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Gulf Coast LIVE: Fort Myers Film Festival Features Edgy Documentaries

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The Fort Myers Film Festival returns for its 5th year on March 25. It kicks off with a screening of the film, “Most Likely to Succeed,” which takes a critical look at the history of education in the U.S. and challenges conventional teaching methods with innovative new approaches to student learning. The festival will close with a screening of the documentary, “Hardy,” which tells the story of one woman’s struggle to make it in the male dominated field of professional boxing. We talked to the creators of both films to learn more about what to expect from this year’s event. 

The festival runs March 25-29, 2015 and features a broad spectrum of intelligent independent films and documentaries from local artists and filmmakers from around the world. Event venues include the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallSidney & Berne Davis Art Center, the Alliance for the Arts, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and Bell Tower 20 cinemas. Guests:

Melissa DeHaven, Producer for the Fort Myers Film Festival and Development Director for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Ted Dintersmith, Executive Producer of “Most Likely to Succeed”

Eric Raddatz, Founder & Executive Director of the Fort Myers Film Festival and Film Curator for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Natasha Verma, Director of “Hardy,” and NBC2 Anchor