Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sarasota Film Festival: Werner Herzog's 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' added to lineup for Florida premiere April 10; scroll down for pics from opening night party

There were no surprise celebrity sightings at the Sarasota Film Festival's sold-out "Opening Night Film & Party" Friday at the Opera House.

But attendees did cheer a significant addition to the fest's already robust lineup.

Before the screening of the opening night film, the potent documentary "Page One: A year Inside the New York Times," Tom Hall, the fest's artistic director, got on stage and announced Werner Herzog's return to the festival.

The Oscar nominated director best known for such films as "Grizzly Man" (2005) and "Aguirre: The Wrath of God" (1972) will screen his new documentary "Cave of Forgotten Dreams." 

Shot in 3D — the first 3D film ever to play the Sarasota Film Festival — Herzog "takes viewers into the Chauvet Cave in southern France; the cave, closed to the public since its discovery in 1994, is home to the earliest known cave paintings by humans," reads the publicity material.

"Using the power of 3D filmmaking, Herzog brings the viewer into the caves and into the paintings, giving the audience a chance to explore these beautiful drawings in a unique way."

Sun, Apr 10th 8:30pm
Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater 10
Tickets: $12/$8 (students)

Pictures from Sarasota Film Festival's sold-out "Opening Night Film & Party":

Locally shot "Beautiful Noise" stars Jay White and Danielle White being interviewed on red carpet.
Pre-partying in the Sarasota Opera House courtyard
Tom Hall making announcement prior to screening of "Page One."
Pre-partying in the Sarasota Opera House courtyard.

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