The eighth annual Sarasota Film Festival, which takes place March31 to April 9, will open with Leslie Greif's Funny Money, a comedy starring Chevy Chase and ChrisMcDonald and close with a screening of Robert Altman's A Prairie HomeCompanion.

Films in narrative feature competition include Cristi Puiu's TheDeath Of Mr Lazarescu,Hiner Saleem's Kilometre Zero, Abel Ferrara's Mary, Sturla Gunnarsson's Beowulf & Grendel, Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy, Cate Shortland's Somersault and Michael Cuesta's Twelve AndHolding.

The festival will also pay tribute to Werner Herzog with the WorldCinema Master Award.

For full details of the festival and its lineup, see the