The Sarasota Film Festival announced today the opening and closing night films for the 17th annual event. Director Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind” screens April 10 at 6:30pm at the Sarasota Opera House, while Brett Haley’s “I’ll See You In My Dreams” screens April 18 at 7pm.
“Time Out of Mind” stars Richard Gere, Jena Malone and Ben Vereen. Gere portrays a homeless man living on the streets of New York as he tries to rekindle a relationship with his daughter, played by Malone. “I’ll See You In my Dreams” stars Blythe Danner, Sam Elliot, Malin Akerman, Martin Starr and June Squibb. Danner plays a widow content with her life until a series of events lead her back into the outside world.
“I’m thrilled to be able to showcase these two significant films for my first year at the festival,” said Michael Dunaway, Director of Programming. “They place the Sarasota Film Festival in a competitive spotlight and tastefully frame our diverse lineup.”
Danner is set to receive the festival’s Impact Award and Moverman will receive The Hearts and Minds of Independent Film Award. The festival will announce its full lineup next week.