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friday Welcome american graffiti bag it queen of the sun footsteps for once in my life less i am heart of stone irate birdwatcher Florida transistions undertow smile art and copy earthwork friend indeed sex ed hardy obselidia reviewers passion dive wheedle

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saturday heart of stone passion smile black sunday madstreak I am red machine dangerous florida miss sarajevo for once in my life patrik ed hardy canyonlands transitions undertow waste land bob carol ted and alice topp bilal princess bride just like us bag it zombie gala

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Sunday art & copy earthwork patrik waste land obselidia dive topp bilal passions just like us queen sex less passion red machine big night

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Outdoor Movies

American Graffiti
Director: George Lucas
Friday, 7:30pm, Taylor Street

graffitiA summer night in 1962 becomes the focal point in the lives of four small town California teenagers as they face decisions about the direction of their lives. This funny and endearing coming-of-age movie is one of the most successful films of the 1970s. It was the first movie to use rock and roll music all through the soundtrack.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack, Harrison Ford, Suzanne Summers.

USA/1973/112 mini

Sponsored by Kitsap Bank

The Princess Bride
Director: Rob Reiner
Saturday, 7:30pm, Taylor Street

princessThis beloved classic fairytale begins with a grandfather reading his favorite book, The Princess Bride, to his hardto- impress grandson. This book has everything, "Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love." It comes to life before the boy's eyes as his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup and her love for Westley. The question: Will Grandpa be able to tell the story without any of the yucky kissing?
CAST: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Andre the Giant, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk, Fred Savage, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Peter Cook.

USA/1987/98 min

Sponsored by: Port Townsend Chiropractic

Big Night
Directors: Campbell Scott & Stanley Tucci
Sunday, 7:30pm, Taylor Street

big nightIn love and life, one big night can change everything. Brothers Primo and Secondo Pilaggi are Italian immigrants who settle on the New Jersey shore and open the Paradise Restaurant. Teetering on the brink of failure, the brothers learn that the famed Italian-American musician Louis Prima is performing in the area. They contrive to host a dinner in his honor. What follows is a culinary adventure.

CAST: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini, Liev Schreiber, Allison Janney.

USA/1996/107 min
Sponsored by: Ritrovo

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Midnight Movies

Wheedle's Groove
Director: Jennifer Maas
wheedleFriday, 12am, Rose Theatre
In 1972, a thriving Seattle soul music scene was on the verge of national recognition until the fickle public turned its ear to disco. In 2001, local collector DJ Mr. Supreme uncovered Seattle's soulful past. He approached a local record label to release a Seattle soul and funk compilation. At the CD release party in August 2004, a line of nostalgic 60-somethings and funk-hungry 20-somethings wrapped around the building as the musicians inside prepared to perform together for the first time in 30 years.
USA/2009/95 min
Showing with Big Joy(A documentary in progress)
"Follow your own weird," James Broughton told his film students. He lived a good life, loved many people, and ultimately died a good death. Listen to the sound of your inner giggle.
USA/2010/5 min;
Director: Eric Slade

Zombie Beach
Director: Mukesh Asopa

Saturday, 12am, Rose Theatre
zombieCenturies ago, rather than have a full-out War of the Revelation, a deal was struck between the heroes of good and evil, and the land you visited was sanctioned to the evil. There, the undead (zombies) could walk like living beings among us. This is a multicultural action-comedy-thriller with a patina of mystery, romance, music and reincarnation.
CANADA/2010/71 min
Showing with The Tea Mastertea
An Elderly Man crosses paths with a rogue Samurai who challenges him to a duel after discovering the Elderly Man is in possession of an Imperial Sword.
CANADA/2009/10 min;
Director: Aaron Au;

And Sunday Punch
Jill is a boxing ring girl who holds up a sign that lets everyone know what round it is. After punchone too many bad nights, she decides it's time to leave a local gangster.
USA/2010/18 min;
Director: Dennis Hauck

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Festival Special Events

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Director: Paul Mazursky
Saturday, 6:00pm, Uptown Theatre

bobDyan Cannon stars as Alice in this 1969 satirical comedy about what happens when the sexual revolution hits affluent bourgeois life. As a relatively fresh face in Hollywood, Ms. Cannon gave a breakout performance and garnered the bulk of industry praise for her role. She received the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as two Golden Globe nominations: one for Best Actress in a motion picture musical or comedy and the other for New Star of the Year, Actress.

Too old to be hippies and too young to be fogies, these would-be California swingers sincerely attempt to try on the lifestyle, but it never looks quite right. Audiences, at the time, turned "Bob & Carol" into a substantial hit, and its observations about marriage and sex remain humorously sharp.

The original music score was composed by Quincy Jones. The original soundtrack album contained the Burt Bacharach classic "What the World Needs Now Is Love".

National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Screenplay
New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress: Dyan Cannon
USA/1969/104 min

The film will be followed by an interview of Dyan Cannon by Robert Horton, PTFF regular, author and film critic for KUOW in Seattle and the Herald of Everett.

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with Director Tom Shadyac
Friday, 6:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Saturday, 12:15pm, Rose Theatre

i amFollowing his sell-out premiere at Telluride Mountain Festival in March, 2010, PTFF is honored to host the documentary film, I AM. Tom Shadyac has built his reputation with hilarious tales of our time, sometimes challenging the sensibility with titles like Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty. But like his characters, life conspired to introduce a deeper attention to what he has been experiencing. In the film, I AM, we meet a man who is struggling with his own perception of life and chooses to share that conversation around the globe. Tom invites us to join that conversation, both in the film and because of the film. The generosity of spirit and his humble descriptions of his journey allow each of us to consider our own role on the 'stage of life.'

Please join the conversation on Friday, September 24th at 6:30 at the Uptown Theatre. Mr. Shadyac will be present, along with members of his crew for Q & A following the film, moderated by Robert Horton.

Sponsored by: Bainbridge Distillers

MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Directors: Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
Saturday, 12:30pm, Uptown Theatre

The world watched in mute fascination and horror in 1972 when the New York Times began to publish The Pentagon Papers. What followed was a series of events that changed the face of politics and the press in the United States. But few of us know the story behind these years that lead to the moment that tested The Constitution and the publishing industry in ways that had never been imagined.

This film was brought to Port Townsend and screened at The Rose Theatre soon after its release in 2010. However, there were other films to show and after 2 weeks, it moved on. The interest in the film did not.

We are honoured to be hosting a special screening of this important documentary. Following the film, there will be a conversation moderated by award winning director Paul Stekler who chairs the Radio-Television-Film Dept. at the University of Texas in Austin. Panel will include journalism professor Rich Riski, newspaper editors Fred Obee and John Brewer, who worked with the New York Times for 8 yrs.

