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CHECK OUT YOUR FREE LOCAL OBSERVER MENU GUIDE IN TODAY’S EDITION Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Saugatuck MI Permit No. 30 CURRENT RESIDENT THE LOCAL OBSERVER WE BRING YOU THE NEWS SERVING June 7, 2013 Vol. 11 No. 23 FREE SAUGATUCK * DOUGLAS * SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP * LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP * FENNVILLE * GLENN * GANGES TOWNSHIP * HAMILTON * HOLLAND * SOUTH HAVEN Special Saugatuck-To-South Haven Events Edition South Haven -Among the 70 films set to screen at Waterfront Film Festival, June 13-16, is the Midwest Premiere of “Blood Brother”, the acclaimed film that won both the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize as well as the Sundance Audience Award for being the favorite film. “A River Changes Course” also will have a Midwest Premiere at Waterfront, and is known for win-ning the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema. Last year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner was “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, a film that went on to receive four Academy Award nom-inations. Waterfront Film Festival has a tradition of showcasing films to the Midwest that go on to great suc-cess, including “Man On Wire”, “March of the Penguins”, “Queen of Versailles”, and “Napolean Dynamite”, to name a few. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this year’s diverse and impres-sive lineup of films. As always, our programmers strive to offer some-thing for everybody,” Waterfront Film Festival Co-founder Hopwood DePree said. Below are short descriptions of just a few films showing at the 2013 festival. • “Syrup”, based on the best-selling book of the same title, is an edgy comedy that details the cut-throat world of advertising through the eyes of a young prodigy chasing fame, fortune, and the woman of his dreams. Starring Amber Heard, Brittany Snow and Kellan Lutz. • “Between Us” is a dark comedic drama about two couples reuniting over the at our smaller To help kick-off the 2013 summer season, this course of two incendiary venues we had evenings where any-to make some week’s special edition of The Local Observer is thing can happen. Grace changes to our devoted to highlighting great upcoming events and Carlo are a newly Day Tripper married New York cou-option: in the Saugatuck/South Haven regions for ple who visit their old Entitles holder locals and tourists alike to plan their schedules to entry at the friends Sharyl and Joel in their huge main venues 1 Midwestern home, collectively navi-actor panels and social mixers. & 2, and rush priority (first right to For more information on unclaimed seats after ticket and four gating rocky relationships, parent-hood and financial woes. Starring Waterfront Film Festival, including day pass holders have been seated) at volunteer and sponsorship opportu-venues 3a, 3b, 3c, & 4. The pass cov-Julia Stiles and Taye Diggs. • “Blood Brother” is an inti-nities, please visit www.waterfront-ers all regular program films/seminars mate portrait of Rocky Braat, a young film.org. for one day of the Festival. If you man whose desire to find a family desire guaranteed entry at all the ven-would lead him to a hostel in India, a Ticket Info ues, upgrade to the Bronze pass or place of unspeakable hardship where higher. he would find almost more love and CONSIDER PUCHASING A PASS Bronze Pass [$300]: Entitles need than he could bear. (2013 -Passes offer convenience and flexi-holder to entry to all films/seminars Sundance Grand Jury Prize & bility: You don’t have to preselect for all 4 days of the Festival (Thu-which films and seminars you want to Sun), including the Thursday open-Audience Award winner) • In “A River Changes attend – you can decide at any time. ing night concert and outdoor film Course”, director Kalyanee Mam Just in town for one day? Consider screening. offers a breathtaking and unprece-the Day Tripper. If you would like to skip the Want to move to the head lines, upgrade to the Silver Pass. dented journey through Cambodia, spending two years with three young of the line? Purchase the Silver, Gold, Silver Pass [$500]: Move to the head people attempting to overcome the or Black Pass and be welcomed at the of the lines with the Silver Pass and challenges of deforestation, overfish-front of the line at all of the venues. enjoy all films/seminars for all 4 days Looking to mix and mingle of the Festival, including the ing and overwhelming debt. (2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for World with the celebrities and filmmakers? Thursday opening night concert and The Gold Pass and Black Pass