2013 Fort Myers Film Festival programming * NOTE ALL FILMS ARE UNRATED—parents are cautioned
Thursday, March 21, 2013
OPENING NIGHT GALA AT Barbara B. Mann 8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919 Phone:(239) 489-3033 www.bbmannpah.com
When I Walk (2013)
Director: Jason DaSilva
Writers: Alice Cook, Jason DaSilva
An emotional and inspirational documentary that is a pleasure to watch, When I Walk is an energizing and self-generating film experience. Straight from Sundance.
Friday, March 22, 2013 FILMS AT Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St. Fort Myers, FL 33901www.sbdac.com
11:30 a.m. — LOVE our FMff SHORTS
ON THE EDGE (10m, U S A)
Directed by Dale Metz
A story about a friendship and the mystery surrounding a young girl who constantly finds herself on the edge. Find out what happens when the world around you isn’t what it seems.
I’ll Be Your Mirror (2m, Taiwan)
Directed by VITA WEICHEN HSU
Series of drawings reworked on pages of a book withdrawn from library. Charcoal figures are being forced to ink its shape onto the facing side as we flip and draw from page to page, formed almost identical silhouettes, bleeding versions of the mirrored figures.
Project Tolerance (15m, U S A)
Directed by Rusty Farst
Project Tolerance features the stories of local people in Southwest Florida and their personal battles with intolerance. It is narrated by the creators of Project Tolerance Sanibel artist Myra Roberts and Fort Myers journalist Ella Nayor. The two created Project Tolerance as a way to inspire compassion and and greater understanding in the Southwest Florida community and beyond.
Imagine (30m, U S A)
Directed by Jonathan Steven Green
A physiological drama, is about John Morris (Scott Wolf, T.V. Star form ‘V’ and Party of five), a paramedic, who lives under a cloud of guilt after being unable to save his daughters life. Being present at her death the guilt has left him numb and has shattered his relationship with his wife, Kate. Through Charged water, water that has been influenced by specific thoughts or energy, an experiment held by Dr. Arlen (Tm Amandes, from Broke down Palace, Long Kiss goodnight and Everwood), John begins to connect with his daughter in an unknown world.
Magnetic (5m, U S A)
Directed by Freddy Rabbath
What do you do when the girl of your dreams rejects you? The man with the longing heart builds a people-magnet in order to attract his childhood crush. What he forgets, however, is that there are always two sides to a love story like there are two sides of a magnet.
1 p.m — Eat Our FMff Shorts
Chocolate Bacon (4m, India)
Directed by Asavari Kumar
A portrait of my experiences in the first year of grad school, presented through a series of conversations re-contextualized by abstracted characters.
“Once Upon A Time” (5m, United Kingdom)
Directed by Deloris Collins
Dorothy is having a bad day, she’s a professional children’s TV presenter and her air of perfection is about to crack leaving millions of viewers in shock, not to mention the children!
A Single Moment (4m, U S A)
Directed by Sarah Kakusho
How would you live your life if one single moment was all it took to make you realize what to do with it?
HOUSE (4m, Germany, Jordan)
Directed by Ahmad Saleh
This film tells the story of a house being overtaken and occupied by people who have arrived as guests. Bit by bit the original owners are being pushed out of their house and lose their home, as well as the very foundations of their existence.
PARAMOUNT (5m, U S A)
Directed by Si Wen Sui
Paramount is a short 3D animation that shows the affection, connection and complex feelings between a mother and daughter during a specific dramatic time. Through closeness, misunderstanding, fighting, separating, regret, missing, and reunion, explores the connection between love and hate, cherishing and regret. In the story, a daughter LAN looks for her mother Mei ten years after the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937) which split them up.
Aida (22m, India, France)
Directed by Pierre Friquet
A young Ethiopian woman runs away from her tyrannic father and lands up in the unknown city of Bombay with no money contact while she was on her way to meet her lover, in Antarctica. It’s about a princess with no kingdom, a soul seeking for a fitting space.
