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Seattle Public Library Flash Mob

Looking to get a little reading in during your lunch break? Seattle Public Library is organizing a flash mob Friday, October 1 at Westlake Center. Details here.

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Lynn Shelton Does Mad Men Good

Last summer, Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton was tapped to direct an episode of Mad Men. (Typing "squee!!" here would be an understatement.) Acclaimed for writing and directing the small and lovely—not to mention award-winning—films We Go Way Back, My Effortless Brilliance and Humpday, Shelton is also known for her improvisational techniques. Read more »

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Tips for a Port Townsend getaway

I had a whirlwind weekend at the 11th annual Port Townsend Film Festival and it renewed my love for the area. If you need some time away, I recommend a trip to Port Townsend. Visitors can enjoy anything from a world-class film festival to simply taking a stroll along the waterfront. Below are a few suggestions for your stay.  Read more »

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Port Townsend Film Festival: The Halfway Mark

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

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Port Townsend Film Festival's Opening Day

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

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

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