Women & Film schedule

PORT TOWNSEND — Women & Film, presented by the Port Townsend Film Festival, brings 17 features and shorts to town this weekend.

Screenings and events are at the Rose Theatre and Starlight Room, 235 Taylor St., unless otherwise noted.

Cinema lovers can go for the full plate, aka the $100 W&F pass, which includes reservations for their choice of four films plus tonight’s forum discussion and Saturday’s movie with singer and activist Holly Near.

Those wanting to catch just one or two films can purchase $15 tickets at the theater door 10 minutes before show time — except for Saturday night’s event at Fort Worden, where any remaining tickets will be $20 at the door. The morning and afternoon screenings are staggered 15 minutes apart so that patrons who don’t get into their first choices can try for the others next door.


• 6 p.m. — Women & Film festival hospitality and pass pickup opens at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St.

• 7 p.m. — Filmmakers forum: “What do you wish you’d known then?” panel discussion, First Presbyterian Church.


• 10 a.m. — “Dawnland” with question and answer session afterward with producer Tracy Rector.

• 10:15 a.m. — “The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution.”

• 10:30 a.m. — “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.”

• 1 p.m. — “Ingrid,” the story of a Dallas fashion designer who becomes a hermit and sculptor, plus the short film “Lotte that Silhouette Girl;” question-and-answer period to follow with director Elizabeth Beech and composer Carla Patullo.

• 1:15 p.m. — “The Elephant and the Butterfly” plus the short film “Two Balloons;” Q and A to follow with art director Kathleen Chamberlin.

• 1:30 p.m. — “Liyana,” a part-animation, part cinema verité film about Swazi children; Q and A with orphanage worker Jennifer Taylor.

• 6 p.m. — Doors open at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, for the 7 p.m. screening of “Singing for Our Lives,” after which singer Holly Near will converse onstage with festival executive director Janette Force.


• 10 a.m. — “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?,” plus the short film “Portraits of Empowered Dames.”

• 10:15 a.m. — “The Great Balance,” about tai chi ch’uan teachers Sophia Delza and Doreen Hynd, who lives in Port Townsend; discussion to follow with Hynd and director Francois Laliberte.

• 10:30 a.m. — “The Story of Mothers and Daughters” followed by a discussion with filmmakers Catherine Ryan and Gary Weinberg.

• 1 p.m. — “From Seed to Seed” plus the short film “Think Like a Scientist: Renewal” by Port Townsend filmmaker Jessica Plumb; Q and A with Plumb to follow.

• 1:15 p.m. — “Angel Wagenstein: Art Is a Weapon,” Q and A with director Andrea Simon.

• 1:30 p.m. — “Yellow Is Forbidden,” the story of Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei; with an appearance by Pei’s parents.

For information — and links to trailers — see www.ptfilmfest.com, or call 360-379-1333.

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