Reflection (2m, U S A)
Directed by Todd Boruff
A depressed woman’s morning routine is altered when she finds an unusual item in her prescription bottle. The film is rotoscope animated using pencil on paper.
Radio Love (70m, Japan)
Directed by Hideyuki Tokigawa
A charismatic radio DJ in Hiroshima, is so disillusioned he wants to quit his job. The years have drained all the passion he had for speaking into a microphon and it’s all he can do to turn up for work every day without being drunk. One day, the radio DJ saves a young girl who is about to fall off a bridge This girl pleads with him not to leave radio because the radio helps connect people. But he doesn’t believe her. But then a series of strange events that revolve around even stranger characters occur, and he is forced to a realization. His heart opens to the invisible connection between the radio and the people of Hiroshima in a magical way.
Daddy? (4m, U S A)
Directed by Sherry di Filippo
Daddy is a short film depicting common, modern, adverse experience in a child-like, music video format.
HATED (91m, U S A)
Directed by Lee Madsen
When a young punk rock band starts out in the underground music scene, the only thing they have is each other. But when a childhood friend – with complicated connections to the group – leverages her P.R. skills to get them noticed, they suddenly find themselves on the verge of making it big. The only question is how far they’re willing to go in the pursuit of fame and fortune, and who they’re willing to leave behind to get there.
6 p.m. — Enjoy Our FMff Shorts
Cats in Space (2m, U S A)
Directed by Robert Dastoli, James Dastoli
Space, the final frontier. A feline starship embarks on a mission to boldly go where no cat has gone before.
ΚΑΤΑΚΛΥΣΜΟΣ (4m, Russian Federation)
Directed by Vasiliy Koretskiy
Musical cartoon, the parable of Noah’s Ark of Salvation, made by children, students from Sunday schools in Russia, Ukraine and Cyprus. The premiere is timed to the national holiday of the Cyprus Republic – the Day of memory of the Deluge – Kataklysmos.
White Out (8m, U S A)
Directed by Madison Absher
Trying to keep a relationship from falling apart Emily starts a cocaine habit along with her fiance Kevin. Soon enough they run out of their fix and that’s when things take a turn for the worst.
The Itch (4m, United Kingdom)
Directed by Nicole Paglia
A man suffering from an unbearable case of itchiness consults a doctor for help. He recounts the bizarre tale of the attempts to cure himself with a series of increasingly desperate ‘home remedies’. Is he a just another hypochondriac, or is there something more to his story?
INK (4m, Russian Federation)
Directed by Dmitry Puzyrev
Colored Ink-girl falls in love with black-white advertising photo of agent in magazine, experiences difficulties, and finally comes happy end.
BFF Zombie (23m, U S A)
Directed by Fedor Steer
Living in the swamps of south Florida, Skylar is bored. There’s not much to do for the teenage girl except text people on her phone and spend timing thinking about who should be her BFF. Is it Heather, or is it Julie? That decision becomes easier when Heather gets run over by Julie’s sister, Allie.At the funeral chapel, Julie is resentful that Heather still gets the attention and forces the BFF issue on Skylar.
7:00 p.m. — Red Carpet FMff Shorts
A Short Film (3m, U S A)
Directed by Rick Williamson
The epitome of a short western film with short actors, short horses and long credits.
Choosing Fate (13m, U S A)
by Dale Metz
‘Choosing Fate’ A family man races to disarm a bomb attached to his daughter’s neck to prevent her from becoming a victim of his dark past.
“Miss Conception” (30m, U S A)
Directed by Karl Bergstrom
‘Miss Conception’ is a campy short film about a New York Art Gallery employee who decides to steal from her boss in order to move across the country to start her own art gallery. Her plan unravels during her journey to buy art in Florida when her assistant Timothy discovers her plan. The consequences of her greedy actions lead to disaster.
Bridal Boys Company (6m, U S A)
Directed by Josh Evangelista
The Bridal Boys Company’s most recent gig goes horribly wrong when poor phone reception leads them to end up planning a wedding not only for the wrong house – but for a house supposed to be preparing for a funeral.
