2 | www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com | MARCH 19-23, 2014 | facebook.com.fortmyersfilmfestival | EVENTSEventsn How will you walk the red carpet at this year’s Fort Myers FilmFestival? The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 4th annual festival willbe held March 19-23, 2014 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall,Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Broadway Palm DinnerTheatre with parties and afterparties at Twisted Vine, Firestoneand more!The Black Tie Red CarpetGala will be celebratedwith excitement and styleWednesday, March 19, 2014at the Barbara B. MannPerforming Arts Hall at 7p.m. with a film straightfrom Sundance—“AliveInside: A Story of Music& Memory ” by MichaelRossato-Bennett. Thisfilm to the prestigious Audience Award last month at Sundance.Attendees will not be disappointed. The event will begin withthe red carpet rolling out, paparazzi clicking and doors openingat 5:30 p.m. for drinks, mingling & musical entertainment withlocal and international filmmakers prior to the featured movie.Hosted by Stephanie Davis and Chad Oliver with a kickoff by MayorRandy Henderson and a performance by the Fort Myers High SchoolChorus. Tickets are $19, or $99 for VIP star studded backstage afterpartywith attending filmmakers, stars, music, dancing, open barand event VIP. The event will provide the delicious foods fromLa trattoria Cafe Napole, Aux Delicies, White Pear Catering, IrresistibleConfections and more. A panel will be on hand to discuss breakthroughtreatments to those with Alzheimer’s and dimentiaincluding director of Alive Inside’s Michael Rossato-Bennett andNeuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida’s FrederickSchaerf, M.D., Ph.D. and Angel C.Duncan, M.A.-MFT, ATR. To buy ticketsgo to www.bbmannpah.com. The Barbara B.Mann Performing Arts Hall is located at 8099College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919. For more information call239.489.3033.Then come back for all of the programming from Thursday, March20- Sunday March 23, 2014. Film blocks are each $7 through theentirety of the festival playing at the magnificent Sidney & BerneDavis Art Center located at 2301 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Q&Asessions will follow with actors, filmmakers & directors in theFMff Director’s room. For more information go to www.sbdac.comor call 239.333.1933.A special day of film will take place at the Alliance for theArts Saturday, March 22, 2014. The film playing there is LastStop, Flamingo, by Georg Koszuliinski, a visually spectacularpiece that weaves through Florida tales of Cyrus Teed, theSkunk Ape, Weeki Wachi Springs, Golden Gate Estatesand more. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091McGregor Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33919. For more informationcall 239.939.2787 or head to www.artinlee.org.Join all of the local and international filmmakers as thecelebrate the winners of the Fort Myers Film Festival.Finish off the weeklong celebration Sunday, March 23,2014 with champagne & dessert awards ceremony whichwill take place at 7 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatrein Fort Myers with an afterparty to follow in Busty’sLounge at the Broadway Palm. The award winning bestwww.fortmyersfilmfestival.comshort and short short awards will be played, hardware will behanded out and finalists will grace the red carpet in the newlyrefurbished theater. Champagne and dessert will be shared, shortaward winning films will be played and toasts will be deservedlypronounced. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the boxoffice at 1380 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33907, by calling239.278.4422 or by heading to www.broadwaypalm.com.VIP PASSES to every event, gala, party, film and Q&A areavailable for $250 at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. The FortMyers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker’spreferred event to create, unite and showcase thefinest artistic cinematic works. The Fort Myers FilmFestival is known for world-class swagger and supportof local filmmakers. The festival, founded byEric Raddatz, offers ‘the most vibrant intellectual and edgycrowd to grace Lee County in decades.’ Our three yearshave featured over four dozen local filmmakers and havehad films from dozens of countries—all over the world.It is a must attend for cineasts who love indie film andfilm festivals living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.That’s right, Fort Myers has a very exciting and upcomingfilm festival now, so come out for the fun. — FMff
EVENTS | twitter.com/fortmyersfilm | MARCH 19-23, 2014 | www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com | 3Venues, tickets & pricingn The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is a gorgeous 1,800-seat facilitythat has proven to be an anchorfor the cutting-edge performancearts in the community. Tickets forthe opening night red carpet galamay be purchased for $19 for filmonly, $99 for film and afterpartyat 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, www.bbmannpah.com or by calling thebox office at 239.481.4849.n The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located in thehistoric federal building in downtown Fort Myers,opened in 1933 as a post office, and was converted to afederal building in the 1960s. It was later vacated andleft in disrepair until the Sidney & Berne Davis ArtCenter became dedicated to preserving this historicalmonument. Tickets for all films can be purchased for$7 at 2301 First St., Fort Myers, at www.sbdac.com/fmffor by calling 333.1933.TGIM: Intellectualizen Every first Monday in the summer mix, mingle,grab a drink and intellectualize with local film hostand curator Eric Raddatz during live, independentfilm screenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne DavisArt Center. Intellectualization Mondays with host EricRaddatz, co-host Melissa DeHavenand house musician Elijah Greenallow you to interact intellectuallywith celebrity judges, localfilmmakers, artists, musiciansand comedians. Join public discussionsafter watching shortTGIMThank god for indie mondaysfilms. Special guests, musical acts and interviewswill be announced prior to each Monday night. Youcan become a fan at www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival.Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, partnersn The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is celebrating its19th explosive season. The theater entertains more than170,000 guests annually and has a reputation for class andfun. Tickets for the closing awards champagne ceremonyhonoring local filmmakers may be purchased for $15 at1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, at www.broadwaypalm.comor by calling 278.4422.n With a mission to facilitate and nurturethe creation development, promotion and education ofarts and culture, the Alliance for the Arts exists to contributeto the cultural landscape of Lee County. The Alliancestrives to create diverse and innovative events, exhibits,programs and performances that reach the widest possibleaudience. Tickets to film blocks can be purchased for $7 at10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, atleeculture.org or by calling 939.2787.He watches all the films playing atthe Fort Myers Film FestivalStayIndieMy FriendsTGIMThank god for indie mondaysindie filmsindie musicindie showT.G.I.M.; Sept. 8, 2014-Feb. 2, 2015fortmyersfilmfestival.com
4 | www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com | MARCH 19-23, 2014 | facebook.com.fortmyersfilmfestival | EVENTSWelcomeThe Award Winning Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers-Colonial Boulevard is centrally located in FortMyers. Opened in 2007, we are rated #1 on Tripadvisor.com for the Fort Myers, FL area! We are alsoa 5 time Hilton Lighthouse Award Winning Hotel which recognizes the top 5% of the entire HamptonBrand of 1,950 hotels for Guest Satisfaction and Product Quality. We are ranked 18th worldwide.As a reminder, Hampton stands behind its 100% satisfaction guarantee and offers all its guests aplethora of valuable extras at an unbeatable cost. These extras include:Complimentary On The House hot breakfastComplimentary On The Go breakfastComplimentary high-speed Internet accessComplimentary local phone calls and no surcharge for long distance calls.Complimentary HBO movie channelComplimentary coffee and tea 24 hours a dayAlong with these extras, all of our beautiful guest rooms have microwaves and refrigerators, paypreviewmovies, and Hampton’s signature Fresh & Clean Bedding. We are in the midst of a varietyof attractions including 10 golf courses, Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Edison Ford Winter Estates,Edison Mall, Bell Tower Shops. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Butterfly Estates, Seminole GulfRailway, great restaurants, and many more activities for our guest to enjoy.We love it when guests of the Fort Myers Film Festival stay here.... to our fourth annual Fort Myers Film Festival tobe held March 19-23, 2014.I cannot remember being ever so pleased with ourprogramming. I will personally put this film festiva’sprogramming against any in the world. Ok,minus Sundance or maybe Tribeca.Truly, our programming will move you, enlightenyou, prove to you that an international film festivaldoes indeed exist in the sunny paradise of SouthwestFlorida.The films have very intelligent perspective, withpassionate undertones and controversial, edgysubject matter. In short, you will see me there foralmost all of the films.I’m particularly excited to be a part of the openingnight film Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory.I met Michael earlier in the year and beggedhim to come to Florida.I also am pleased to introduce an opening day atSidney & Berne Davis Art Center with films fromhere in SWFL and Florida. Get a day pass for thatday for only $15 and join us for the night celebrationwith all of the bright and upcoming filmmakersfrom here.I can’t remember ever seeing a time where therewere more projects going on in town. They keepgetting better and better and that is something weall should be very proud of.With a special thanks to my board of advisors andfamily of volunteers, to the City of Fort Myers, toBarbara B. Mann, Berne Davis, Jim Griffith, WillPrather, Lydia Black and Scott Saxon for allowingus to show in the classiest and finest venuesin town — the Barbara B. Mann Performing ArtsHall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, the BroadwayPalm Dinner Theatre and the Alliance forthe Arts. Thank you to Steve & Denise Holliseterof Twisted Vine for their continuing excellentrestaurant and Daniel Kearns who allowed us tomake Firestone’s Restaurant our filmmaker loungefor the second year in a row.. This community hasreally united to put together the best week you willever have in your life! We should be proud the edgehas come to Fort Myers.— Eric Raddatz, founder and executive directorBoard of advisorsMelissa DeHaven; Chad Oliver; Garth Francis; DestinySavakinus; Mike Kiniry; Jim Griffith; Cole Peacock;Daniel Kearns & Nicole Gray; Douglas Molloy; PatrickBuckley; Amy Raddatz; Nicole Forbis; Ted Souppa;Flip Minott; Justin Verely; Taryn Sayre; Lisa Whicker;Tim Ritter, Pamela Beckman & Terry Tincher.
www.fortmyersfilmfestival.comSchedule | twitter.com/fortmyersfilm | MARCH 19-23, 2014 | www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com | 5ScheduleFort Myers Film Festival MARCH 19-23, 2014W e d n e s d a y3 . 1 9T h u r s d a y3 . 2 0F r i d a y3 . 2 1S a t u r d a y3 . 2 2S u n d a y3 . 2 39OPENING RED CARPET GALA AT THEBARBARA B. MANN8099 College Parkway Fort Myerswww.bbmannpah.comOFFICIAL PROGRAMMING AT THE SIDNEY &BERNE DAVIS ART CENTER2301 First St. Fort Myerswww.sbdac.comOFFICIAL PROGRAMMING AT THE SIDNEY &BERNE DAVIS ART CENTER2301 First St. Fort Myerswww.sbdac.comOFFICIAL PROGRAMMING AT THE SIDNEY &BERNE DAVIS ART CENTER2301 First St. Fort Myerswww.sbdac.comOFFICIAL PROGRAMMING AT THE SIDNEY &BERNE DAVIS ART CENTER2301 First St. Fort Myerswww.sbdac.com1011‘The edge has come to Fort Myers’FMffThe Fort Myers Film Festivalwww.fortmyersfilmfestival.com10:30• The Man Left Behind (91m, U.S.A.)121234567891011Proud to supportthe fort myers filmfestival—Stop in to ourfilmmaker’s lounge atfirestone’s sky barduring the fest!• Alive Inside: A Story of Music &Memory (77 m U.S.A)1223:45• The Perfect 46 (100m, U.S.A.)• Laying Over (98m, U.S.A.)• UNBRIDLED HEART (11m, U.S.A.)• On The List (8m, U.S.A.)• ECHO (7m, U.S.A.)• For Leanna (9m, U.S.A.)