Port Townsend film fest gives second mystery guest clue

By Charlie Bermant
Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The second of three clues to the identity of the special guest for the 14th annual Port Townsend Film Festival has been released and offers obscure hints to his or her identity.

“These clues are so hard because the contest began before Google was our muse,” said Janette Force, film festival executive director.

The second clue is:

“A blessing in disguise

“Magical and mythical

“Hope shines in their eyes

“A star not born

“A life not led

“And yet returns

“From the dead.”

This joins the first clue:

“An accolade from the stage

“When well played the part

“Out of darkness, gone at last

“A story lived to heart.”

The person who solves the riddle first will get the opportunity to have a photograph taken with the guest, a person well-known for acting or directing.

The festival will present films in five venues in Port Townsend from Sept. 20-22.

Force said this year's guest continues a tradition that in the past included Peter Fonda, Cloris Leachman and last year's guest, Bruce Dern, who took home a Best Actor award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for Alexander Payne's “Nebraska.”

Aside from the information provided in the clues, Force divulged that this year's guest engaged in a separate art form that also will be featured at the festival.

The third and final clue will be published next Wednesday, July 3.

The guest's identity and the name of the contest winner will be announced July 10.

Guesses can be submitted by email to guess@ptfilmfest.com; by hand to the office at 211 Taylor St., Suite 401-A, fourth floor, at the corner of Water and Taylor streets; or by mail to the Port Townsend Film Festival, 211 Taylor St., Suite 401-A, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Entries must include the guesser's name, mailing address, daytime phone and email address.

Those guessing can submit multiple entries.

For more information about the film festival, about purchasing passes or to volunteer, visit www.ptfilmfest.com or phone 360-379-1333.

Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at cbermant@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: June 25. 2013 5:52PM
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