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Port Townsend Film Festival: The Halfway Mark

The Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) concluded its second day and I’m trying to keep pace with the locals. Today I saw two feature films, seven shorts and attended a presentation with featured guest Dyan Cannon. Nonetheless, my schedule pales in comparison to diehard PTFF fans. I overheard someone proclaim that he saw six films yesterday. Wow! The trick must be to skip meals and subsist on popcorn! Read more »

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Port Townsend Film Festival's Opening Day

The Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) began its 11th season bright and early this morning, when I quickly realized that I’m amidst truly dedicated film fans. By 8:00 a.m., the PTFF welcome center was abuzz and people were already headed to early-morning screenings. Most impressively, they were fully awake and even cheerful. It’s a Harry Potter level of enthusiasm—for independent films!

The enthusiasm is warranted. My first screening was Welcome at the Uptown Theatre. Read more »

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Port Townsend Film Festival 2010

Today is the first day of fall. The weather is turning colder and rainier and sweater season is upon us. (Okay, I admit that I was bundled in a sweater for most of  “summer,” but that’s not the point!) I’m actually thrilled for autumn’s arrival because there are so many wonderful arts events scheduled. I’m kicking off the season by attending the Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) this weekend, September 24-26.

PTFF is celebrating its 11th season with an impressive slate of programming and guests. Read more »

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Weekly Must List: September 23 -29

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What makes a Great American Novelist?

Are either of these guys the Great American Novelist? 

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