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Tag: Gig Harbor Film Festival

Oct.
14th

Critic’s Picks: Gig Harbor Film Fest, Tacoma Art Museum tapete, Tacoma Concert Band and Art Chantry at Fulcrum

Gig Harbor Film Fest

The annual Gig Harbor Film Festival runs this weekend, featuring a gala appearance by Julie Andrews plus features and shorts by regional, national and international filmmakers. October 14-16. $40 3-day pass, $75 gala or $8/$6 per film. Galaxy Theatre Uptown, 4649 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. www.gigharborfilmfestival.org

Tacoma Art Museum tapetes

This Sunday, watch artists Fulgencio Lazo and Jose Orantes install two giant tapetes (sand paintings) on the floor of the museum’s lobby area in honor of Dia de los Muertos, coming up at the end of this month. Schools and community

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Oct.
16th

The Gig Harbor Film Fest opens in the pink

PantherWith searchlights piercing the sky, the Gig Harbor Film Festival opened last night with a reception at the Galaxy Theatres in Uptown Gig Harbor.

David DePatie, the man behind the animated “The Pink Panther” series, was given a lifetime achievement award.

The opening night film, “Dive” – a documentary about dumpster diving for food interspersed with startling facts about food waste in the U.S. – was a great effort from a first time filmmaker with a $200 budget.

That is not a typo: Two hundred dollars.
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Oct.
13th

Gig Harbor Film Festival expands

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

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