Love independent films? Love supporting artists, writers, and filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest? Love sitting around eating popcorn? Good. We'll see you at the Destiny City Film Festival at the Blue Mouse Theatre in Proctor this weekend!
Last year Gretchen and I enjoyed attending the festival and this year we're involved by sponsoring a film; so we're pretty excited that it's time to get out and finally see what all these movies are about. When you go (not if, of course!) check your programs for the dugganhomes puzzle (designed by Sean Alexander) and submit your answer for a chance to win a spiffy local prize. Now we KNOW you're going to go.
poster image from @destinycityfilmfestival
Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25
Blue Mouse Theatre, Proctor District, Tacoma
(Can you spot me and Gretch on the homepage?)
The DCFF Mission: Our mission is to use the power of vibrant cinematic storytelling to curate an engaged community audience for independent film.
Pretty sweet mission. Let's be the engaged community audience they're here for! Another cool thing about this festival: In support of local filmmakers, the DCFF makes submitting a film for consideration free for residents of Pierce County and discounted for citizens of Washington State. Keep this in mind for next year all you local filmmakers!
Here's a basic rundown of the festival this weekend (all events are at the Blue Mouse Theatre unless otherwise noted):
Opening Night - Friday, February 23rd
7 pm: The Song of Sway Lake
8:45 pm: Opening Night Party
Saturday, February 24th
11 am: FREE Family Shorts
12:30 pm: Around the World in 93 Minutes
1 pm: FREE Screenwriting Panel at the Wheelock Library Meeting Room
2:30 pm: Monkey Business: The Adventures of the Curious George Creators
4:30 pm: Gook
6:30 pm: Becks (this is the film we're sponsoring - we'll be there and we'd love to see you!)
8:30 pm: DCFF After Dark Shorts
We know weekends tend to get jam-packed with events and parties and meet-ups and errands and chores and all you thought you wanted was to sit at home and recover, but we think a visit to at least one showing is completely worth it. Also, did you notice the word FREE in FREE Family Shorts on Saturday at 11 am? What's not to love about that? See you at the movies!