• Shootin’ the Breeze (5m, U.S.A.)• AISHITERU (13m, U.S.A.)5• Last Stop, Flamingo (55m, U.S.A.)6 • Scared (11m, United Kingdom)• Job (9m, U.S.A.)• Interfuse (26m, U.S.A.)7 • STUNNING (2m, U.S.A.)• TechSquad (9m, U.S.A.)• Sun Flower (16m, South Korea, U.S.A.)• The Grand (8m, U.S.A.)• Three Blocks (10m, U.S.A.)8• Chix0r (5m, U.S.A.)• Last Orange Grove (3m, U.S.A.)• Ice Queen (10m, U.S.A.)• Recoil (19m, U.S.A.)• Lend A Hand” (7m, U.S.A.)9• Jump (2m, United Kingdom)• Mi Nina Mi Vida (19m, Canada)• Backpackers (12m, Australia)• METH: DAY 1 (8m, U.S.A.)12• Farewell to Factory Towns?(61m, U.S.A.)1:30• Among The Innocent (7m, U.S.A.)• 午 餐 (18m, Malaysia, Taiwan)• Bongo (5m, U.S.A.)• E.M.M.A. (14m, U.S.A.)• A Summer Hamlet(86m, United Kingdom)2:30 2:30• Chicharon (30m, Philippines, Taiwan)• Sheltered Love (10m, U.S.A.)• Heroes for a Semester (82m, Austria)• Dad’s Space Mission (6m, U.S.A.)4• Jens Jensen The Living Green(53m, U.S.A.)5• L’ÉTÉ INDIEN (9m, Canada)• The Ticket Seller (7m, U.S.A.)• The Lion’s Mouth Opens (14m, U.S.A.)• Annalyn (30m, Sweden)6:30• Yearbook (6m, U.S.A.)• Satellite Beach (26m, U.S.A.)• Ultramarine (11m, Australia)7:30 • Tall Evil (3m, U.S.A)• The Cut (15m, Canada)• Immaculate Reception (16m, U.S.A)• Little Girls (10m, U.S.A.)8:30• Holy F#&% (7m, Germany)• Here I Am...There You Are... (12m, Israel)• Pleasure (15m, Sweden)• Phantoms In The Dark (5m, U.S.A.)13:30• Reaching Home (17m, U.S.A.)• Tuesday (5m, Switzerland, U.S.A.)• Let Go (5m, Germany)• The Wayward Son (10m, U.K.)4:2067• MARMATO (87m, Columbia)• First Prize (10m, U.S.A.)• Lothar (13m, Switzerland)• Pint (10m, Australia)• The Lemonade Trade (8m, U.S.A.)8:30• Light Me Up (9m, U.S.A.)• Bringing It Home (52m, U.S.A.)• Black Mulberry (22m, Georgia/France)• Me + Her (13m, U.S.A.)• Mystery (12m, Spain)9:30• Breadheads (6m, U.S.A.)• ANGUSTIA (20m, Germany)• Le livre des morts (30m, France)12:15• Nozomi (12m, U.S.A.)• Robert (4m, U.S.A.)• Diptych (25m, Russian Federation)1• BILLY & ALAN: In life, love & death,equality matters. (37m, U.S.A.)• Bumpy Night (33m, Germany)2:15• 88 Miles to Moscow (20m, U.S.A.)• 30-Love (17m, Canada)• Smoke 15m, China)3:15• Speak Now (77m, U.S.A.)AWARDS CEREMONY AT THE BROADWAYPALM THEATRE1380 Colonial Blvd Fort Myerswww.broadwaypalm.com7Award ceremony hosted by Chad Oliver& Melissa DeHaven here the best ofthe fest are awarded with trophies andappropriate praise. The night will includeaward winning short and short shortmovies with complimentary champagne,dessert and afterparty with music by thelegendary Al Holland.Saturday, 3.22ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTSPROGRAMMING10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers• Last Stop, Flamingo (55m, U.S.A.)Tickets can be purchased for individual films, opening night film & party, closing night award ceremony and full access all week pass at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. • Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers FL 33901, (239) 333-1933 —Films March 20-23. $7 • Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33919, (239) 481-4849 — Opening night March 19. $19 for General Admission; $99 for VIP • Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers,Florida 33919, (239) 939-2787 — Short films March 22. $7 • Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33907, (239) 278-4422 —Closing awards ceremony, winning shorts. March 23. $15 • See everything with access everywhere—Get the all access pass $250 at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com • For updates and voting on your favorite film of the festival go to www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival • All films are unrated—parents strongly cautionedFMff4th annualmarch 19-23, 20142014
