flying and a passenger who’s forced to land the plane safely in order to save his entire family.

This touching, true story embodies the strength of prayer, faith, and family in the face of danger and tragedy.

Prior to the screening, we will also be hosting a Red Carpet event and an Awards Ceremony honoring the film’s producer Roma Downey and other filmmakers.

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Film Features

The voices of our filmmakers embody specific visions and messages, we’re so proud to be screening them for our 25th Anniversary

To see all of our films in the festival, click on the button below.

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