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April 2013

Sarasota Film Festival 2013: Peter Bogdanovich Closes Conversation Series

Where do you begin to discuss the more than 40-year career of filmmaker and writer Peter Bogdanovich? That was the challenge faced by film critic–and Bogdanovich interviewer–David Edelstein, who’s associated both with New York magazine and NPR’s Fresh Air, on Sunday afternoon in the Court Cabaret Theatre. Edelstein admitted after the first hour or so […]

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April 2013

Sarasota Film Festival 2013: Closing Weekend

The Sarasota Film Festival wrapped up its final weekend with a whirlwind of activities, so many that it’s only possible to give a brief flavor of several here. (You can read more about the festival here.) For me Friday evening started with a screening of Barbara Kopple’s Running From Crazy, a movie about the family […]

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April 2013

Sarasota Film Festival 2013: Tribute Luncheon

Some quick takes from today’s Sarasota Film Festival Tribute Luncheon, held at the Sarasota Yacht Club: Suzanne Clement, French-Canadian actress, on receiving her World Cinema Award for her work in the fest’s Laurence Anyways: “I just came from doing a movie in Vancouver, where it was cold and the role was demanding. To wake up in […]

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April 2013

Mariel Hemingway Kicks Off Sarasota Film Festival 2013 Conversation Series

The Sarasota Film Festival kicked off its Conversation Series with an appearance by Mariel Hemingway at the new Court Cabaret Theatre at Florida Studio Theatre Thursday evening. Hemingway, here in connection with the documentary Running from Crazy, about her family and its long history of mental health issues (and also to receive the Impact Award […]

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April 2013

Sarasota Film Festival 2013: Opening Night

By Kay Kipling (photos by Rebecca Baxter) The 15th annual Sarasota Film Festival commenced Friday with the opening night film and party at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. And a nearly full house turned out to view the documentary Blackfish, with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite in attendance. The festival hasn’t usually started things off with a […]

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