Skin (8 min, U.S.A. )
Director: Jordana Spiro
A young taxidermist and small town loner is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. Just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything. Straight from Sundance.
Loose Ends (18m, U S A)
Directed by DONALD REYNOLDS
Loose Ends is the story of a group of seemingly unconnected couples that are forced to attend a group therapy session unaware of what their stories have in common… The couples include: a young married couple, a professional work partnership, a father-daughter, dot.com business partners and an elderly woman whose husband has been seriously injured.
8:30 p.m. — Try Our After Hours FMff Shorts
Baked! (7m, U S A)
Directed by Christopher Bright
‘Baked! A Rock Opera’ tells the story of Estella Artois, a hyper-sensitive, diva of a host for a cable access cooking show. A fallen actress, this is the only gig she has been able to land. However, her attitude and overall treatment of the crew has led to near mutinous working conditions. When she pushes them too far, they revolt, cause mass hysteria and overall destruction within the show. Whether it can survive is anyone’s guess.
Mick the Brick (17m, U S A)
Directed by David Zuckerman
Mick the Brick. A thrilling tale following an Irish Prize fighter who fled to America with his family to escape from the boxing underworld. However, Mick soon finds he is met with a question…what would you do to save your family?
Cinderella 3.0 (8m, Germany)
Directed by Sebastian Harrer
n a not too distant future Cinderella3.0 and New Bond met in a chat room. They seem to describe themselves in boundless exaggerations. But the bio technical possibilities to design a one night stand in the future are endless bizarre – a paradise for sexual fantasies and preferences. The only stress factor is time, because after the ringing bell the prince will re-transform to the hunchback.
The Compound (9m, U S A)
Directed by Pat Mitchell
I’m Free. Free from what?
Social Butterfly / (12 min France, U.S.A.)
Director and screenwriter: Lauren Wolkstein
When a 30-year-old American woman attends a teenage party in the south of France, guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there. STraight from Sundance
Feet (2m, United Kingdom, U S A)
Directed by Mohammad Reza Kazemi
Feet have expressions like face. This film tells the story of the feet of a women who is living happily. But onenight she becomes the victim of a rape and later commits suicide.
10:00 p.m. — Late Night FMff Shorts
#PostModem (12 min, U S A)
Directors: Lucas Leyva, Jillian Mayer
Two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity.
Straight from Sundance
Evora (20m, Spain)
Directed by Mark John Ostrowski
Three people and one photograph: only through Viktor’s strange enactment will Mark come to understand the “clear sadness” that traps them all.
Gary (32m, U S A)
Directed by Mitch Glass
Gary Burnham, a lonely middle-aged man with a dead-end job, tries to reconnect with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Claire. He creates an elaborate, handwritten book of memories they share together, in hopes of persuading Claire to give him one more chance.
11:15 p.m. — Adults Only FMff
Risky Business: A Look Inside America’s Adult Film Industry (101m, U S A)
Directed by David Mech
Risky Business: A Look Inside America’s Adult Film Industry examines the social, psychological, and economic impacts of performing in adult films. The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
FILMS AT Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St. Fort Myers, FL 33901www.sbdac.com
Gvarim Bilti Nirim (68m, Israel, Netherlands)
Directed by Yariv Mozer
An untold side of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Gay Palestinians — Louie, Abdu and Fares — are hiding in Tel Aviv, and until they escape, they must remain ‘the invisible men.’
War on Health, FDA’s Cult of Tyranny (98m, U S A)
Directed by Gary Null
The film War on Health, explores the position of the FDA and it’s role in the current medical paradigm, the current health crisis, and looks at possibilities for a healthier, more holistic health system. Statistical evidence documents hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths due to conventional medicine due to the lack of oversight by the FDA.
Dislecksia: The Movie (81m, U S A)
Directed by Harvey Hubbell V
Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V is one of 35 million Americans who have dyslexia. Hubbell journeys across the USA to learn more about the condition, and discovers that scientists are close to unlocking the secrets of dyslexia, which is the key to teaching everyone how to read, and stamping out illiteracy.
