The madness of film festival is over; but the films continue for one more day. In this last installment of our festival guide for 2015, we spot a few things still left to do before the Sarasota Film Festival calls it a wrap.
12:00 — NYU Shorts These films were all made by students from one of the best recognized film schools in the world, here showing shorts today that serve as proof of concepts for tomorrow. The relationship between SFF and NYU has been a solid one, and this program is proof.
2:00 — Drunk Stones Brilliant Dead We must admit we’re as interested in the venue as the topic. What better place to see this documentary of the National Lampoon than at the new McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, the most important stand-up venue in town
5:30 —Walking Under Water This underwater documentary shot under the waves in countries including Poland and Indonesia was noted for its outstanding craft when it was awarded SFF’s Documentary Award last night.
6:45 — Hollywood Nights The greatest showcase of student films at the festival each year, red carpets for local student filmmakers will be held at Regal Hollywood 20 at 6:15pm and 8pm, before batches of their work get projected on the big screen.
7:15 — White God This was so controversial a selection for SFF’s Narrative Award that audience members booed, and a few in the first screening this year walked out. But jury member David Edelstein (New York Magazine) assures us no dogs were abused in this Hungarian tale told from the point of view of dogs rising against the government.