8 | www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com | MARCH 19-23, 2014 | facebook.com.fortmyersfilmfestival | FILMSFilmsFri. 3.21 @ 4 p.m.Jens Jensen The Living Green(53m, U.S.A.)Directed by Carey LundinDocumentariesToday, four out of five of us live in acity. Yet the physical and emotionalvalue of parks to urban life is onlybeginning to be made. A centuryago, Jens Jensen rose from streetsweeper to ‘dean of landscapearchitects’ to pioneering conservationistwhen he risked his careerto stage the Dunes Pageant, theworld’s first environmental event. Itdrew seventy thousand to a theatricalretelling of the history and valueof the land and it whipped-up aconservation fervor that effectivelystopped the steel manufacturersfrom industrializing the entireU.S.A.a Shoreline. His Prairie Style,using native plants, revolutionizedpark design with over 600naturalistic landscapes for clientslike Henry Ford and Frank LloydWright. His dramatic story could notbe more prescient.Fri. 3.21 @ 5:00 p.m.L’ÉTÉ INDIEN (9m, Canada)Directed by Yanie Dupont-HebertShortsA young boy who is mystified bycowboys, learns he is actuallyadopted and that his real parents arenative Americans. A young girl whobelieves in eternal love and dreamsof Paris, learns that her parents aredivorcing. They both meet in theforest and spend some time together.Life will then be a little sweeter.The Ticket Seller (7m, U.S.A.)Directed by Laura ArcherShortsThe Ticket Seller is a short film,with minimal dialog, inspired by theNorman Rockwell painting of thesame name. The film opens withthe ticket seller, an elderly gentleman,going about his daily work.It is a rhythmic grind he has knowfor over 25 years. As he works,he observes the people across theplatform while reflecting on lostlove and missed opportunities.What might have been different inhis life had he traveled as they do?And what small acts inspire thatconfidence to give up the knownand follow your dreams?The Lion’s Mouth Opens (14m,U.S.A.)Dirrected by Lucy WalkerShortsA stunningly courageous youngwoman takes the boldest stepimaginable, supported by hermother and loving friends.All About Closetsis All About You!We Create Function and Storage with Style.CONGRATULATIONS toTHE FORT MYERS FILM FESTIVALfrom THE BEACHES OFFORT MYERS & SANIBEL.FOR EVENT INFORMATION AND TO DOWNLOAD THE FREEIPHONE APP, VISIT FORTMYERS-SANIBEL.COM.Meet Our Teamof Designers!Custom Closets • Home Offices • GaragesWall Units • Laundry Areas • Wall BedsAll About Closets is all about innovative design,“ impeccable craftsmanship and flawless service. Ourinstallations reflect your dreams and your personality,while dramatically enhancing your home. Let us findthe perfect solution for you”Call for a Free ProfessionalDesign Consultation!239.303.5829TOLL FREE 866.344.5083Visit our website: www.allaboutclosets.com5606 6TH ST. WEST • LEHIGH ACRES, FLHere I Am...There You Are... 3.21@ 8:30Annalyn (30m, Sweden)Directed by Maria ErikssonStudentAgnes is not satisfied with herlife. She wants a change, but herrelationship with her single parentfather and dominant girlfriendinhibit her to do something about it.When the father introduces his newwife, Annalyn, everything changes.The same-aged Filipino stepmotherhelps Agnes see a new path. Soonemerges something that no onecould have foreseen.Fri. 3.21 @ 6:30 p.m.Yearbook (6m, U.S.A.)Directed by Bernardo BrittoShortsA man is hired to compile the definitivehistory of human existencebefore the planet blows up.Satellite Beach (26m, U.S.A.)By Steve EckelmanShorts‘Satellite Beach’ is a live actionshort film directed by Luke andAndrew Wilson and written byand starring Luke Wilson. The filmwas produced by Steve Ecklemanand Luke Wilson.‘SatelliteBeach’ follows Warren Flowers(Luke Wilson) as he directs thespace shuttle Endeavor’s trip oversurface city streets from LAX to theCalifornia Science Center. The filmcontinues with Warren in Florida,on the Space Coast, in the townof Satellite Beach and at KennedySpace Center where he helpsdirect the space shuttle Atlantis’final move.‘Satellite Beach’ wasshot on location in Los Angeles andin Florida - in the city of SatelliteBeach and at Kennedy SpaceCenter.Lukas Nelson & Promiseof the Real provided the score for‘Satellite Beach’.Ultramarine (11m, Australia)Directed by Matthew EarlStudentJacob McDermott (MackenzieFearnley) would be your average 16year old, were it not for the undiagnoseddepression he’s suffered forthe last six months. School’s a dragand his absent parents seem to bemissing all the warning signs.ForJacob, escape is the only option -and when he skips school and runsinto the extroverted, street-smartNathalie (Katarina Viva Scholler),that’s exactly what he finds. Thetwo