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A FRIENDLY FEAST OF FILM IN PORT TOWNSEND

Seattle Times
The Port Townsend Film festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, begins today. Special guests include Cloris Leachman, who will be interviewed by Turner Classic Movie’s Robert Osbourne after a screening of The Last Picture Show. Several Read Seattle Times movie blogger Moira Macdonald’s favorite memories of the festival at the above link.



PORT TOWNSEND FILM FESTIVAL GUEST ADDS CLORIS LEACHMAN AS GUEST
August 18, 2009, 2:55 pm
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Cloris Leachman, whose film work ranges from classic comic roles in Mel Brooks’ movies to an Oscar-winning dramatic turn in Peter Bogdanovich’s “The Last Picture Show” (not to mention TV stints on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Dancing with the Stars”) will be the special guest at the Port Townsend Film Festival next month. Now in its 10th year, the PTFF has previously hosted such guests as Tony Curtis, Eva Marie Saint, Patricia Neal, Elliott Gould and Debra Winger and presents a variety of features, documentaries and short films from around the world. Among this year’s events will be a tribute to longtime festival director Peter Simpson, who died earlier this year. Picturesque Port Towsend is located 50 miles northwest of Seattle. This year’s festival adds a fourth day to its length, running Thursday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 27.