Celebrity spotlight in Port Huron

People will again gather inside McMorran Place Theater as the lights dim, a hush falls over the audience and the screening of films begins Thursday, Oct. 6.

The three day event has a star studded line up. Thursday at 8 p.m., Dave Coulier, also known as “Uncle Joey” from the television series “Full House,” will be opening up the festival with his stand up comedy routine.

Friday, Port Huron becomes home to the first premier in the United States for “Mimesis.” Sid Haig is not only featured in this movie, he too is making at appearance at the Blue Water Film Festival.

Saturday, 17 independent Michigan based films will be taking the silver screen. They will be shown in blocks according to their prospective categories. The screenings begin at 10 a.m. and the proverbial curtains will come to a close around 9 p.m.

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The Blue Water Film Festival board selected Alex Gasparetto's design for this year's third annual event. Photo Credit: Alex Gasparetto

This event will, “allow a lot of people to see things they probably wouldn’t normally see,” says Jeremy Stemen, Executive Director of the Blue Water Film Festival.

“This is for the community. Essentially it’s just so we in Port Huron can experience a different style of movie.  Hollywood made movies are kind of formulaic, we have films outside of that scope that allow a greater vision,” said Stemen.

To add to the stars that will be stopping into the Blue Water area, Timothy Busfield, of “Revenge of the Nerds,” “Field of Dreams” and “ThirtySomething” will also be present to receive an award.

“He’s a Michigander who has had great achievements in film,” says Stemen, “We will be presenting him with the Golden Mitten for his achievements.”

In regards to what will be shown on Saturday, Stemen said, “I’ve been blown away by some of the movies in here this year. Comedy is something we’ve been lacking, we’ve had some chuckles, but not flat out trying to be funny and it works. There’s a lot of comedy in t his year, there’s a lot of great documentaries too, unbelievable documentaries.”

Ticket pricing varies for each event. Thursday tickets are $12, Friday’s are $10 and Saturday’s are $8 per block of movies or $17.95 for the entire day. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or online at www.bluewaterfilmfestival.com.

Any questions or comments can be directed to Jeremy Stemen at jeremy@bluewaterfilmfestival.com, or (810) 985-9223.

Rachel Kobylas

Staff Writer

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