Fort Myers Film Festival to Show 89 Films in Five Days
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - April 2, 2019 - Floridant -- Film lovers will have plenty of films to choose from when The Fort Myers Film Festival shows 89 films over five days April 10-14 in eight locations in Fort Myers.

"Planning the festival can be tough, I know that nobody will be able to see them all. Often I'm asked to give a few picks or top 10 of those not to miss. I'm reluctant to do this because often a film that is best suited for you might not be as exciting to me. Having said that, here are 10 that are getting buzz," said Eric Raddatz, Fort Myers Film Festival founder.

Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m. at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
A Man and His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story
Directed by Cameron Washington; 85 mins.

In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician's musician. Follow Jones' life journey as he grew up playing on the streets of the Saint Bernard Projects, quickly establishing himself as one of NOLA's most sought after trumpeters.. Leroy Jones eventually catches the ear of Harry Connick Jr. and ends up becoming Connick's solo trumpeter, touring and recording with the Harry Connick Big Band for over 20 years. *Attending Leroy Jones and Cameron Washington. *Team attending
Thursday, April 11, 9 a.m., at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Directed by David Sutherland; 112 mins.

David Sutherland's Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore examines the U.S. immigration system with the help of two unforgettable protagonists, demonstrating the human cost of deportation. Elizabeth Perez, a decorated U.S. Marine veteran living in Cleveland, fights to reunite her family after her husband, Marcos, is deported. Meanwhile, Marcos is alone in Mexico, working as a soccer referee, struggling with depression, and fighting the urge to cross the border illegally to see his family. * Team Attending

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Thursday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
Directed. by Arwen Curry; 69 mins.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary that explores the remarkable life and legacy of the science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away in 2018. Produced with Le Guin's participation over the course of a decade, the film is a journey through the writer's inimitable career and her worlds, both real and fantastic.
Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m., Alliance for the Arts
Eliades Ochoa From Cuba To The World
Directed by Cynthia Biestek, Ruben Gomez; 100 mins.
Poor country musician playing on the streets of Eastern Cuba and striving to meet the challenge of spreading his beloved traditional music around the world and finds success as a original member of the famous Buena Vista Social Club. Documentaries. *Team attending
Thursday, April 11, 8 p.m., Edison-Ford Winter Estates lawn
The Great Train Robbery
Directed by Raymond Knudsen at Edison studios in 1903; 12 mins.
Silent film The Great Train Robbery, set to a live musical accompaniment for this special screening, is a 1903 American silent short Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter, a former Edison Studios cameraman.  Shorts
Friday, April 12, 6 p.m., at IMAG
Fly Like a Girl
Directed by Katie McEntire Wiatt; 84 mins.
Fly Like A Girl is more than just a film. It's a movement of young girls and women relentlessly pursuing their passion for aviation, a field currently dominated by men. Hearing first-hand stories from girls and women who dared to aim higher. From a lego-loving young girl who includes female pilots in her toy airplanes, to a courageous woman who helped lead shuttle missions to space, *Team attending
Friday, April 12, 6:15  p.m. at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

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Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story
Directed by Jon Strong; 87 mins.
When racial segregation defined America, two teams of 12-year-old boys defied social norms to change the world. Documentaries *Team Attending * Southwest Florida Historical Society president Glenn Miller will introduce the film. Documentaries. *Team attending
Saturday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m. at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Black, White & US
Directed by Loki Mulholland; 75 mins.
"Black, White & US" explores racism in America like it has never been seen before through the lives of four white families in Utah who adopt African American children and overcome their own inherent biases to become advocates. From the award-winning filmmaker of "An Ordinary Hero" and "The Uncomfortable Truth", Loki Mulholland reveals the challenges faced by the parents, children and our society while exposing the darker side of those adoption agencies who profit from it. Team Attending
Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m., at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Surviving Lunch
Directed by KT Curran; 74 mins.
A beautiful teenage girl named Gabriella moves to Florida after a violent event tears her life apart. As Gabriella struggles to overcome her grief, she sees a boy being bullied in the lunchroom and begins a dangerous quest to stop the meanest boy in school. Feature *Team Attending
Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Roaring Tides;
directed by Aly Mang; 10 mins
Coach; directed by Jordan Axelrod, Matthew Ellison; 25 mins.
Ready; directed by Melissa Farman;13 mins.
Cherry; directed by Chantal Gabriel; 13 mins.
Skindiving; directed by Victoria DeMartin;19 mins.
I'm Taking You Home; directed by Jim De Koch; 6 mins.

Tickets are $10 per film or $295 for an all-access VIP membership for all events and parties.  The opening night red carpet gala at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is $25 per person or $150 including the after-party and jazz concert by Leroy Jones, solo trumpeter for the Harry Connick, Jr. band and namesake of the evening's film "A Man and His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story."  Tickets may be purchased at

Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.

Source: Fort Myers Film Festival
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