14th Annual Fort Myers Film Festival Screenings

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DateMay 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Time01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States



Event details

The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 14th annual festival is set to take place from May 22-26, 2024. The Alliance for the Arts will host two matinee film screenings on Friday May 24th.
-Friday at 1 pm- The Unforgettable Block of Shorts  
“Under” By Aloura Melissa Charles When Minh, a trafficking victim escapes her captors and hides under a residential house, she is secretly drawn into the life of Amy mother struggling with postpartum depression. Both women feel trapped and alone. As Minh listens to the joys and tears of both Amy and her baby, she is reminded the child she tragically lost. Ultimately, Min comes to Amy’s aid and the women connect, finding friendship and hope. Starring Catarina Kim, Katie L Hall 19m; Short; US
“Blood is Thicker” By Melissa Skirboll Two sisters living in the same city but completely different worlds reconnect over a meal. A mother suffering dementia pulls them back home but before they can return the trauma of their past must be addressed. Starring Jeanine Bartel, Melissa Skirboll 13m; Short; US
“Space Coast” By Justin Barber People from around the world gather on the Space Coast to witness the launch of Artemis-1, the ‘World’s most powerful rocket.’ But Mark, a veteran of the Space Shuttle Program, doubts this ‘moondoggle’ will ever fly. 23m; Documentary, Short; Science, Space; US
“The Curtain” By Leslie-Ann Coles Mother-daughter tensions bind one generation to the next in a seedy motel room where love, sex, and a wish for redemption lurk beyond the curtain when Beatrice, 50, is confronted with her own mortality. Beatrice revisits an old haunt from her childhood to reconcile herself with those she loves, evoking the memory of her mother following a mastectomy. Starring Bill MacDonald, Beth Hornby, Imogen Whist, Sean Jones, Matthew Powell, Delaney Tomchick, Leslie-Ann Coles 15m; Short; Canada
– Friday at 2:15 pm – Feature Film: The Martini Shot 

“The Martini Shot” By Stephen Wallis This existential drama follows an ailing movie director as he begins to shoot what he believes to be his final work of art. What starts out as a normal movie, ends up being an exploration of mortality and one’s profound effect on the world. Starring Matthew Modine, John Cleese, Derek Jacobi, Stuart Townsend, Fiona Glascott 1hr40m; Comedy, Drama, Existential, Romantic, Feature; Canada 

For a full list of films visit www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. For teaser video click here