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Fort Myers Film Festival announces 2014 gala's opening film selection (Photos)

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On Feb. 18, 2014, the Fort Myers Film Festival (FMff) announced that the gala's opening night film for their upcoming event, held in Fort Myers, Fla., has been selected. The gala will begin on March 19, 2014.

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What is the name of the film that will open 2014 FMff?

"The opening night film for the 4th annual Fort Myers Film Festival will be 'Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory.' - Eric Raddatz

The chosen film is an indie film about the treatment of Alzheimer's patients through music. The film earned the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for U.S. documentaries for January 2014.

How often has this film screened publicly?

"We are 'extra proud' of this film choice, as it has only been screened publicly once. This will be its second public screening right here in Fort Myers!" - Eric Raddatz

Learn more about FMff's opening film at synopsis and film link below.

"As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans 'Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory' reveals a remarkable music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives. The project is spearheaded by social worker Dan Cohen and was captured on camera over the course of three years by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett. In the film we learn that songs from a patient's past can awaken memories and emotions that have been asleep for years, sometimes decades... " - FMff (Discover more at Film.)

FMff will be held March 19-23, 2014. For more about FMff, TGIM, tickets and event dates go to FMff, Facebook and Twitter.

Enjoy above video on "Highlights of 2014 Sundance Film Festival Interviews."

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