Broken Glass (96m, U S A)
Directed by Daniel Chavez
Upon arrival at a group meeting, a man unsure why he is there must contend with memories and hallucinations causing him to question his sanity and confront his devastating past.
Love at a Certain Age (92m, U S A)
Directed by Logan Hendricks
Think dating is hard when you’re 20 years old? Try 70, 80, or even 100. Set in sunny Sarasota County, Florida, Love at a Certain Age is the story of four senior citizens as they navigate their sunset years. A rare glimpse into the window of senior homes, fraternities, bars and community centers, the stories in this film will affirm intimacy and true love are not exclusive to the young. And that life really does begin after 65.
The Joy of Sox Movie (57m, U S A)
Directed by Joel Leskowitz
The Joy of Sox: Weird Science and the Power of Intention, is a feature-length documentary film which looks at how science and superstition join forces to create all sorts of unlikely results, including the Red Sox World Series victories of 2004 and 2007. This documentary film touches all the bases from Western science to Eastern metaphysics as it explores the physics of the home field advantage, the power of positive intentions of fans, and the phenomenon of conditioned spaces. The Joy of Sox includes interviews with noted scientists, current and former Red Sox players, and sports enthusiasts of all ages.
8 p.m. —Eat My Saturday FMff Shorts
A Quiet Farewell (1m, U S A)
Directed by Sean Osorio
Two close friends giving their final goodbyes to each other.
Charm City Rumpus (14m, U S A)
sub. by Jimmy Monack on 2012-12-30 08:40
When the city of Baltimore doesn’t live up to its nickname of Charm City, eleven-year-old Billie the Detective snaps into action.
Spaghetti für Zwei (19m, Germany)
Directed by Matthias Rosenberger
Of the money-grubbing homeless, to wanton barmaids and armed grocery bandits… Or, how a seemingly ordinary day becomes a significant turning point for an unremarkable man, thanks to a minimal shift of fate.
Yana (12m, Czech Republic)
A twelve minute short that follows through the ordinary day of Yana, a girl that could be also nameless, one of the millions locked up creatures surviving by themselves in the world of violence and suppression.
Static (11m, Australia)
Directed by Mel Miskell
Sia has returned home in an emotional twilight, paralyzed by a secret she can’t confront. When a friend from the past arrives through their reconnection she is able to find solace and an equilibrium.
Meet Alex (6m, U S A)
Directed by Amy Stern
Meet Alex. This shy old gentleman who runs the temple Men’s Club was once a brave WWII fighter pilot.
Me , The King And My Dad (14m, Iran)
Directed by azadeh moezzi
: may a boy’s love to his father and family change the fate of the kingdom…this story is an answer to this question… Smuggled out of Iran for FMff.
Waterhole Cove (82 min, U S A)
Director: Brett Ryan Bonowicz
A story about the exploration of the relationship between a caretaker in rural Maryland and the two men in her life leads to interesting awareness.
2xUNO (80 min, Mexico)
Directors: Bernardo De Urquidi and Carlos G. Dávila
Ricardo and Andres are two brothers who decide to break with routine on a trip that will change them the way they come and live their lives. A mixture of good and bad decisions will face them to death; to survive will have to decide what is most important: the love of brothers or the love of a woman; honour and justice or the easy life.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
FILMS AT Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St. Fort Myers, FL 33901www.sbdac.com
REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home (60m, U S A)
Directed by Ethan Bensinger
‘REFUGE’ is a one-hour documentary that reaches back over 70 years to give a voice to the last generation of victims of Nazi persecution. The film weaves together historical narrative, archival footage and deeply personal testimony to explore the lives of six Chicagoan against the context of the Nazi cataclysm and tell the story of a singular community that has given refuge to more than 1,000 Central Europe refugees and survivors.
11:15 a.m. —Eat My Sunday FMff Shorts
Restitution (13m, U S A)
Directed by Justin Miller
Still recovering from the recent loss of a child, architect Preston Sanders discovers that his wife has cloned their son without his consent.
