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Gig Harbor Film Festival expands

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Oct. 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
October 13, 2009 12:37 pm


The Gig Harbor Film Festival has had a growth spurt in its second year. From 20 screenings last year the festival will bring 60 features, documentaries, shorts, and foreign films to its three-day run.

Over 20 filmmakers will be presenting their work and meeting audiences in Q&A sessions after their films.

Highlights include:

“Mildred Richards” 12:30 p.m. Friday
Filmmaker Marc Kess will explain how he lip-synched an old radio program onto black and white film. A 1920s theater organ will provide a soundtrack and sound effects.

“Pink Panther” producer 5:15 p.m. Friday
Academy Award winner David DePatie, executive producer of “The Pink Panther” will share his films and speak on the popular series.

“Suicide Tourist” 2:15 p.m. Saturday
Oscar winning producer John Zaritsky will present his documentary, “Suicide Tourist.” This controversial film shows the final moments in the life of 59-year-old Craig Ewert as he takes a lethal dose of sedatives under medical supervision.

Filmmakers Award Celebration 5 p.m. Sunday
The Inn At Gig Harbor will serve appetizers and cocktails during the wrap of the film festival. Tickets are $20 and include a single ticket to a festival movie.

Gig Harbor Film Festival
When: Friday-Sunday
Where: Galaxy Theatres in Uptown Gig Harbor, 4649 Point Fosdick Dr. NW
Cost: $8 per film, 3-Day Festival Pass $40
Full schedule, info and tickets: www.gigharborfilmfestival.org, 253-851-3456

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