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FH Film Fest airs 'Alone in the Wilderness', Tuesday

Friday Harbor Film Festival presents
Friday Harbor Film Festival presents 'Alone in the Wilderness' in the next airing of in its Tuesday series of documentary films.
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What would it really be like to strike out on your own, building your own cabin in the remote wilderness and thriving there? You can see how one person did it!

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. come view "Alone In The Wilderness", the weekly documentary offering from the Friday Harbor Film Festival at the FHFF office (10 First St., next door to The Toy Box).

Admission is by donation, including free popcorn. Seating is limited. The film runs 60 minutes.

Alone In The Wilderness tells the story of Dick Proenneke, who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park.

Using color footage he shot himself, Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site and built his log cabin completely by himself. The documentary covers his first year in-country, showing his day-to-day activities and the passing of the seasons as he sought to scratch out a living alone in the wilderness.

Tickets are now on sale for the First Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival.

San Juan County residents: Ask For Your Locals’ Discount. Purchase tickets from San Juan Community Theatre box office in person (100 Second St.), by telephone at 360-378-3210 or on-line at Festival information is available at

— Captain Pass:3-Day All Access Film Festival Pass with first priority seating, including all special events for $250 adults, $200 students

— Mariner Pass: 3-Day All Access Film Festival Pass with second priority seating, including some special events for $150 adults, $120 students

— Deck Hand Pass: One Day All Access Film Festival Pass, including all special events on the day chosen, for $55 adults, $45 studentsCrew Pass: Single Film Access Pass for $15 adults, $12 students

Want to help? Volunteers are needed. Volunteers will receive benefits, including discounted ticket prices.

Can you assist with event planning, serve on the festival crew or movie venue crew, help with merchandise and concessions or hospitality, handle office and computer work or offer technical support? Training is provided.

Details are on the website: Contact Lynn Danaher at or 360-298-1939.



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