Everett Film Festival Marks 17 Years

Everett Film Festival

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The Everett Film Festival celebrates its 17th year Feb. 21-22 with a weekend of provocative and engaging documentaries, shorts, animations and feature films at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

“Since our start in 1997, the festival has become a highly anticipated annual event,” said Teresa Henderson, director of the film festival. “Though it’s evolved over the years, we’ve worked to maintain the festival’s mission of celebrating the strength, humor and diversity of women through a wide array of films.”

The festival begins with an opening-night gala at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Attendees can enjoy appetizers and desserts, and take in three short films and feature-length documentary. The documentary, “Unmistaken Child,” follows the journey of a young Tibetan monk who is asked to search for the reincarnation of his deceased spiritual leader.

The festival continues Saturday, Feb. 22, with an entire day of world-class independent short films, animations and features. Saturday’s feature films include “No Evidence of Diseases,” a film about six oncologists battling gynecological cancers while performing in a rock-and-roll band, and “Honor and Sacrifice,” a film exploring how Japanese brothers came to fight on opposite sides of World War II. “Honor and Sacrifice” filmmaker Lucy Ostrander will speak with the audience following her film.

“We have an incredible lineup of unique, captivating films this year,” said Henderson. “This is a great opportunity to explore other worlds and other lives through film.”

The Everett Cultural Arts Commission provided a grant to support the 2014 Everett Film Festival.

Visit www.everettfilmfest.org for tickets, the festival schedule, and film details.

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