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The 4th annual Gig Harbor Film Festival has announced its line-up of films for the event, October 14-16th with one additional film on October 12th. Check out this link to download the program guide of films, or be sure and check out Wednesday October 5th Peninsula Gateway for your copy of the guide.

This year there are many intriguing opportunities to see incredible, award winning, independent productions, many of which include a Q&A or special comments by the director, producer or actors in the films. Some, not all, of these opportunities are listed below. To see the entire list and peak your interest for what passion lies within you, be sure to visit .

Finding Kind Wednesday October 12th, 6PM. This film is free

Finding Kind is a film by Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson who say they’re on a mission to inspire people of all ages, but student in particular, to take up the cause of kindness. This film brings the issue of bullying to the screen, in a journey and quest to find a common ground in kindness and mutual respect

Waiting for a Train Saturday October 15th, 3PM Multiple Award Winning Film

The engaging true story of Japanese emigrant Toshio Hirano, whose life was forever transformed by the music of country legend Jimmie Rodgers. Beautifully shot in historic locations, it follows Hirano’s epic journey from Tokyo to Tennessee to Texas and beyond on his mission for the love of bluegrass.

God’s Country Saturday October 15th 10:30AM, with Director Chris Armstrong and Jenn Gotzon attending

Shallow, materialist Los Angeles real estate agent/developer Meghan Daherty (Jenn Gotzon) is given the task by her boss, Mr. Whitaker (Daniel Hugh Kelly) of securing the title on a large parcel in the Mojave Desert property to be developed into a casino- themed resort for his clients. Her journey will amaze and inspire you as this piece of property, called God’s Country ends up being developed as a full service campus for a Christian college.

Sons of War Friday October 14th, 12:50PM, with Director Douglas P. Andonian attending

Sons of War deals with the relationship that existed between the director and his father with regard to the fathers service as a tank crew in Europe during World War II, the directors insatiable curiosity with respect to his father’s war experiences and the fathers refusal to share any of that time of his life with his son.

Out of the Ashes 9/11 Friday October 14th, 2:55PM, with Co-Directors Marilyn Berger attending

On September 11th, approximately three thousand lies turned into ash. Eleven days after the terrorist attack, the federal government put in place the largest corporate bailout bill for the airlines and the most generous public entitlement program, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund – steering victims away from the legal system and into the fund. Seven families are featured to show how this extraordinary event changed and challenged each and our country.

Homecoming Sunday October 16th, 10AM, with Director Sean Hacket and Tim Larson attending

Inspired, in part, by a true story, Homecoming tells the story of Estelle Szymanski, an Army Medic who has not been to her Central Florida home in two years. Her 18 days leave journeys between pathos and humor as she attempts to reconnect with her lonely single mother and her directionless, yet noble friends.

There are dozens of other films, not mentioned here, many of them shorts that are family friendly, including the Sunday morning “Short Stack” breakfast and movies event, with free admission for kids with a paying adult ($6). Get your guide and plan your strategy to see as many as you possibly can during this remarkable weekend.

Three day pass is $40, individual tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for Seniors, Students and Youth.

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