Everett Film Festival celebrates women in film
The 16th annual Everett Film Festival is coming to the Everett Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8 and 9.
Nine different films will be shown this year, three on Friday, Feb. 8, starting at 6 p.m., and six more starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.
The Everett Film Festival is dedicated each year to highlighting the strength, humor and creativity of women through provocative and entertaining films.
Its members are especially excited to present the feature film, “Your Sisters Sister” by local filmmaker Lynn Shelton and set in the Seattle area.
The film is a funny, touching and engaging look at two sisters dealing with shared friendships and life’s little surprises. It shows Saturday afternoon.
In 1997 a group of visionary women banded together in the firm belief that the time had come for Everett and Snohomish County to experience quality international film in a festival setting.
With this idea in mind, the Everett Women’s Film Festival was born. Over the years, the festival has broadened its view to embrace not only films primarily crafted by women but also to present movies offering insight into the lives of women from various cultures, times and experiences as they meet the challenges of work, family, aging and love.
With changing times, the name of the festival changed to the Everett Film Festival, and continues to offer engaging and thought provoking films from around the country and across the globe with a unique look into the lives of women through documentaries, feature films, animations and film shorts.
To see the complete list of films being shown this year, and to buy tickets, visit www.everettfilmfest.org.
For more information, contact Teresa Henderson at THenderson@everettwa.gov or 425-257-7955.
-Edited by Beacon staff