The image above is actress Emily Blunt. You’ve seen her outstanding performance in the smash hit, the Devil Wears Prada, and as you can imagine, this new superstar can now afford to be very picky with the films she chooses. Now her talent took a turn to the fertile film garden of the Pacific Northwest as she worked under the direction of a Northwest native resident motion picture extraordinaire.
For over a decade and a half, the Everett Film Festival has played host to the outstanding women film producers of the world and this year the tradition has continued with that mission. Held at the Everett Performing Arts Center, this years collection of films includes a production filmed in our area called My Sister’s Sister, and it stars Emily Blunt. The film was produced my local film maker Lynn Shelton, and features everything from local ferries to the spectacular scenery of the puget sound area. But the scenery simply augments an outstanding screen play and excellent acting.
It is appropriate the Everett Film Festival hosts such an outstanding entry as the regional flavor of the film enhances the fun witty story-line. Shelton made use of the treasure-trove of spectacular area scenery but she put just has much energy into choosing and then directing her cast. Mark Duplass and Rose Maried Diewitt joined Blunt along with actor Mike Birbiglia. There is a built in quality to the film that makes it a good candidate for a film classic.
If you happen to have missed My Sister’s Sister at the film festival (Which runs Feb. 8th and 9th) you can catch it on Netflix or any other major rental venue.
The Everett Film Festival is just one more way leaders from Everett are trying to make a better world. These films showcase women film makers from all walks of life, all cultures, and all artistic approaches. It is one venue for film that the people of Everett should ardently support. Our community is lucky to have this wonderful tradition. Here is a link to more information http://22.214.171.124/~everett4/.