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Gig Harbor Film Festival lands a couple of Sounders

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 27, 2008 at 1:16 pm |
August 27, 2008 1:16 pm

Two members of the Seattle Sounders professional soccer team will be on hand to introduce one of the films at next month’s Gig Harbor Film Festival. The picture, 2007’s “Her Best Move,” about a teen soccer phenom named Sara competing for a spot on the U.S. Women’s National Team, will screen at 6 p.m. Sept. 12, the festival’s first full night of public screenings. It and all other films in the festival will be shown at the Uptown multiplex theater, 4649 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. Festival spokewoman Paula Lillard said the Sounders members, whose names will be announced later, will be at the theater at 5 p.m. to sign autographs and talk with fans.

Another celebrity attending the festival will be Lillard’s son, actor Matthew Lillard. He’ll be introducing two films he’s starred in. Both will also be shown on the 12th. “One of Our Own,” a 2007 drama about a complicated surrogate parenting situation, is scheduled to screen at 8:30 p.m., and 1994’s “Serial Mom,” a John Waters’ comedy about a loving suburban mother who also happens to be a serial killer, will play at midnight. Kathleen Turner plays the murdering mom and Lillard plays her son.

The festival, Gig Harbor’s first, will run through Sept. 14.

For the festival’s full schedule, go to www.gigharborfilmfestival.org.

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