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The Gig Harbor Film Festival announces Josh Lucas is this year’s Celebrity Guest!

Please join the Gig Harbor Film Festival in welcoming home well-known actor and film star Josh Lucas. Lucas, a graduate of Gig Harbor High School, will be receiving the Film Festival’s “Reel Magic Award,” given to those who give back to their community. The presentation will take place Thursday, October 18, at 5:30pm at the Gig Harbor Galaxy Theaters, during a special screening of his new film “Red Dog,” in which Lucas has a starring role. “Red Dog,” a family-friendly film, is the talk of the film industry. Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Josh Lucas has worked with many of the film community’s greatest talents, including Jon Voight in Glory Road, Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss in Posedion, and Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford in An Unfinished Life. He also appeared in Ron Howard’s Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind with Russell Crowe, and starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Disney smash hit Sweet Home Alabama.

After the screening, Lucas will be on hand to offer a question and answer session in the theater, and then will join the audience for a fun evening at Canterwood Golf & Country Club. Filmmakers visiting Gig Harbor as part of the festival will also be in attendance at Canterwood, where guests will find plenty of appetizers, music, interviews and a no-host bar. Tickets for the entire event are $75 per person and can be purchased at the Gig Harbor Film Festival office next to the Galaxy Theater, or online by visiting www.gigharborfilmfestival.org. For more information contact the Gig Harbor Film Festival office at 253-851-FILM.

For overnight lodging in Gig Harbor, including Film Festival weekend packages, visit www.gigharborguide.com .