Thanks to the Port Townsend Leader and the Peninsula Daily News for underwriting this event.

USA/2009/92 min

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, Special Jury Award National Board of Review, Freedom of Expression
Award Academy Awards, Nominated for Best Feature Documentary

Sponsored by: Jefferson County Democrats

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What the Heck Does a Producer Do Anyway?
With Bob Rosen
Saturday, 9:00am, Pope Marine

In this day of big-budgeted, over-the-top, 3D, computer graphic, colossal summer blockbusters, there is nothing to compare with the production of Black Sunday, a 1977 film produced by Bob Rosen and directed by John Frankenheimer.
It began with one of those "cocktail napkin" deals like a scene right out of the movies. Bob and a Paramount Films lawyer finalized an agreement to make a film based on the book Black Sunday by Thomas Harris. The problem: Bob had only 90 days to write a script, scout the locations (the Super Bowl, as one) and choose a cast.

Black Sunday is about an Israeli counterterrorism operative who tries to stop a plot organized by an unbalanced Vietnam vet and a member of Black September, the Arab terrorist group that wishes to dramatize the Palestinian liberation cause. They plan to assassinate the president of the United States and to murder the entire Super Bowl stadium audience by flying a Goodyear Blimp into the capacity Orange Bowl crowd. With the use of clips from the film, Bob will reveal the back-story of how he managed to produce this film and live to tell the tale. His account of the process is funny, fantastic and frustrating. You won't want to miss it.

Bob Rosen is a Hollywood icon. He has produced or supervised over 50 films during his career. Some of these films include The Challenge, Prophecy, Little Big Man, The French Connection II and the critically acclaimed box office hit The Crow. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Bob began his career as a director for films and television where he worked on such memorable classics as Gunsmoke and Have Gun Will Travel. He produced Gilligan's Island and was executive producer of the pilot for Hawaii Five-O.

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A FRIEND INDEED: The Bill Sackter Story
Director: Lane Wyrick
Friday, Noon, Simpson Cinema

a friendThe Port Townsend Film festival is honored to welcome Snap, our local support agency for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Snap presents a remarkable documentary of courage, compassion and joy. A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story is an inspirational and engaging featurelength documentary about the real-life story of a nearly forgotten man.

At the age of 6, Bill Sackter was abandoned by his family and became a ward of the state. He lived in a mental institution for 44 years and would never see his family again. After his release, he had a chance encounter in 1972 with a college student, Barry Morrow, who saw a spark of joy in Bill's eyes. This encounter changed both of their lives forever. Over the years, Barry, his wife and many other caring people embraced and accepted Bill as a part of their extended families. With a harmonica, a warm cup of coffee and an incredible embrace of life, Bill grew from a neglected man into a national and international hero for people with intellectual disabilities. The movie introduces the real people behind the story and includes film, video footage and photographs of Bill, along with interviews with the people who knew him best.

Bill Sackter's life story was made famous by the award winning made-for-TV movie Bill (1981) starring Mickey Rooney (Bill Sackter) and Dennis Quaid (Barry Morrow). Jenell DeMatteo, executive director of Snap, will conduct the Q&A following the film. She will talk about how Snap's focus is to help empower families, care providers and advocates to support individuals with developmental disabilities in their local community to lead successful lives.

We are also proud sponsors, with Snap, of a film festival devoted to the topic. On Oct. 16, 2010, at the Port Angeles High School Auditorium, the Sprout Film Festival presents a day of film and activities that highlight the diversity and joy that the differently able experience. Call 360-681- 8642 for details. Snap, a United Way nonprofit agency of Clallam and Jefferson counties, has served the developmental disabilities community since 1998. It is a member of the Community Advocacy Coalition and offers programs to over 600 individuals and 150 families that include life skills and selfawareness, social inclusion and well-being, and family education and empowerment. Through their annual residential camp programs, weekly classes and monthly dances, Snap helps people with disabilities learn to advocate for themselves when possible, overcome depression, and maintain health, function, self-determination, independence and active engagement in their lives.

For more information about this wonderful organization, please visit their website: Snap is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization. USA/2008/90 min

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Destined to Become a Tradition ALL red, blue and green passholders are invited to our Gala Awards Celebration at the American Legion on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 pm. Hosted by Robert Horton, bon vivant and film critic from the Everett Herald and KUOW, this event will award the filmmakers with the recognition and acknowledgement they so deserve.

We will screen clips from the films nominated for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature and the winning filmmakers will be presented with their awards. Recognition will also be given to the winners for Best Documentary Short and Best Narrative Short.

Our Special Guest, Miss Dyan Cannon, will make an appearance as well.

Enjoy music with the Bruce Cowan Quintet, dance and consume elegant snacks served by our legendary Penguins (tuxedos and evening gowns make every thing better) with a no-host bar.

Please join us for this celebration of our filmmakers' achievements. It will be a grand party!

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Festival Voices

West Coast Live
With host Sedge Thomson
Saturday, 10:00am-noon, doors open at 9:30am west coast
Upstage Restaurant & Theatre

West Coast Live! is back. This lively, entertaining and informative National Public Radio program will once again grace Port Townsend with its presence.

West Coast Live! is a live variety show that comprises "two hours of slow-food organic radio with only the freshest conversation, music and play." It's been a Saturday morning Bay Area staple and is often (when not touring) broadcast from the Ferry Building in San Francisco or the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley.

What makes this radio program so special is the likeable and ever-curious personality of Sedge Thomson, who definitely adds to the program's appeal. Accompanying Sedge this year is Mike Greensill, pianist extraordinaire. Sedge and his droll, literate troupers seek cultural variety that is widely available in Port Townsend.

The show broadcasts for two hours starting at 10am This year's program will be held at the Upstage Restaurant and Theatre at 923 Washington St. in Port Townsend.

You are urged to be at the Upstage at 9:30am when the doors open. As you arrive, the show finishes its set-up, and the start of the show is always special. West Coast Live! will broadcast live from 10am to noon coast-to-coast.

You can listen online via many of the public radio stations that carry West Coast Live!, both on-the-air and streamed across the globe through radio stations KALW (, 10am Saturdays), KUMD and KCLU (7-9pm Saturdays).

Tickets are $15 in advance and they go very quickly. To order your tickets, visit or call 415-664-9500 and have the following ready:

1) date of show (Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010);
2) your name and billing address;
3) the number in your party;
4) credit card number and expiration date;
5) your phone number; and, if you'd like a confirmation,
6) your email address.

Confirmations are sent after 6pm on Fridays. Tickets will be held for you at the door. Your credit card charge will appear as "Don't Quit Your Day Job."

