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By Film Threat Staff | September 11, 2002

The third annual Port Townsend Film Festival is scheduled for September 27-29, 2002 at select venues throughout Port Townsend, Washington. For three days, the festival will present independent films (and a few classics!) from around the world.
Scheduled films include:
I’m Going Home ^ Manic ^ Mile Zero ^ The Inner Tour ^
The weekend will include a special tribute to Patricia Neal emceed by Turner Classic Movies’ Host Robert Osborne. Ms. Neal won an Oscar as Best Actress in 1964 for her performance with Paul Newman in “Hud”. She also received an Academy Award nomination for “The Subject Was Roses” with Martin Sheen.
Special guest Robert Osborne, the widely respected journalist, author, movie commentator and host of Turners Classic Movies will moderate A Very Special Evening with Patricia Neal. In a special on-stage tribute, Osborne will interview Ms. Neal following a showing a rare screening of Paramount Studios only archival print of “Hud” on Saturday, Sept. 28th at The Broughton Theatre.
Other festival highlights include a special screening of “Rachel Rachel” starring Joanne Woodward. The screening is followed by an interview hosted by Robert Osborne with screenwriter Stewart Stern whose credits also include “Rebel without a Cause”, “The Ugly American” and “The Outsider”. In addition, KUOW FM Film Critic Robert Horton will present a Director Series Double Feature on François Truffaut that will include the 1993 documentary “Stolen Portraits” followed by the 1973 classic “Day for Night”.
New to the 2002 Port Townsend Film Festival is the Oracle Video Venue that will showcase the amazing variety of filmmaking going on in the world and right in our own backyard. Also new this year is Film 2880, an international video-film-making contest designed for the new age of digital video ‘run & gun’ filmmakers. Twenty filmmakers (or groups of filmmakers) from around the world have 2,880 minutes (48 hours) to go from concept to finished film.
The popular free outdoor screenings will continue with the classic films “The Day the Earth Stood Still” on Friday, “American Graffiti” on Saturday and “ABC Africa” on Sunday. All shows are at 7:30 PM on Taylor Street.
Festival passes are $175 each. Single tickets are $7 for the Rose, Rosebud and Broughton. Tickets for the Oracle are $5. All tickets will be sold as space permits 15 minutes prior to individual screenings.
For more festival information, visit the Port Townsend Film Festival website.

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