Tuesday, March 27, 2012

UPDATED 3/30 with PHOTOS: Sarasota Film Festival Manatee Kick Off Party at Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar

UPDATED 3/30: Check otu photos from the event by PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald PVIDELA@BRADENTON.COM

OK, who's joining my editor Jana and me for free food and perhaps a few drinks Thursday on the Manatee River?

Here's the deal:

The Sarasota Film Festival announced earlier this month that for the first time in its 14-year history screenings and events will be held in the Bradenton area.

A partnership with State College of Florida, dubbed “SFF@SCF,” brings movies and conversations to the campus’ Neel Performing Arts Center April 20-22.

To celebrate its splashy debut, the Sarasota Film Festival is throwing its debut Manatee Kick Off Party.

The bash is free and open to the public:

5:30-7 p.m. Thursday (March 29) at Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar, 801 Riverside Drive E., Bradenton.

Attendees are invited to learn more about the festival and pick up tickets to all SFF films and events while enjoying appetizers, giveaways and a cash bar.

Sarasota Film Festival makes Bradenton-area debut

Sarasota Film Festival lineup features 200-plus movies from around the world

Make peace with Tarpon Pointe


—Photo of Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar by Wade Tatangelo

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