Television & Film

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Don’t miss the Summer Circus Spectacular, Sarasota Music Festival and Silver Pride.

06/08/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Q & A

Stephen Root on HBO's Barry, the Coen Brothers and Why He Always Wanted to Be a Character Actor

The Sarasota-born actor has played nearly 300 film and television roles.

05/04/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Lights, Camera, Action

The Sarasota Opera House Has Announced the Lineup for Its Summer Classic Movies Series

The Friday-night series opens with "2001: A Space Odyssey" on May 12 and continues through October.

05/01/2023 By Staff


Remembering Legendary Talk Show Host Jerry Springer

The longtime Sarasota resident died Thursday after a brief illness.

04/27/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Behind the Scenes

Actress-Producer-Author Roma Downey Visits the Sarasota Film Festival

At a luncheon in her honor, Downey spoke about her childhood, her faith, and playing an angel, Jackie Kennedy and an Amazon queen.

04/02/2023 By Kay Kipling

Struggles, Success, Heartbreak

Judy Blume Forever Explores the Beloved Author's Trailblazing Career

Plus, documentaries about Mary Tyler Moore and Donna Summer show how each of these famous women struggled to adapt to expectations, from both themselves and their public.

04/01/2023 By Kay Kipling

How Well Do We Know Them?

Sarasota Film Festival Movies Tell the True-Life Stories of Some Well-Known Women in the Arts

"Karen Carpenter: Starving for Perfection" is just one of several documentaries this week about real-life stars of the arts world and their offstage lives.

03/28/2023 By Kay Kipling


The Sarasota Film Festival Is Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary This Year

The 10-day event will feature celebrity glitterati and a slate of films from March 25-April 2. Tickets will be available March 14.

03/10/2023 By Staff

Film Scene

What Not to Miss at This Year's Through Women's Eyes Film Festival

The festival's Friday evening red carpet event offers the first North American screening of a standout film.

03/08/2023 By Staff


Go See the New Film Path of the Panther

The film follows wildlife photographer Carlton Ward, Jr. as he tries to capture an image of the first female Florida panther to make it north of the Caloosahatchee River in 43 years.

03/03/2023 By Isaac Eger

History Lesson

The Short Film Spare Me Reveals Sarasota's History as a Sundown Town

Local film student and director Will Mauricette touches on the history of racism in Sarasota through a father-son relationship in his latest film.

03/03/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Path of the Panther

A New Film Highlights the Plight of the Florida Panther

Wildlife photographer Carlton Ward Jr. produced the movie, which will receive a statewide theatrical release this month.

02/17/2023 By Staff

Hope Floats

Local Angler Chasten Whitfield Takes Differently Abled Youth Fishing on Her New TV Show

Filming is almost complete on the inspiring show's second season.

01/23/2023 By Emma Moneuse

Q & A

Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez on Warriors of Sarasota and Cultivating 'Spaces of Healing and Dialogue'

The documentary highlights the stories of women of color in Sarasota. It debuts at an event this Friday, Dec. 2.

11/30/2022 By Sylvia Whitman

Where the Magic Happens

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Has Become an Incubator for Artists from Around the Country

More than 600 artists have found inspiration there, and the work they have done at the retreat has gone on to stages and museums around the world.

11/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Fare Thee Well

Siesta Key Is Leaving Sarasota Behind, But It Never Got Our City Right Anyway

The show’s new season, subtitled "Miami Moves," debuts tonight.

10/27/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Welcome to Scare-Asota

Five Sarasota-Set Horror Movies We'd Like to See Get Made Tomorrow

If you're reading this and you're a Hollywood producer, let's make movie magic together.

10/24/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker


'Ask Me to Dance' Is a Bitcoin-Funded Film Inspired by Sarasota's Terrible Dating Scene

It premiered at the Hollywood 11 last Friday.

10/18/2022 By Isaac Eger

Just in Time for Halloween

Our Favorite Stephen King TV and Movie Adaptations

More than 100 shows and films have been made from the Sarasota resident's books and stories. Here are 10 of our favorite.

10/18/2022 By Kay Kipling and Cooper Levey-Baker

Native Voices

The Sarasota Native American Film Festival Begins Tonight

A week of celebrating Native American culture through films, art, music and food kicks off tonight night at Sainer Pavilion.

09/09/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi