Sarasota Film Festival Announces Highlight Films, Awards

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The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) has announced that the documentary Mike Wallace Is Here, from director Avi Belkin, will serve as the Opening Night Film for the 2019 Sarasota Film Festival, and Phil, the directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-nominated actor Greg Kinnear, will make its world premiere at the festival as the Closing Night Film. Kinnear and Belkin will both be in attendance at the festival. The festival will also screen Noble Jones’ The Tomorrow Man, as the Centerpiece film, starring Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner.

During the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 13, prior to the Closing Night Film in the Sarasota Opera House, Danner will receive the festival’s SFF Icon Award, and Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress Anne Heche will receive the festival’s SFF Career Tribute Award. Belkin, Kinnear, Danner, and Heche will all participate in the festival’s popular In Conversation With series.

The 21st annual Sarasota Film Festival will take place from April 5 to April 14.

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