Scene & Heard 04.01.10
Posted March 31, 2010 at 7:00 am
by Heidi Kurpiela« back to blog main page
+ Sarasota’s movie-making potential continues to rise
Film students at Ringling College of Art and Design weren’t the only ones rubbing elbows last week with Oscar-nominated writer/director Oren Moverman and actor Ben Foster. Former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris hosted a cocktail party March 25 at her Longboat Key home for the visiting celebrities, who were in town to participate in Ringling’s new digital film lab (see photos at www.YourObserver.com).
Moverman and Foster are practically snowbirds at this point. The twosome was in town last year for the Sarasota Film Festival and will return again next month to catch Steve Buscemi’s staged reading of Moverman’s latest script, based on the novel “Queer” by William S. Burroughs.
Fans of Moverman’s work might be interested to know the director has been tapped to direct Universal Pictures’ Kurt Cobain biopic. No word yet on whether Sarasota rocks hard enough to pass as Seattle.
+ Sarasota Ballet cleans out closet, unveils new season
Oh, to be 20 again, to be footloose and fancy-free, to be able to rock an outfit from 1991 and still look good. Sarasota Ballet, how do you do it?
The company dusted off old costumes (most designed by Bill Fenner) for its 20th anniversary fashion show March 24, at Michael’s On East, bringing back fond (and feathery) memories for longtime patrons and veteran dancers.
In honor of turning the big 2-0, Artistic Director Iain Webb announced plans for the company’s 2010-2011 season, starting with Jim Buckley’s “Anne Frank” in October and Robert de Warren’s “Nutcracker” in December.
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