Opening night documentary film exposes truths behind controversial SWFL water issues

We are proud to announce that the opening night film for the 2017 Fort Myers Film Festival, to be held March 8, is "Black Tide," a documentary film by Steven Johnson that explores the challenges those who look to maintain clean SWFL waters contend with from water mismanagement, to the influence of big business and politics. The film will open with a red-carpet rollout at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW March 8, 2017. Tickets for the film are $19. VIP tickets for the evening which include a pre and post party with food and drinks is $99. A VIP membership to the whole festival is $199.

The edgy and fresh programming for the Fort Myers Film Festival has gotten the attention of a global independent film community. Last year's opening night films include "Marcus Jansen: Examine and Report," "Most Likely to Succeed," "When I Walk" and "Alive Inside," each receiving standing ovations, warm commendations from the Fort Myers mayor Randy Henderson and attending community as well as a future in distribution after being featured here. This year's film "Black Tide" will be controversial, relevant and move all who attend.

March 8