‘Return of the River’ to be screened at Peninsula College on Wednesday

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema series will open its fall-quarter programming Wednesday with a screening of “Return of the River,” a film about the restoration of the Elwha River.

The 7 p.m. screening in the Maier Performance Hall on the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. will be immediately followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s two co-directors, John Gussman of Sequim and Jessica Plumb of Port Townsend.

General admission is $5; it is free with a student ID.

Completed in February 2014, “Return of the River” was filmed over the course of four years and features people and perspectives on all sides of the debate preceding the removal of the two dams on the river west of Port Angeles.

“’Return of the River’ vividly portrays the epic story of the freeing of Olympic National Park’s mighty Elwha River from two salmon-blocking dams,” said Sequim author Tim McNulty.

“The Elwha Klallam people, scientists, fishermen, politicians, enviros and townsfolk all add their voices to a film that is visually dazzling, lyrically evocative and fluid as mountain snowmelt.”

Magic of Cinema is sponsored by the Peninsula college Associated Student Council.

For information on other upcoming events at Peninsula College, visit www.pencol.edu or www.facebook.com/PeninsulaCollege.

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