Interviews 50¢

Interviews come along all the time ... All you have to do is wait. – Alex Chadwick

It's such a simple idea … just ask people what they think matters, and listen to what they have to say. Here's how it works – a card table, a couple of chairs, a pair of microphones, and a sign that reads "Interviews – 50¢." Long-time NPR journalist Alex Chadwick waits in public places where people can stop to talk.

People get it immediately, though they often ask, "Do I pay you or do you pay me?"

"Well," Alex likes to say, "sit down and let's see how it goes."

The stories he collects don't often get into the mainstream media – personal tales about love gone wrong or right, a cross-country road trip with a corpse, a daughter weighing reconciliation with the father she dreads, a small chance encounter that saves a life.

Surprise screenings of Classic Interviews 50¢ will be sprinkled throughout the festival. Watch for them and enjoy!

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Interviews on Taylor Street

Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm we will interview filmmakers, actors and luminaries right on Taylor Street, next to the Magic Lantern Wine and Beer Garden. Stop by to ask questions about film, listen to stories and interviews and learn more about our guests.

Free to all with limited seating. Please check the PTFF Daily Newsletter for who will be interviewed.

Director: Sultan Sharrief
Saturday, 9:00pm, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, noon, Pope Marine

Surrounded by drugs, crime and unmotivated role models, Black Muslim Detroit high school senior Bilal dreams of leaving the hood to study at a good university. Everyone, from his mom to his guidance counselor, expects less from him. When he's not in school trying to maintain his grades, Bilal works at his uncle's taxi stand and picks up fares. For the last 60 years, The Stand has been the source of all activity and money for the family. If he graduates from high school, will he continue to work at the family business, or take a chance at breaking free?
USA/2010/99 min Preceded by Prayers for Peace

Sponsored by Solution Building Inc.

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Narrative Features

Director: Chris Ordal
Friday, noon, Pope Marine
Sunday, 9:00am Rosebud Theatre

Stan Herd, a real-life crop artist, traveled from Kansas to the Upper West Side of New York City in 1994 to create a massive environmental artwork on a piece of multiacre land owned by Donald Trump. As a child growing up on a farm, Stan found a passion for art. Once he decided to blend art with land, he discovered a profound new medium: earthworks. Stan recruited a number of homeless individuals as his crew. In an effort to show his unique perspective (made from soil, rock, plants and vegetation) to a larger audience, he unexpectedly encounters the true meaning of his art and its ultimate, lasting rewards.

USA/2009/93 min

Santa Fe Film Festival, People's Choice Award
SXSW Film Festival, Audience Award
Honolulu International Film Festival, Gold Kahuna Award

Preceded by Stone River: The Passion of Jon Plasecki

Sponsored by: Henery's Garden Center

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Director: Brad Glass
Friday, 9:00am, Pope Marine
Saturday, noon, Pope Marine

In Durbin, South Africa, Shaan Sahay, a young Indian man, seeks the approval of his father, who wishes that he would be as successful as his two brothers. His older brother is a lucrative real estate developer and his younger brother is the youngest partner of a law firm. Shaan wants to write the next great Hollywood action film. With the exception of his relationship with his mother, he drives himself farther and farther away from his family. He has a heart of gold and a love for children. Shaan secretly provides for a group of orphaned children who live in one of the poorest South African townships. And he struggles with the scary prospect that he might have found the love of his life. All along he tries to write, but gets nothing accomplished. He soon realizes that he must come to terms with the relationship he has with his father as his goal becomes clearer with a more distinct purpose.

South Africa/2009/110 min Preceded by Kavi

Sponsored by: Sunrise Coffee

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Director: Gabriel Diamond
Friday, 6:00pm, Rosebud
Sunday, 3:00pm, Pope Marine

lessFinn Norman (Zak Barnett) is a young man who has severed all ties to a dark past to make his home on the streets of San Francisco. In pursuit of a life free of materialism, conformity and societal expectations, he has abandoned everything to live off what others throw away. Unfettered by time, responsibilities, or the burden of relationships, it appears he has discovered true freedom. But two lost souls he encounters throw his ideals and solitude into question.

USA/2010/78 min World premiere
Preceded by Kaas

Sponsored by: Morgan Hill Getaways

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Director: Sarah Watt
Friday, 9:15pm, Rose Theatre
Sunday, 3:30pm, Uptown Theatre

sexMy Year Without Sex is a kind of a love story about a family dealing with all the big questions and even more of the small ones. Set over one messy year, Ross and Natalie and their two kids, Louis and Ruby, navigate nits, faith, Christmas, job insecurity, footy practice, more nits and whether they will ever have sex again.

AUSTRALIA/2009/96 min
Australian Directors Guild, Grass Award

Preceded by Rain Rain

Sponsored by: Mt. Townsend Creamery

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Director: Diane Bell
Friday, 9:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Sunday, 12:15pm, Rose Theatre

obeselidiaThe director's soft-spoken, profound, slightly eccentric and charming debut feature connects the audience with a warm, sparkling sense of beauty, sincerity and compassion. "Obselidia" offers a humane lens through which we can view a world preoccupied with extinction. Believing he's the last door-todoor encyclopedia salesman in the world, George decides to write the Obselidia, a compendium of obsolete things. In his quest to document nearly extinct occupations, he befriends Sophie, who believes that nothing is obsolete as long as someone loves it. When they interview a reclusive scientist, the two must answer the question: If the world is going to disappear tomorrow, how we are going to live today?

USA/2010/103 min
Sundance Film Festival, Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
Ashland Independent Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature

Preceded by Credits

Sponsored by: The Port Townsend Farmer's Market

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PATRIK: Age 1.5
Director: Ella Lemhagen
Saturday, 3:00pm, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 9:30am, Uptown Theatre

patircGöran refuses to give up his dream to have what so many others take for granted: a real family. He always wanted to be a father. He is married to his partner, Sven, and they have been cleared for adoption by Swedish authorities. They receive a letter with an offer from the social services to take care of Patrik, a Swedish child who needs a new family. They happily accept the offer and prepare the nursery for the baby's arrival. On the day that Patrik arrives, they realize dreams do not always unfold as we imagine. Patrik 1.5 treads a fine line between drama and comedy. It smartly and sensitively explores the rifts in contemporary gay life and shows how our expectations can imprison us and separate us from one another.

SWEDEN/2008/100 min
San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Audience Award
Preceded by The Terms

Sponsored by: Haber's Inn

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Directors: Alec Boehm and Stephanie Argy
Saturday, noon, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 6:30pm, Uptown Theatre

redA fascinating throwback to the great propaganda and espionage movies produced during the Great Depression, this film is full of crackling dialogue, eye-catching visuals and unpredictable twists. It's Washington, D.C., 1935. A charming and irrepressible young ace safecracker is forced to help a mysterious cool-as-ice U.S. Navy spy steal a brand new top-secret device that the Japanese military is using to encode its messages. During the mission, which is complicated by the spy's dark past, the two discover that they are pawns in a much larger game as the plot thickens.

