Sarasota Film Festival announces guests

Guttenberg, Madsen to receive awards

Steve Guttenberg in Police Academy. Photo copyright Warner Brothers Studio.

From The Orlando Weekly, March 16, 2018

Steve Guttenberg and Virginia Madsen will receive lifetime-achievement awards at the 20th annual Sarasota Film Festival, which is scheduled for April 13-22.

Eric Stoltz’s coming-of-age comedy Class Rank will open the festival at the Sarasota Opera House while Rory Kennedy’s Above and beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow is slated as the closing-night film. Kennedy will be in attendance.

Virginia Madsen

The Florida and Sarasota film festivals only partially overlap this year, which means Orlando residents can attend all 10 days of the Florida Film Festival and still catch the final week of the Sarasota Film Festival. Similarly, Gulf Coast residents have time to enjoy the first few days of Florida Film Festival before the Sarasota event begins.

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