Through its Fort Myers Film Festival and under the direction of film curator Eric Raddatz, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center creates, unites and showcases the finest cinematic artworks in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.
The Fort Myers Film Festival is currently conducting its Indie Film Summer Series on Monday nights. Tomorrow night, the series will air Canvas, an 89-minute locally directed film by Brent Saitta that asks what happens when all that keeps you grounded is taken away … your love, your passion, your life. “What is left? Anger and bitterness? Surrender and withdrawal? For young artist Brodey, every care is left behind and he finds that letting go is the hardest thing to do.”
Tomorrow night’s airing features a Q&A with the cast that allows the audience to participate in an intellectually-stimulating interpretation and analysis of the plot, characters, casting and cinematography associated with this film.
The series continues through August with Light (August 8), Delicious Peace Grows in an Ugandan Coffee Bean and Sing Me to Sleep (August 15), Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip Hop (August 22) and Man from France (August 29).
On September 2, Eric Raddatz will host TGIM Starts, providing a transparent view of how FMff selects the judges and films under consideration for the 2012 Fort Myers Film Festival. The latter event, which features musical guests and performances from local talent, is a tremendous opportunity to grab a drink and intellectualize with the indie community.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. You can’t miss it. It’s the one located in the neoclassic revival building that was once home to the U.S. federal district court. For more information about the Fort Myers Film Festival and all of the other visual and performing art events at SBDAC, please call 239-333-1933.