Port Townsend: Film Festival premiers Friday

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Film Festival takes the main stage Friday as the annual event marks its sixth season in Washington’s Victorian seaport.

Highlighting this year’s festival are special guests actress Debra Winger and husband actor Arliss Howard.

Winger is known for her starring role alongside Richard Gere in “An Officer and a Gentleman,” filmed on location in Port Townsend in 1982.

On Saturday night, the couple will screen the 2001 feature which Howard directed and in which they co-starred, “Big Bad Love.”

As part of this year’s ongoing “Very Special Evening With” series, the husband-and-wife team will provide firsthand accounts of making the movie.

Howard’s on-screen credits include Steven Speilberg’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.”

Visitors to the festival will have a chance to obtain collectible second-day proofs of a new U.S. Postal Service stamp commemorating another star at the festival, the late silent film actress Greta Garbo,

Garbo is being featured prominently on festival promotions for what would be her 100th birthday this month.

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