StandUp (16m, United Kingdom)
Directed by Louis McCullagh
‘Standup’ a dead boy (17) who wanted to be a comedian and his father, a judge, who sentences himself to step into hi son’s shoes but they’re secret shoes. A dirty sacrilegious film about comedy and love to scar your heart.
Vacío para Compartir (9m, Mexico)
Directed by Martha Naranjo Sandoval
Two siblings, Ofelia and Arturo, fight for the authorship of a story which she lived and he wrote. The film begins when she returns to his department, where both used to live together, to retrieve her belongings and the situation that this confrontation triggers.
A BEAUTIFUL IMPURITY (13m, United Kingdom)
Directed by ZAHEER AHMAD
A Beautiful Impurity is the story of Noah, a young and naive member of a clandestine underground group of neo Nazi’s in East London called the NDP. Although Noah feels that for him the NDP is like a surrogate family where he feels accepted and at home, his loyalties become seriously tested when he meets and falls in love with Sabeen, a beautiful single mother, who happens to be mixed race.
The Florida Suite (41m, U S A)
Directed by Jeff Thompson
The Florida Suite is an imaginative documentary that tells the story of Andrew Graham, a retired lawyer who lives in a log cabin in the middle of his 13 acre citrus grove, located near the shores of the Indian River, Florida. There, living with a pack of friendly dogs, he tends his fruit and takes care of his 90 year old mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The film is structured to, and takes it’s name from, Frederick Delius’ Florida Suite, a relatively obscure, but beautiful piece of music. The film is about nurturing, as Graham takes care of his organic citrus, his dogs, and his mother; and also the healing power of nature.
1:15 p.m. — Bite Our Mixed FMff Shorts
TIME 2 SPLIT (5m, France)
Directed by fabrice bracq
A couple, a young child. Life is such that sometimes it is time to separate and live his life.
Nostos (18m, U S A)
Directed by Jonathan Chekroune
A talented but failed painter struggles with everything he has to have his work recognized. When it doesn’t work he must find a way to finally be noticed. But his new method is far from ordinary.
Killer 3D (8m, U S A)
Directed by Steve Vallo
There’s a deal going down…
The Moirae (8m, United Kingdom)
Directed by helen bolter
HEADS UP (13m, U S A)
Directed by Alex Merkin
Ruby (Eimear McVeigh) and Mark (Vincent Montuel) meet on the edge of a bridge, as both of their lives hang in the balance. Fate has a plan for them that neither one expected.
Seance (16m, U S A)
Directed by Tallie Brinson
Two friends attend a seance and learn more about their past than they were prepared to admit.
Crushed (4m, India)
Directed by Prateek Sharma
Our minds are a different world. If we choose to see what’s in them we may not understand our own actions. When reasoning ends and we hit a dead end the actions of a mind can turn everything literal. In this case trying to break through to find some sort of understanding. For everyone else our world is not something that they will ever see and even if they do manage to, they will never understand its behaviour.
Towing (14m, U S A)
Directed by Wenhwa Ts’ao
TOWING is a film about a female veteran’s struggle to make the adjustment to civilian life, one fateful night her experiences in the war come back to challenge her as she’s yet again force to face meaningless death. Towing explores themes of gender, race and class with a feminine perspective on the emotional effects of war.
Suffocation (50m, China)
sub. by Han Songxiao on 2012-07-15 23:14
A unique village, a group of people waiting for their doomed death; Within 5 years, 36 persons died in suffocation, and how would they face with their pathetic destiny? During the 4 years shooting of this program, what did they do to leave their marks on this world? You may follow us to see the real lives of the Chinese Pneumoconiosis patients.
4:00 p.m. —Some Final FMff Shorts
Моби – “вэ Дэй” (5m, Russian Federation)
Directed by Kai Waker
The hero of a film tries to cure his beloved from mental affection by means of emotions, music and love.
Junggesellin (15m, Germany)
Directed by Anna Linke
At a friend’s bachelors party in the next bigger city the last bachelorette Stefanie doesn’t find a man, but instead a woman, whom she finds even more fascinating …
Animation Hotline, 2012 (6m, U S A)
Directed by Dustin Grella
Animation Hotline is a series of micro-animations that use crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content.
