2021 SFF In-person Screenings & Events

    Showtimes for Apr 30

    OPENING FILM: Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It

    90 minutes | United States | 2021

    Apr 30th @ 7:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A look at the life and work of Rita Moreno from her humble beginnings in Puerto Rico to her success on Broadway and in Hollywood.

    Showtimes for May 2

    A Kaddish For Bernie Madoff

    75 minutes | USA | 2021

    May 2nd @ 11:30 am @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A KADDISH FOR BERNIE MADOFF is a mystical meta-musical about the greatest financial fraud in history, as seen through the eyes of musician/poet Ali

    Indie Visions Competition

    Best Summer Ever

    80 minutes | United States | 2021

    May 2nd @ 11:30 am @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A fresh, exhilarating, and inclusive take on the beloved teen musical genre featuring 8 original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of peop

    Narrative Competition

    Dangerous Ladies

    67 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 2nd @ 2:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    With many of its scenes filmed in Sarasota's Studio Theater, DANGEROUS LADIES utilizes historical photos, dramatic monologues, and even song to loo

    Born To Play

    92 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 2nd @ 5:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    After losing last year’s championship, equipped with heart, hustle, and hope, the “Boston Renegades” (a women’s tackle football team with p

    My Octopus Teacher

    85 minutes | South Africa | 2020

    May 2nd @ 6:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    Emmy nominated filmmaker Craig Foster forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal sh

    Weed & Wine

    88 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 2nd @ 8:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A lyrical love letter to both weed and wine, WEED & WINE peeks behind the curtain at two oft-hidden professions: that of a French vintner and a

    Documentary CompetitionTheatrical

    Summertime

    95 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 2nd @ 9:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelenos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers,

    Showtimes for May 3

    Lorelei

    111 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 3rd @ 11:30 am @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    Released from prison after 15 years, Wayland (Pablo Schreiber) returns to his blue-collar hometown and inadvertently reconnects with his high schoo

    Narrative Competition

    Window Boy Would Also Like to Have A Submarine

    80 minutes | Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands, Philippines | 2020

    May 3rd @ 11:30 am @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    On a cruise ship off the Patagonian coast, a crewman discovers a magical portal leading into a woman's apartment. Simultaneously, Filipino villager

    Indie Visions Competition

    Strawberry Mansion

    90 minutes | USA | 2021

    May 3rd @ 2:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    In a world where the government records and taxes dreams, an unassuming dream auditor gets swept up in a cosmic journey through the life and dreams

    Indie Visions Competition

    Chasing Childhood

    85 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 3rd @ 4:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    Overprotected and overdirected, American children are wilting under the weight of well-meaning parents. CHASING CHILDHOOD follows education profess

    Documentary Competition

    Cicada

    97 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 3rd @ 5:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a man o

    Narrative Competition

    I Was A Simple Man

    100 minutes | United States | 2021

    May 3rd @ 8:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A family in Hawaii faces the imminent death of its eldest as the ghosts of the past haunt the countryside.

    Showtimes for May 4

    Blueberry

    71 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 4th @ 11:30 am @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A young woman (Maya Danzig) living in rural Iowa dreams of becoming a dancer. She meets stranger named Elsa (Aminah Nieves) who challenges her to r

    Indie Visions Competition

    Weed & Wine

    88 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 4th @ 1:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A lyrical love letter to both weed and wine, WEED & WINE peeks behind the curtain at two oft-hidden professions: that of a French vintner and a

    Documentary CompetitionTheatrical

    Window Boy Would Also Like to Have A Submarine

    80 minutes | Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands, Philippines | 2020

    May 4th @ 2:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    On a cruise ship off the Patagonian coast, a crewman discovers a magical portal leading into a woman's apartment. Simultaneously, Filipino villager

    Indie Visions Competition

    The Process Of Recovering

    78 minutes | United States | 2021

    May 4th @ 4:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    THE PROCESS OF RECOVERING is a story of trauma and recovery as told by Marcia Wickham, a childhood incest survivor. The project draws upon 7 years

    Documentary Competition

    I Was A Simple Man

    100 minutes | United States | 2021

    May 4th @ 6:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A family in Hawaii faces the imminent death of its eldest as the ghosts of the past haunt the countryside.

