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‘Pink Gold Rush’ featured at Fort Myers Film Festival

Screening tonight highlights history of shrimping in Southwest Florida

July 11, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Fort Myers Film Festival presents a screening of "Pink Gold Rush," a production of WGCU Public Media, at the Alliance for the Arts today, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. Awarded the People's Choice Award at the 2014 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, the one-hour documentary explores the history of shrimping in Southwest Florida, and the impact the industry has had on the region's economy, development, and environment.

It also explores the stories of the men and women on Fort Myers Beach whose livelihoods are tied to this succulent crustacean.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. A $5 suggested donation supports educational programming at the Alliance. Join us as early as 5:30 p.m. to view the new exhibit "Majestic Places / Majestic Faces" which opens that evening.

The Fort Myers Film Festival will also present screenings of feature length independent films at the Alliance on Friday, Aug. 8 and Friday, Sept. 12.

The Fort Myers Film Festival's fifth annual festival will be held March 25-29, 2015, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Visit www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com for more information.

The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports the Fort Myers Film Festival as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance campus and galleries, which are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, are located at 10091 McGregor Blvd., just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.

 
 
 

 

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