SARASOTA, Fla.— A sold out crowd packed a theater at Regal Hollywood 20 in Sarasota last Friday evening for the world premiere of Dare to Be, a documentary on women’s rowing. Adam Reist, the film’s director and Abbie Young, a collegiate rower featured in the documentary, were on hand for the screening at this year’s Sarasota Film Festival. The 2017 World Rowing Championships Host Committee was proud to partner with the Sarasota Film Festival to bring the movie to the hometown of this year’s marquee regatta. Following the film, Reist and Young participated in a panel discussion, where they were asked questions by a moderator and then moviegoers. Reist issued the following statement after the premiere about his experience on Florida’s Suncoast:
It was great coming down to Sarasota for the 2017 Sarasota Film Festival and premiering Dare to Be. Abbie and I couldn’t have been happier with how our premiere turned out. Everyone in Sarasota and associated with the film festival were so welcoming. We met lots of of really cool people. Besides screening our film, Abbie and I enjoyed partaking in all aspects of the festival, seeing great films, chilling in the lounge and hanging out at the fun events. A specific shout out to all our friends at the 2017 World Rowing Championships for all their support and hard work in selling out the screening and making the premiere a huge success.
Reist says he is excited to make the film available for future screenings. For more information on how to host a screening, or where the film is being screened, please visit the Dare to Be website, www.daretobethemovie.com and click on the screening tab or click on the following link: http://www.daretobethemovie.com/screenings.html