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Can We Save Video Renaissance’s Film Collection?

Two fans of the legendary video store are raising money to purchase its immense collection and donate it to the Sarasota County library system.

09/13/2018 By Isaac Eger

Entertainment

Movie Rental Shop Closing

Video Renaissance, which houses a collection of more than 35,000 titles, is shutting down this Saturday.

08/30/2018 By Staff

So You Want to Be in Pictures

Pine View Grad Adele Romanski Produced the Academy Award-Nominated Moonlight

Plus, just in time for the Oscars, meet a few film actors, writers and producers with Sarasota connections.

02/23/2017 By Kay Kipling

Compare and Contrast

The Year's Second Christine Chubbuck Film Opens in Sarasota Nov. 25

"Christine" is the second film released this year to delve into the story of a Sarasota television reporter who shot herself live on air in 1974.

11/14/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

At CinéBistro, Have Dinner and a Movie in High Style

CinéBistro is the modern way to enjoy dinner and a movie.

07/29/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Date Night

At CineBistro, Food Plays a Starring Role

CineBistro, which took over the old Saks Fifth Avenue space at Westfield Southgate, offers a gourmet twist on dinner and a movie.

05/17/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Lights, Camera, Action

Must-See Movies at the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival

SFF programming director Michael Dunaway shares his top 10 picks for this year's festival.

03/29/2016 By Kay Kipling

Star Power

Sophia Loren to Accept Legend Award at 2016 Sarasota Film Festival

The Academy Award-winning actress will accept the award during an appearance at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

03/10/2016 By Megan McDonald

Mr. Chatterbox

Pee-wee Herman, Paul Reubens and Sarasota

The comedian is making a comeback this month with a new movie on Netflix. We're reposting our award-winning story from 1991 about the Sarasota incident that derailed his career.

03/01/2016 By Bob Plunket

Dinner and a Movie

CinéBistro Opens Friday at Westfield Southgate

CinéBistro is part movie theater, part restaurant, part bar.

02/08/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Date Night

CineBistro Opens This Month at Westfield Siesta Key

The 35,000-square-foot space includes a modern bar and dining area and comfy leather seats in the theaters.

01/25/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Article

Ringling College Screens New Feature Film “My All-American”

Two Ringling College grads worked on the new film "My All American," which stars Aaron Eckhart and Robin Tunney.

09/16/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Coming Attractions at Southgate and Sarasota Square Malls

We get a sneak preview of whats in store for Westfield-owned Southgate and Sarasota Square Malls.

07/07/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

Actor Jeffrey Wright Visits Ringling College of Art and Design

Actor Jeffrey Wright wrapped up this year's Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab with a visit to campus this week.

04/08/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

Top Picks for the 2015 Sarasota Film Festival

Sarasota Film Festival director of programming Michael Dunaway shares his top film picks for the 2015 fest.

03/30/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Actor-Writer-Director Tim Blake Nelson Visits Sarasota

Actor-writer-director Tim Blake Nelson was in town as part of Ringling College of Art and Design's Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab.

02/04/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Julie Weiss to Appear at Ringling College

Weiss has worked on films including Frida, Twelve Monkeys and American Beauty.

08/20/2014 By Megan McDonald

Article

Does Sarasota Have What it Takes to Become a Film Town?

Our city is mad about movies--but do we really have what it takes to become a film town?

04/02/2014 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Actor Luke Wilson Speaks at Ringling College

Actor Luke Wilson premiered his new short film, "Satellite Beach," to a packed crowd at Ringling College of Art and Design.

02/05/2014 By Megan McDonald

Article

Third Annual Fabulous Independent Film Festival Opens This Weekend

The third annual Fabulous Independent Film Festival will be held at Burns Court Cinema Aug. 23, 24 and 25

08/20/2013 By Kay Kipling