2nd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival – November 7-9

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imgresLast October, cinema buffs descended on our little island from all over the region for the inaugural Friday Harbor Film Festival. The theme was the Pacific Ocean and its Rim, with films about island cultures, marine ecology, environmental issues, great adventures and individuals who live and work near the world’s largest ocean. Many of the showings were accompanied by discussion panels with the directors and stars of the films, a very exciting thing to happen in Friday Harbor. My personal highlight was to see the now famous Blackfish for the first time, followed by an incredibly stimulating Q&A that had passionate opinions flying around the room.

This year’s festival will focus on the same theme, “Stories of the Pacific Rim.” Last year’s festival was a huge hit, with many of the films being sold out and getting rave reviews in local papers. The Journal named it one of the top 10 stories of 2013. You can donate now to help make the 2014 festival a success. Contributors of $300 or $500 will receive one or two All-Access Film Festival Passes with admission to all films, priority seating, plus admission to the special opening night soiree for film-makers, their guests, and event sponsors.

Throughout the spring, the festival will be showing thought-provoking films every Tuesday evening at the San Juan Island Grange to continue their mission to entertain, inspire and enlighten through film. Admission is by donation.

More information on when and where to purchase tickets will become available as the 2014 festival approaches.

Admission: Crew Pass – $15 adults, $12 adults – single film ticket on a single day
                       Deck Hand Pass – $55 adults, $45 students – one day pass for all films and events that day
                       Mariner Pass – $150 adults, $120 students – 3-day pass for all films and events; priority seating included
                       Captain Pass – $250 adults, $200 students – 3-day pass for all films and events; priority seating above all others
 
Dates/Times: November 7-9, all day

Location: San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd St. N.

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