form an unlikely friendship- but it’s not enough to cureJacob’s depression. When Nathalieencourages Jacob to seek professionalhelp, it backfires almightilyand sends Jacob on a suicidalmission.With Jacob’s whole worldnow focused on him, he must fightagainst his depressive thoughts forhis life and the help that he needs.Fri. 3.21 @ 7:30 p.m.Tall Evil (3m, U.S.A)Directed by Wally ChungShort ShortsThey line up like animals at aslaughter house. The only thingthey know is that when it’s all over,Immaculate Reception 3.21 @ 7:30 p.m.Yearbook 3.21 @6:30 p.m.they will become something else.The Cut (15m, Canada)Directed byGeneviève Dulude-De CellesShortsThe Cut tells the story of a fatherand a daughter, whose relationshipfluctuates between proximity anddetachment, at the moment of ahaircut.Immaculate Reception (16m, U.S.A)Directed by Charlotte GlynnBy Alvaro R. ValenteShortsIt’s 1972 in the hardworking steeltown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Sixteen-year-old Joey has thechance to prove himself whenhis crush ends up at his house towatch the infamous football gamebetween the Steelers and theRaiders.Little Girls (10m, U.S.A.)Directed by May SantiagoShortsA coming of age teen short abouttwo rebellious girls who encounter adangerous situation that sets themon different paths of their lives. .Fri. 3.21 @ 8:30 p.m.Holy F#&% (7m, Germany)Directed by Marie Elisa ScheidtStudentThe philosopher Ludwig Wittgensteinmaintained that the limits ofone’s language are the limits ofone’s world. But is it possible thatby expanding and broadening thedefinition of language, the worlditself can become, wider, deeper,bigger? In HOLY F#&% we seepeople who liberate themselveswhen they bend and break therules of language, foregrounding itsmateriality and unconscious dimen-
FILMS | twitter.com/fortmyersfilm | MARCH 19-23, 2014 | www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com | 9sion, producing sounds which giveaccess to realms of the mind thatwords cannot reveal and express.With this uninhibited flouting ofconventions and the hegemony ofthe functional, they challenge us toexpand our definitions of languageand speech in different directions.Here I Am...There You Are... (12m,Israel)Directed by Dikla Jika ElkaslassyShortsDomination emerges duringforeplay between a married couple.As the film evolves, the gray areasbetween controlling and beingcontrolled cause confusion for bothpartners. When reality eclipses theirimaginary game, they realize whatis controlling them.Pleasure (15m, Sweden)Directed by Ninja ThybergShortsBehind the scenes of a porn shoot,the actors practice various positions.The rumor is that one of thegirls is doing an advanced routinethat requires someone extremelytough. Pleasure is a startling filmabout workplace intrigue.Phantoms In The Dark (5m, U.S.A.)Directed by Max RubinStudentA short animated piece about theimportance of standing up foroneself, Phantoms In The Darkfollows a young boy’s quest tomake friends at a new school.The haunted mansion next door,however, provides a curious turn ofevents, as our hero must ventureinside it in order to gain the statusand recognition that he so desiresfrom his fellow students.Sat. 3.22 @ 1 p.m.OFFICIAL PROGRAMMING ATThe Sidney & Berne DavisArt Center2301 First St. Fort Myers, FL 33901(239.333.1933)www.sbdac.comTickets for each block are $7A Summer Hamlet (86m, UnitedKingdom)Directed by Helen LawsonDocumentariesDuring the summer of 2011,Shakespeare’s Globe Theatretoured both the UK and abroad withtheir scaled down production ofHamlet, directed by Globe ArtisticDirector Dominic Dromgoole andcomprising solely of eight actors.Charting the production’s developmentfrom its beginning in therehearsal room , A Summer Hamletfollows the actors, creatives andproduction staff as they perform invenues as diverse as the TheatreRoyal, Margate, UK to Hamlet’s ownhome of Elsinore Castle, Denmark.Friendships are quickly cementedand creative fun and mayhembehind the scenes ensue as wegain a rare glimpse of the reality oflife on tour.PARTNERS INSUCCESS• LOCAL MAILINGS• CERTIFIED HOME STAGING• PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS• VIRTUAL TOURS• AND MUCH MORE!Don & Tara Molloy239.313.55442053 W. First Street, Fort Myers 33901 2O12-2O13 SEASON