The Palace (10m, Netherlands)
Directed by Ruud Satijn
On her first ever night out, fourteen year old Machteld discovers that the grown up world in disco The Palace is not as mysterious, romantic or exciting as she expected it to be, and realizes she would rather stay a girl for a little while longer.
The Birdhouse (4m, U S A)
Directed by Lauren Morrison
A little boy’s desire to go outside and play lands him in a world full of strange and frightening creatures, from which his only wish is to return home, until he meets and unexpected friend.
Two Types of Sexism (12m, U S A)
Directed by ahmed ziari
An experimental anti-sexism/art film.
Mayor Randy Henderson Cut the ribbon today to a new and Bright future for the Downtown area. Many of the local downtown eateries participated and shared samples for all those at the event. You might say a tast of things to come. There are big plans for the area around the basin. A new convention center and hotel as well as more shops and eateries around the basin. This is progress in the making. Thank you Fort Myers for going in the right direction.
LAS VEGAS REVUE “A TRIBUTE TO ED SULLIVAN” COMES TO FORT MYERS ART CENTER TO SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER TO AUDIENCES AND CHARITIES ALIKE!
Fort Myers, Florida – November 28, 2012 – Four Star Entertainment, Inc. a long standing producer of entertainment across the country, is bringing its long running Las Vegas style revue “A Tribute to Ed Sullivan” to the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers for one day only on December 8, 2012.
The star of the show, veteran Las Vegas performer George Trullinger has been performing his uncanny impersonation of Ed Sullivan for over 15 years across the nation for hundreds of thousands of amazed guests. Sharing the stage with George for this special Holiday Edition of the show are impersonators of Marilyn Monroe, Buddy Holly, Judy Garland and Elvis Presley. The show just finished a sold out casino tour in the Northeast and is heading to Florida for only two 75 minute general admission performances at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center at 6pm and 8pm.
Lee County resident Bill Haggett, the President of Four Star Entertainment, Inc., decided that this proven show would be a perfect must see Holiday attraction for the area. Mr. Haggett, whose daughter spent the first three months of her life at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, while the family lived in Cape Coral and whose girl friend’s son is currently in treatment for Leukemia at Lee Memorial Health Park, felt that bringing this show to the area could be just the vehicle he was looking for to help support the ongoing efforts of the New Golisano Children’s Hospital Foundation. He then specifically chose the Sidney Berne Art Center because of his belief in their mission statement and the efforts of this not for profit organization.
Four Star Entertainment, Inc. has donated a number of tickets to both the Golisano Children’s Hospital Foundation and the American Cancer Society for them to use in fund raising. Also, people that buy tickets online will be given the opportunity to donate to the hospital fund and the company will match their contribution up to $5 per donation.
“After the hardship that my family went through, I wholeheartedly support what is being done here. Having a facility that can treat children close to home is paramount to the overall survival of all of the people going through these types of events. If I had the means I would build this facility myself. This show is what I can do to most effectively help and I am excited to have found a way to be involved,” said Mr. Haggett
Tickets are $24.95 in advance available at www.sbdac.com or at the box office 239- 333-1933 and $29.95 on the day of show. There is also a special senior group show at 2pm with a highly discounted price of $15 per ticket or add $10 to include lunch at the Edison. For more information on the group show organizors can email email@example.com.
You Only Live Once, World!
Coming to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in December
Fort Myers, November 12, 2012– Tiitè Baquero and Beth Carter Bell will be launching a global art movement on Friday, December 7, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Data-A, founded by Mr. Baquero, is a movement that blows open the boundaries between art and life to coalesce into a single aesthetic about life. YOLO Mundi, “You Only Live Once, World,” will open at 6 p.m., during December’s Art Walk, and continue through December 21. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the downtown Fort Myers River District.
