The New Movie 'Guy Friends,' by Longtime Sarasotan Jonathan Smith, Heads to Burns Court

The film was shot in New York and arrives here on May 31.

05/16/2024 By Kay Kipling

Let's Get Together

Filmmaker Damon Gameau Headlines a Sarasota Conference on Nature and the Environment

December's EcoSummit and Green Living Expo will stimulate audiences with a wide range of speakers and activities, including talks by Gameau and novelist Carl Hiaasen.

10/17/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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


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

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

Film Screening

'Outta The Muck,' a Documentary About Black Life in Florida, Screens Tuesday Night at Fogartyville

This Florida narrative of love and power celebrates community, family and a unique history of Black achievement.

11/14/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi


'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

The Need for Speed

Sarasota Native Helped Make Top Gun: Maverick the Real Deal

Former Navy Captain Brian Ferguson consulted with the crew and trained the stars of the movie for accuracy, safety—and just keeping it real. He even made it into a few scenes.

06/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Film News

Summer Movie Series at Sarasota Opera Will Begin May 22

Both series will feature classic films and filmed performances of operas and ballets on Friday nights and Sunday matinees.

04/26/2022 By staff

Women in Film

The Ultimate Movie Night: Stream Films from the 'Through Women's Eyes' Film Festival

This year's fest features 37 international and domestic films ranging from two to 96 minutes in length.

03/09/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Black History Month

Cinematographer Sean Presley Shares Power of Film with the Black Community

Sean Presley Projects highlights local Black-owned businesses and creates diverse films.

02/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

On Screen

The Historic Asolo Theater Is Celebrating Black History Month With a New Film Series

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 3, the theater will be presenting a mix of documentaries and feature films.

01/21/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

One Perfect Shot

Film Festival Challenges Directors to Make a Great Movie With Just One Shot

The free event runs Oct. 8-10.

09/21/2021 By Marc Griffin

The Big Time

Catch Sarasota Native Greg Weeks in the Amazon Action Film The Tomorrow War

The summer blockbuster is about a war that takes place 30 years in the future.

07/23/2021 By Jessika Ward

Marcella's Magic

A Documentary About Legendary Cookbook Author Marcella Hazan Is in the Works

Hazan's fascinating life story is set to be documented in a new film, if the director can raise the necessary funds.

07/20/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Letters of Recommendation: What We're Watching Right Now

Ken Burns's new documentary, a British mystery series, a Michael Mann mini-marathon and more.

04/14/2021 By The Editors

Parallel Universe

Kids' Film Contest Helps Them Imagine Life Beyond the Pandemic

The Sarasota Film Festival will host a contest called "Parallel Universes," where kids can imagine a world without the pandemic.

02/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Heart Eyes

Staying in for Valentine's Day? Here's Our List of Favorite Rom-Com Movies

Grab your popcorn and heart-shaped candies and enjoy this list of swoon-worthy movies.

02/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth