The Sarasota Film Festival has a program under it’s Education Department called “Cinematheque”. The Cinematheque program shows educational screenings of films both foreign and domestic. They have shown classics such as Casablanca and have several films lined up for the future.
This Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6pm, they will screen Spartacus made in 1960 and directed by Stanley Kubrick. This movie has a slew of stars in it’s cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and a very young (and handsome!) Tony Curtis. An epic movie that goes for 3 hours and 17 minutes but never a dull moment! You can buy tickets online here.
Then, next Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 6pm, will be the classic movie A Raisin in the Sun from 1961. The director is Daniel Petrie and stars Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, with Louis Gossett Jr. This movie is in black and white and runs 2 hours and 8 min. and follows the Younger family as they struggle to make a living and encounter racism when they try to better their situation. You can buy tickets online here.
All the Cinematheque screenings are introduced by Gus Mollasis of At the Movies with Gus Mollasis and have a Q&A period following.
Sarasota Film Festival members enjoy half-price admission to all Cinematheque events. To become a member you can visit the website. The price is $10 or $5 for members/students. There are drinks, snacks and popcorn available to purchase.
500 Tallevast Rd. #105, Sarasota, FL 34243 (near the SRQ/Bradenton Airport)
Photos from SFF Cinematheque