include outdoor film screening. $100 of this Cinema) Many of the films set to access to private parties, intimate pass is tax deductible. If you would screen in South Haven will have pro-gatherings, and networking events. like to attend the VIP parties, ducers, actors, directors and writers in 2013 Ticket / Pass Options: upgrade to the Gold Pass. Individual Tickets [$12]: attendance and participating in Q&A Gold Pass [$2,500]: An all Available in limited quantities for all access VIP pass! Entry to all sessions following each screening. The full schedule of more film screenings and seminars, as well films/seminars as well as VIP recep-than 70 films – including documen-as the opening night concert and out-tions and parties and filmmaker taries, dramas, comedies and film door film screening. In the event of a lunch. Move to the head of the lines shorts – are available at sold out showing, reserved seats with priority entry. Limited quantity unclaimed by pass holders are released of Gold Passes. If you enjoy the royal www.waterfrontfilm.org. Accompanying the release as Rush Ticket sales 15 minutes prior treatment and would like to bring a of the 2013 film schedule will be to showtime. friend, upgrade to the Black Pass. Day Tripper Passes [Fri information on Waterfront Film Black Pass [$10,000 for 2]: Festival’s music events, filmmaker and $90] [Sat $99] [Sun $90]: Updated Support the festival while having a this year! Due to the seating logistics good time. Two transferable all access passes with all of the benefits of the Gold Pass PLUS red carpet celebrity treatment, including concierge service and other perks. Only 10 Black Passes available. About Waterfront Film Festival Now in its 15th year, Waterfront Film Festival celebrates independent film and filmmakers in a non-competitive environment. Located along the Michigan lakeshore, WFF is one of the leading destination film festivals in the Midwest, regularly hosting Midwest premieres of Academy Award-win-ning and nominated documentaries. Recognized as a top five film festival, WFF is a non-profit event committed to creating a “mid-dle coast” venue for independent filmmakers while further enhancing the cultural draw of West Michigan. For more information on the coming festival June 13-16 in South Haven, Mich., visit www.waterfrontfilm.org, “like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/WaterfrontFilm and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/#!/WaterfrontFilm. INDEX Page 1: WFF -South Haven Page 3: Saugatuck/Douglas Area Events Page 6: Around Town Page 11: South Haven Area Events

Special Saugatuck-To-South Haven Events Edition

South Haven - Among the 70 films set to screen at Waterfront Film Festival, June 13-16, is the Midwest Premiere of “Blood Brother”, the acclaimed film that won both the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize as well as the Sundance Audience Award for being the favorite film. “A River Changes Course” also will have a Midwest Premiere at Waterfront, and is known for winning the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema.<br /> <br /> Last year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner was “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, a film that went on to receive four Academy Award nominations.<br /> <br /> Waterfront Film Festival has a tradition of showcasing films to the Midwest that go on to great success, including “Man On Wire”, “March of the Penguins”, “Queen of Versailles”, and “Napolean Dynamite”, to name a few.<br /> <br /> “We are thrilled to be able to offer this year’s diverse and impressive lineup of films. As always, our programmers strive to offer something for everybody,” Waterfront Film Festival Co-founder Hopwood DePree said.<br /> <br /> Below are short descriptions of just a few films showing at the 2013 festival.<br /> <br /> • “Syrup”, based on the bestselling book of the same title, is an edgy comedy that details the cutthroat world of advertising through the eyes of a young prodigy chasing fame, fortune, and the woman of his dreams. Starring Amber Heard, Brittany Snow and Kellan Lutz.<br /> <br /> • “Between Us” is a dark comedic drama about two couples reuniting over the course of two incendiary evenings where anything can happen. Grace and Carlo are a newly married New York couple who visit their old friends Sharyl and Joel in their huge Midwestern home, collectively navigating rocky relationships, parenthood and financial woes. Starring Julia Stiles and Taye Diggs.