After months and months of preparation, one of the biggest events on the Florida Suncoast is about to begin. The 10-day Sarasota Film Festival opens this evening with the opening night film, “Mike Wallace is Here.”
From the Film Festival Website: This hard-hitting, fast-moving documentary uses over 60 years of extraordinary footage to capture Mike Wallace, the defining figure of broadcast journalism; his illuminating, always entertaining investigations; and the struggles he kept from the camera. In MIKE WALLACE IS HERE, award-winning director Avi Belkin looks at Wallace’s entire career — before, during, and after 60 Minutes, as well as his memorable sit-downs with presidents, stars, gangsters, and dictators — to create a cinematic dialogue with Wallace, who died in 2012 at age 93. Followed by a panel with Avi Belkin and several esteemed, experienced journalists discussing the importance of the news media in 2019, the hurdles and horrors facing the men and women of the press, and what Mike Wallace’s enduring legacy means today. The “Red Carpet” event takes place at the Municipal Auditorium in Sarasota. The festivities start at 6pm.
The evening continues with the opening Night Party at “The Modern” in Sarasota. From the Festival Website- This promises to be an evening under the stars that is full of fun and surprises. We offer several levels of tickets, with a VIP ticket including complimentary Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails, Stella Artois and hors d’oeuvres.
There are hundreds of independent films of 10 day, and many other special events where you can meet celebrities.
To order tickets and to visit the totally new and redesigned website by the team at Sande Caplin and Associates, go to: www.sarasotafilmfestival.com
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