OIFF announces drive-in film series

The Orcas Island Film Festival has announced the postponement of the in-person festival to next year

The Orcas Island Film Festival has officially announced the postponement of the annual in-person film festival until next year.

Organizers have decided instead to offer a five-film “drive-in style” festival for film lovers at Mount Baker Farm in Eastsound. You can have a night out and enjoy a film from the safety of your car. They are also continuing the virtual cinema films on its own online platform at www.orcasfilmfest.com that currently is showcasing 16 films from around the world. They will continue to add new films for virtual viewing regularly throughout the year.

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, OIFF will start with a special premeire screening of the powerful new documentary “Kiss the Ground” presented in partnership with OrcaSong Institute. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, “Kiss the Ground” is about a revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers and politicians who banded together in the global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that can help balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies and feed the world. Executive Producer John Roulac will be in attendance and will introduce the film.

The next offering on Friday, Sept. 18 will be the original “Star Wars: Episode IV” blockbuster that spawned hit after hit sequels. On Saturday, Sept. 19, enjoy “Stage Mom,” a new colorful culture-clash musical comedy starring Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu and Adrian Grenier. The two films for Sept. 25 and 26 will be announced soon.

For ticketing and information visit www.orcasfilmfest.com.