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Here’s the latest from the folks at the Friday Harbor Film Festival..many of the films will be shown here in the Whittier and Gubelman.
Documentary Film Festival Debuts in Friday Harbor October 11-13
The First Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will be held on October 11-13 featuring an array of 25 acclaimed and award-winning documentary films that spotlight stories of the Pacific Rim.
A feast of exciting films and special events, including the Filmmakers Soiree, Kidz Cinema and Filmmakers Forum, this weekend is sure to entertain, inspire and enlighten all who attend.
Many filmmakers will be on hand throughout the event to introduce their films and participate in a forum on documentary filmmaking, mingle with filmgoers and answer questions.
Ranging far beyond the iconic orca and salmon of the Pacific Northwest, the films have been specifically selected for their relevance to this area of the world – covering such topics as fascinating island cultures, revealing marine ecology, heroic adventures, sustainable agriculture, social justice concerns, current environmental issues and stirring human-interest stories.
Grouped by theme, the following documentaries will be presented. Descriptions of each of these films will be available soon on the Film Festival’s website, www.fhff.org, and trailers of many of them can also be viewed there.
Local Heroes: Honor and Sacrifice. Salmon Confidential, Shining Night, The Whale
Things To Consider: Blackfish, Black Wave – The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez, Coal, Good Food, Keiko the Untold Story, Pandora’s Promise, Red Gold, Tiny
Tales From The Heart: Back to the Garden, Baraka, Brightwood, Girl Rising, Smokin’ Fish, Taylor Camp, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
The Friday Harbor Film Festival will be easily accessible for visitors. Screenings will be held at four venues, right in downtown Friday Harbor, all within easy walking distance of the ferry. For complete information about the event, tickets and travel planning assistance, visit the website www.fhff.org. Purchase tickets from the San Juan Community Theatre box office in person (100 Second St.), by telephone at 360-378-3210 or on-line at http://www.sjctheatre.org/. San Juan County residents: Ask for the locals’ discount!
This is also your opportunity to discover the historic seaport of Friday Harbor, located on San Juan Island, Washington State — named by TripAdvisor as the #1 USA island destination, and the 4th best island to visit in the world! Getting here is half the fun! For more information visit www.visitsanjuans.com/.
The Friday Harbor Film Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our community. We are grateful to our numerous local sponsors.