<br /> <br /> • “Blood Brother” is an intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, a young man whose desire to find a family would lead him to a hostel in India, a place of unspeakable hardship where he would find almost more love and need than he could bear. (2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award winner)<br /> <br /> • In “A River Changes Course”, director Kalyanee Mam offers a breathtaking and unprecedented journey through Cambodia, spending two years with three young people attempting to overcome the challenges of deforestation, overfishing and overwhelming debt. (2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema) Many of the films set to screen in South Haven will have producers, actors, directors and writers in attendance and participating in Q&A sessions following each screening.<br /> <br /> The full schedule of more than 70 films – including documentaries, dramas, comedies and film shorts – are available at www.waterfrontfilm.org. <br /> <br /> Accompanying the release of the 2013 film schedule will be information on Waterfront Film Festival’s music events, filmmaker and actor panels and social mixers.<br /> <br /> For more information on Waterfront Film Festival, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.waterfrontfilm. org. <br /> <br /> Ticket Info <br /> <br /> CONSIDER PUCHASING A PASS - Passes offer convenience and flexibility: You don’t have to preselect which films and seminars you want to attend – you can decide at any time.<br /> <br /> Just in town for one day? Consider the Day Tripper.<br /> <br /> Want to move to the head of the line? Purchase the Silver, Gold, or Black Pass and be welcomed at the front of the line at all of the venues.<br /> <br /> Looking to mix and mingle with the celebrities and filmmakers? The Gold Pass and Black Pass include access to private parties, intimate gatherings, and networking events.2013 Ticket / Pass Options: <br /> <br /> Individual Tickets [$12]: Available in limited quantities for all film screenings and seminars, as well as the opening night concert and outdoor film screening. In the event of a sold out showing, reserved seats unclaimed by pass holders are released as Rush Ticket sales 15 minutes prior to showtime.<br /> <br /> Day Tripper Passes [Fri $90] [Sat $99] [Sun $90]: Updated this year! Due to the seating logistics at our smaller venues we had to make some changes to our Day Tripper option : Entitles holder to entry at the main venues 1 & 2, and rush priority (first right to unclaimed seats after ticket and four day pass holders have been seated) at venues 3a, 3b, 3c, & 4. The pass covers all regular program films/seminars for one day of the Festival. If you desire guaranteed entry at all the venues, upgrade to the Bronze pass or higher.<br /> <br /> Bronze Pass [$300]: Entitles holder to entry to all films/seminars for all 4 days of the Festival (Thu- Sun), including the Thursday opening night concert and outdoor film screening.<br /> <br /> If you would like to skip the lines, upgrade to the Silver Pass.Silver Pass [$500]: Move to the head of the lines with the Silver Pass and enjoy all films/seminars for all 4 days of the Festival, including the Thursday opening night concert and outdoor film screening. $100 of this pass is tax deductible. If you would like to attend the VIP parties, upgrade to the Gold Pass.<br /> <br /> Gold Pass [$2,500]: An all access VIP pass! Entry to all films/seminars as well as VIP receptions and parties and filmmaker lunch. Move to the head of the lines with priority entry. Limited quantity of Gold Passes. If you enjoy the royal treatment and would like to bring a friend, upgrade to the Black Pass.<br /> <br /> Black Pass [$10,000 for 2]: Support the festival while having a good time. Two transferable all access passes with all of the benefits of the Gold Pass PLUS red carpet celebrity treatment, including concierge service and other perks. Only 10 Black Passes available.<br /> <br /> About Waterfront Film Festival <br /> <br /> Now in its 15th year, Waterfront Film Festival celebrates independent film and filmmakers in a non-competitive environment.<br /> <br /> Located along the Michigan lakeshore, WFF is one of the leading destination film festivals in the Midwest, regularly hosting Midwest premieres of Academy Award-winning and nominated documentaries.<br /> <br /> Recognized as a top five film festival, WFF is a non-profit event committed to creating a “middle coast” venue for independent filmmakers while further enhancing the cultural draw of West Michigan.<br /> <br /> For more information on the coming festival June 13-16 in South Haven, Mich., visit www.waterfrontfilm.org, “like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/WaterfrontFilm and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/#!/WaterfrontFilm.

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