Tiitè Baquero is the father of the Data-A art movement, and he will present his flagship project, Worldwide Peace Marker Project. WPMP is an attempt to create our species’ first global work of art. It is concerned with the question of whether the idea of world peace is a possibility. “The project is a global showcase for ‘Data-A,’ itself a nascent global movement destined to intercede on behalf of life on Earth’s passage through the 21st century,” says Mr. Baquero. “We humanity have come to this axis age where the effect of our technological development and the structure of our cultural context is no longer sustainable by any measure nor can the evidence to that fact be obscured by the best creative form of denial.” The Worldwide Peace Marker Project is a global installation work of art, consisting of the installation of 198 sculptural “Peace Markers,” as well as the appointment of an Artist/Ambassador in each of the 198 sovereign nations of the world. To date, there are Peace Markers in the USA, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Germany, Canada, Japan and Turkey, and markers are being readied for ten new nations. When completed, there will be a global structure that can be perceived as a minimal and fundamental model of world peace.
Born in Bogota, Columbia in 1949, Tiitè Baquero attended school but felt more comfortable following a path of self education in natural philosophy, art history, drawing, and painting. He studied mechanical, architectural and engineering drafting. In 1996 he became an American citizen and currently lives in Cape Coral, Florida.
Beth Carter Bell is a Data-A artist and Mr. Baquero’s protégé. She will be exhibiting The Royal Blossom Project. “My art is a development from formal training in education,” says Ms. Bell. “I found that painting, photography and installation of large themed events for social gatherings over a number of years informed my true desire to create a kind of art that could educate and amaze.” The Royal Blossom Project is a pictorial survey at the unavoidable collision point between Nature and Human Nature in respect to life as a mutual process. The project is a collection of 150 canvases, 30 of which will be featured in YOLO Mundi at the Davis Art Center.
Ms. Bell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1966. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, with a minor in Social Studies. In 1992, she began abstract painting, still photography and sculptural constructions. She has designed and built her dream home and started SHE SHE, a full service event production company that was responsible for events such as the Naples Winter Wine Festival vintner dinners and Community School of Naples’ Polo-Palooza. In 2009, she began a full time art internship with Tiitè Baquero in Art History and introduction to Data-A, and to four dimensional aesthetic concepts.
In 2011, Bell illustrated Ponder, a 100 page book of philosophical thoughts for everyday reverie, with text by Baquero. Each one of the pieces in YOLO Mundi also has a narrative that is crucial to be spoken about and shared with whoever is viewing the piece.
The Worldwide Peace Marker Project collective’s ambassador from Nepal, Mr. Govinda Azad, will be attending the opening on December 7. To learn more about Ambassador Govinda and his work, please visit www.govindasah.com.
Text for Fresh Footprints On A Different World, by Tiitè Baquero
Legendary R&B group The Spinners will perform their greatest pop-soul hits at the Event Pavilion at Seminole Casino Immokalee. Throughout the years the band has sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits like “I’ll Be Around,” “One Of A Kind (Love Affair),” “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,” “Rubberband Man” and “Then Came You.” They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. Today, original members Bobbie Smith and Henry Fambrough are joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Marvin Taylor, bass singer Jessie Peck and a soul-infused 5-piece band. Tickets purchased in advance cost $20 and are $25 at the door.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 2012 6:00pm-9:00pm
The Union Artists Studios invites all art enthusiasts, collectors and friends to join in the presentation of member artist Joe Lemay’s New Works. The artist reception begins at 6:00pm on Friday, November 9, 2012. The artwork will remain on display throughout the month of November. The studio is located at 10051 McGregor Blvd Suite 202 in Fort Myers, Florida.
Lemay is a graduate from the prestigious Savannah School of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He has participated in numerous exhibitions around the state and worked as representative of daas Gallery where he collaborated closely with many artists including David Acevedo, Xavier Brignoni and Troy Thomas who are currently members of The Union Artist Studios as well.
The Union Artist Studios started operations in August of this year. Founding and managing artists David Acevedo and Paul Rodino decided to create a space that would give them the freedom to produce their artwork and promote the arts with a variety of events, workshops, classes and exhibitions. Settled in the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, the studio houses five individual artist workspaces where seven artists produce a variety of artwork ranging from traditional painting to sculpture, crafts and jewelry. The space allows patrons to purchase directly from the artists, which adds to the excitement and brings a personal touch to art collecting.
