Monday Night Movies at the Ringling Museum Features Florida on Film
Sarasota, FL – March 28, 2008 – Films inspired by Florida will be featured on The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art’s Historic Asolo Theater screen for Monday Night Movies this spring.The six-film series, presented with the Sarasota Film Festival, begins on Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. and continues through May 19, 2008.
The six-film series will showcase films inspired by Florida including a 10thanniversary screening of Alfonso Curón’s Great Expectations shot on location at the Ringling estate’s Cá d’Zan Mansion.
April 14; 7 p.m.
Great Expectations by Alfonso Curón (10thAnniversary)
Based on Charles Dickens' tale, this story of the love of a man for an unreachable woman is updated and set on Florida's Gulf Coast and in the SoHo art world.USA 1998 – 111 minutes
April 21, 7 p.m.
Body Heat by Lawrence Kasdan
In the midst of a Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover to murder her rich husband.USA 1981 – 113 Minutes
April 28, 7 p.m.
Ulee’s Gold by Victo Nuñez
This film tells the story of a family on the edge, and a man who brought them back.USA 1997 – 113 Minutes
May 5, 7 p.m.
The Yearling by Clarence Brown
Jody convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves? USA 1946 – 128 Minutes
May 12, 7 p.m.
The Palm Beach Story by Preston Sturgis
An inventor needs cash to develop his idea, so his wife decides to raise the money by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire. USA 1942 – 88 Minutes
May 19, 7 p.m.
Night Moves by Arthur Penn
What private eye Harry Moseby doesn't know about the girl he's looking for... just might get him killed. USA 1975 – 100 Minutes
Tickets are available for Monday Night Movies by calling the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at 941.360.7399.Tickets are $7 per film or $36 for the six-film series. For more information visit www.ringling.org.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, is the largest museum/university complex in the nation.It preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art; Cà d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museum; the Original Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.
The 10-day Regal Entertainment Group Sarasota Film Festivalhas grown into one of the leading film festivals in North America. The mission of the Sarasota Film Festival is to present unique and quality cinema in a festival atmosphere for the purpose of educating, stimulating and entertaining audiences. The Festival supports and encourages the filmmaker by supplying essential networking opportunities and open dialogue with intelligent, creative and inquisitive consumers of film. The Festival attracts audiences from local, national, and international markets as well as promotes Sarasota, Manatee and surrounding Gulf Coast communities as cultural centers which contribute to the financial and cultural success of our region. For more information visit www.SarasotaFilmFestival.com or call 941.364.9514.