FILMS | twitter.com/fortmyersfilm | MARCH 19-23, 2014 | www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com | 11ing narrative extolling the manybenefits of industrial hemp for theenvironment and human health,while illuminating the obstacles towhat could be a thriving industryfor U.S. farmers to tap into.Sat. 3.22 @ 8:30 p.m.Black Mulberry (22m, Georgia/France)Directed by Gabriel RazmadzeShortsIn a small, remote mining town inthe Republic of Georgia, Nick andAnna, two teens from vastly differentbackgrounds, come together foran idyllic moment in time.Me + Her (13m, U.S.A.)Directed by Joseph OxfordShortsIn a faraway world, tucked awayin a small fold of land behind anenormous willow tree, exists thetiny city of Cardboard. After a tragicevent, Jack Cardboard goes on ajourney to mend his broken heart.Mystery (12m, Spain.)Directed by Chema García IbarraShortsThey say that if you put your ear tothe back of his neck, you can hearthe Virgin talk.Sat. 3.22 @ 9:30 p.m.Breadheads (6m, U.S.A.)By Cody WalzelStudentStarving soldiers divide a measlylast meal when sick allies arrive attheir base. Their affliction takes aturn for the worse and one of theAllie’s head turns to bread. Thehungry eyes and murderous teethof the starving soldiers are keptat bay for the moment by the Sergeantin command. The breadheadsoon dies, his head immediatelyrotting beyond edible. When theother ally begins to transform tofood, he starving soldiers desperationforces the battle betweenhunger and humanity.ANGUSTIA (20m, Germany)Directed by Sebastian HarrerShortsA rainy night. A lonesome motel.Two strangers are sharing a room.But what does the dark Tom Parkerhide in his suitcase? The Police issearching for a killer, so backpackerHans decides to find it out...Le livre des morts (30m, France)By Alain EscalleShortsIn the rubble of a neighborhoodslated for demolition, somewhere inEastern Europe, Mikhail is grapplingwith his own personal demons, inthe course of an ultimate journeyamong the ghosts trapped in thepages of a book. Faded imagesfrom the past and painful memoriesgradually come to life.
12 | www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com | MARCH 19-23, 2014 | facebook.com.fortmyersfilmfestival | FILMSFilmsand then becomes obsessed withher secret pen-pal. There finallycomes a day, when she proposes ameeting with her obsession...Sun. 3.23 @ 3:15 p.m.Sun. 3.23 @ 10:30 a.m.OFFICIAL PROGRAMMING ATThe Sidney & Berne DavisArt Center2301 First St. Fort Myers, FL 33901(239.333.1933)www.sbdac.comTickets for each block are $7The Man Left Behind (91m, U.S.A.)Directed by Gregory TomlinDocumentariesPaul Longgrear was sent to Vietnamto command an elite combatunit. At home, his wife tended totheir newborn daughter and dutifullykept her promise to pray forher husband at war. The prayersnever meant much to Longgrearuntil the early hours of February 7,1968. Trapped in a concrete bunkerwith seven other Green Berets andsurrounded by a determined enemyusing tanks for the first time inthe war, Longgrear retreated to acorner of the shattered bunker andprayed his first real prayer. He knewhe would die, so he prayed thatGod would take care of his wife andchild. He counted his last 19 roundsof ammunition. Eighteen were forthe enemy. The last he saved forhimself.Sun. 3.23 @ 12:15 p.m.Nozomi (12m, U.S.A.)Directed by Dale MetzShortsA short film drama exploring ateen girl’s love and compassion forhorses and the struggle that ensueswhen a leisurely trail ride takes anunexpected turn.Robert (4m, U.S.A.)By Jessica KellerStudentA 1950’s period piece based on thetrue story of a girl who learns theimportance of time through loss.Diptych (25m, Russian Federation)Directed by Oleg ZhiritskyDirected by Anastasia GalkinaStudentIrina works at supermarket as acashier to earn enough money forherself and her young son Fedya.After several months Irina savedsome money to buy a new kitchenfurniture set and today she is readyto pay for it.But suddenly she findsout that arts school of her son - atalented drawer- suddenly becomespaid.Irina is at the parting of theThe Cut 3.21@7:30 p.m.ways and finally decides to buy anew kitchen.But later this day shecame into collision with