USA/2009/84 min
Sedona International Film Festival, Best Independent Feature
Durango Independent Film Festival, Audience Award-Best Feature
Durango Independent Film Festival, Jury Commendation-Best Feature
The Method Fest, Best Screenplay

Preceded by Gandhi at the Bat

Sponsored by: Elevated Ice Cream

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Director: Javier Fuentes-Leon
In Spanish with English subtitles
Friday, 1:15pm, Rose Theatre
Saturday, 6:15pm, Rose Theatre

undertowIn a tiny Peruvian seaside village where traditions run deep, Miguel (Cristian Mercado), a young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a scandalous secret. He's in love with Santiago (Manolo Cardona), a painter, who is ostracized by the town because they suspect he's gay. After a tragic accident occurs, Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him. Undertow is rich in the details of legend, tradition and locale; and it is in these details that the truth lies. Grapic sex and nudity.

PERU/2009/100 min
Miami Film Festival, Audience Award
Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award

Sponsored by: Petals

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Director: Philippe Lioret
Friday, 9:30am, Uptown Theatre
Saturday, 6:00pm, Pope Marine

welcomeA huge critical and box office success in its native France, this profoundly moving and compassionate drama has great emotional impact. Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, is trying to reunite with his girlfriend, who recently immigrated to England with her family. His journey comes to an abrupt halt when he is stopped by authorities in Calais, on the French side of the Channel. Left with no other alternatives, he decides to swim across. He meets Simon, a middle-aged swimming instructor who agrees to help him train. What begins as a relationship based on self-interest develops into something much bigger than Simon ever could have imagined, as he too will ultimately risk everything to reach happiness.

FRANCE/2009/105 min
Gijon International Film Festival, Best Screenplay
Lumiere Awards, Best Film

Sponsored by: Greenpod

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Documentary Features

Director: Doug Pray
Friday, 12:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Sunday, 9:15am, Rose Theatre

artArt & Copy is a powerful film about advertising and inspiration. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. These artists and writers brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation. They were responsible for "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Got Milk?" "Where's the Beef?" and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.

USA/2009/89 min.
Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize
Preceded by Frequent Flyer
Preceded by Going Green

Sponsored by: Highway Specialties

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Director: Suzan Beraza
Friday, 3:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Saturday, 9pm, Pope Marine

bagWhere the #%@! is AWAY?? There is no "Away!!" Away is overflowing landfills, clogged rivers, islands of trash in our oceans and even our very own toxic bodies. An average American guy, Jeb, who is admittedly not a "tree hugger," makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely.

USA/2010/74 min.
Preceded by Better Bones & Gardens

Sponsored by: Olympic Art and Office

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Director: Jeremy Seifert
Friday, 9pm, Simpson Cinema
Sunday, noon, Rosebud Theatre

Why are grocery stores around the country filling their dumpsters with food: not rotten, spoiled food, but billions of pounds of good, edible food? Follow Jeremy Seifert and his friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets and learn how they uncover a disturbing truth about waste in America. The goal: Find out why thousands of dollars worth of edible food is thrown away instead of being given to those who need it. The result: Equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism and a call to action.

USA/2009/40 min.
Sedona International Film Festival, Best Short Documentary
Preceded by Alone on the Wall And Eastern Rises

Sponsored by: DM Disposal

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ED HARDY: Tattoo The World
Director: Emiko Omori
Friday, 9pm, Rosebud Theatre
Saturday, 3:30pm, Uptown Theatre

Director Emiko Omori captures more than the art of this cult icon in the field of tattoo. She brings us into the unfolding exploration of artistic expression, that begins with his childhood art of tattooing the neighborhood kids (with watercolors) and into the multimedia he has explored since. You've seen his name on clothing worn by Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger, on wine and energy drinks and dozens of other commercial products. Ed Hardy has imagined tattooing as an expressive fine art medium by marrying western style with eastern sensibilities. He has applied new applications to this ancient medium.

USA/2009/74 min.
Preceded by Unreserved: The Work of Louie Gong and Ancient

Marks Sponsored by:Seacraft Classics

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Director: Kathl von Koerber footsteps
Friday, 3pm, Simpson Cinema

Footsteps in Africa: A Nomadic Journey, plumbs the mystical depths of Tuareg culture and philosophy to offer a stunningly visceral depiction of the nomadic experience. Shot among tribal villages and desert festivals in Mali, the film is a stylized, shifting collage of evocative still images and vivid slices of Saharan life. Interviews with tribal elders are woven with dreamlike sequences of Tuareg dancing, drumming and chanting. Animated spirals twirl and fade between scenes, invoking an underlying realm of symbolic, cosmic truth. As Footsteps in Africa unfolds its stream-of-consciousness narrative, the intangible essence of the Tuareg comes magically into view.

USA/2008/67 min. Preceded by 22 Years From Home

Sponsored by: Sport Townsend

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Directors: Mark Moormann and James Bigham
Friday, 6:15pm, Rose Theatre
Saturday, 3:15pm, Rose Theatre

For Once In My Life takes a journey with the members of the "Spirit of Goodwill." This unique assemblage of 28 for oncemusicians, all with a wide range of mental and physical challenges, share the common factors of friendship and a dream to make music. Through inspiring concert footage and intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpses into the band members' lives, the film paints a heart-warming portrait of what people with disabilities can do when given a chance. For Once In My Life shatters preconceived notions of what it means to be disabled and reveals the greatness within us all. The film offers inspiration and the message of music's nurturing powers for all people.

USA/2009/94 min. SXSW Film Festival, Audience Award
Preceded by Head Stand

Sponsored by: Goodwill

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Director: Beth Toni Kruvant
Friday, 6pm, Pope Marine
Saturday, 9:15am, Rose Theatre

Before 1960, Weequahic High School was known as one of the top schools in America. By 2000, it was one of the most violent schools in the 12th most dangerous city in the country. This awe-inspiring documentary is the true story of Weequahic High School's quest to return to its former glory. When Ron Stone took over as principal in 2001, gangs ruled the school. Crime and shootings were commonplace. Stone knew his work was cut out for him. He created an unconventional conflict resolution program in order to work with the school's gang members and established the school as a no-violence zone. He partnered with the committed alumni association – comprising mostly older Jewish and younger African-American alums – helped transform the gang culture of the school to one of discipline and performance.
USA/2008/84 min.
Slamdance Film Festival, Audience Award
Philadelphia Film Festival, Best Feature
Film Preceded by Pax

Sponsored by: OlympusNet

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Directors: Robert Chrestensen & Kathy Chrestensen bird watcher
Friday, 6pm, Simpson Cinema
Saturday, 9am, Simpson Cinema

A celebration of wilderness preservation told with eloquence and passion through the inspiring words of Harvey Manning, the irate birdwatcher. This avid backpacker, climber and legendary Northwest writer and conservationist fought his own personal crusade to preserve and protect the uniqueness of Washington's wilderness for future generations.

USA/2009/54 min.
Shown before Madstreak

Sponsored by: The Printery

Director: Ahmed Ahmedjust
Saturday, 10:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Sunday, 3:15pm, Rose Theatre

Through a celebration of culture and comedy, this film uproots the widely held misconception that Arabs have no sense of humor, when in fact they laugh, and are, just like us. This documentary features Egyptian-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed, in his directorial debut, along with a host of critically acclaimed international stand-up comedians. "Just Like Us" showcases the cultures of Dubai, Lebanon, Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. While modern technology and globalization have made the world a much smaller place and caused us to be more interconnected as people, cultural misconceptions persist. Presented by Cross Cultural Entertainment and Cross Cultural Productions, this film exemplifies their goal of reintroducing socially relevant issues to the world in an effort to build cultural bridges.

USA/2010/72 min.
Preceded by Slap and The Job

Sponsored by: Gooding &f O'Hara, PS

Director: Nancy Ogden
Friday, 6pm, Simpson Cinema
Saturday, 9am, Simpson Cinema

madstreakAmerican sailor Clay Burkhalter dreams of winning the most dangerous of all sailboat races. Jonathan McKee, one of America's best sailors, says, "It takes a 'madstreak' to race across the Atlantic Ocean in a 21ft. sailboat – alone." Eighty-nine sailors race from France to Brazil. How many will finish and who will win? Come along for the ride, but fasten your seat belts!

FRANCE,USA/2009/53 min.
Preceded by The Irate Birdwatcher

Sponsored by: Port Townsend Paper

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Director: Bill Carter
Saturday, noon, Simpson Cinema
Sunday, 6pm, Rosebud Theatre

At times funny, dark and somber Miss Sarajevo is a surreal and startling portrait of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War at the height of the siege that lasted from April 1992 until February 1996. Bill Carter's camera follows determined locals trying to live as normal a life as possible despite living under a constant threat from mortar attacks and sniper fire. He captures artists performing in makeshift nightclubs, the local symphony rehearsing in the basement of a bombed out building, and he interviews children playing amid the wreckage of war. This film opens a window to a difficult time in European history while exploring the resilience of the human spirit during war.

Shown with Ana's Playground and Awakening From Sorrow

Sponsored by: Good Man Sanitation Service

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MY CANYONLANDS: The Adventurous Life of Kent Frostcanyonlands
Director: Chris Simon
Saturday, 3pm, Pope Marine

Sunday, 9am, Simpson Cinema

What an enthralling portrait of an American original: Kent Frost, Utah's homegrown John Muir. Frost developed backcountry tourism and helped to create Canyonlands National Park. Stunning landscape photography, stories, music, archival footage and present-day adventures create an intimate and compelling portrait of Frost and the canyons he loves. My Canyonlands is narrated by NPR commentator Hal Cannon who also wrote and performs The Ballad of Kent Frost. It features environmental activists Katie Lee, Ken Sleight, author Stephen Trimble and additional music by James Keelaghan, TR Ritchie and Cowboy Celtic.

USA/2009/55 min.
Followed by Twenty Five Hundred and One

Sponsored by: Commander's Beach House

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Director: Taggart Siegel
Friday, 3pm, Pope Marine
Sunday, 3pm, Rosebud Theatre

From the director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John comes a profound, alternative look at the tragic global bee crisis. Through the eyes of passionate beekeepers, scientists, farmers and philosophers, this film conducts a piercing examination of the catastrophic disappearance of bees and explores the mystery of the beehive. Ten thousand years of beekeeping is unveiled, highlighting how our historic and sacred relationship with bees has been lost. Queen of the Sun weaves a dramatic story complemented by unusual animation and stunning cinematography, uncovering the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

USA/2010/83 min.
Preceded by Watermelon Man

Sponsored by: The Food Coop

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Director: Lee Storey
Friday, 1pm, Rosebud Theatre
Saturday, 9:30am, Uptown Theatre

This film explores the clean-cut, smile-drenched singing phenomenon Up With People and reveals what can happen when ideology, money and groupthink converge to co-opt youthful idealism. Since 1965, this peppy youth group has sung to 20 million people worldwide. Talent was required of its members, and common enthusiastic vision to change the world one squeaky-clean song at a time. Its cheery façade concealed the more complicated reality of an organization founded on conservative American ideals and cult-like utopian ideology. Up With People was born in response to the liberal counter-culture of the '60s by the ultra-conservative religious sect, Moral ReArmament.

USA/2009/82 min.
FirstGlance Film Festival, Best Director
Traverse City Film Festival, Special Jury Prize
Preceded by Clones Gone Wild

Sponsored by: PT Computers

THE TOPP TWINS: Untouchable Girls
Director: Leanne Pooley
Saturday, 9:15pm, Rose Theatre
Sunday, 12:30pm, Uptown Theatre

From busking on the streets of Auckland to headlining on the stages of London's West End, the Topp Twins appeal is infectious. This film offers a revealing look into the lives of the world's only comedic, country singing, dancing, and yodeling lesbian twin sisters – Jools and Lynda Topps of New Zealand. Their natural gift for humor has helped them cross from the fringes to the mainstream. Their fans range from hard-core political activists, to sheep farmers and "ladies who lunch." This film features a series of special interviews with some of the Topp's infamous comedy alter-egos. According to the Glasgow Herald, the twins are New Zealand's "finest artistic export since lamb cutlets!" According to Variety, this is a documentary "that has you falling in love with two of the crazier people you've never met."

NEW ZEALAND/2009/84 min.
Nashville Festival, Audience Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival, Best of the Fest
Preceded by Wings of Silver: The Vi Cowden Story

Sponsored by: Safeway

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Director: Patricia van Ryker

Saturday, 3pm, Pope Marine
Sunday, 9am, Simpson Cinema

2,500 families existed when famed artist Alejandro Santiago left his pueblo in Oaxaca, Mexico, 32 years ago. When he returned to his village, Teococuilco was no longer the prosperous self-sufficient home of his childhood. For six difficult years, Alejandro, his family and assistants worked tirelessly to bring "2501 Migrantes" to life. Sculpted from local clay and painted with colors derived from the soil near his birthplace, these "lost souls" speak for those who return only on holidays, for those whose only presence is a Western Union money gram, and for those who will never return. This film is a haunting reminder of the problems and concerns of global migration.

USA/2009/47 min.
Sacramento International Film Festival, Outstanding Documentary
Followed by My Canyonlands

Sponsored by: The Lovely Jessica Pavish and Dashing James Arrabito

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Directors: Lucy Walker & Karen Harleywaste land
Saturday, 6pm, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 9am, Pope Marine

Filmed over nearly three years, "Waste Land" follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores," self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters, as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage, reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.

Berlin International Film Festival, Amnesty International Film Prize
Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize
Preceded by Bunky Echo Hawk

Sponsored by: Hadlock Building Supply

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Short Narratives

Ana's Playground anna
Saturday, noon, Simpson Cinema
Sunday, 6:00pm, Rosebud Theatre

How do children manage to survive in an environment of war and violence? This compelling film will raise your awareness about war-affected children and the organizations working to improve their lives. USA/2009/18 min; Director: Eric D. Howell

Shown with Awakening From Sorrow Shown before Miss Sarajevo

Clones Gone Wild clones
Friday, 1:00pm, Rosebud Theatre
Saturday, 9:30am, Uptown Theatre

When Ben Hocker discovers he has a clone, his button-down world comes crashing down. Ben's alter ego is everything that Ben wishes he could be. Ben must quickly navigate a bizarre new world where people aren't who they seem.

USA/2009/17 min
Shown with Smile 'Til It Hurts

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Director: Hugh Schulze;
Friday, 9:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Sunday, 12:15pm, Rose Theatre

A man, a woman, a movie theater: a tale of love and grace.

USA/2009/6 min;
Shown with Obselidia

Gandhi At The Bat gandhi
Directors: Stephanie Argyq and Alec Boehm
Saturday, noon, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 6:30pm, Uptown Theatre

For decades, historians have searched for evidence of Mohandas K. Gandhi's top secret trip to the US in 1933. At President Roosevelt's request, all contemporary accounts were suppressed and no records have ever been found – until now...

USA/2006/10 min;
Shown with the Red Machine

Sponsored by Olympic Springs Water

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Going Greengreen
Director: Jonathan Browning;
Friday, 12:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Sunday, 9:15am, Rose Theatre

The newest trend for corporations is to "go green" or be "eco-friendly." Are they really doing anything?

USA/2009/2 min;
Followed by Art & Copy Shown with Frequent Flyer

Sponsored by SOS Printing

The Job job
Director: Jonathan Browning;
Saturday, 10:00pm, Uptown Theatre
Sunday, 3:15pm, Rose Theatre

A comedic twist of status and expectations, The Job examines the plight of the day laborer in the U.S.

USA/2007/4 min;
Shown with Just Like Us Shown with Slap

Sponsored by Ajax Café

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Kaas : A Love Story
Director: Vanesa Abajo Perez;
Friday, 6:00pm, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 3:00pm, Pope Marine

Is this a dream or is it reality? When Annika and Marouan meet, it is love at first sight. Annika is a Dutch girl. Marouan is from a Moroccan background. Everything seems perfect, but during their roller coaster encounter in their home city of Amsterdam, destiny suddenly interferes.

NETHERLANDS/2009/22 min;

Sponsored by Ajax Café

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Kavi kavi
Director: Gregg Helvel
Friday, 9:00am, Pope Marine
Saturday, noon, Pope Marine

Twenty-seven million people around the world are enslaved today. Kavi is a young boy in India who wants more out of life than to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Unsatisfied with his fate, Kavi must choose to either accept what he's always been told or fight for a different fate, even if he's unsure of the ultimate outcome.

INDIA/2009/19 min;
First Look Film Festival, USC, Outstanding Directing and Cinematography;

Shown with Florida Road

Sponsored by Tarboo Fire Extinguishers

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Rain Rain
Director: Matthew Brown
Friday, 9:15pm, Rose Theatre
Sunday, 3:30pm, Uptown Theatre

Trapped inside on a rainy day, a smart but ignored little girl discovers a family secret that unleashes her devilish imagination upon her house. This fantasy/comedy is a fun, magical and reminiscent story of what could have been just an ordinary afternoon.

USA/2009/1 min;
World premiere;
Shown with My Year Without Sex

Sponsored by Summer House Design

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Slap slap
Director: Grant Barbeito
Saturday, 10:00pm, Uptown Theatre
Sunday, 3:15pm, Rose Theatre

At a small table, in a garage somewhere in America, two mechanics take a noon break to discuss their views on world events. In this exquisite short tableau, their erudite views are met with unrestrained physical reaction.

Shown before The Job and Just Like Us

The Termsterms
Director: Jason LaMotte;
Saturday, 3:00pm, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 9:30am, Uptown Theatre

Evocative of the universal themes of change, youthful idealism and cynical despair, this darkly amusing tale portrays the face-off between a father and his son.

UNITED KINGDOM/2010/12 min;
Film Festival of Colorado, Best Short;

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Short Documentaries

22 Years From Home22
Director: Malachi Leopold
Friday, 3:00pm, Simpson Cinema

In 1983 Kuek Aleu Garang, a 6-year-old boy, was pushed out the back of his grass hut in Wernyol, Sudan, and told to run for his life. As one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, he marched for thousands of miles, to reach a refugee camp in Kenya. In 1998, Keuk was granted asylum in the U.S. In 2009, 22 years after he left, Keuk discovered that his family had survived the civil war. This is the story of Keuk's jubilant and joyous return to his homeland.

USA/2009/36 min;
Shown before Footsteps in Africa

Alone On The Wall
Directors: Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen;
Friday, 9:00pm Simpson Cinema
Sunday, noon Rosebud Theatre

Now the master free soloist, Alex Honnold is after the biggest and scariest game of all: Yosemite's, iconic 600 meter wall of Half Dome and Zion's Moonlight Buttress. His climbing is exceptional, but it's his composure, focus and utter calm that will make an impression.

2009 USA/25 min; Shown with Dive! and Eastern Rises

Sponsored by Sport Townsend

Ancient Marks ANCIENT
Director: Ethan Boehme
Friday, 9:00pm, Rosebud Theatre
Saturday, 3:30pm, Uptown Theatre

Ancient Marks celebrates the 2,000-year-old human body art ritual of tattooing and scarification. National Geographic world-renowned photographer Chris Rainier traveled for seven years across six continents and more than 30 countries to capture these rare images.

