Coming in February: Everett film fest

  • Fri Jan 20th, 2012 5:19pm
  • Life

If you are a film fan, you’ll want to clear your calendar for Feb. 10 and 11.

That’s when the Everett Film Festival rolls two days of fascinating and fun little films, with themes ranging from Tupperware to love among the tombstones.

The 15th Annual Everett Film Festival kicks off with a catered opening reception at 6 p.m. Feb. 10, and films run through 3:15 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett.

Tickets range from $15 for seniors, students and military to $40 for full-festival admission including gala opening, Call EPAC at 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722 or go to www.everettfilmfest.com.

The festival’s opening gala includes a selection of sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and light desserts.

The films for Feb. 10 include “Happiness,” about a woman who buys a mysterious box marked “happiness,” and “Tupperware,” the story of reclusive inventor Earl Tupper and his “secret weapon,” the woman who began the home party idea for the famous plastic containers. At 8:30 p.m., the animated jazz film, “Sita Sings the Blues,” will be shown.

On Feb. 11, films start rolling at 10 a.m. Choices include “El Cortejo: The Courtship,” about a woman who continues to visit her husband’s grave year after year; to the quirky “Fabrica de Munecas — Dolls Factory,” about a life-changing moment for Anna, who works in a doll factory.

Also Feb. 11, 13 film shorts will roll as part of the “Experience Everett Film Project.” Those shorts sprung from a filmmaking competition in which budding videographers were asked to create a 3-minute video extolling the city of Everett’s best features.

Herald staff