Highlights include M. Cahill’s Porcupine starring Jena Malone and the HBO Music Box documentary Listening to Kenny G, and there’s good news – both Malone and Kenny G will make appearances at the festival, which takes place both in-person and virtually from April 1-10 in Sarasota, Florida.
“We are thrilled to welcome our film-loving community back to the Sarasota Film Festival to enjoy this year’s robust selection of narrative and documentary titles together in the theater,” said SFF chairman and president iglio. “After two years of limited in-person engagements, we are honored to host a number of distinguished guests and filmmakers on the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast for a 10-day event, complete with a variety of engaging Q&As, conversations, and panels featuring diverse voices from across the industry.”
Sarasota Film Festival Sets 2022 Slate Including Porcupine and Listening to Kenny G
A screening of Porcupine will kick off day one of the festival. The narrative feature tells the true story of an adult woman (Malone) who puts herself up for adoption. Malone herself will be honored with the Sarasota Film Festival Excellence in Acting Award and will participate in an “In Conversation” discussion. Festival attendees can also catch a free outdoor community screening of another one of Malone’s films – Joe Wright’s 2005 film Pride & Prejudice.
On April 7, the festival’s Documentary Centerpiece film, HBO’s Listening to Kenny G, will be screened followed by an “In Conversation” discussion with director Penny Lane and Kenny G himself moderated by Rolling Stone’s Tatiana Siegel. Kenny G will also be honored with the Sarasota Maestro Award.
Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s Bleecker Street neo-Western drama Montana Story will be the Narrative Centerpiece film, starring Owen Teague and Haley Lu Richardson.
The festival will close with a screening of Russell Brown’s LOREN & ROSE, which stars Jacqueline Bisset and follows the indelible bond between a promising filmmaker and a storied actress looking to reinvigorate her career. Continue reading Sarasota Film Festival Sets 2022 Slate Including Porcupine and Listening to Kenny G