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The Friends of Skagit Beaches will show four feature-length environmental films in the coming weeks in their Films with Friends series. Preceding the series is a fundraiser featuring two Seattle-based documentary filmmakers with behind-the-scenes stories.

You'll get a chance to meet the Filmmakers and hear stories from behind the camera with Seattle's award-winning, environmental journalists Michael Werner and Katie Campbell. They'll share their experiences, video clips and wild happenings that can occur when making a documentary film. You'll also meet three young, local filmmakers making short films for Friends of Skagit Beaches' Trail Tales project.


Katie Campbell– multi-media journalist for EarthFix environmental news programing at Seattle's KCTS 9 public television. Her experience runs the gamut from teaching journalism to newspaper writer and editor, photojournalist, and documentary filmmaker.

Michael Werner - independent filmmaker, whose work has been featured on PBS, KCTS 9 Quest, HBO Films, Associated Press, and at the Cannes Int'l Film Festival. An Emmy award winning filmmaker, Michael has a unique gift for finding and capturing revealing human moments.

Friday, October 3rd @ 6 PM – Social hour with appetizers & beverages. 7 PM – Guest Speaker Presentations. NW Ed. Services Dist. Bldg. 1601 R Ave. Tickets are $25 and are available online. Paper tickets ara available at Penguin Coffee & Bayshore Office Products

The free Films with Friends series features:

Join Friends for great films, good company and popcorn! FREE screenings of feature length films, all on issues timely and relevant to those interested in our Puget Sound/Salish Sea waters. Shorts made by young, local filmakers for Friends of Skagit Beaches' Trail Tales Program will start each screening. For more information check the Friends of Skagit Beaches Web site.

The four films show at 7 PM at the NW Ed. Services Dist. Bldg. 1601 R Ave.