The Sarasota Film Festival had a major announcement today! Several films that were a big hit at Sundance plus a new comedy from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach and a documentary about Mariel Hemingway, who will be making an appearance, will be the main attractions at the 15th annual Sarasota Film Festival taking place in Sarasota from April 5 through 14.
The SFF folks announced today that Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary “Blackfish” will be the opening film this year with a screening at The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on April 5. Baumbach’s “Frances Ha” will screen as the closing night film on April 13 at The Sarasota Opera House. James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now” and Barbara Kopple’s “Running Crazy” are the festival’s centerpiece films.