Except for Saturdays when the studio is open during the day, there are no set business hours for visitors and appointments are recommended. For more information about the studio, events and member artists, please visit our website at http://acevedostudio.tripod.com/union or call 239-980-1394.
Oct 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8PM Oct 21 at 2PM
TOWER OF MAGIC by Tess Light Winner of Theatre Conspiracy’s 14th annual new play contest! Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. For one thing, her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. For another, her intended husband doesn’t even know her real name. Tickets are $20 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW!!!!
Edison State College Theatre presents Noel Coward’s famously hilarious romp, Blithe Spirit. The play is set in the socialite world of novelist Charles Condomine who finds himself haunted by the ghost of his first wife Elvira. Her unexpected arrival is the unintended product of a séance conducted by the eccentric neighborhood clairvoyant Madame Arcati. Elvira’s presence causes havoc when she attempts to reunite with her husband Charles, against the wishes of his very …
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Nine To Five
at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Based on the movie Nine to Five starring Dolly Parton, this hilarious musical tells the story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Three female co-workers conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do…even in a man’s world. Hilarious consequences ensue when their plan spins wildly out of control. The jubilant score mixes Broadway and pop with Dolly Parton’s irresistible style.
Camping with Henry and Tom
Camping with Henry and TomInspired by true events, Camping with Henry and Tom is an enormously entertaining evening with Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and President Harding. It’s the summer of 1921, and these three very important & powerful men get stranded in the Maryland Wilderness when Ford drives his Model-T off the road. This deftly comic play is an exploration of friendship, industry and politics where the President finds himself caught in a clash between two of the greatest minds of the 20th century!
Lend Me a Tenor
It is Cleveland 1934, and the stage is set for a one-night-only command performance of Otello with the world’s greatest tenor, Tito Merelli, in the title role. But when the star arrives desperately late with his ego and his jealous wife in tow, things don’t go exactly according to plan. A double dose of tranquilizers, an over-sexed soprano, and a mistaken suicide note add up to complete chaos!
Women do not apprehend their rapists. Marjorie is the exception. This incredibly gripping drama will have you on the edge of your seat, as the victim turns the tables on her attacker, reaching a climax of fever-pitch suspense.
Join us for this white-knuckle psychological thriller. Veteran actress and News-Press social columnist Stephanie Davis (The Downtown Diva) makes her directorial debut with this unforgettable drama.
A day like any other, nothing new is planned for Marjorie’s morning other than clearing away the breakfast plates left by her roommates, Terry and Patricia, until this morning brings two unwelcome visitors: the first, a wasp that stings Marjorie but escapes; the second, Raul, a stranger and serial rapist that strikes, but is captured — this time he has met his match.
The roommates return to find the tables turned and Marjorie in control of Raul, but not quite of herself. As her rage consumes her, Marjorie shocks her friends with a proposal that challenges the perilously thin line between justice and vengeance. Extremities is a chilling and disturbing journey of exploration through the impulses of self-preservation and revenge.
‘Extremities’ contains strong language and violence.
The show opens on Friday the 2nd at Lab Theater, with performances on Nov 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, all at 8pm. There are 2pm matiness on the 11th and 18th.
The theater is pleased to offer Senior Discount tickets this season for $18.50 on Thursdays. Regularly priced tickets are $20 and students with a valid ID are $12.00.
The Laboratory Theater of Florida is located on the corner of 2nd Street and Woodford in the Fort Myers River District. Click the photo of the EXTREMITIES cast above to be taken to our website for a map and further information! Or call 239.218.0481.
Starring Tera Nicole Miller as the indomitable Marjorie, Tim Gunderman as the would-be rapist Raul, Tiffany Campbell as roommate Patricia, and talented newcomer to the Fort Myers stage, Angel Duncan, as roommate Terri. Directed by Stephanie Davis.