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The Fort Myers Film Festival is proud to announce the opening night film kicking off the 8th annual premiere event March 21, 2018 at the Barbara B. Mann PAH in Lee County is “Melody Makers,” an exciting rock doc that tells the true story of the rise and fall of the world’s most influential music publication in history and uncovers an era of tremendous creative freedom.

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The Fort Myers Film Festival kicks off its 9th season April 10 with the Florida premiere of “A Man and His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story” at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Jones grew up playing his trumpet on the streets of New Orleans and eventually became the solo trumpeter for Harry Connick, Jr., touring and recording with Connick for more than 20 years. The famed trumpeter also will attend the showing and will perform a jazz concert alongside local jazz greats at the afterparty. The red carpet party rolls out at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, mingling and musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the movie at 7 p.m. Jones and filmmaker Cameron Washington also will be featured guests at the event. Tickets are $25 for the movie only or $150 for the show and afterparty, which will include the jazz concert by Jones, drinks and hors d’oeuvres by G3 Catering. The event benefits The Raddatz Foundation and Florida Arts, Inc. Tickets are available at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at https://www.sbdac.com/fort-myers-film-festival-2019/

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Come watch us judge short indie films EVERY FIRST MONDAY in season (*schedule of judges and musicians TBA) submitted to the Fort Myers Film Festival and have your say as to whether or not it makes the grade for final programming during our festival to be held March 21-25, 2018!

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The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 8th annual festival will be held in the sunny, beautiful SWFL region March 21-25, 2018 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Library and IMAG with parties and dinners at Twisted Vine Bistro, LYNQ, Firestone and other select venues.

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