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Beau Bridges is PT Film Fest’s 2015 special guest

Award-winning actor and environmentalist Beau Bridges will be the special guest of the Port Townsend Film Festival when it celebrates its 16th renewal Sept. 25-27.

Bridges  is an award-winning character actor, who has appeared in more 50 features, including “The Other Side of the Mountain,” “Max Payne” and “The Descendants.” He co-starred with his brother, Jeff  Bridges, in “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” for which he received the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Society of Film Critics. (That 1989 movie, incidentally, was filmed in Seattle, co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer.)

Bridges joins a growing list of festival guests who have attended the weekend facilities, appBeau Bridgesearing at a variety of gatherings and hosting a screening of one of their personal favorite films, followed by a Q&A. Feature and documentary films are screened throughout the weekend at several downtown venues, including free outdoor screenings each evening.

Past honorees include independent filmmakers John Sayles and Maggie Renzi (1014), Karen Allen (2013), Bruce Dern (2012), Buck Henry (2011), Dyan Cannon (2010), Cloris Leachman (2009), