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Margie McDonald: Sea ’scape*

Pictured in her studio

Photo Cameron Snow

Barbara Helen Berger: Vision Revealed**

Richard Jesse Watson: Inner Zoo, Outer Orbit

“On Earth”

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Gayle Bard: A Singular Vision

Heikki Seppa: Master Metalsmith *Exhibitions run through September 29th or **Sept. 22nd.

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Hot Flash Havoc is entertaining, controversial, and a crash-course in what you need to know about premenopause and menopause. It has the power to be a life-changing experience for every woman and man. See it at the Port Townsend Film Festival, Friday or Saturday at 9:15am.

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welCoMe They trust us with their children, these filmmakers. These films that they imagined, labored over, watched 10,000 times. They trust us with their secrets and hope we will be enriched, entertained or enraged by the perspectives that unfold before us. We are invited to talk about sex, war, about listening to our mothers and the struggle to find our authentic voices in this world we share. The ninety plus films presented in our 14th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival are quirky, challenging and diverse. We present you with a cornucopia of films that you might never have the opportunity to see – from first time filmmakers to classical gems, dusted off and rediscovered. I love the process of knitting unrelated pieces of art together to create a whole film experience and it is a journey that I am privileged to undertake. Like a fine meal, programming is a careful balance of flavor, texture and tone. Jane and I do this for our community – the one that assembles itself each September from the far corners of the globe. Please! Watch for those black and white filmmaker passes, worn proudly by the artists that created the films you are experiencing and take the time to introduce yourself to them. Their courage at revealing themselves (some of them quite literally) is a tribute to our culture today. We have nearly 300 fantastic and dedicated volunteers making this weekend run smoothly. Along with this small army of volunteers, it is truly an honor to welcome you to our 14th annual celebration of cinema, community and the artists who create this marvelous work,

Janette Force

Executive Director & grandmother, so you better be paying attention!

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Greetings Fifteen years ago, and 8,750 feet above sea level, the Port Townsend Film Festival was born. Between the thin mountain air in Telluride, Co., and the wine I was drinking, rational thought escaped me when a friend suggested, “I think Port Townsend is ready for a film festival.” I considered this challenge for two seconds and said, “Okay.” If necessity is indeed the mother of invention, then what has transpired since that slightly inebriated moment has been truly magical. I tip my hat to the thousands of people – volunteers, staff, board members, donors – and one phenomenally talented Executive Director (Yes, Janette, you), for creating an event that I’m very proud to be part of. Telluride was our template, but amidst this landscape of tidal restlessness, we have created a film identity that is solely our own. As much as the business of film distribution has changed over these 14 years, what has not changed – and in fact has only grown by leaps and (digital) bounds – is that there are still artists bringing stories to life, and there always will be. The need to express them and to pass them on, whether with rapt attention around a campfire, or in a darkened cinema, is part of what binds us together. These narratives are a mirror into our own lives, and whether through laughter or tears, they inform the world we live in. I hope you enjoy the show that we’ve created for you this weekend, and that when you encounter filmmakers on the street, or in line for popcorn, that you’ll thank them for coming to Port Townsend, and for sharing their creative gifts.

Rocky Friedman PTFI Board President


This Year’s Inspiration Greetings! My name is Jane Julian, the programming director of the Port Townsend Film Festival and I am a film-aholic! My experience in networking (professional couchsurfing) and as a movie-hound has gotten me to Sundance, SXSW in Austin, Telluride, Boulder and Nashville Film Festivals where it is my pleasure and great joy to seek movies for PTFF. Sounds like a fun job and it is! I will gladly do the heavy lifting so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the fantastic program we have chosen for the 14th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival. I love each and every one of the films we selected. You will be inspired, challenged and moved to laughter as well as tears. So jump on in and grab hold of the more than 90 films from over 15 countries. You won’t be able to see them all but you can die trying. Seriously, there is something for everyone, not to mention the awesome movies on the street and our fabulous special guest, Karen Allen! I hope you will take the opportunity to share this amazing weekend with family, friends, filmmakers and PTFF staff and volunteers. Enjoy! See you at the movies!

Jane Julian Programming Director P.S. If you see me during the festival, stop and say hello and share your thoughts!

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Join us for our Parade of Filmmakers in classic cars (Thanks, Rakers!), a splash of Marilyn Monroes (yes! The Lawn Chair Rhythm Planet Drill Team makes a special appearance) with our Master of Magic, Joey Pipia as we welcome our guests and celebrate another grand film festival weekend! Our special guest Karen Allen cuts the ribbon to open our outdoor theatre on Taylor Street. Pass holders with full Festival passes will be served salmon dinner thanks to The Silverwater Café. Then, back to the movies!!

TWO new venues – The Silverwater Theatre ( above The Silverwater Café, our proud sponsors for 14 delicious years) and The Broughton Theatre (home of Key City Public Theatre) honoring our very own James Broughton, whose award winning documentary has its homecoming here at PTFF following a stunning opening at festivals around the world.

FILMMAKER PANEL DISCUSSIONS Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10am, come over to AREA 51 for Filmmaker Panels. Each day a panel of visiting artists and technicians will share insights about their craft. Saturday features crew members from many National Geographic crews who travel the world to capture aspects of our natural world. Sunday our panel will concentrate on the challenges of independent production. Watch The Daily Reel Newsletter for updates on panels and guests.

AREA 51 Organic cocktails thanks to Bainbridge Organic Distillers available at our new location on Pope Marine Dock! All proceeds benefit this quirky miracle!

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PDN PDQ 3 MIN FILM Our 3 minute film competition co-sponsored with the Peninsula Daily News has finished! Watch contest winners on the Big Screen on Taylor St. each evening at 7:25 p.m.

AWARD WINNERS Announcements are Sunday evening 6:30p.m., at The Rose Theatre – Jury awards, Audience Favorites, The Big Cheese Award from Mt. Townsend Creamery, The Spirit of the Port Townsend Film Festival Bronze Galatea. At 9 p.m. see screenings of the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at The Rose and Best Documentary Feature at The Rosebud Cinema.

Contents Welcome


What’s New


How to Fest



Special Events


Outdoor Movies


Late Night screening at The Uptown on Saturday Night is back by popular demand: A late night opportunity for those night owls looking for unique programming! “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You!” is 100% guaranteed to surprise, make you laugh and well…keep you up late!

Narrative Features


Documentary Features


Film Schedule


Short Narratives


Short Documentaries


Short Programs: Artist’s Voices


Short Programs: Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You


Short Programs: Faces of Combat


Short Programs: How we Play


Short Programs: Moving Mountains


Short Programs: No Shortage of Characters


Local Roots


About PTFI


PTFF Cast & Crew


Film Index with Genre


Festival Map

Back Cover

6 how to fest

FIRST THINGS FIRST… Pick up or purchase your pass at the Hospitality Center – located at The Cotton Building, 607 Water Street (see map on back cover). Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. At the Hospitality Center, you can also: Buy merchandise from the PTFF Store Buy DVDs and swag from filmmakers Meet your friends between films Get info and daily newsletters for awards and updates Check-in with LOST & FOUND

HOW TO SEE THE FILM OF YOUR CHOICE 60 minutes before showtime: Go to the venue and pick up your numbered ticket. A ticket in your hand guarantees you a seat. Venues distribute numbered tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have picked up your ticket, you may leave the line until 30 minutes before showtime, at which time you will line up with other moviegoers according to your ticket number.

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30 minutes before show time: The numbered ticketholder line starts to move into the theatre. If you have a numbered ticket and the line has already started to move when you return to the venue, you’re still guaranteed a seat. If you can’t find your numbered place in line, you simply join at the back. Directors and Moguls - look for the theatre manager who will direct you to your preferred entry. Latecomers: If you show up after the 30-minute deadline with any kind of pass and you don’t have a ticket, or you are a Director or Mogul passholder who has not reserved a ticket via our Concierge Service, go immediately to the theater manager for available tickets. If the house is sold out, there will be time to get to a different venue and still get a seat for another great film. RUSH TICKETS – $10 When a theatre doesn’t fill up with passholders, we sell tickets for that film. Rush-ticket buyers gather in the rush-ticket line. Once the passholder line starts moving, the theatre managers know exactly how many seats are available. Rush tickets are sold 15 minutes before the movie begins until the lights go down.



TAYLOR STREET OUTDOOR CINEMA (211 Taylor Street) Free to the public, our wonderful outdoor theatre is located under the stars Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Festivities start at 6:45 p.m. Some straw bales are available, but it’s best to bring seating and blankets. Donations gratefully accepted.

1-Pass $35.00, includes 1 film 4-Pass $85.00, includes up to 4 films, as this pass can be shared with a friend Festival $185.00, unlimited films Become a Patron of the film festival: Director $650.00 ($450.00 tax deductible), unlimited films, exclusive party invites and concierge service Mogul $1250.00 ($1000.00 tax deductible), unlimited films, exclusive party invites and concierge service All passes come with one year PTFI membership cards. Members receive invitations to year-round events, library privileges as well as discounts at the Rose Theatre and Pane d’ Amore Bakery. Visit our website at for full details and a link to purchase passes, or call


(see map on back cover for locations) Most downtown venues are wheelchair accessible. The Uptown Theatre and Broughton Theatre provide limited wheelchair access. All seating begins 30 minutes before showtime. UPTOWN THEATRE (1120 Lawrence Street) 340 seats. Concessions available. Wheelchair accessible, portable toilets are located on Polk Street. BROUGHTON THEATRE at Key City Public Theatre (419 Washington Street) 70 seats. Concessions available. Limited wheelchair seating available. PETER SIMPSON FREE CINEMA at the American Legion Hall (209 Monroe Street) 100 seats. Our free indoor-movie venue has been named in honor of Peter Simpson, a founder and past Executive Director of the PTFF. He was also a founder of the Port Townsend Arts Commission.

ROSE THEATRE AND ROSEBUD CINEMA (235 Taylor Street) 157 seats and 87 seats respectively. Concessions are available inside the theatre. SILVERWATER THEATRE (237 Taylor Street, 3rd Floor) 45 seats. Concessions available.

2013 PTFF Outdoor Cinema. Check program timing! Runtimes do not include Q&A sessions or introductions. We have staggered the film start times to help you see as many films as possible. Parental discretion is advised. Most of the films are not rated. Out of kindness to the people who sit on the straw bales, NO DOGS on Taylor Street please.


CONCIERGE SERVICE Our incredible Concierge Service is a benefit for all Patrons with a Director or Mogul Pass. Meet your concierge when you pick up your pass at the Hospitality Center. You can set up your entire schedule immediately or call throughout the weekend for personal service. Amanda Steurer and her team will take care of your reservation details and will guide you through steps, from recommending films to directing you to the early-seating entrance for each theatre.

QUESTIONS? Every venue has one or two CROWD LIAISONS who can answer your festival questions. Those wearing a red volunteer hat or a black venue manager hat with the PTFF / Honeytoad Studios logo can also assist you. In addition, you can find information booth locations on your festival map.

MOVIE VENUE PROTOCOLS Turn off all cell phones, text messaging devices, pagers, beepers and other electronic during all programs. Food, other than what is sold at the theatre, is not allowed in venues. Recording devices of any kind are strictly prohibited. Seat-saving will make you very unpopular! Children younger than six are permitted only at the Taylor Street

THE MAGIC LANTERN BEER & WINE GARDEN at the corner of Taylor and Washington Street features beverages from PT Brewing, Dry Soda and wine. AREA 51 COCKTAIL LOUNGE – Now at the POPE MARINE BUILDING – 603 Water Street, next to the Hospitality Center. Sit and sip a cocktail made with organically distilled spirits or a non-alcoholic beverage with others who share your love of indie film. Panels for and about filmmakers will be held daily. During panel discussions, minors are welcome. Thanks to our sponsors Bainbridge Organic Distillers, Finn River Cidery and Chateau Ste. Michelle, all proceeds support our mission to inform and inspire with film!

LATE BREAKING NEWS Programs are subject to change. Get the latest announcements in “The Daily Reel,” your festival newsletter, available 10 a.m. daily at all venues, the Hospitality Center, information booths and at the Magic Lantern Wine and Beer Garden on Taylor Street. On Sunday, the newsletter is available at noon.

INTERVIEWS & EVENTS Step into our interview studio at The CoLab, located at 237 Taylor Street on the second floor and watch our filmmakers tell the backstory of their work. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

AWARDS CEREMONY Join us to celebrate our filmmakers! Use your pass to attend the awards ceremony at the Rose Theatre, Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Jury awards are presented for Best Films in five categories. We will also reveal the winner of your Audience Choice Awards, Spirit of PTFF and The Big Cheese Award. AWARDS PARTY – If you have a Director or Mogul Level Pass, please join us


for an exclusive party with the filmmakers Sunday, 8:30 p.m., at The Cannery, located at 111 Quincy Street. Foul Weather: The Outdoor Theatre will not operate in high winds, but light rain showers will not stop the show! Getting Around: Our free festival shuttle takes you to all of our venues. Parking downtown is limited, so park at the Jefferson Transit Park-and-Ride near Safeway off Sims Way at the Visitor’s Information Center, 440 12th Street. Take Jefferson Transit downtown and continue your festival travels on our free PTFF bus. (See map on back cover for the festival bus route.) Sorry NO Jefferson Transit on Sunday. PTFF Merchandise: Our store at the Hospitality Center carries PTFF logo clothing, caps, mugs, posters, cool copper keychains and filmmakers’ DVDs. The 2013 festival poster and signed prints by artist Frank Samuelson are for sale. Restrooms: All venues have restrooms. Portable restrooms are also on the corner of Taylor and Washington and outside the Uptown Theatre on Polk Street. (See map on back cover for the festival bus route.) Recycling: Clearly marked bins are on Taylor Street, at the Peter Simpson Free Cinema, the Hospitality Center and the Uptown Theatre. PTFF Library: After November 1st, many films screened this weekend will be in our Library for members to check out. See our website for titles or come to our new office at 211 Taylor Street, Suite 401A. CONTACT US Port Townsend Film Festival 211 Taylor Street, Suite 401A P.O. Box 594 Port Townsend, WA 98368 Business: 360-379-1333 Festival Feedback: Your insight into the Festival is one of the most valuable gifts you can give us. After the Festival, we’ll email you a link to our survey. As a thank you, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a 2014 Mogul pass. Please complete by October 15, 2013.

8 speCial events openi ng night After years of devotion to the project, PTFF is delighted to host the regional premiere of BIG JOY! Opening night of our festival, come to the Uptown Theatre and join Producer Stephen Silha with members of the crew for an interview by Robert Horton, KUOW film critic and author of the film blog, The Crop Duster

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton Director: Eric Slade & Stephen Silha Friday, 6:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre Sunday, 12:00 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre

“Follow your own weird” was the motto of Port Townsend’s beloved poet, a dazzling and creative force in visual poetry, experimental film, San Francisco’s Beat movement and literary American history. Big Joy celebrates James Broughton’s life with excerpts from his diaries, poems and films, along with interviews with intimates, including long-time partner Joel Singer. Together, James and Joel lived in Port Townsend during the last decade of Broughton’s life. This year is the centennial of his birth. USA/2013/82 min. Screening with: Crow Quill Night Owls

Join PTFF in celebrating one of the true legends of the Pacific Northwest: Lou Whittaker! We will be featuring his story at 6:30 p.m. on Opening Night at The Rose Theatre, followed by an interview with Lou & veteran filmmaker Lazlo Pal, facilitated by award-winning poet and naturalist, Tim McNulty.

A Life in the Mountains The Legacy of Lou Whittaker

Opening Night Special event: Join Rocky Friedman and Maestro Murry Sidlin for a conversation following the screening on Friday evening at the Broughton Theatre.

Defiant Requiem Director: Doug Shultz Friday, 6:00 p.m., The James Broughton Theatre Saturday 12:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre

Director: Laszlo Pal Friday, 6:30 p.m., Rose Theatre Saturday, 12:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema Lou Whittaker’s love of the mountains has inspired thousands to learn a new vocabulary and to test their strength, skills and courage as they cross crevasses, rope up sheer escarpments and ice axe their way to the top of the highest peaks in the world. With his identical twin Jim, Whittaker first climbed Mt. Rainier at age 16. He began training guides in 1948, led both the first American ascent of Mount Everest’s North Face in 1984 and the first American team to the summit of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. He “retired” at 80. Two sons, climbers since taking their first steps, now run his RMI Expeditions. A Life in the Mountains is a montage of rare historical photographs, video and interviews with Lou, his family, Nawang Gombu Sherpa and famous climbers he has influenced. USA/2013/57 min. Screening with: Keeper of the Mountains SponSored by:

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Defiant Requiem is a celebration of resilience, artistic uprising and dignity in the face of inhumanity. Located in a garrison city outside Prague, Theresienstadt served as a transit point for Central European Jews – many of them artists and intellectuals – en route to Polish extermination camps. Despite hunger and disease, inmates sustained themselves through various forms of creative expression. The ultimate act of rebellion occurs when passionate young Czech conductor Rafael Schächter leads a makeshift choir of 150 fellow inmates in performing Verdi’s Requiem. Narrated by Emmy-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth, Defiant Requiem brings this moving chronicle to life through survivor recollections, evocative reenactments and animation, and footage from a soaring 2010 memorial concert arranged by veteran conductor Murry Sidlin. Sidlin learned of Schachter’s legacy and set about tracking down survivors. To commemorate the Terezín musicians, he created Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, and ultimately founded the Defiant Requiem Foundation. USA/2012/85 min. SUpport For thIS FILm WaS generoUSLy donated thrU VangUard CharItabLe trUSt

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A Special Evening with Karen Allen “Don’t Call Me a Movi e Star”

The Glass Menagerie

Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre

Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Uptown Theatre

Karen Allen has woven her life into a rich tapestry – sometimes literally. Allen prefers being called an actress and director these days because that’s what she does most of the time. She’s a drama instructor at prestigious Bard College and also runs an ongoing cashmeregoods business. But please, don’t call the versatile Allen a movie star. “I can’t stand that term,” the blue-eyed actress says. “That puts you into a little box, and I don’t like boxes.” Allen, this year’s PTTF Special Guest, could, if she chose, certainly claim that glitzy title with her memorable roles in two Indiana Jones movies and the comedy classic Animal House, her first film. Being a single mother of a now-grown son (a European-trained chef) “has required a kind of resourcefulness,” says the spirited Allen, daughter of a much-travelled FBI agent. “ I hate to use the word sacrifice, but I wasn’t willing to give up the chance to raise my son.” That’s largely why Allen left Hollywood and headed to New England. The design/fabric store, specializing in handmade cashmere clothing that she established in Massachusetts “provided me with a creative outlet after L.A. It doesn’t make a lot of money, but people really get a lot of pleasure from my creations.” Movies are still a small part of the fabric of Allen’s active life. Her last film was a high-profile one. She again co-starred as the tough, high-spirited Marion with Harrison Ford in 2008’s Indiana Jones and

Director: Paul Newman

The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull. She hints she might do a third “Indiana” film with Ford, saying, “Now that we’re married, it might be a prequel.” She also has fond memories of her first movie role, the blockbuster comedy classic “Animal House.” She spotted the job opening for Katy, fratboy Boone’s sensible girlfriend, “on a 3x5 card posted on the bulletin board of Stella Adler’s school” former acting student Allen recalls. Allen, who became an instant heartthrob with a whole generation of males in that role, laughingly calls Animal House, “a film that is constantly celebrating itself.” She says she, director Jon Landis and the cast have a reunion at least once a year. The veteran actress says some of her fondest career memories are of working with director Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward on the 1987 film adaptation of stage classic “The Glass Menagerie.” “Paul was such a role model,” she says. “And I adored Joanne, too. I shared a dressing room with her and we worked together three times. When you’re around them, that’s the kind of marriage you envy. They were very affectionate. “ Karen Allen says she’s been in Vancouver, B.C., but this will be her first trip to Port Townsend. The independent-minded Allen should be a good fit here.

– Bill Mann

A Special Evening with Karen Allen Ms. Allen selected this classic screen adaptation of the award-winning play, directed by Paul Newman, as one of the favorites of her career. Robert Horton will interview Karen about her experiences on set with her co-stars, Joanne Woodward and a very young John Malkovich. This tale of love lost and the deepening sorrow of a young girl will resonate as deeply today as it has since the Tennessee Williams play premiered in 1945. What a cast! Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, James Naughton and our special guest, Karen Allen, are directed by Paul Newman in his 1987 adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s famous play. Our protagonist, Tom (Malkovich) is a writer recalling his delusional mother, a southern belle (Woodward) abandoned by her husband and his crippled, fragile sister Laura (Allen), who spends most of her time with her collection of glass animal figurines. Hectored by his mother to bring home a suitor (Naughton) for Laura, he does just that. The evening unfolds as no one had planned. But who, in this stellar cast, gets the highest praise for acting, from both the New York Times and the Washington Post? Karen Allen. Says Janet ›› Continued on page 10

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Maslin writing in the Times,”…she has a lovely, delicate presence here, with the same kind of dark-eyed shyness Jane Wyman once brought to the role.” Karen Allen joins us for your many questions after the screening. USA/1987/134 min.

During the festival, the Bazaar Girls host a live model pattern premier. They will unveil original works from the Bazaar Girls design team, as well as works from other regional fibre artists. Join them at their new yarn shop and fibre emporium, on the waterfront at 126 Quincy St. In honor of Ms. Allen’s own passion for fiber arts www.   We sense an after party and documentary on the horizon.

Good Ol’ Freda Director: Ryan White Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre One screening only! A sneak peak thanks to a special arrangement with Magnolia Pictures! This is a special opportunity for our pass holders! If you want to see this rare footage of The Beatles when they were just boys down the block, get your tickets early! Freda Kelly was just a shy teenager from Liverpool when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no idea how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning. As their devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded. Freda humanizes The Beatles in a way that people don’t often think about anymore. She knew them when they were just boys before they became famous. She was witness to all the advances and setbacks, breakthroughs and challenges of one of the greatest bands in history. In Good Ol’ Freda, Freda Kelly tells her stories for the first time in 50 years. Audiences get to meet a very rare personality — a woman who sought privacy over money, and anonymity over fame. And they get an insider’s perspective on the beloved band that changed the world of music, interspersed with a lively soundtrack of memorable Beatles songs. USA/2013/86 min Sponsored by:

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Saluting Charlie Moore We lost a star this year and PTFF salutes Charlie Moore with an Honorary Sponsorship of Area 51. His passion for serving this community thru his business at Edensaw and as an individual was a bright light. Hoist a glass and follow his example- reach out and give from your heart to create the community we all share.

Big Cheese Award The Big Cheese Award was born and the first awarded in 2012. Matt Day and his crew requested a selection of films that inspire community-building or environmental sustainability with connection to the creamery. After a spirited discussion amongst the cheesemakers, The Big Cheese Award was given to BROOKLYN CASTLE. Director Katie Dellamaggiore received the news from us in her 8th month of pregnancy. Her response was “What?! You are sending me CHEESE?! That is the most perfect prize this filmmaker could possibly receive!” She also received this gorgeous cheese board commemorating the win for her inspiring film about chess as a strategic tool for struggling students in inner-city Brooklyn. This year’s winner will be announced on Sunday, 9/22, 6:30pm at the Rose Theatre – it’s a ticketed event, so get there early!


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Friday, 7:30 p.m. Taylor Street Outdoor Cinema

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Taylor Street Outdoor Cinema

Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Taylor Street Outdoor Cinema

A showcase for the talent of Karen Allen and her co-star, Jeff Bridges, Starman is the perfect “alien” movie for a starry endof-summer night. It’s 1977 and the U.S. Space Voyager hurls into space, inviting aliens to visit Earth. And so the Starman decides he will. The script incorporates cutting-edge technology of the day and then some: there’s holograph mapping, cloning, energy healing, resurrection, and crossspecies conception. There’s a really bad guy (NSA chief) leading the army in pursuit, and a good guy (scientist) pleading sanity. As in all good science fiction, the characters’ normalcy makes the implausible seem plausible. The Starman stumbles over English; his supply of magic silver spheres is running out. Our heroine boards a train for Arizona with the Starman, yet somehow ends up in Vegas. Karen Allen was awarded Best Actress from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Bridges was nominated by the Academy Awards for Best Actor. The film itself was nominated Best Science Fiction Film and Jack Nitzsche received a Golden Globe nomination for his score. USA/1984/115 min.

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One day on the Great Barrier Reef, a diver nets Nemo, a young clownfish destined for a dentist’s office aquarium. Marlin (Albert Brooks), Nemo’s nervous father, sets out across the tropical sea to rescue his son in Disney’s classic tale of a father trying to control his wayward son. Heroic feats are laced with humor as Marlin’s friend Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a playful blue tang with short-term memory loss, joins the quest. This emotionally potent adventure includes a cast of sea creatures as varied as Bruce (Barry Humphries), a Great White Shark on a 12-step program for recovering carnivores, to Crush (writer/director Andrew Stanton), a relaxed sea turtle who speaks with a surfer dude’s inflection. Digital animation creates a dazzling display of tropical underwater images crafted after animators studied the properties of water’s light and reflection. The animated Great Barrier Reef is breathtaking, the film delightful in the details. USA/2003/100 min.

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Aliyah Director: Elie Wajeman Saturday, 12:00 p.m. Silverwater Theatre Sunday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre

On Friday at 12:15 p.m., the screening will be followed by a discussion of how this community sparked, shaped and shot the movie. Then on Sunday afternoon, Argy and Boehm will show the movie and then break down one scene, explaining exactly how it was put together: conception, casting, script, shoot, editing, sound, visual effects, color correction...and more! USA/2013/90 min.

Breakfast with Curtis Director: Laura Colella Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Rose Theatre Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Silverwater Theatre

Sunday, 3:00 p.m., Silverwater Theatre

Shot here in Port Townsend, this is the fifth part of an 11-part detective adventure. The ongoing tale follows two detectives as they travel the U.S. on their cases between 1895 and 1905. Filmmakers Stephanie Argy and Alec Boehm were at PTFF with their previous movies The Red Machine and Gandhi At The Bat. Inspired by their visits here, they drew on the history and geography of the city for this installment of their tale – and used almost entirely local cast and crew.

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Ah, our twenties. Need we say more? A brooding Alex is 27, living in a workingclass Paris neighborhood and is about to make a radical change. A cousin has opened a restaurant in Israel and offers him work and a new beginning. To successfully immigrate, he must first connect with his Jewish roots and learn Hebrew to complete his “aliyah.” He knows, if he immigrates, he’ll be leaving behind his beloved city of Paris, his former lover Esther, his lifelong friend Mathias, and Jeanne, an insightful woman he’s just met (with impeccable timing) who has the potential of becoming someone important in his life. If he flees Paris he might be able to stop selling hashish to make a living and at the same time release himself from the grasp of his smooth-talking, freeloader older brother who constantly asks him for loans. If he stays, well, there is Jeanne. What will he do? France/2012/90 min. Audience Award for screenplay, Angers Film Festival Screening with: Return to Me (Reviens-Moi)

Over the course of a balmy East Coast summer, an introverted, bespectacled teenager is brought into the strange and  delightful world of his bohemian neighbors. What unfolds, against the backdrop of lush flowerbeds and overgrown vegetable patches, is a mirthful story of unlikely and rekindled friendships. But for all of its wine-soaked, pot-infused dreaminess, Breakfast is firmly rooted in reality. The rambling purple house where the action happens belongs to writer/ director/co-star Laura Colella’s, and her captivating cast is composed of her very own housemates and neighbors. “Despite the homespun approach and unfettered narrative, Collela’s smartly written, tightly directed tale has a distinct vision and clear intention, one joyously devoted to the pleasure principle”. –LA Film Festival Review. We couldn’t agree more. Winner of the Indie Spirit Award. USA/2012/82 min. Screening with: Animation Hotline

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Broken Director: Rufus Norris Friday, 12:00 p.m., Silverwater Theatre Sunday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre

Clandestine Childhood

Detroit Unleaded

Director: Benjamin Avila

Friday, 3:00 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre

Friday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Cinema

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. The James Broughton Theatre

Saturday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Cinema

Adolescence is fraught enough - negotiating the slippery slope of bewildering fickle friendships and bullying girls – but Laurence’s 11-year-old, diabetic tomboy “Skunk” has her innocence sorely tested. First, by witnessing bad behavior on the part of her neighbor and later, violence committed by one of her closest friends. Based on a 2008 novel inspired by To Kill A Mockingbird, Broken is a coming of age story whose debut star, Eloise Laurence, is just 13 years old. Tim Roth plays the quietly mature and stand-by-you dad, Archie, in a motherless household of Skunk, her brother Jed, and the romantically- inclined au pair, Kasia. Broken won top honors at the British Independent Film Awards, and the Golden Eye Award for Best International Film at the Zurich Film Festival - two more feathers in the cap of award-winning theatre and opera director Rufus Norris. UK/2012/91 min. WINNER: Best British Independent Film, British Independent Film Awards; WINNER: Grand Prix, Odessa International Film Festival: WINNER: Best International Film, Zurich Film Festival Screening with: It’s not a Cowboy Movie SponSored by:


Juan has two names. At home, he is Juan. At school, he is Ernesto. Along with his parents, he lives a clandestine life. They have returned to Argentina with Juan’s adored Uncle Beto, after years of exile as members of the Montoneros Organization to fight against the military junta that rules the country. Relentlessly tracked by the junta, the threat of capture and death is constant. But like Anne Frank living in the attic before capture by the Nazis, Juan is very much a child with a child’s humor and happiness, as well as a huge crush on his school chum, Maria. He must not slip as it would endanger his family’s survival. He follows all the rules until one day he’s told they need to move again and leave his friends and Maria behind. Clandestine Childhood is based on a true story from1979 during Argentina’s “Dirty War,” where thousands of “dissidents” (students, journalists, union members) simply “disappeared,” – either sent to concentration camps or killed by the country’s military/security forces. Argentina/2011/112 min. Havana Film Festival: Coral Award Screening with: The Palace SponSored by:

Director: Rola Nashef

Caught between multi-ethnic contemporary Detroit and his family’s traditional Lebanese culture, Sami works day and night behind the bulletproof glass of a 24-hour gas station with his ambitious cousin Mike. Within this unique eastside neighborhood, the once-university-bound Sami is forced to put his dreams aside and resign himself to a world of rude customers, price wars, junk food, overpriced Tigers baseball memorabilia and cheap long-distance phone cards. And then the beautiful Naj walks in. A hilarious comingof-age tale from first-time feature director Rola Nashef, Detroit Unleaded is based on her 2007 award-winning short film of the same name. “It’s about finding the loopholes that allow you to live a freer life,” Rola says. USA/2012/93 min. Audience Award: Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, 2013; Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award 2012; Calvin Klein “Living the Dream Award” Gotham Nominee 2011; Film Society of Lincoln Center, Emerging Visions Fellow 2011; Filmmaker Magazine “25 New Faces of Independent Film” 2011; IFP Feature Narrative Lab Fellow, 2011; Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab in Jordan, Script 2007 SponSored by:

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I Do

One Small Hitch

Director: Joel Santoni

Director: Glenn Gaylord

Director: John Burgess

Friday, 9:15 p.m., Rosebud Cinema

Friday, 9:00 a.m. The James Broughton Theatre

Saturday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Cinema Saturday, 9:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Paris is occupied. Nearly ten million refugees from all over Europe, fleeing the advancing Nazi troops, rush to Bordeaux on the south coast of France. A sea of humanity comes seeking passage to America, via Portugal, Spain and English consulates. The Portuguese Consul, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, son of aristocrats, a devout Catholic and bon vivant with a quick wit, has spent his career traveling the world and is married with 14 children. He has a secret: his lover, flamboyant and unpredictable Andree Cibial of Bordeaux, is pregnant. Despite Portuguese proclaimed neutrality, Prime Minister Antonio de Oliveira Salazar has forbidden diplomats to open the border to “undesirables,” specifically Jews and other European refugees. Mendes suffers a moral crisis, taking to his bed, fearful of retaliation to his family if he disobeys. Nonetheless, he returns to office and in the next two months issues what is estimated to be over 30,000 visas, 10,000 to Jews. This is the story of the moral dilemma of a man contemplating the larger issues of life and death, retribution and perhaps, possible atonement for his infidelity, which is dangerously close to being revealed. Famed French actor Bernard Le Coq plays Mendes.

Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Immigration is a hot button right now, as are gay rights, and I Do takes on both in a complicated marital farce cooked up to fool the authorities. Jack is happily living a New York lifestyle when US immigration authorities require him to move back home and apply for residency a second time. Giving up his apartment and professional contacts is difficult enough, but he’s also uncle and emotional savior to his precocious young niece who has lost her father (his brother) and her mother who leans on him for emotional support also. His attorney advises marriage to a US citizen. However, Jack who is gay, finds that same-sex marriage is not an obstacle to satisfying the immigration requirement. He solves the problem with a reluctant co-worker, a beautiful lesbian. Then, wouldn’t you know it, he falls in love with someone else. USA/2012/91 min. Screening with: Tiny, Miny Magic

Sunday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Cinema

Sometimes we just need to trick ourselves into making the right decision. Childhood friends Josh (Shane McRae) and Molly (Audrey Dollar) innocently agree to fake a wedding engagement to make Josh’s dying father happy. Things get out of hand with their two boisterous families, and before they know it, a ring and a promise just isn’t enough. Planning a phony wedding ensues. When play acting fosters real feelings, the two must make some serious decisions. At heart, One Small Hitch is a film about family and what we do for love in the face of impending loss. Director John Burgess says, “While this film has illness and the loss of a parent at its center, it’s really about beginnings, change, and how deeply funny life can sometimes be in its most serious moments.” He continues to say that the film, with its strong emotional pull is reminiscent of films made by John Hughes, Cameron Crowe, and Frank Capra, with elements that make One Small Hitch feel like a modern day It Happened One Night. USA/2011/105 min. Screening with: Lunch Date

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Modeled after writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton’s personal experiences at a group home for at-risk teenagers, Short Term 12 is a genuinely moving look at life in a group foster home that avoids most of the usual routes into viewers’ hearts. It follows the daily routines of Grace (Brie Larson), a counselor in her 20s who was also brought up in the foster-care system. Each day, she oversees petty squabbles and almost daily fights among the youths and calms them as best she can with anything that works, including music. Brie Larson’s performance is something of a quiet revelation, and in turn, the same could be said of the film itself. After old demons begin to surface, affecting her ability to act as an impartial counselor, Grace is finally forced to confront her past and begin her own healing process before she can attend to the needs of others. An uplifting story of redemption and healing, told with great candor and some surprising humor. USA/2013/96 min

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18 narrative features The Forgotten Kingdom

The Retrieval

Director: Andrew Mudge

Friday, 9:30 a.m., Rose Theatre

Friday, 12:00 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre

Director: Chris Eska Sunday, 12:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Your Side of the Bed Director: Jason Jeffrey Friday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Cinema Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Silverwater Theatre

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Silverwater Theatre

A tender, South African-based comingof-age story of young Atang’s journey from the hustle of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Befriended by a precocious eleven year-old orphan boy, together they make an arduous journey across the breathtaking, rugged mountains in order to find Dineo, a childhood friend with whom he has fallen in love. The characters he meets along the way, from the orphan boy to an old woman afflicted by a witch doctor’s curse, are mirrors to Atang’s inner journey. Epic in scale but intimate in scope, this is a hero’s journey in the classic sense, with powerful performances and absolutely beautiful cinematography.

In 1864, as the Civil War rages, 13-yearold Will and his exploitive Uncle Marcus are employed by a taciturn toughie named Burrell, with his ragtag band of bounty hunters. Burrell is so confident of his control over Will and Marcus that he sends the pair up north to locate Nate, an ex-slave with a price on his head, and lure him back south, where Burrell awaits. The longer the three travelers are together during an extended trek, the more Will comes to view Nate as the father figure he never had. This turmoil of emotions impels Will and Nate toward their ultimate confrontation with Burrell. This quietly stirring journey brings us into the center of America’s ravaged heartland. Writer-director Chris Eska has crafted an insightful narrative distilling the bloody backdrop of the Civil War with an intense historical drama and character study.

Brothers saving brothers – but who is rescuing whom? Middle-aged Dan has lost his wife in a car accident. One day, his brother Johnny shows up to “help pull him to a more stable shore”. However, when Johnny’s real motive for visiting Dan is revealed Dan jumps in to save Johnny’s marriage and finds himself searching to uncover his own personal issues of loss. A carefully-crafted portrait of family; one reviewer said that because there’s so much “silence” doing the heavy emotional lifting in this film , “it could be included as a fourth character on the credit crawl” and continues with “A slow burn character drama with plenty of sweetness to go around.” Canada/2012/78 min. Screening with: Harry Grows Up

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20 doCuMentary features After Tiller Directors: Martha Shane & Lana Wilson Friday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre Saturday, 9:00 a.m. The James Broughton Theatre

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Director: John Heminway

Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

Friday, 3:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Director: Jeremy Seifert Sunday, 6:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Saturday, 12:00 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre

The toughest ethical conundrum facing a woman and her doctor is the prospect of late-stage abortion. After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller of Kansas in 2009, only four doctors remain in the U.S. to perform these surgeries. Targets of the right-to-life movement, they risk their lives daily to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients’ lives. Filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson stated “It seems like the nation’s shouting match over abortion has become increasingly distanced from the real-life situations and decisions faced by those people most intimately involved—the doctors and their patients….these are not cavalier decisions.” Shane and Wilson say their most fervent hope is that audiences will leave with this: “Pro-life people will need to consider patient circumstances they might never have conceived of, and pro-choice people will have to think about whether or not they can accept other people making decisions they may vehemently disagree with. How do you judge stories? How do you judge people? Who has the right to make those judgments, in any circumstances in life? We hope that our filmmaking will help people evaluate their positions in a more honest, thoughtful, and complicated way.” USA/2013/85 min.

Battle for the Elephants explores the brutal slaughter of African elephants for their tusks, fueled largely by China’s demand for ivory. The film tells the ultimate wildlife story – how the Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for precious metals. Journalists Bryan Christy and Aidan Hartley take viewers undercover as they investigate the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, one of the world’s main ports for smuggled ivory, Hartley attempts to buy large quantities of tusks from poachers. In China, Christy explores the thriving industry of luxury goods made from ivory and the ancient cultural tradition of ivory carving. China, Kenya, Switzerland, Tanzania, USA/2013/57 min Screening with: Gyre: Creating Art from a Plastic Ocean & Oyster Farmers Facing Climate Change

Agro-chemical giant Monsanto claims GMOs will help feed the world. Is this a hoax? Why do European nations ban them while giving Monsanto patents on seeds? Why do destitute nations burn Monsanto’s seeds rather than use them to feed the starving? Seifert launched this film with a Kickstarter campaign in 2011 after winning 22 film festivals worldwide for his debut Dive!, a film about wasted food. Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Are we the oblivious guinea pigs for wide-scale experimentation by modern biotechnology? Award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Seifert invites us along as he explains this complex subject to his young kids. Together we journey across America (with an outstanding cinematographer) to explore agriculture in an entirely new way. The deeper Seifert looks into the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance, the harder it gets to find edible food. USA/2013/90 min. Screening with: Murder Mouth

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Hot Flash Havoc Director: Marc Bennett

Life According to Sam

Friday, 9:15 a.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Directors: Andrea Nix Fine & Sean Fine

Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Saturday, 3:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema


Maiden Trip Director: Jillian Schlesinger Friday, 12:30 p.m., Rose Theatre Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Uptown Theatre

Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre

“When I think of menopause, I think of hate, pure clean hate,” one woman says. A doctor recounted that one of his patients said she’d kill her husband if he (her physician) took her hormone replacement therapy away. Hot flashes. Mood swings. Night sweats. Weight gain. Anxiety. Forgetfulness. Depression. Hormone replacement therapy cooled the majority of symptoms until the US government-sanctioned Health Initiative Study was released in 2002, warning women of serious side effects such as increased risk of heart attacks and cancer. As a result, thousands of women flushed their pills down the toilet (poor sea life, flooded with a double whammy of estrogen and progesterone). Going through menopause herself, and fed up with all the mixed messages, producer Heidi Houston interviewed 30 experts in the field and gathered stories from dozens of exasperated, outspoken women. If women are angry and confused, husbands and lovers admit they’re clueless. Many men particularly miss their partner’s libido more than the women do themselves, while some women’s mood swings can make PMS look like a day on the beach. USA/2012/88 min. Screening with: Port Townsend Sails

Meet the indomitable Sam Berns, born with progeria, a disease which causes accelerated aging. At the time of filming, there were only 250 documented cases in the world. Caused by a singular genetic mutation, progeria is extremely rare. Children with this condition develop age appropriately from an emotional and intellectual aspect, yet their bodies quickly deteriorate - their skin thins, bones shatter, hair is lost and arteries narrow and harden as the cardiovascular system is exhausted. Life expectancy is 13 years. Sam’s parents are both doctors. Confounded by the prognosis of their son’s fatal condition, they develop The Progeria Research Foundation. Only four years later, they’ve found the culprit, a single genetic marker that’s flipped the wrong way. The hunt for a cure begins. Over the course of two and a half years, 28 children are given an experimental drug and closely monitored. Sam’s mother captains the drug study, in which, by AMA regulation, half of the children must receive a placebo. What to do?

Born on a boat and already a spitfire by the age of 14, Laura Dekker casts off without a backward glance to sail around the world single-handedly. Her biggest challenge is not storms at sea, but a year-long battle with Dutch authorities, sparking a global storm of media scrutiny. Worldwide criticism haunts her parents when Laura leaves port for the open ocean. A triumphant coming-of-age story, Laura writes in her journal: “I have navigated the whole world, bypassed difficult ports and dangerous reefs and got through the heaviest storms, all the time fully responsible for myself and Guppy [her boat].” Maiden Trip combines Laura’s own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations such as the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa. First-time director/producer Jillian Schlesinger spent months preparing a proposal that would earn Dekker’s trust. “I wanted to make a film with her, rather than about her – to provide the tools and platform for her unique voice to be heard,” says Schlesinger, reflecting on adolescence. “It’s a period of life that’s so deeply confusing and lonely and yet so full of hope and possibility and connection. It’s such a beautiful, painful, awkward, perfect time to explore in cinema.”

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The Crash Reel

Directed by Peter Young

Director: Lucy Walker

Friday 12:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre

Saturday, 6:00 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre

Sunday 9:15 p.m. The Peter Simpson Free Cinema

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Tiny: A Story about Living Small Directors: Christopher Carson Smith & Merete Mueller Friday, 9:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre

The Ross Sea in Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. Scientists describe it as our last ‘living laboratory’, a place that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. But the fishing industry recently found its way to the Ross Sea, targeting Antarctic Toothfish and unless stopped, the natural balance of this unique ecosystem will be lost forever. The Last Ocean follows the race to protect the Ross Sea from our insatiable appetite for fish, and raises the simple ethical question: do we fish Earth’s last untouched ocean or do we protect it? Winner Boulder International Film Festival, Best ‘Call 2 Action Film’, Boulder, U S A, February 2013 New Zealand/2013/87 min

During training for the 2010 Winter Olympics, world-class snowboarder Kevin Pearce swings up the half pipe and launches into the air. He spins into a double cork 1080. It’s one of the toughest moves in his repertoire and as he comes back down towards the ramp, the tail end of his board catches the ice. He falls forward with no time to put out his arms. As Kevin crawls back to normalcy from a traumatic brain injury, Shaun White wins the gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again. The portrait of Pearce’s’ dynamic, loving family is an emotional tale all its own. His physical recovery is quick, but the longer fight to accept what happened to him is the real struggle. He has a role model in this: his brother, David C. Pearce, who describes his own struggles with Down Syndrome. Filmed, including 15 years of film verite, by Academy Award–nominated director Lucy Walker. USA/2013/90 min. Audience Award: South by Southwest Film Festival; Documentary Audience Award: Dallas International Film Festival

Christopher Carson Smith, aged 30, had never built anything. And his thirst for roots and home was ever increasing. Solution? He sets about creating his own tiny home. Having more in common with Port Townsend’s gypsy wagons than with RVs or trailers, tiny houses reflect the owners who have stripped “extravagant living” to its essence. Meet innovative people who imaginably use recycled materials to create beautiful structures. One fellow says he doesn’t have running water in the house, but walking water— a well he walks to on the property. Yet other dwellers have state-of-the-art, solar-powered, high-end microarchitecture. What’s the benefit other than reducing one’s carbon footprint? Says director Merete Mueller, “Living in a small space puts the focus on doing things, rather than having things. Realizing that has had a hugely positive impact on my life.” Will “living small” go big? USA/2013/62 min. Screening with: Irish Folk Furniture & Slomo

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Unhung Hero

Uranium Drive-In

Director: Brian Spitz

Director: Suzan Beraza

Friday, 9:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre Saturday, 3:00 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre

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Legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his partner of 20 years, Curtis Shaw, struggled to create a family during years when society forbade them to marry and frowned on a two-father household. Two documents the extraordinary, almost magical way they met Angela Whittaker, the woman who would give birth to their twin sons. Combining over twelve years of home movies and narrated by 9 yearold Roman and Nyro, Two documents the story of these unique individuals, whose lives became inextricably woven in unexpected ways. Ultimately, it is a testament to the universal triumph of love over convention. USA/2013/71 min. Screening with: Grandpa and Me

When comedian Patrick Moote’s girlfriend rejects his marriage proposal on the jumbotron at a UCLA basketball game, it unfortunately goes viral and hits TV networks worldwide. Days after his heartbreaking humiliation, she privately reveals why she can’t be with him forever: Patrick’s small penis size. Unhung Hero follows Patrick’s real life journey as he boldly sets out to expose this extremely personal chapter of his life-confronting ex-girlfriends, doctors, anthropologists, adult film stars and sex columnists including Seattle’s own Dan Savage. From witch-doctors in Papua, New Guinea to sex museums in Korea, Patrick goes on his globetrotting adventure to finally answer the age old question: Does size really matter? Patrick’s honest search- he even tries recommended ways to make it bigger- has audiences laughing contagiously throughout. Our unhung hero is a resident of Whidbey Island. We know there are courageous men training at Whidbey’s Naval Air Station, but we don’t know many men as brave as Patrick.

Over 60 miles from the nearest traffic light is the town of Naturita, Coloradopopulation 519. Until the mid-1980s, this area was booming with a town swimming pool and a drive-in movie theater – the Uranium Drive-In. Shops are now boarded up and even the elementary school is for sale. The promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill has the town hopeful for the first time in decades. When environmentalists step in to stop the mill, pro-mill advocates are enraged. A debate ensues, pitting jobs against health and the environment. The question remains: is uranium worth it? With authentic voices, the Uranium DriveIn’s quirky, strong-willed characters tell personal stories about life and death in a mining town gone bust. USA/2013/70 min. Screening with: Alison Gannett, a MoveShake Story

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When I Walk Director: Jason DaSilva

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Supporting film education 12 months out of the year.

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Remember the lovely Lennon sisters? All four are singing in Branson, Missouri for busloads of aging mid-westerners flocking to this “Vegas in the heart of the Ozarks.” This Vegas, however, is not Sin City. Incredible talent shares the stage with cornball humor. Over 100 clean-as-a-whistle, staged shows take place here annually. But, as Branson faces an economic downturn and changing attitudes on social issues, the interwoven sagas of these performing families showcase an uncertain America. Filmmakers catch frank moments of raw conflict among resident stage crews and others working behind the scenes to showcase performers of diminishing fame and remarkable grace. Tributes to music legends are popular: Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline and John Denver among them. There’s also Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf, The Price is Right (live) and occasional foreign acts such as the “Acrobats of China.” Tickets are affordable, under $45, and therein lies part of the problem. Directors AJ Schnack and David Wilson show both insight and great heart as they capture Branson’s beauty while looking behind the façade at aging performers and their audience, and chasing dollars in a shrinking market.

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He exercises, he meditates, he goes to Lourdes to try to slow the effects of his steady decline, but nothing helps. Diagnosed with rapidly advancing multiple sclerosis a year before, the otherwise strapping Jason DaSilva one day falls down on the beach and cannot get up. A 25-year-old documentary filmmaker, he decides to film his own inevitable decline, and like every good story there is arc, uplift, and foil, in this case, his practical mother who reminds him that we are all here and must do the best we can. DaSilva uses creative ways to tell his story with playful black-and-white animation throughout, dramatizing the war white blood cells are fighting in his body, devouring his once-healthy nerve endings. When he is forced to use a scooter to get around, he adapts and films low angle shots from his lap, and unexpectedly, falls head over teacup in love with Alice Cook. USA/2013/84 min. Screening with: Like a Dance

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28 short narratives Animation Hotline Director: Dustin Grella Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Rose Theatre Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Silverwater Theatre If you leave Dustin Grella an interesting story on his voicemail, he will transform it into an animated narrative. Animation Hotline is a series of micro-animations that use crowd-sourced voicemail message for content that range from the mundane to the artistic and surprising. USA/2011/6 min

TV the night before. The next day, inside the school toilets, Vincent takes advantage of the break to describe the film to his classmate, Mousse. At the same time, in the female bathroom, Jessica, who’s also been deeply moved by the film, bombards her best friend Nadia with awkward questions about her gay father. A tender portrait of innocence, insight and longing. France/2012/12 min. Screening with: Broken

Lunch Date Director: Sasha Collington

Screening with: Breakfast with Curtis

Harry Grows Up Director: Mark Nickelsburg Friday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Silverwater Theatre Mark Nickelsburg made this film about toddlers in love, starring his own son as Harry. He says, “It’s a simple love story but it’s universal. There’s infatuation and romantic fantasy, which are exciting but fleeting and empty, and there’s true love that’s difficult and complicated but in the end more deeply satisfying. Harry Grows Up is about maturing enough not to confuse the two, and the wisdom to choose the latter.”

Saturday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre Sunday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre 2011 was supposed to be Annabel’s year. So why is she here, sitting in a restaurant, being told by a thirteen-year-old that her boyfriend, Thomas, doesn’t want to see her anymore? The messenger is Wilbur. He has agreed to break the news as payment for borrowing Thomas’ tent. But dispensing with Annabel proves a bigger challenge than Wilbur had anticipated. Writer/director/actor Sasha Collington is a prodigy. UK/2011/11 min. Screening with: One Small Hitch

Return to Me (Reviens-Moi) Director: Tracy Rector Saturday, Noon, Silverwater Theatre

USA/2012/12 min. Screening with: Your Side of the Bed

It’s Not a Cowboy Movie Director: Benjamin Parent Friday, 12:00 p.m., Silverwater Theatre Sunday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre Brokeback Mountain was aired on

Sunday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre A man remembers his childhood love and what he was asked to do for nostalgia’s sake in this captivating short. The flashback-driven story conveys the torment of youthful love through one man’s wistful daydreams. USA/2012/8 min Screening with: Aliyah

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The Palace Director: Ruud Satijn Friday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre Saturday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre For the first time, Machteld, 14, is allowed to go out to the local disco, The Palace, with her friend Sarah. Since Sarah is already familiar with going out, she makes Machteld dress up as a sexier version of herself: no sneakers and jeans, but a mini skirt and high heels. But once having made it inside the disco, Machteld tumbles into a world of unknown boundaries with new and frightening behaviors. Her inexperience drags her from one awkward situation into the mystery of the night. Netherlands/2010/11 min. Screening with: Clandestine Childhood

Tiny Miny Magic Director: Danielle Lurie Friday, 9:00 a.m. The James Broughton Theatre Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema When Sam Cabbage decides to show her appreciation for her mailman by leaving him a present in her mailbox, she is overjoyed when he leaves her a present back. Through a gift giving exchange, an unexpected romance ensues. Original score by Matt Whyte of the Indie rock band Earl Greyhound. UK/2011/9 min. Screening with: I Do SponSored by

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Alison Gannett, a MoveShake Story

Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven

Director: Alexandria Bombach

Director: Johan Palmgren & Asa Blanck

Friday, 9:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Friday, 9:30 p.m., RoseTheatre

Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre In Ireland old hand painted furniture is often associated with hard times, with poverty and with a time many would rather forget. Because of this association much of the country’s furniture heritage lies rotting in barns and sheds. In the making of this film 16 pieces of abandoned folk furniture were restored and returned back into daily use – and animated! This film was shot in a green and environmentally friendly way using local craftspeople, local narrators and inexpensive secondhand equipment and natural light.

Friday, 9 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Rose Theatre This is a story of two centuries. Alison Gannett lives a 20th century life as an advocate for wholesome rural sustainability on a 75-acre farm in western Colorado. Then, into her idyllic, independent life comes the tentacles of modern corporate exploitation of public land: companies plan to drill for natural gas next to her land without having to heed laws protecting clean water and air. Will her optimism survive? USA/2012/9 min Screening with: Uranium Drive-In

Sunday, 9:30 a.m., RoseTheatre The deep friendship between a young boy and his warm hearted, humorous and bedridden grandfather. The aging man has a secret he wants to share with his grandson that takes them deep into the woods together on one final adventure. The director, Asa Blanck is part of the family, allowing the team to create a special, touching portrait of the final chapter of life and how it continues. Sweden/2013/15min Screening with: Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro

Crow Quill Night Owls

Gyre: Creating Art from a Plastic Ocean

Director: Max McSimov

Director: J.J. Kelley

Friday, 6:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre

Friday, 3:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Sunday, Noon, The James Broughton Theatre, Key City Playhouse

Unique and delightfully talented, they were seen busking around Port Townsend for the past year—and as the guests of West Coast Live at last year’s PTFF. Learn more of their story and appreciation for an eclectic musical style that has become more of a life style! USA/2013/10 min. Screening with: Big Joy

Saturday, 12:00 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre National Geographic follows an international team of scientists, artists, and educators as they launch an expedition to study marine deb ris in the remote waters of Alaska, changing the way we view some of the most disturbingly profound artifacts of our time. Much of the ocean’s trash is swirling in one of five ‘gyres’- large systems of rotating ocean currents. The world shrinks as we all become connected thru our litter, yet somehow we manage to remain severed from the problem we are creating. We are killing the life that depends on the sea. Our trash is becoming the cultural archeology of our time. Is that how we want to be remembered? USA/2013/22 min Screening with: Battle for the Elephants

Irish Folk Furniture Director: Tony Donoghue

Ireland/2012/8 min Screening with: Tiny: A Story About Living Small & Slomo

Keeper of the Mountains Director: Allison Otto Friday, 6:30 p.m., Rose Theatre Saturday, 12:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema Keeper of the Mountains is a portrait of Elizabeth Hawley and her unlikely key role in the Golden Age of Himalayan mountaineering, her defiance of the traditional gender roles of her day, and her decision to settle alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she has famously lived life on her own terms ever since. This portrait of Hawley, now 89, is an impressionistic snapshot of her life and the challenges she currently faces as she tries to maintain the mountaineering archives and her independence while dealing with advancing age. USA/2013/25 min Screening with: A Life in the Mountains

30 short doCuMentari es 2013 PTFF Like a Dance Director: Jill Orschell Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Rose Theatre Sunday, 6:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre A 17-year-old abandons her childhood dream to dance when she is diagnosed with cancer but discovers something about herself along the way. Beautiful underwater footage is captured by her father. USA/2013/6 min Screening with: When I Walk

Oyster Farmers Facing Climate Change Directors: Benjamin Drummond & Sara Steele Friday, 3:15p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema Saturday, 12:00 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre Kathleen Nisbet and her father, Dave, farm oysters in Washington’s Willapa Bay. They recently shifted some of their business to Hawaii after ocean acidification started killing baby oysters in local hatcheries. USA/2012/5 min Screening with: Battle for the Elephants

Port Townsend Sails Director: Paul Shapiro Friday 9:15 a.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema Saturday 9:15 a.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema This film offers a look at the life and work of master sailmaker Carol Hasse, whose sail loft is located in beautiful, historic Port Townsend, Washington (sound familiar?). The film explores the incredible sailmaking process, the life journey of Hasse as an educator, community activist, founder of

The Wooden Boat Festival and Foundation and mentor to a crew of young sailmakers. USA/2013/5 min. Screens with: Hotflash Havoc

chet, the question is what can’t you do? France/2012/5 min Screening with: Unhung Hero

Ray: A Life Underwater

You Don’t Know Jack

Director: Amanda Bluglass

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Friday, 12:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

Saturday, 3:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Uptown Theatre Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait of one man’s deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artifacts. Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives, a rogue with an eye for salvage – and the ladies – has been scouring the seabed for treasures his whole life. Ray can be found most days at his museum at Yacht Haven Quay, Plymouth. UK/2011/14 min. Screening with: Maiden Trip

Sunday 3:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre What does a 14-year-old genius do in a regular high school biology class? While his friends thought about frogs or football, Jack Andrade invented a life-saving test for pancreatic cancer. USA/2013/4 min Screening with: Life According to Sam

Murder Mouth


Director: Madeleine Parry

Director: Joshua Izenberg

Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

Friday, 9:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre In 1998, depressed and frustrated, Dr. John Kitchin abandoned his career as a neurologist and moved to San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He began to see slow-motion gliding to music as a portal to religious ecstasy. At Pacific Beach he underwent a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity. USA/2012/17 min. Screening with: Tiny; A Story About Living Small & Irish Folk Furniture

The Man Who Lived on His Bike Director: Guillaume Blanchet Friday, 9:30 p.m., Uptown Theatre Saturday, 3:00 p.m. The James Broughton Theatre What can you do on a bicycle? For Guillaume Blan-

Sunday, 6:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema Murder Mouth is Madeleine Parry’s personal exploration of what it is like to actually kill your own food. Says Parry, “ I felt I should go through that experience, and discover whether killing the meat that I ate would change how I felt about my food. . . . I didn’t know what I would discover. I thought it would be very interesting to find out, not only for myself but for other people as well. And I made it a documentary because everyone I spoke to was fascinated by the topic.” Rated VD for Vegetarian Discretion. Australia/2013/17 min Screening with: GMO OMG SponSored by:

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Inocente Directors: Andrea Nix Fine & Sean Fine

Saturday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre Pablo Picasso said, “Everything you can imagine is real!” Allowing their hearts and hands to become tools, artists bring us close to themselves, inviting us without description or apology to experience their perspective and enhance our lives. The depth of talent and technique highlighted in this collection of short films reminds us that art informs all aspects of our shared experience of life.

The Perfect Fit

American Dream

Director: Finlay Pretsell “Ballet dancers get dodgy feet from dancing and I get dodgy hands from making their shoes!” The Perfect Fit looks at professional ballet through the eyes of a shoemaker who pounds his soul out making each pair perfect, trying to ease the burden on the dancers’ feet. Ballet shoes may be worn by delicate girls, but they’re crafted by burly men whose hands tell another story.

Director: Ian Ruhter Just what is the American Dream? Photographer Ian Ruhter is traveling the country photographing the people and places he sees along the way with a delivery van that he converted into a giant camera. He develops the large format photos using the collodion wet plate process, an early photographic process popular in the 19th century. He calls the endeavor the American Dream project. Ruhter sees the world differently. He depicts his subjects — the downtrodden, the terrified, the handicapped — in their true heroic potential.

UK/2011/9 min.

Panmela Castro Director: Heloisa Passos Castro views her art, graffiti, as an act of expression that seizes women’s rights. In Castro’s vision, the movement of female-centric graffiti spreads from country to country as women share it among their communities. Though graffiti is typically a masculine art form, it is also typically the expression of the oppressed, having its roots in underprivileged, urban youth of color. Castro calls herself a “dreamer” and draws inspiration from one of her recurring character creations, Liberthé, who is “free in such an ample way that we can’t even imagine.” Brazil/2012/4 min.

USA/2012/11 min

Honor the Treaties Director: Eric Becker Honor the Treaties examines photographer Aaron Huey’s work for Native American rights on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre. The film depicts what 120 years of broken treaties and broken dreams have done to a onceproud Native American people, who now reside in “Prisoner of War Camp #334.” USA/2012/14 min.

A poignant coming of age story about a young artist’s determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be limited by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for her last nine years. Color is her personal revolution and its sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past. Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children. Inocente has become the first film funded by Kickstarter to win an Oscar. Four other such films were nominated for an Academy Award, including The Barber of Birmingham, a PTFF favorite in 2011. USA/2012/40 min.

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32 short prograMs 2013 PTFF The Places don’t say we didn’t Where We Lived warn you Saturday, 10 p.m., Uptown Theatre Sunday, 12:00 p.m., Silverwater Theatre

Director: Bernardo Britto This animated short asks an existential question about the geography of our

“Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You!” is 100% guaranteed to surprise, make you laugh, shock and maybe keep you up late…6 short films with one element in common; they could not be programmed with anything else! Wonderful production values, laugh out loud humor, cartoon sex, classroom behavior that every teacher has imagined at one moment or another. Shakespeare lovers, sci-fi fans, folks with food allergies- we might offend all of you but- don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Teacher of the Year

Dairy Queen

Director: Chris Modoono Down on his luck, elementary school teacher Ethan Collins treats his classroom like a therapist’s office, substituting the boredom of education with his own morose existential minutiae. His students watch politely as he pontificates, kvetches, and curses like a sailor. To be sure, the trope of the foulmouthed grade school teacher is easy comedic fodder, but the film supersedes cheap laughs by slowly developing the story, eventually taking us to a surprisingly earnest place.

Director: Lauren Savoy On the eve of a romantic weekend upstate, sweet but profoundly awkward Chloe plans on telling Dan, her boyfriend of three weeks, that she loves him. While he prepares the one meal he knows how to make, Fettuccine Alfredo, she tries on sexy lingerie, working to build up her courage. Then, terror strikes as lactose intolerant Chloe comes face to face with Dan’s creamy concoction. Chloe throws caution to the wind and dives into the meal. But as soon as the wine kicks in, so does the Alfredo.

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Tram Director: Michaela Pavlatova It’s the humdrum daily routine for this tram’s conductress. As every morning, men get on the tram to go to work, one after another, all similar: quiet, grey, apathetic. And yet, on this day, following the jolts and the road’s vibrations, to the rhythm of the tickets inserted in the ticket-stamping machine, things get erotic. The tram conductress’s desire turns the reality into a surrealistic and phallic fantasy. She then takes a ride with the passengers. Music, maestro! France/2012/8 min.

lives: when our old apartment houses have been imploded, when our childhood woods are made into a shopping center, when even parents have become just people—then who are we? (Warning: graphic cartoon sexuality.) USA/2013/7 min

End of the Beginning Director: Richard Marshall After surviving an apocalyptic event,

USA/2013/12 min.

The Real Housewives of Shakespeare Directors: Ben Medina & Jamie King

This fake reality show, written in marvelously clever verse with contemporary slang, follows Lady Macbeth, Desdemona, Juliet, and many more of the Bard’s classic divas as they struggle with fashion, foreclosure, sex tapes, soliloquies, and other pitfalls of the rich and fabulous! Just imagine Kate dropping the F-bomb on Petruchio . . . . USA/2013/23 min.

Sookie, a cute, feisty, gun-toting 14-yearold, escapes with her ailing daddy to the open road. They find shelter from the dreaded Night Creatures in an abandoned town, where they hole up in an empty country diner. There they meet the town’s last inhabitant, Dylan, a shy, brainy 13-year-old. USA/2013/19 min. SponSored by:

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faCes of CoMBat Friday 9:00 a.m., Silverwater Theatre Saturday, 6:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema Many among us have an idea of heroism. These films may inform or alter that concept. Faced with the unimaginable, those who experience combat are changed. This triptych of films presents three remarkable perspectives of prisoners, soldiers and veterans. You may not necessarily see yourself portrayed on the screen but you will see moments of decision, of circumstance leading in new directions and, most of all, you will see the humanity in combat.

Decimation Director: Wade Jackson Set in 1942, Decimation tells the story of ten Russian soldiers who are accused of cowardice in the face of the enemy during WWII. As punishment for their betrayal, they are forced to choose among themselves which one will be executed at dawn by a firing squad. Award-winning cinematography and a tale that unfolds right up to the final frame. USA/2013/30 min. Special Jury Prize, SIFF 2013.

Honor and Sacrifice Directors: Don Sellers & Lucy Ostrander Honor & Sacrifice tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by WWII. The eldest, Hiroshi (Roy), used his Japanese language skills to fight with the Merrill’s Marauders, an American guerrilla unit in Burma- only after he was released from his own prison camp in the American internment camps. While he was fighting, his parents and sisters were living in their family’s ancestral home, Hiroshima. The story is told by Roy’s daughter Karen as she discovers her father’s work in military intelligence, kept secret for 50 years. USA/2013/28 min.

Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields Director: Dulanie Ellis Sgt. Adam Burke made a promise to God. Bleeding out from a mortar hit in Iraq, Adam promised that if he could live to see his family one more time, he would do something to make his life worth saving. Two years later, he started the Veterans Farm, a place of emotional solace and job training in organic blueberry production for disabled vets like himself. Adam is just one of the inspiring and compelling veterans featured in Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields. Follow our ensemble of combat men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan as they share their truth: Why they joined the military, how the war experience changed them, what the daunting return to civilian life has been, how they struggled to find a positive pathway forward and ultimately, when they found organic farming and pasture-raised livestock to be an answer to a dream. Their stories are both inspiring and pragmatic as they find their next mission: food security for America. USA/2012/41 min.

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how we play Saturday, 3:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Rose Theatre Put this program in the “Do not try this at home” category! Actually, some adventurous spirits might be inspired to spread their wings. These films are filled with crazy launches off cliff, humans wearing wing suits, awesome and real women’s climbing exploits, intensely beautiful kayaking, an inspiring young skateboarder who doesn’t let blindness hold him back… and the Gimp Monkeys whose credo is “we are climbers 1st, disabled 2nd”. Fasten your seatbelts for an enjoyably bumpy ride through the lens of these awesome athletes!!!

Split of a Second Directors: John Boisen & Bjorn Favremark Hasn’t everyone dreamed of flying? Espen Fadness, the Norwegian birdman, dons a suit with rudimentary wings. His plunges down vertical cliffs will thrill the dormant eagles in the audience while terrifying all acrophobes. He says all the work of preparing takes 99.9% of the sport’s time, whereas the flight itself lasts only a “split of a second . . . that’s how much fun it is.” Sweden/2012/9min

Brave Directors: Robert Van der Lans & Justin Karten Tommy Carroll is blind as a bat—a bat on a skateboard. Like those creatures of the night, he uses a kind of sonar to navigate, in a sport that demands bravery from anyone. Blind since the age of two, Carroll is much more than ›› Continued on page 34

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“a kid on a board” and he challenges us to be more, too! Netherlands/2013/3min

The Gimp Monkeys Director: Fitz Cahall What has four legs, five arms and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys. Craig DeMartino lost his leg after a 100-foot climbing fall. Pete Davis was born without an arm. Bone cancer claimed Jarem Frye’s left leg at the age of 14. While the three are linked by what they are missing, it is their shared passion for climbing that pushed them towards an improbable goal – the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan. There was no cause. No call for awareness. No fund raising. “We are climbers first, disabled second,” says DeMartino. “If you’re a climber, you want to climb El Cap.” The Gimp Monkeys follows their successful ascent of Zodiac, a 1,800-foot route on the Southeast Face of El Capitan. USA/2012/8 min

Strong Director: Fitz Cahall “We are all going to make mistakes. It’s truly learning from them that makes life really sweet,” says skier, climber and parent, Roger Strong. On April 6th, 2011, the veteran backcountry skier was skinning up his favorite backcountry run on Washington’s Snoqualmie Pass when he triggered an avalanche that swept him and two friends hundreds of feet through steep trees. In the aftermath, wheelchair bound, he was left to consider his decisions. Had he failed as a father and a husband? What would he take away from the experience? And if his body would allow, would he still want to ski?  Miraculously, a year later he was skiing the pass again. USA/2013/8 min.

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Push It

The Road from Karakol

Director: Jen Randall Push It is the story of filmmaker Jen Randall and her new-found climbing partner, Jackie Sequeira, preparing for their first ever big wall – El Capitan in Yosemite. Along the way, Randall visits some of her climbing heroines for inspiration. Two years in the making – overcoming broken bones, awful weather, a lack of funds and several crises of confidence – this is a complex story built around the notions of journey and female camaraderie. It’s an open invitation for everyone to keep “pushing it.”  

Director: Fitz Cahall

UK/2012/25 min.

In 2012, Kyle Dempster pedaled (and pushed and carried) his bike 700 miles across the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, where there are few roads and even fewer bridges. Somehow, he filmed himself on this lonely, perilous trek, so we can go along on the road from Karakol. USA/2013/26 min

Lacon de Catalonia Director: Niels Windfeldt A montage of the most amazing feats on a bicycle you are likely ever to see, featuring Andreu Lacondeguy, acrobat, daredevil, athlete, Houdini on wheels.

Paper Shredder Directors: Paul Gemignani & Stephen Gemignani

Norway/2012/5 min

Cascada Directors: Anson Fogel & Skip Armstrong

When a shredder (a snowboarder) dreams, his avatar keeps on shredding around the room. USA/2013/2 min

Waterfalls seem to attract daredevils. If it’s Niagara, they come with a barrel. If it’s a cascade in a lush tropical setting, then a kayak is the vessel of choice. USA/2013/8 min

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Moving Mountains Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Rose Theatre Sunday, 3:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre We often hold back from doing something because we somehow believe that one person can’t make a difference. Here are 5 true examples that disprove that notion. You will be moved and inspired after seeing these amazing documentaries that highlight the Power of ONE. Men and women who are truly making a difference in the most incredible ways.

An Inconvenient Youth

The Secret of Trees

Director: Slater Jewell-Kemker An Inconvenient Youth captures the vibrant though underreported story of the global youth climate movement. Nineteenyear-old director Slater Jewell-Kemker brings a fresh perspective to this frightening and urgent issue by focusing on the hearts and dreams of young people who have devoted themselves to change…to a sustainable future.

Director: Albert Maysles What do trees know that we don’t? 13-year-old inventor Aidan realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then he wondered why we don’t collect solar energy in the same way.

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Gregg Treinish, a MoveShake Story Director: Alexandria Bombach When asked how others could follow their passions for making change, Gregg Treinish simply replied: “Three seconds of courage... that’s all it takes.” Named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic, Treinish founded Adventures and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) in 2011, based on the idea that those who recreate in natural areas have a responsibility to protect them. USA/2012/15 min

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Duk County Director: Jordan Campbell This is the story of a collaboration between John Dau and Dr. Geoff Tabin who restored eyesight for over 200 people. Tabin and his team from the Moran Eye Center in Park City, Utah, took their operation to South Sudan where an appalling number of people suffer from curable blindness. They worked with John Dau (one of the original Lost Boys of Sudan, whose remarkable story of survival was featured in the film God Grew Tired of Us, 2007). USA/2013/37 min.

Badru’s Story Directors: Benjamin Drummond & Sara Steele

A Healing Art Director: Ellen Frick Yes, there is art in tragedy – even the loss of an eye? Watch the talent of artificial eye makers Christy Erickson and Todd Cranmore combine artistry, skill and compassion to rekindle hope for their patients and families. Each eye is a masterful work of art created to be as unique as the individual who wears it. Follow the compelling journey of several patients from a state of fear to a place of hope as they are transformed by caring and capable hands. A Healing Art was produced by director Ellen Frick and Team Fly On The Wall as part of the International Documentary Challenge, a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have five days to make a short nonfiction film. USA/2009/7 min.

Each year, Badru Mugerwa sets 60 camera traps in the rugged forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. His work is part of the TEAM Network, a global web of field stations that provides an early warning system for loss of biodiversity in tropical forests. Badru and his fellow TEAM scientists have collected over one million images of mammals and birds to help guide conservation efforts. USA/2013/6 min.

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36 short programs No Shortage of Characters Saturday, 9:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre Sunday, 3:15 p.m. Peter Simpson Free Cinema Impossible to describe, short films can be a sketch, a fine portrait or a flight of fancy created for you by a filmmaker. What would a team of high diving giraffes look like? Are you scared? How would you introduce cats to one another? Join us in a betting parlor in rural Sweden when desperate times call for desperate measures that made our reviewer laugh long and loud. In this short film program, there is no shortage of characters.

5 Metres 80

The Record Breaker

Director: Nicolas Deveaux

Director: Brian McGiinn The-Record-Breaker Meet Ashrita Furman, a singularly driven character, and his merry band of compatriots (including Champ, the dog) as he’s about to attempt to climb Machu Picchu on stilts. Furman, a NYC health food manager who has set records in more than 30 countries, completed his goal of breaking a record in all 7 continents when he set the mile hula hoop record at Uluru (known as Ayers Rock) in the Australian desert in 2003. Furman has also set records at the Egyptian Pyramids (distance pool cue balancing), Stonehenge (standing on a Swiss ball), the Eiffel Tower (most sit ups in an hour)… What next??

We see giraffes diving gracefully, like Olympic champions, twisting and turning in the air, to land expertly in the pool far below. Well, it is an animated film, but still—Esther Williams, eat your heart out. France/2013/5 min

The Scared is Scared Director: Bianca Giaever When an inventive young filmmaker turns to a 6-year-old for inspiration, the result is likely to be a masterpiece. The Scared is Scared made by Bianca Giaever, based on 6-year-old Asa Baker-Rouse’s improv storytelling, certainly stands up to the test. The only barrier to soaking up Asa’s genius? At just under eight minutes, Asa thinks faster than we do! USA/2013/8 min

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Odysseus’ Gambit Director: Alex Lora Cercos Saravuth Inn, a fifty-year-old Cambodian refugee, sits before a chess board every day in New York City’s Union Square. You can play him for five dollars, but you probably won’t win. Inn, a chess master, is also a country singer (he has CDs), a student of Classical literature, and a charming man whose life story sounds like a movie plot. When his family was killed by the Khmer Rouge—Inn has

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bullet wounds all over his body—he was rescued (he says “kidnapped”) by U. S. troops and brought to America in “Operation Babylift” in 1975. It’s no wonder he sees himself as Odysseus, a wanderer without a home, without, as he says, even “a dog to recognize me.” Spain, USA/2012/12 min

The Date (Treffit) Director: Jenni Toivoniemi Sixteenyear-old Tino finds himself obliged to play host at an appointment for his family’s pedigree tomcat, Diabolo. His prospective mate arrives in the company of a mother and her teenage daughter. While the animals get down to the business of preserving their species next door, their owners make awkward small talk over coffee and quite the passionate symphony. Finland/2012/7 min.

Mousse Director: John Hellberg What could be easier than robbing a small tobacco shop on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. This Swedish comic hostage film features Mousse, a robber with pride and principles, fed up with living as a second-class citizen. Mousse knows how to deal with the bungling policemen, but what happens when he faces principles different from his own? Sweden/2012/40 min. short program Sponsored by:

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42 Ongoing support for PTFI What is PTFI, anyway? Port Townsend Film Institute hosted 15 film education events this year, monthly salons with First Tuesday programming at The Rose Theatre and we are hatching more film notions all the time. Your support made it possible to bring Micha Peled and his dynamic documentaries about globalization to over 200 students. Global Lens international film series moved to Fort Worden and thanks to educational partners Peninsula College and Goddard College, attendance more than doubled. We sang along to Mamma Mia!, talked about manufacturing, salmon, women’s issues, immigration and GMO seeds. If you enjoy our programming and believe it is enriching our community, consider a monthly pledge of support to help sustain this vital flow of ideas and artistic inspiration. Visit our website at www.ptfilmfest. com/Join/donate for more information.

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44 PTFF Cast and crew PTFF CAST & CREW This is how we put on the show: In the dark of winter, films start to arrive in the mail, online and by carrier pigeon. In the months that follow, dozens of folks watch hundreds of hours of film, imagine events and invite guests to create what has become a cultural legend – The Port Townsend Film Festival. This list will never be complete, but we have to start somewhere! Staff Janette Force, PTFI Executive Director Victoria O’Donnell, Administrative Director Jane Julian, Director of Programming Steve Goff, Festival Operations Manager Sana Gomes, Press Secretary Chris Martin, Tech Czar Deborah Pederson, Bookkeeper Raman Stika, Film Wrangler Office Support Cherel Lopez Donna Bodkin Chris McFaul Gabrielle Sanchez Katherine Baril Betty O’Bryan Debbi Steele Benita Zink Karen Farr Susan Pratt Barbara Henthorn Kate Franco Carol Jorgensen Lili Glast, Library Janet Goff Concierge Amanda Steurer Pamela Gould Farmers Market Carrie Rice Festival Banking Genie Nastrie, Miss Money Penny Aldryth O’Hara, Gooding, O’Hara & Mackey Festival Production Bonnie Christoffersen, Festival Designer

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Photography Mark Saran, Manager Film Reviewers Tom Christopher Pam Kolacy, Josh Marshall Captain Narratives Ed Lowe Kris Mayer, Captain Documentaries Kevin Mason Jan Schroeder Linda Sutton Linda Loar Irving Mortensen Marcia Perlstein John Earl Steve Gillard Alexandra Nakelski Poster Artist Sue Gillard Frank Samuelson Linda Yakush Jonathan Altemose Print Program Coltan Newton Victoria O’Donnell, Editor-in-Chief Travis Spencer Jan Halliday Shahayla Shadburne Richard Conway Ruth James Bob Walthers Naomi Hubbard Jeanne Marie Morelli Stormy Wolsterman Alethea Westlund Projectionists Liz Quayle Gary Engbrecht, Supreme Bill Lemaster Commander Jeff Youde Amy Carlson Lynn Lemaster Rick Wiley Jack Kapold Dan Sutton Brian McLoughlin Erik Durfey Tamara Martin Pratt Francesco Tortorici Nora Petrich Korie Griffith Dennis Daneau Renee Baribault Amanda Kingsley Surveys Larry Johnson Kathy Stafford Anna Bachmann Graphic Design Terry Tennesen, PTFI Graphic Designer Brian McLoughlin, Festival Signs Marian Roh, Chris Hawley, Festival Program Guest Services Laura Tucker HospitalitySharon Wenzler, Manager Jewel Atwell Jennifer Turney Linnea Patrick Nancy Johnson Interviews on Taylor Nora Petrich, Manager Mara Lathrop Masters of Ceremonies Joey Pipia Robert Horton Pass Production Tom Christopher Jim Ewing

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Cover Artist Frank Samuelson found in Port Townsend’s atmosphere the art connection he had been searching for. Samuelson, a professional artist and seasoned poster designer, created our film festival’s poster for the first time. “The view from the top of the stairs at the Haller Fountain proved to be my take off point. With a little artistic license I fit most of what I wanted in the scene. The scale of some objects plays with the sensibilities of the viewer’s eyes and reality. Basically it’s the portrayal of the event itself. I had the most fun working on it. I’d do it again in a second!” For more info about Frank and his art,

Film Index . . . . . Genre Codes: DF: Documentary Feature NF: Narrative Feature SD: Short Documentary SN: Short Narrative 5 metres 80: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 A Healing Art: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 A Life in the Mountains: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 A Person Known to Me: NF . . . . . . . . . . . 14 After Tiller: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Alison Gannett: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Aliyah: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 American Dream: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 An Inconvenient Youth: SD . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Animation Hotline: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Artist’s Voices: Short Program . . . . . . . . . 30 Badru’s Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Battle for the Elephants: DF . . . . . . . . . . 20 Big Joy: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Brave: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Breakfast with Curtis: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Broken: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Cascada: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Clandestine Childhood: NF . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Crow Quill Night Owls: SD . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Dairy Queen: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Decimation: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Defiant Requiem: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Detroit Unleaded: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Disobedience: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You Short Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Duk County: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 End of the Beginning: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Faces of Combat: Short Program . . . . . . 32 Finding Nemo: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 GMO OMG: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Good Ol’ Freda: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Grandpa and Me: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gregg Treinish: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields: SD . . . . . . . . 33 Gyre: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Harry Grows Up: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Honor & Sacrifice: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Honor the Treaties: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Hot Flash Havoc: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 How We Play Short Program . . . . . . . . . . 32 I Do: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Inocente: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Irish Folk Furniture: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 It’s Not a Cowboy Movie: SN . . . . . . . . . 28 Keeper of the Mountains: SD . . . . . . . . . 29


Lacon De Catalonia: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Life According to Sam: DF . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Like A Dance: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Lunch Date: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Maiden Trip: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Mousse: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Moving Mountains: Short Program . . . . . 34 Murder Mouth: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 No Shortage of Characters: Short Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Odysseus’ Gambit: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 One Small Hitch: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Oyster Farmers: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Panmela Castro: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Paper Shredder: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Port Townsend Sails: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Push It: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Ray: A Life Underwater: SD . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Return To Me: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Short Term 12: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Slomo: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Split of a Second: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Starman: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Step Into Liquid: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Strong: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Teacher of the Year: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Crash Reel: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Date (Treffit): SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Forgotten Kingdom: NF . . . . . . . . . . 18 The Gimp Monkeys: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 The Glass Menagerie: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Last Ocean: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Man Who Lived on his Bike: SD . . . . 30 The Palace: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Places Where We Lived: SN . . . . . . . 32 The Real Housewives of Shakespeare: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Record Breaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Perfect Fit: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The Retrieval: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 The Road From Karakol: SD . . . . . . . . . . 34 The Scared is Scared: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Secret of Trees: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tiny Miny Magic: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Tiny: A Story About Living Small: DF . . . 22 Tram: SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro: DF . . . 23 Unhung Hero: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Uranium Drive-In: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 We Always Lie to Strangers: DF . . . . . . . 27 When I Walk: DF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 You Don’t Know Jack: SD . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Your Side of the Bed: NF . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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To our glorious sponsors, thanks for your support As of August 1, 2013 1012 Coffee Bar

Honey Toad Studios

Printery Communications

A Suite at the Fountain

Huber’s Inn, Port Townsend

Prosper Natural Health

Ajax Café

Jean’s House of Travel

Puget Sound Express

Alchemy Bistro

In Season Catering

Rakers Car Club

All Points Charters &Tours

Jefferson Healthcare


James Arrabito & Jessica Pavish

Joglo Northwest


Art Access

Khu Larb Thai



Kitsap Bank


Bainbridge Organic Distillers

KPTZ Radio Port Townsend

Sideshow Variety

Bazaar Girls

Kristin Manwaring Insurance

Silverwater Café

Ben & Kathy Montalbano

KUOW Media Sponsorship

Simon Mace Gallery

Better Living Through Coffee


SOS Printing

Cape Cleare Fishery

Labor Leaders

Sport Townsend

Carl’s Building Supply

Life Care Center of Port Townsend

Stafford Consulting

Caroline Littlefield


Sticky Fingers Bakeries

Cellar Door

Marilyn Penitsch & Carol McGough


Champion Video Productions

Mark Saran Photography

Sunrise Coffee

Chateau Ste. Michelle


The Cannery

City of Port Townsend

Max Grover Gallery

The Car Wash

Cobalt Mortgage

McRae Theater Equipment

The CoLab

Computer Coaching Solutions

Metro Bagel

The Commander’s Beach House

Connie Segal Natural Skin Care

Michelle Sandoval, Real Estate Broker

The Green Eyeshade

Conservatory Coastal Home

Morgan Hill Getaways

The Lateral Line Bronze Casting Studio

Courtyard Café

Mount Baker Block Building

The Old Consulate Inn

Custom Neon

Mt. Townsend Creamery

The Port Townsend Leader

DM Disposal

Mystery Bay Seafood

The ReCyclery

Don’s Pharmacy

Nikola Broadband

The Rose Theatre

Edensaw Woods

Northwest Cable News

The Uptown Theatre

Elevated Ice Cream Co.

Olympic Art & Office, Inc.

The Writer’s Workshoppe

Finn River Farm & Cidery

Owl Spirit Café

Tri-Tec Communications

First Federal

Pane d’Amore


Fredrickson Electric


Waterfront Pizza

Fyrelite Grip & Lighting

Pizza Factory

Williams Gallery

Goddard College

Port Townsend Art’s Commission

Good Man, Inc.

Port Townsend Brewing Co.

Gooding O’Hara & Mackey, PS

Port Townsend Chocolate Company

GreenPod Intelligent Environments

Port Townsend Farmer’s Market

Haas & Ramirez, Attorneys at Law

Port Townsend Food Co-op

Henery Hardware

Port Townsend Foundry

Henery’s Garden Center

Port Townsend Main Street Program

Holly’s Fine Flowers

Port Townsend Sails, Inc.

Homer Smith Insurance

Port Townsend Shirt Company

2013 Port Townsend Film Festival Program  

The official program for the Port Townsend Film Festival in Port Townsend, Wash., September 20-22, 2013.