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Anderson Island Film Festival

Film, General

Anderson Island will host its first annual film festival and gala on Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 at the historical society’s new Archival Building, 9306 Otso Point Road, Anderson Island, Washington. Five films will be featured on Saturday, Sept 15 at the festival, which is sponsored by Island Arts, non-profit organization. The films include: The Eagle Huntress - Thirteen-year-old Kazakh clan member Aisholpan Nurgaiv becomes the first female in a dozen generations to be trained to hunt with an eagle. Shown at 10 a.m. $7. Loving Vincent - Nominated for an Academy Award, this film hired 100 artists to animate the life of Vincent Van Gogh - and do so in the style of Van Gogh's paintings. Shown at 1 pm. $ 7. Plastic is Forever - What happens when you throw plastic away? A 13-year-old filmmaker shows us in this much-honored documentary. Shown at 3 pm. Free. River Blue - An award-winning film that documents the dark environmental side of the fashion industry. Shown at 5 pm. $7. Score: A Film Music Documentary - How much more frightening was the beginning of Jaws with the iconic sounds of ta-DA...ta-DAH...dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah at the beginning? This film illustrates what goes into the making of a musical score. Shown at 7 pm. $7. Anderson Island is Puget Sound's southernmost island, reached by a beautiful 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. Ferry information is found at A gala the night before the festival will celebrate the event. Tickets are $50. Tickets for all events may be purchased at Contacts: Festival Chairman John Ullis 808-634-4824. Publicist Sean Griffin 253-820-4846.