Orcas Island Film Festival to host summer series

The Orcas Island Film Festival invites you to bring your chair, blanket and enjoy a movie night under the stars on Sunday, July 23 at dusk. The film will follow music in the park featuring JP &The OK Rhythm Boys. “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World” will be shown in the Orcas Village Green at 8:30 p.m.

“We are very excited to present the first ever movie night on the village green,” said OIFF co-director Donna Laslo. “Many have talked about it, and it was time that we just did it! It’s going to be a fun night with popcorn, special treats and beverages.”

This screening is a part of a summer film series that features a film each month leading up to the main festival that takes place Oct. 6 -9, 2017. The series is sponsored in part by the San Juan County Parks and Fair.

“Rumble” is a Canadian film that tells the story of a profound, essential and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and many others, “Rumble” will show how these talented Native musicians helped shape the sound tracks of our lives.

All proceeds and donations will benefit the film festival. Visit www.orcasfilmfest.com for more information.