    Through The Night

    76 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 4th @ 7:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    To make ends meet, people in the US are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpect

    Documentary CompetitionTheatrical

    Summertime

    95 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 4th @ 9:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelenos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers,

    Showtimes for May 5

    Blueberry

    71 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 5th @ 11:30 am @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A young woman (Maya Danzig) living in rural Iowa dreams of becoming a dancer. She meets stranger named Elsa (Aminah Nieves) who challenges her to r

    Indie Visions Competition

    Chasing Childhood

    85 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 5th @ 12:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    Overprotected and overdirected, American children are wilting under the weight of well-meaning parents. CHASING CHILDHOOD follows education profess

    Documentary Competition

    Lorelei

    111 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 5th @ 2:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    Released from prison after 15 years, Wayland (Pablo Schreiber) returns to his blue-collar hometown and inadvertently reconnects with his high schoo

    Narrative Competition

    Hope

    125 minutes | Norway | 2020

    May 5th @ 3:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    What happens with love when a woman in the middle of her life gets 3 months left to live? In Norway’s official entry for the 2021 Oscars, 43-year

    Spotlight

    Hollywood Nights I

    May 5th @ 6:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets
    Education

    Hollywood Nights 2

    May 5th @ 7:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets
    Education

    Born To Play

    92 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 5th @ 8:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    After losing last year’s championship, equipped with heart, hustle, and hope, the “Boston Renegades” (a women’s tackle football team with p

    Showtimes for May 6

    Cicada

    97 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 6th @ 11:30 am @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a man o

    Narrative Competition

    A Kaddish For Bernie Madoff

    75 minutes | USA | 2021

    May 6th @ 12:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A KADDISH FOR BERNIE MADOFF is a mystical meta-musical about the greatest financial fraud in history, as seen through the eyes of musician/poet Ali

    Indie Visions Competition

    Best Summer Ever

    80 minutes | United States | 2021

    May 6th @ 2:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    A fresh, exhilarating, and inclusive take on the beloved teen musical genre featuring 8 original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of peop

    Narrative Competition

    The Process Of Recovering

    78 minutes | United States | 2021

    May 6th @ 3:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    THE PROCESS OF RECOVERING is a story of trauma and recovery as told by Marcia Wickham, a childhood incest survivor. The project draws upon 7 years

    Documentary Competition

    Dangerous Ladies

    67 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 6th @ 6:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    With many of its scenes filmed in Sarasota's Studio Theater, DANGEROUS LADIES utilizes historical photos, dramatic monologues, and even song to loo

    The Revolution Generation

    80 minutes | United States | 2021

    May 6th @ 8:30 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    Narrated and starring Michelle Rodriguez (Lost, Avatar, The Fast and Furious), THE REVOLUTION GENERATION is a manifesto for today's youth on the so

    Documentary

    Centigrade

    89 minutes | United States | 2020

    May 6th @ 9:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    In 2002, a young American couple travel to the arctic mountains of Norway.  After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped i

    Showtimes for May 7

    Friday Night Street Party

    May 7th @ 7:30 pm @ 4th street
    Buy Tickets
    PartyOutdoorEvent
    Showtimes for May 8

    CLOSING NIGHT FILM: Dream Horse

    113 minutes | United States | 2021

    May 8th @ 6:00 pm @ CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
    Buy Tickets

    The film tells the true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by Welsh bartender Jan Vokes. With very little money and no exper

    Closing Night

Get SFF updates and event invites delivered to your inbox.

By submitting this form, you are granting: Sarasota Film Festival, 332 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, 34236, United States, https://sarasotafilmfestival.com permission to email you. You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email.
Looking for other ways to support the Sarasota Film Festival?

Our Title Sponsors
Presenting Sponsors

Sarasota Film Festival is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema.

Become a Member

Sarasota Film Festival
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Copyright 2021 Sarasota Film Festival  |  Web design by Sande Caplin & Associates