“Nostos” is a short film about a painter’s final attempts to have his work recognized, and his new level of passion and dedication that nobody could have imagined. The short film will be screened in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, March 23 at 2PM. Its director & producer, Jonathan Chekroune, will be on hand to discuss the film’s inspiration and what it took to get it made. Chekroune, who lives in Miami, funded “Nostos” with a successful Kickstarter campaign. The event is part of the 2013 Fort Myers Film Festival’s more than 20 hours of screenings over four days at multiple venues.
“Nostos” is one of several short films that will be screened at the Alliance on March 23. It will be preceded by The Florida Suite by Melbourne filmmaker Jeff Thompson, who will also be on hand for the screening. The subject of the film is a retired attorney who lives in a modern log cabin in the middle of his 12-acre organic citrus grove, where he spends his days caring for his three dogs, his fruit, and his mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The film also pays tribute to the role that Florida played in the development of composer Frederick Delius, and is completely set to, and named in honor of, his very first symphonic composition: The Florida Suite.
Space is limited so arrive early to guarantee a seat in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance. There’s a $5 suggested donation at the door. The Fort Myers Film Festival runs March 21-24 with screenings at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.