USA/2005/11 min;
Shown after Unreserved: The Work of Louie Gong and before Ed Hardy, Tattoo the World

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Awakening From Sorrow
Directors: John Knoop and Karina Epperlein
Saturday, noon Simpson Cinema
Sunday 6:00pm Rosebud Theatre

The film's voices are woven into a "tapestry of remembrance" that question and push for justice, accountability and resolution from all angles of the social justice movement throughout Latin America and in Argentina following the military coup in 1976. The expressionistic and moving drawings of the "hijos" -– together with the original music – highlight a universal story of healing.

USA/2009/40 min; Shown with Ana's Playground and Miss Sarajevo

Better Bones & Gardens
Director: Natalie Edler
Friday, 3:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Saturday, 9:00pm, Pope Marine

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This may be the quintessential example of recycling and urban gardening. Dan Phillips, a trash architect, uses discarded cattle bones, wine corks and bottle caps as building materials for homes and Kipp Nash, an urban farmer, transforms manicured grass lawns into lush nutritious gardens.

USA/2009/25 min;
Followed by Bag It BUNKY

Sponsored by: Gardens at Four Corners

Bunky Echo Hawk
Director: Tracy Rector;
Saturday, 6:00pm, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 9:00am, Pope Marine

Bunky Echo Hawk, one of the hottest up-and-coming contemporary Native American artists in the nation, confronts these issues with his weapons: paints, brushes, canvas, his mind and his culture.

USA/2009/7 min: Shown with Waste Land

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Eastern Rises
Directors: Ben Knight and Travis Rummeleastern
Friday, 9:00pm, Simpson Cinema
Sunday, noon, Rosebud Theatre

The place: the remote Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. The catch: huge rainbow trout and super kudzha. The scenery: breathtaking, awe-inspiring and the most pristine in the world. A must-see, even if you're not into fly-fishing.

USA/2010/37 min;
Shown after Alone on the Wall and before Dive!

Frequent Flyer
Director: Gabriel Leigh flyer
Friday 12:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Sunday, 9:15am, Rose Theatre

Got a hobby? Do you collect stamps, Pez dispensers, matchbooks, frequent flyer miles? Miles and points have become a world currency and an obsession for those who have figured out ways to earn them in the millions.

USA/2009/20 min;
Shown before Going Green Followed by Art & Copy

Sponsored by Jean's House of Travel

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Head Stand
Director:Lisa Robinson
Friday, 6:15pm, Rose Theatre
Saturday, 3:15pm, Rose Theatre

Sacha tries to do a headstand in yoga class … in New York City.

USA/2000/3 min; Shown before For Once in My Life

The Kinda Sutra kinda
Director: Jessica Yu;
Friday, 6:30pm, Uptown Theatre
Saturday, 12:15pm, Rose Theatre

How are babies made? A diverse collection of people reveal their misconceptions about conception. This film highlights the universal confusion about sex and what it actually takes to make one of us.

USA/2009/8 min;

Shown with I Am and Shown with Patrik: Age 1.5

Sponsored by: William James Bookstore

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Pax pax
Directors: Glenn Close and Sarah Harvey
Friday, 6:00pm, Pope Marine
Saturday, 9:15am, Rose Theatre

Sergeant Bill Campbell, who returned from Iraq with 100 percent disability due to PTSD and a brain injury, reclaims his life from an unlikely source: a dog named Pax, trained by inmate Laurie Kellogg at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. This is a story of two people united by the brilliance and unconditional love of a dog.

USA/2009/22 min;
Shown before Heart of Stone

Sponsored by: American Legion

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Prayers For Peace prayer
Director: Dustin Grella
Saturday, 9:00pm, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, noon, Pope Marine

This film is an introspective journey through the heart and soul of a difficult experience. Using pastels on a slate chalkboard, this narrative stop-motion animation confronts the memory of the artist's younger brother killed in the current conflict in Iraq.

USA/2009/8 min;
Shown before Bilal's Stand

Sponsored by Synergy Sound

STONE RIVER: The Passion of Jon Plasecki
Director: Hal Clifford
Friday, noon, Pope Marine
Sunday, 9:00am, Rosebud Theatre

In the Inca tradition of stone carving lies the salvation of the modern world. Jon Plasecki is a stonemason, a scholar and deep thinker who builds original, functional and unusual stone sculpture.

USA/2009/16 min;
Shown before Earthwork

Unreserved : The Work of Louie Gonggong
Director: Tracy Rector

Friday, 9:00pm, Rosebud Theatre
Saturday, 3:30pm, Uptown Theatre

Pacific Northwest Native American artist and activist Louie Gong uses Coast Salish art with pop culture icon Vans Shoes, to create custom skate shoes representing the complexities of multi-racial cultural identity.

USA/2009/14 min;
Shown with Ancient Marks and Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World

Sponsored by: Personalize It

Watermelon Man watermelon
Director: Matt Morris;
Friday, 3:00pm, Pope Marine
Sunday, 3:00pm, Rosebud Theatre

Vern Switzer has the gift of green. "I farm by faith as well as walk by faith," he says. But God wants him to do more, propelling him into a new and challenging career.

USA/2010/14 min; Shown with Queen of the Sun

WINGS OF SILVER: The Vi Cowden Story
Saturday, 9:15pm, Rose Theatre vi
Sunday, 12:30pm, Uptown Theatre

The Women Air Force Service Pilots were the first women to fly military planes during WWII. At the time, they weren't formally recognized and received no military benefits, but they changed the course of women's history. In 2009, they received the Congressional Gold Medal for service to their country. This is Vi's story.

USA/2010/33min; Shown before The Topp Twins

Sponsored by: Port Townsend Sails


Friday, 9:00am, Simpson Cinema & Saturday, 3:00pm, Simpson Cinema

Lucky Dog
Director: David Cascadden

David's life is simple, uncluttered, but there's something just beyond the horizon. A suggestion from a friend leads him down a path he's not been down in a while. Next time you come to that four-way stop take a left. Who knows, you might get lucky.

USA/2010/9 min; World premiere

Sponsored by: Mountain Propane

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Lucy Ostrander;

The Woman Behind the Symbol Fumiko Hayashida of Bainbridge Island, Wash., is the oldest living survivor of the first group of Japanese Americans incarcerated in one of 10 U.S. government concentration camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In 1990, when her photograph became the centerpiece of a traveling exhibit on the history of Japanese American women, Fumiko recounted her experiences. At 98, Fumiko remains an active participant in the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community.

USA/2009/15 min; Director

Sponsored by: Haas & Ramirez, Attorney

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This Is My Family
Director: Stephen Stolee

The irresistible effect of children's art is the starting point in this movie, in which kids reflect on our culture using their original artwork to explore how the idea of FAMILY shapes and defines our lives.

