Sarasota Film Festival special events

April 8, 2011 

Opening Night Film & Party: 6 p.m. (red carpet), 7 p.m. (film), 9 p.m. (party) April 8, Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue. Sarasota. $25 (film); $75 (party).

Opening Night Late Night Party and Vinyl Music Festival: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. April 8, Michael’s on East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. $10 with Opening Night Party ticket stub (Regular Price: $20).

Short Stacks Family Film Day: 9 a.m.-noon, April 9, Sarasota High School Campus, 1000 S. School Ave., Sarasota. $5 (children ages 12 and younger); $10 (adults).

Advanced Tickets: Kids (12 and younger) $5, Adults $10

GCC U.N. Women Filmmakers’ Reception: 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 9, Art Center, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $75.

SFF Sensory-Friendly Screening of “White Lion” (2010; PG): 2 p.m. April 10, Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20, 1993 Main St., Sarasota. Free, but ticket required.

Hollywood Nights Student Cinema Showcase: 5 p.m. (red carpet) 5:30-8 p.m. (program) April 10, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $10.

Youth Screenwriters Circle LIVE!: 7 p.m. April 11, Florida Studio Theatre Keating Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Free but ticket required.

Cinema Tropicale Celebration: 8-11 p.m. April 13, Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. $100.

Luncheon with Geena Davis: noon, April 15, Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. $100.

In Conversation with Geena Davis: 1 p.m. April 16, Sarasota High School Auditorium, 1000 S. School Ave., Sarasota. $20

Night Under A Thousand Stars -- Beach Edition: 6-10 p.m., April 15, The Ritz-Carlton Member Beach Club, 1234 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota. $100.

Filmmaker Tribute Event and Awards Ceremony: 6 p.m. (red carpet), 7 p.m. (curtain), April 16, Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. $25 general admission, $125 (VIP)

After Party: 11:37 p.m.-2:53 a.m. April 16, Ceviche, 1216 1st St., Sarasota. $75 ($50 before April 7).

In Conversation with Christopher Plummer: noon, April 17, Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. $20.

Panel Discussion of Censorship and Cinema concerning The Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist: 3 p.m. April 17, Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. $20.

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