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September 12, 2013

Film Fest Twain Harte rescheduled

Fire-delayed film festival will go on in Twain Harte

The smoke is clearing. Time to think about watching some flicks.

Film Fest Twain Harte, driven out of its Labor Day weekend run by the Rim fire, has been rescheduled in downsized form to Oct. 11 to 13.

The organizers will screen numerous feature films and documentaries, full-length and short, that were submitted from around the United States and beyond.

The original schedule ran over four days and included a few gatherings besides the screenings. The condensed version is mostly films and an award presentation.

The festival will include an appearance by actress Sally Kirkland, who won a Golden Globe for “Anna” in 1987 and stars in “Posey,” a festival entry about a woman facing Alzheimer’s disease.

She and casting director Billy DaMota will conduct a workshop for selected students from the nearby Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy and MyAct.

The festival has added an appearance by Jon Lindstrom, an actor, writer and director whose credits include “As the World Turns,” “Port Charles,” “General Hospital” and “Must Love Dogs.” He will bring his new film, “How They Got Away with It.”

The event will raise money for visual arts scholarships and recovery from the Rim fire, which has scorched a vast expanse of forest southeast of Twain Harte.

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