Three days of cinematic treats remain in Sarasota as the annual Cine-World Film Festival heads into its final weekend.
Ten films remain on the Cine-World agenda, with most slated for a second screening. That means the three theater auditoriums at Burns Court Cinema will be packed with fans of French films, off-the-wall independent works and fetching drama from around the world.
Tickets may be in short supply for some screenings. Anyone purchasing single-show tickets is urged to be in line when the Burns Court box office opens each day at 10 a.m. Tickets are $6 per film. Call (941) 955-3456, or visit the festival's Web site (http://www.filmsociety.org).
Here's a listing of this weekend's concluding films at Cine-World:
Made in the U.S.
Drawn from Memory _ Paul Fierlinger is a Czech immigrant who combined vintage photographs and an animator's imagination into a bitter remembrance of past, present and uncertain future. Followed by a panel discussion. One screening at noon Sunday.
Modern Rhapsody _ Sarasota filmmaker Elly Friedman gets to show off her dance-romance for the home folks. Karen Black, Edward Albert and St. Petersburg's Robin O'Dell co-star in this love story between a choreographer and an American dancer. One screening at 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
On the edge
Killer Kondom _ Troma Films, which inflicted the Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet on audiences, turns its demented attention to the German comic book adventure with a farce about a deadly prophylactic and a detective named Luigi Mackeroni. Screenings at 9:50 tonight and 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
With a French accent
A Toute Vitesse _ Gael Morel made a splash with this debut, focusing on a group of slackers coping with a society that tried to sweep them under the carpet. Screening at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 4:45 p.m. Sunday.
Ma Vie en Rose _ Seven-year-old Ludovic starts getting in touch with his feminine side, with the support of his loving parents, in the latest effort by Alan Berliner. Screenings at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday.
Will It Snow for Christmas? _ A single mother contends with her brood of children, their uncaring, absentee father and a disapproving society. Screenings at 7:45 tonight and 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
Around the world
Fire _ A devoted Indian housewife begins to question her affections when a romance ignites with her sister-in-law. Screenings at 9:25 p.m. Saturday and 3:15 p.m. Sunday.
Love and Death on Long Island _ John Hurt plays a snobby intellectual with a crush on pop star Jason Priestley. today at 2:15 p.m.
Keep the Aspidistra Flying _ George Orwell's commentary on middle-class existence and starving artists stars Helena Bonham Carter (The Wings of the Dove) and Richard Grant (Ready to Wear) as a couple who drops out on mainstream life. Screenings at 5:45 p.m. Saturday and 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
The Other Side of Sunday _ Berit Nesheim's 1959 Oscar nominee gets a brief revival, with its darkly comic blend of religious rebellion, sex, suicide and rock 'n' roll. Screenings at noon Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday.
Underground _ One of the lost Cannes Film Festival winners gets rediscovered. Emir Kusturica's surreal, nearly 3-hour film examines Yugoslavia's oppressive history under communism. Screenings at 7:35 tonight and 4:15 p.m. Sunday.
YOUR CHANCE TO ACT UP _ Your path to a bit part in an independent film may take an unusual detour through the sports-talk radio industry, thanks to a contest sponsored by WTAN-AM 1340.
Talking Sports host Randy Harris is giving away small roles in an upcoming film, scheduled to be produced near Orlando later this month. The film is called First of May, directed and co-produced by Paul Sirmons, whose credits include episodes for the television shows SeaQuest, Quantum Leap and The Waltons.
First of May is the story of an orphaned boy who runs away to join the circus, accompanied by a woman (Julie Harris) he springs from a nursing home. One of the characters they encounter is a circus clown played by Charles Nelson Reilly.
Another role in the film, a baseball great who counsels the young boy, is supposed to be handled by none other than Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio. Harris said DiMaggio's cameo will be filmed in a private session to ensure his privacy.
Filming of First of May begins on Nov. 18, but the circus scene that will include the contest winners won't be shot until Nov. 25 in Sanford.
"They're definitely going to be seen (on screen)," Harris said. "They will have speaking parts or something to let people know they're there."
How do you enter? Attend a live broadcast of Talking Sports and fill out an entry form. Harris will take the entries to a live broadcast from St. Louis on Nov. 14. Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon has agreed to select the winners on the air.
Talking Sports broadcasts from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Ferg's Sports Bar, 1320 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. Harris will also accept entries at Beef O'Brady's, 4749 66th St. N in St. Petersburg, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.