customersof the supermarket she works for,who unexpectedly start bringingconsumer’s purchases back to theshop. After that a chain of evenmore strange things happen whichchange Irina’s attitude to life.Sun. 3.23 @ 1 p.m.BILLY & ALAN: In life, love & death,equality matters. (37m, U.S.A.)Directed by Vicki NantzDocumentariesWhen Orlando writer, Billy Manes,lost Alan, his partner of 11 years,he nearly lost his home, his carand everything he owned as hostile‘in-laws’ swept in to claim Alan’sbody and his earthly possessions.In the anti-gay State of Florida,where same-sex couples are notrecognized or afforded any legalprotections, what happened toBilly Manes is not uncommon. Asgay couples in the unequal Southknow, in life, love & death, equalitymatters.Bumpy Night (33m, Germany)Directed byJulie KreuzerShortsWhen Jonas, an actor, encountershis ex-boyfriend Anton at a party, hestruggles to keep his composure ashe faces the pain of their separation.But for Jonas, a young manwho can’t differentiate between thestage and real life, the performancehe puts on soon spirals out of hiscontrol.Sun. 3.23 @ 2:15 p.m.88 Miles to Moscow (20m, U.S.A.)Directed by Karen GlienkeShorts15-year-old Niki gets more thanshe bargained for when she sneaksoff a train for a quick smoke,stumbling into an offbeat adventureinvolving her ex-con dad, troubledmother, and a young Russiangarbage man.30-Love (17m, Canada)Directed by Richard StarkShortsA comedy about Bruce (LudwigManukian) who drags his wife Jodi(Jennifer Cooley), to try to join aritzy country club that’s way beyondtheir means. To get in, they mustimpress its snobby board members,an obnoxiously perfect couple, whohave the wealth and status Bruceso badly wants. What begins as afriendly tennis match quickly deterioratesinto an all out class war.Under the pressure of the game,Bruce and Jodi’s strained relationshipis put to the test in front oftheir opponents, and a pretentiouscountry club audience.Smoke 15m, China)Directed by Candy LiStudentMay has been living in a self-functionedand desolated world. As theonly human, May interacts only withher porcelain dolls, and all kindsof beautiful plants in her backyard.Even though it seems she’s beensurrounded by loneliness, May ishappy and content, until one day,an advertisement comes in themail... ‘Want a pen-pal? We canmatch you one that’s exactly whoyou want!’ May’s life is changedafter she sends out her first letter,Speak Now (77m, U.S.A.)Directed by Noah HaraldFull Length FeaturesSecrets unleashed at a weddingcause chaos for the bride andgroom and alter the lives of all inattendance. This feature film wasshot in 3 days with all dialogueimprovised by the actors.Sat. 3.22 @ 2 p.m.OFFICIAL PROGRAMMING ATThe Alliance for the Arts10091 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers,FL 33919(239) 939-2787www.artinlee.orgTickets for each block are $7Last Stop, Flamingo (55m, U.S.A.)Directed by: Georg KoszulinskiDocumentariesThe third installment in Koszulinski’sFlorida trilogy, Last Stop,Flamingo takes one last critical lookat the Sunshine State. Koszulinskiinvestigates a region defined byimaginary histories and landscapes,from the drained and dredged riverknown as The Everglades to theman-made white sand beachesthat make up Florida’s coastline.Early visions of Florida landscapesare revealed, from the early20th-century Koreshan utopiancommunity, founded by Cyrus Teedin the swamplands of Florida, to theworld’s largest planned subdivision--Golden Gate Estates--which projecteda population of over 400,000residents. Five-hundred yearsafter Ponce de Leon’s discoveryof Florida, Koszulinski reflects onthe many ways in which Florida’slandscapes have been irreversiblyshaped by human desires.Sun. 3.23 @ 7 p.m.AWARDS CEREMONY ATBroadway Palm Theatre1380 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers, FL33907 (239) 278-4422www.broadwaypalm.comTickets are $15Award ceremony hosted by ChadOliver & Melissa DeHaven herethe best of the fest are awardedwith trophies and appropriatepraise. The night will include awardwinning short and short short movieswith complimentary champagne,dessert and afterparty withmusic by the legendary Al Holland.
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