Final clue released in Port Townsend Film Festival Guess the Guest contest

PORT TOWNSEND — Have you guessed it yet?

The Port Townsend Film Festival has released the third and final clue in its Guess the Guest contest.

Each year, the film festival, scheduled this year for Sept. 15-17, hosts an acting or directing star as a special guest.

The summertime contest will award a festival-level pass to the winner, drawn from those who identify the 2017 special guest. The pass will include admission to all the film screenings in eight theaters for this year’s festival and a salmon dinner on Taylor Street.

The guest and the winner of the Guess the Guest contest will be announced July 5.

Here is the third clue:

The Oscar goes to…

Who? Don’t keep me in suspense

Everybody wants to know

Now! It’s just so tense

They always milk the moment

Yet we think it’s fine to

Fall for that drum roll

Each and every time

Envelope from another star — dum-dee-dum!

Tells us finally who you are

More gandering never will

Name direct, nor searching, fill

The second clue, released last Wednesday, is:

Oh my gosh, that’s beautiful!

(So elegant, she blushed)

Twenty light years from one jump

The stars themselves would rush

Centauri’s near, the math is clear

(I can’t believe I got it right)

Faster than the speed of light!

21.266 (100) + 4(4.367)=3 (FFS)

The first clue, released June 14, is:

Ben Franklin starts our quarry’s trail

for this year’s guest, behind words’ veil

who first pursued the mighty pen

in dawning East and back again

’til, freeway born, the Siren story

of angels lost set path to glory

whereafter, (Summer’s Love still blooms)

Cecelia, saintly, blessed the tunes.

To submit a guess, email; mail it to the Port Townsend Film Festival office at 211 Taylor St., Suite 401-A, Port Townsend, WA 98368; or stop by the PTFF offices.

A name, mailing address, daytime phone number and email address must be included in each submission.

Past special guests have included Chris Cooper, who was nominated for a Tony this year for his performance in “A Doll’s House, Part 2”; Beau Bridges; Bruce Dern; and last year’s guest, Karen Allen.

Festival passes support independent film and education through film.

For more information, visit or call 360-379-1333.

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