The Port Townsend Film Festival and Centrum have partnered to create 3 by 3: The Fort Worden Winter Film Series. Curated by Tom Skerritt, Reel Grrls, and Kathleen Murphy, the series will screen nine films, one every Tuesday evening from January 6 to March 3. Each film will be introduced by one of the guest curators, and a question-and-answer period with the guest curator will follow each film.
Films will be shown in the historic Joseph F. Wheeler Theater, built in the 1940's to serve as the Fort Worden’s original movie house.
Tickets are $12; $8 with current student ID, and are available online at www.fortwordenwinterfilms.com, or by calling Centrum at 360-385.3102, x117. Series passes are $95. Tickets are also available at the Wheeler Theater box office one hour before the film begins.
Reel Grrls is a unique after-school media & technology training program that empowers girls to critique media images and to gain media technology skills in a safe, open environment, mentored by a network of multi-cultural women media professionals. Each of the three films selected by Reel Grrls will be preceded by a five-minute short film. Reel Grrls chose films that were female-directed and women-focused, taking care to match each of the feature films with Reel Grrls’ participant-created shorts similar in subject matter or theme.
The films of Tom Skerritt, an Emmy Award-winning American actor who has appeared in over forty feature films and more than two hundred television episodes, include M*A*S*H, Alien, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias, A River Runs Through it and Smoke Signals, among many others. His television series include Gunsmoke, Picket Fences, and Cheers. The three films in this series offer a retrospective of his choices as an actor and testify to his range.
Kathleen Murphy has served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington where she founded a Cinema Studies program and headed the UW Arts and Humanities Department in Continuing Education. She has served on the selection committees of the Seattle International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Murphy’s selection was based on films that artfully express the complicated connections between art and life, creativity and experience.