The reel deal: Fort Myers Film Festival returns

'Love at a Certain Age' follows four senior citizens in Sarasota County, Fla., navigating their sunset years. The film will be show Saturday, March 23 during the Fort Myers Film Festival.

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"Love at a Certain Age" follows four senior citizens in Sarasota County, Fla., navigating their sunset years. The film will be show Saturday, March 23 during the Fort Myers Film Festival.

The red carpet was rolled out last night at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall as movie lovers feted the start of the 2013 Fort Myers Film Festival. The festival continues through Sunday with a variety of short and feature-length films.

The films, which are not rated, will show at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. Tickets are $5 per film or collection. For more information head to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com.

Below is a schedule and quick overview of the films showing at the festival.

Fort Myers Film Festival

When: Friday, March 22-Sunday, March 24

Where: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers

Cost: $5, per film or short-film collection; $199, VIP all access pass

Tickets: Film tickets can be purchased at the door or at www.sbdac.com. VIP passes can be purchased at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com

Something else: Fort Myers Film Festival Awards Gala will be held 7 p.m. Sunday at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Tickets are $15 and be purchased at www.broadwaypalm.com or by calling 239-278-4422

Friday, March 22

■ Love Our FMFF Shorts: 11 a.m. featuring “On the Edge,” “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” “Project Tolerance,” “Imagine,” and “Magnetic.” Southwest Florida residents battle with intolerance; a young girl discovers her world isn’t what it seems; a man builds a people-magnet in order to attract his childhood crush. 62 minutes

■ Eat Our FMFF Shorts: 1 p.m. featuring “Chocolate Bacon,” “Once Upon A Time,” “A Single Moment,” “House,” “Paramount,” and “Aida.” A children’s TV presenter is ready to crack; a house is overtaken by guests; a daughter looks for her mother 10 years after the Second Sino-Japanese War. 44 minutes

■ “Radio Love”: 3 p.m. A charismatic radio DJ wants to quit his job, until he saves a young girl who is about to fall off a bridge. Showing with “Reflection”: A depressed woman’s morning routine is altered when she finds an unusual item in her prescription bottle. 72 minutes

■ “Hated”: 4:20 p.m. A young punk rock band finds itself on the verge of making it big. How far are they willing to go in the pursuit of fame and fortune? Showing with the short film “Daddy?” 95 minutes

■ Enjoy Our FMFF Shorts: 6 p.m. featuring “Cats in Space,” “Kataklysmos,” “White Out,” “The Itch,” “Ink,” “BFF Zombie.” A feline starship boldly goes where no cat has gone before; a man seeks a solution to his itchiness; children tell the parable of Noah’s Ark of Salvation. 45 minutes

■ Red Carpet FMFF Shorts: 7 p.m. featuring “A Short Film,” “Choosing Fate,” “Miss Conception,” “Bridal Boys Company,” “Skin,” and “Loose Ends.” A man races to disarm a bomb attached to his daughter’s neck; a New York Art Gallery employee decides to steal from her boss in order to start her own art gallery; a wedding planning gig goes horribly wrong. 78 minutes

■ Try Our After Hours FMFF Shorts: 8:30 p.m. featuring “Baked!,” “Mick the Brick,” “Cinderella 3.0,” “The Compound,” “Social Butterfly” and “Feet.” A fallen actress takes a gig on a cable access cooking show; a prize fighter flees to America to escape the boxing underworld; an American woman attends a teenage party in the south of France.55 minutes

■ Late Night FMFF Shorts: 10 p.m. featuring “#PostModem,” “Evora,” and “Gary.” How two Miami girls deal with the technological singularity; Mark tries to solve a photo mystery; Gary tries to reconnect with his soon-to-be ex-wife. 64 minutes

■ “Risky Business: A Look Inside America’s Adult Film Industry”: 11:15 p.m. This documentary examines the social, psychological, and economic impacts of performing in adult films. 101 minutes

Saturday, March 23

■ “Gvarim Bilti Nirim”: 11 a.m. Gay Palestinians, Louie, Abdu and Fares, are hiding in Tel Aviv, and until they escape, they must remain “the invisible men.” 68 minutes

