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T.G.I.M. returns to Davis Art Center on Labor Day


Eric and Melissa 02Thank God for Indie Mondays returns to the grand atrium of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Labor Day. That’s when hosts Eric Raddatz and Melissa DeHaven will screen a fresh set of the indie short and short short films that have been submitted for inclusion in the Fort Myers Film Festival.

While there will be celebrity judges on hand to lead the Eric and Melissa 06discussion after each screening, Eric and Melissa want to hear from you. What was your take on the film? What worked or didn’t work for you? What did you like or hate? And should the film be included in the film festival next March?

Your opinion matters. Your vote counts. And as often as not, the audience picks up on facets of the film that escape the attention of Eric and the judges. Eric and Melissa 10It’s all part of the fun of “intellectualization.”

There’s also some pretty amazing entertainment, as Eric and Melissa introduce Fort Myers audiences to some of the best talent in the area. And there’s always the opportunity to rub shoulders with filmmakers, actors and other cineastes at the after-party, where you can share an adult beverage (or two) and knosh on discounted appetizers Audience Participation 01at Twisted Vine Bistro.

This month, filmmaker John Scoular, Flyin’ Brian from 105.5 The Beat, and actor/director Stella Zuri will serve as T.G.I.M.’s celebrity judges on September 4, with homespun indie music provided by Chloe Friedman. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the films starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.

Audience Members Weigh in 04And mark your calendars for the rest of this seasons T.G.I.M.s. They take place:

  • October 2, 2017
  • November 6, 2017
  • December 4, 2017
  • January 1, 2018
  • February 5, 2018

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. It’s the neoclassical building with the Ionic columns that are bathed in The Audience Weighs In 02an alphabet soup of lighted letters projected by the dual drum bronze sculpture known as Caloosahatchee Manuscripts.

August 30, 2017.



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