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Sarasota Film Festival Presents Classic Marilyn Monroe Movie, "Some Like It Hot," and holiday favorite “Love Actually”

Sarasota Film Festival Presents Classic Marilyn Monroe Movie, “Some Like It Hot,” and holiday favorite “Love Actually”

| Sande Caplin |

The Sarasota Film Festival presents its latest Cinematheque film screenings with the December 15th showing of the Marilyn Monroe comedy “Some Like it Hot,” while on December 22nd, the modern holiday classic “Love Actually” will be featured. 

The Sarasota Film Festival now offers a year-round Cinematheque program that brings classic American and foreign movies to local audiences. The Cinematheque presents a rare opportunity to see the best films from the history of cinema on the big screen. Each screening is preceded by an introduction from a film personality to make the viewing experience even more enriching. 



The movie “Some Like It Hot” (1959) was voted as the “Best American Comedy Ever” by the influential American Film Institute for good reason! The film tells the story of the slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), who after witnessing a Mafia murder, improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives by disguising themselves as women. Their journey finds them joining an all-female jazz band (with Marilyn Monroe as a band member) and hopping a train bound for sunny Florida.

The “Some Like It Hot” showing will be on Saturday, December 15 at 6 p.m. at 500 Tallevast Rd, #105, Sarasota, FL 34243 (close to the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport). Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for SFF members and students. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Guests are invited to stay after the movie to chat with other cinephiles. 

The screening will be introduced by Gus Mollasis of At the Movies with Gus Mollasis, with a Q&A to follow. 

The Cinematheque program continues on December 22nd, with the showing of the perennial holiday favorite, “Love Actually,” featuring a star-studded cast including Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and Keira Knightley.

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