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Sea Cinema Film Festival Celebrates World Oceans in Olympia June 3-4
World Oceans Day is celebrated with the annual two-day Sea Cinema Film Festival this year on June 3 and 4 in Olympia.
The free, family-friendly event at the Capitol Theater brings together a wide selection of local, national and international ocean-themed films and discussions preceded by a block party in downtown Olympia.
Screening is from 6 PM to 12:30 AM on both June 3 and June 4.
Highlighting the festival this year is the film “Sound and Vision” by Eric Becker produced for the 20th anniversary of People For Puget Sound. The film captures the stories of people working to protect and restore the health of the Sound.
“Full Focus: The World Below” by John F. Williams explores the rich and varied life that exists underwater in Puget Sound and the delicate balance of this underwater world and its impact on our environment and daily lives.
“Encounters at the End of the World” is a documentary by renown film maker Werner Herzog that captures the lives of men and women scientists working in the stark, beautiful and dangerous world of Antarctica.
“The End of the Line,” which had its world premier at the Sundance Film Festival, uncovers the impact overfishing has had on our ocean resources—from the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna to the bloom in jellyfish populations.
The June 4 evening showings will be preceded by an “Under the Sea” block party featuring live marine critter touch tank, hands-on educational activities, arts and crafts, shellfish tasting, live music (including Sea Shanties), a free raffle and more. In addition, enjoy free cake to celebrate the 20th anniversary of People For Puget Sound.
The festival is presented by People For Puget Sound and sponsored by the Puget Sound Partnership, The City of Olympia, and Olympia Federal Savings. Partners include: Stream Team, Taylor Shellfish Farms, South Sound Estuary Association, The Thurston County Eco-network Local Business Partners Buck’s Culinary Exotica, Capitol Theater, Darby’s Café, First Citizens Bank, Red Door, State Of The Arts, Timberland Bank, Treehouse Center, The Vault, Wind Up Here
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Contact: Gabrielle Byrne, People For Puget Sound, 360.754.9177
Mike Sato, People For Puget Sound, 206.229.2844
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