USA/2009/16 min;

Sponsored by: Connie Segal Skin Care

HENNER'S HOTSHOP: Spinning Flame henner
Director: Henner Schroder

Artist Henner Schroder creates large cast-glass sculptures in a specialized studio he designed and built in Chimacum, Wash. With a team of five assistants, he employs his distinctive techniques and innovative approach to his glass material.


Sponsored by: Henery Hardware

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A Border Story border
Director: Tobias Louie

Eliseo Gomez is a 46-year-old Mexican immigrant heading north to the U.S. to provide a better life for his wife and daughter. When he reaches the border his journey takes an unexpected turn.

USA/2010/19 min;

She's A Fox
Director: Cameron Sawyer

It's 1987. Sixth-grader Cameron Sawyer wants desperately to make Talia, the hottest girl in school, his girlfriend. Three things stand in his way.

USA/2009/18 min;

Sponsored by: Henery Hardware

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Eco Ninja
Director: Jonathan Browningeco

A corporation has chosen to hire a consultant to aid the company in the transition to environmental responsibility. He soon realizes that it's not as easy as he thought.

USA/2010/7 min

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Friday, 9:00pm, Pope Marine
Sunday, noon, Simpson Cinema

The Mouse That Soared
Director: Kyle Bell mouse

This delightful animation tells the inspiring story of a mouse, raised by birds, who finds a way to defy gravity as a circus aerialist.

USA/2009/6 min

Sponsored by: Carousel Florist

Kick It Now
Director: Louis-Philippe Moar

A member of Canada's First Nations dances joyfully, accompanied by music quite different from what any one might expect. You may find yourselves dancing in the aisles!

CANADA/2009/3 min

Sponsored by: Synergy Sound

St. John's Bridge
Director: Gabe Van Lelyveldbridge

Ancient cathedrals once used as teaching tools and gothic cathedral architecture inspired this historical bridge. This beautiful video essay shows many sides of the bridge and its surroundings in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of Portland, Ore.

USA/2010/8 min

A Harlem Mother
Director: Ivana Todorovicharlem

In stark contrast to Precious, this is a real mother's story, set within a Harlem-based action group that campaigns against gun violence. Some of the footage shot by this mother's son adds a dramatic element with an especially poignant impact.

USA/2009/13 min

Crashing Waves
Director: Britta Johnson

Ever tried to play God, make the tides move in and out or the sun rise and sun set? Watch! This film, shot at Port Townsend's Fort Worden State Park, features a combination of time lapse and stop-motion photography.

USA/2010/7 min

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The Neighbours neighbors
Director: David McKay

Oh, the British! They put together a wonderful ensemble cast, and then ask them to do things few American actors would risk! Have you ever peeked into a neighbor's bathroom medicine cabinet?

UNITED KINGDOM/2010/19 min

Pigeon : Impossible pigeon
Director: Lucas Martell

Our Port Townsend seagulls are way smarter than this Washington, D.C., pigeon. While chasing a bagel, it accidentally gets trapped in a government ICBM remote-launch briefcase. Whoops! Watch what happens next.

USA/2009/6 min ;
Montreal Film Festival, Best Short;
Garden State Film Festival, Best ShortAnimation;
ArtFutura (Spain), Best in Show

Sponsored by: Cobalt Mortgage

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Sparks In The Nightsparks
Director: Ben Kadie

This hard-boiled film-noir-inspired detective story is the work of a 13-year-old director. He used 3D computer models, 2D animation, archival footage and digital matte paintings. Share the amazement!

USA/2009/3 min

Sponsored by: Nifty Fiftys

Insalata Caprese insalata
Director: Jesse Roesler

A poetic tribute to romance – his side and her side at the moment of attraction – all set at a Minneapolis-area farmers market. No wonder the tomatoes are so big! What a great date film!

USA/2009/13 min

Sponsored by: Town Graphics

Butterfly Circus
Director: Joshua Weigel

Each of us faces the world with some disadvantage. At the extreme, there's the circus sideshow performer. Perhaps the most inspirational film ever submitted to the festival! See it before it is remade into a feature film and you'll have "saw-it-first" bragging rights.

USA/2009/20 min

Sponsored by: Holly's Fine Flowers

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Saturday, 9:00am, Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 3:00pm, Simpson Cinema

I Saw U
Director: Ruth Gregory

Seattle's Stranger (a free weekly alternative arts and culture newspaper) allows you to post an ad that lets someone you encountered anonymously know that you would like to meet them. True stories behind these "I Saw U" ads inspired this anthology of brief encounters. Would you have the guts to place or answer one?

USA/2010/9 min

Man Talk
Director: Ben Harris

Driven by testosterone, men can say the strangest things to each other – especially when they are competing in the work place. What are these guys really saying and what do they mean? You'd be surprised!

USA/2009/8 min

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The Darkroom darkroom
Director: Z. Eric Yang

Can digital processing and automatic film machines replace darkroom skills honed over years? This student production from Grand Valley State College in Michigan amazed us with its great story line, production design, skilled editing and quality cinematography.

USA/2010/25 min

Long Live The Duke
Director: Matt Brailey

This touching story of a family dealing with loss is a bit quirky, but we guarantee you'll smile at the end! The dog is dead. Long live the dog (Duke). You'll love the opening scene.

USA; World premiere

Orpheus & Eurydice
Director: Morgan Dusatko

The retelling of this classic Greek myth is the story of Orpheus, blessed with musical talent, and his undying devotion to his lover, Eurydice, a wood nymph. The story is set in modern Seattle. The film excels in the cinematic use of lighting, design and locations.

USA/2009/7 min

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When Herons Dreamheron
Director: Serge Gregory

This visual and sound poem captures the wetland world of the heron from spring nesting through summer fishing to autumn solitude. The high-contrast black and white cinematography is visually striking and the original music is beautifully haunting.

USA/2009/10 min

La Niña Del Desierto
Director: Malachi Rempen

The "Child of the Desert" is a story of hope and redemption. The scenic photography stands in contrast to the bleak outlook you share with the central character, who is a grave digger. When something miraculous happens, you know that his life will change.

USA/2009/23 min;
Chapman University, Best Picture, Director, Cinematography

Skylight skylight
Director: David Baas

And you thought "March of the Penguins" told the whole story! There is truth and humor in this animated mock documentary about the ecological plight of penguins in the Antarctic.

CANADA/2009/5 min

Sister Wife
Director: Jill Orschel

In a time when the practices of Mormon fundamentalism offer sensational fodder for the evening news but little honesty, Sister Wife offers a rare and unflinching glimpse into a private and often misunderstood lifestyle. When DoriAnn explains why she chooses polygamy despite the inherent anguish, her frank answer about spiritual transcendence is universal and unexpected.

USA/2009/10 min;
Salt Lake City Film Festival,Best of Fest Reviewers Choices 2

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