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
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.
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
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.