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My Favorite Thing About The Ringling with Emily Harris

Emily_HarrisI am Emily Harris, the Director of Education at the Sarasota Film Festival.  Our Education Department serves more than 6,000 students annually through education programs and events, all at no cost to them, which makes us truly outstanding.

We teach students in elementary, middle and high school all aspects of filmmaking; from film screening and critique, written analysis, fundamentals of writing a screenplay, to how to make documentary and narrative short films.

The Sarasota Film Festival believes in The Ringling's mission and appreciates all of the amazing programs the museum brings to our community, so it was a no brainer to partner with Ringling Underground for one of our Moonlight Movies.

At the next Ringling Underground on March 6, we are thrilled to screen a series of experimental short films by New York City director, Gina Telaroli, at the next Ringling Underground.  The films, including “Traveling Light,” will be shown on a 40-foot wide inflatable screen in the courtyard while three different bands perform. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to experience experimental film that they otherwise would not be able to see.

Trying to pick my favorite thing about The Ringling is difficult!  I love museums and the arts. And I attend so many art exhibits and cultural events that I jokingly say if my life were to be described by a movie title it would be “A Night at the Museum.”

I do love Ringling Underground, and have been attending that event since its inception.  There is nothing more romantic than the museum's courtyard at night, and listening to super cool bands perform is quite a treat.  I also love all of the modern and contemporary art exhibits, especially “R. Luke DuBois Now.”

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