Josh Lucas, the well-known actor and film star, is this year’s special guest! Lucas graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 1989. He’s headed back to his old stomping grounds for at meet-and-greet the showing of his latest film, Red Dog. Lucas won the 2011 Best Actor Inside Film Award in Australia for his role in Red Dog, an Australian, family-friendly film.

It all happens at 5:30pm on Thursday, October 18, at the Galaxy Theatres in Gig Harbor.

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Red Dog is the current buzz in the film industry. Josh will offer Q&A after the screening and continue the evening fun at Canterwood Golf & Country Club for appetizers and beverages. Tickets are $75/person $75 the film, meet-and-greet and appetizers. You can purchase tickets online HERE or by phone at 253.851.FILM.

Lucas also will receive The Reel Magic Award, given to those who give back to their community.

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The fifth annual Gig Harbor Film Festival continues October 19 – 21 with full feature films, documentaries, foreign films, features and shorts, a KidsFest and a 72-Hour film competition with audience awards. Individual tickets are available for the festival. Adults/$8; Students and Seniors/$6. Or you can purchase an 8 Film Special Package for $45/person. Call 253.851.FILM during regular business hours to pick any eight films during the three-day festival. The awards ceremony is $20/person. Tickets are also available online HERE.

For more information on the Gig Harbor Film Festival, visit

The festival will take place at Uptown Gig Harbor, located at:
4701 Point Fosdick Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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NOTE: The majority of the festival films are not rated. Parents should exercise discretion. Infants and toddlers are not permitted at any screening or panel.
Tickets are $75 per person for a night of film, fun and appetizers.