The 2017 Fort Myers Film Festival is almost here! This is a great time to prepare for all the amazing indie movies that will be playing at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center this March. Find out what’s playing and when on this great list of must-see movies from this year’s film fest. To see the full schedule, visit the FMFF event page.
Women of Maidan
Women are an integral part of any revolution, but few indie movies tackle the subject. However, the documentary Women of Maidan tells the story of the women’s life-supporting force, unity, courage and sacrifice during the 2013-2014 Ukrainian Revolution. Sometimes standing behind a cause takes as much courage as dying for it. Women of Maidan is playing on Thursday, March 9th at 5:30pm.
The Next Big Thing
Life can be nothing but one big comedic mishap. In the hilarious film The Next Big Thing, that’s exactly what happens. When Julian allows his deranged best friend Chuck to follow him around 24/7 with a camera, his life spirals out of control causing turmoil in his personal and professional life. The Next Big Thing is playing on Thursday, March 9th at 7pm.
She Started It
Career, family, kids: female entrepreneurs know the struggle is real. In She Started It, get a rare look in the lives of five ambitious female entrepreneurs (Thuy, Brienne, Sheena, Stacey & Agathe) who will stop at nothing to pursue their dreams. She Started It is playing on Thursday, March 9th at 8:30pm.
Summer love is forever; at least, the memory of it is. Good Bones is one of those beloved indie movies that celebrates summer romance and the enduring tradition of the triumphant underdog. In the film, Danny O’Brien dedicates one last summer to his family’s Hamptons real estate company, and to his father Joe’s seemingly obsolete values: poetry, integrity and community. Good Bones is playing on Friday, March 10th at 7pm.
How much do you know about the local waterways? Paradise Reef explores the symbiotic relationship between The Florida Everglades and The Gulf of Mexico, and the importance of creating fish habitat with a massive 18,000 tons of concrete making up the 36 newly deployed artificial reefs. Paradise Reef is playing on Friday, March 10th at 8:30pm.
The Lavender Scare
The McCarthy Era in America wasn’t just a red scare, and the documentary The Lavender Scare sheds light on this little-known shakedown. With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deemed homosexuals to be “security risks” and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that lasts for forty years and ruins thousands of lives, while thrusting an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement. The Lavender Scare is playing on Saturday, March 11th at 2pm.
The New 8-Bit Heroes
Video games have officially been around for more than 30 years. That means today’s developers don’t face the same technical constraints as developers did 30 years ago. In The New 8-Bit Heroes, modern creatives must retrofit their skills to program a new game for a 30-year-old game console. The New 8-Bit Heroes is playing on Saturday, March 11th at 4pm.
FMFF’s Amazing Indie Movies
Keep in mind that these 7 films are only the tip of the iceberg! From March 9th-12th, audiences can see over 20 showings of great indie movies.To really get in on all the action, purchase VIP tickets to the entire week of events. VIP tickets get you into the opening night and closing night galas, and all the films you can handle. Be sure to take part in the 2017 Fort Myers Film Fest any way you can!