■ “War on Health, FDA’s Cult of Tyranny”: 12:15 p.m. Film explores the position of the FDA and its role in the current medical paradigm, the current health crisis, and possibilities for a healthier, more holistic health system. 98 minutes

■ “Dislecksia: The Movie”: 2 p.m. Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V journeys across the U.S. to learn more about dyslexia, and discovers that scientists are close to unlocking its secrets. 81 minutes

■ “Broken Glass”: 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival at a group meeting, a man must contend with memories and hallucinations causing him to question his sanity and confront his devastating past. 98 minutes

“Broken Glass”a man must contend with memories and hallucinations causing him to question his sanity and confront his devastating past. The film will be show Saturday, March 23 during the Fort Myers Film Festival.

“Broken Glass”a man must contend with memories and hallucinations causing him to question his sanity and confront his devastating past. The film will be show Saturday, March 23 during the Fort Myers Film Festival.

■ “Love at a Certain Age”: 5:15 p.m. Four senior citizens in Sarasota County, Fla., 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, sex and true love are not exclusive to the young. 92 minutes

■ “The Joy of Sox Movie”: 7 p.m. Documentary 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. 57 minutes

■ Eat My Saturday FMFF Shorts: 8 p.m. “A Quiet Farewell,” “Charm City Rumpus,” “Spaghetti für Zwei (Spahetti for Two),” “Yana,” “Static,” “Meet Alex,” “Me, the King and My Dad.”Two close friends giving their final goodbyes; when Baltimore doesn’t live up to its nickname, Charm City, Billie the Detective snaps into action; can a boy’s love change the fate of the kingdom? 77 minutes

■ “Waterhole Cove”: 9:30 p.m. A story about the exploration of the relationship between a caretaker in rural Maryland and the two men in her life. 82 minutes

■ “2xUNO (2xOne)”: 11 p.m. Ricardo and Andres are two brothers who decide to break with routine on a trip that will change them and the way they live their lives. 80 minutes

Sunday, March 24

■ “Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home”: 10 a.m. Documentary that explores the lives of six Chicagoans and a community that has given refuge to more than 1,000 Central European Jewish refugees and survivors. 60 minutes

■ Eat My Sunday FMFF Shorts: 11:15 a.m. featuring “Restitution,” “StandUp,” “Vacío para Compartir (Empty to Share),” and “A Beautiful Impurity.” A man discovers that his wife has cloned their dead son; two siblings fight over the authorship of a story; a man’s loyalties to a group of neo-Nazis is tested when he falls in love. 51 minutes

■ “The Florida Suite”: 12:15 p.m. The story of Andrew Graham, a retired lawyer who lives in a log cabin in the middle of his 13 acre citrus grove, near the shores of the Indian River, Fla. 41 minutes

■ Bite Our Mixed FMFF Shorts: 1:15 p.m. featuring “Time 2 Split,” “Nostos (Us),” “Killer 3D,” “The Moirae,” “Heads Up,” and “Seance.” A talented but failed painter struggles to have his work recognized; Ruby and Mark meet on the edge of a bridge, as both of their lives hang in the balance; two friends attend a seance and learn more about their past than they were prepared to admit. This collection will also be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. 68 minutes

■ Short Films: 2:30 p.m. featuring “Crushed,” “Towing,” and “Suffocation.” When reasoning ends and we hit a dead end the actions of a mind can turn everything literal; a female veteran struggles to make the adjustment to civilian life; Chinese pneumoconiosis patients try to leave their mark on this world. 68 minutes

■ Some Final FMFF Shorts: 4 p.m. featuring “Moby — VE Day,” “Junggesellin (Bachelorette),” “Animation Hotline 2012,” “The Palace,” “The Birdhouse,” and “Two Types of Sexism.” At a friend’s bachelors party Stefanie finds a fascinating woman; teenaged Machteld discovers the Palace is not as mysterious, romantic or exciting as she expected it to be; a boy’s desire to go outside and play lands him in a world full of strange and frightening creatures. 52 minutes

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