Cine-World Film Festival opens Nov. 1 in Sarasota

24th annual festival offers 10 days of dramas, comedies and documentaries

mclear@bradenton.comOctober 16, 2013 

The 24th annual edition of the Sarasota Film Society's Cine-World Film Festival gets under way Nov. 1. Festival passes go on sale this Friday, Oct. 18 for SFS members and on Oct. 23 for non-members. Individual tickets go on sale Oct. 25.

The lineup for the 10-day festival includes some obscure but intriguing films, plus some from big-name stars and directors that film buffs have been buzzing about for months.

Among the highlights are the opening-night documentary "The Armstrong Lie," by award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, chronicling the complicated history of cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Other spotlight titles include "August: Osage County," starring Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Ewan McGregor; Hirokazu Koreeda's "Like Father, Like Son," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," starring Idris Elba; "Twice Born," starring Penelope Cruz; and "The Face of Love" starring Ed Harris and Annette Bening.

Most screenings will be at Burns Court Cinemas (506 Burns Lane, Sarasota), and others will be at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas (10715 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch).

All passes and films can be purchased online at www.filmsociety.org or at the theater box office.

Black Passes, good for 10 films, are $80 for members and $110 for nonmembers. Red passes, good for 20 films, are $150 for members and $210 for nonmembers. Silver Passes, for 40 tickets, are $280 for members and $400 for non-members. Single tickets are $9 for members and $12 for non-members.

Membership to Sarasota Film Society is $30 for one person or $50 for two, so if you're going to buy a black, red or silver pass, it's worth it to become a member first. Membership also entitles patrons to $5 regular movie tickets year-'round at the Burns Court Cinemas and Lakewood Ranch Cinemas.

Marty Clear, features writer columnist, can be reached at mclear@tampabay.rr.com. Follow twitter.com/matrinclear.

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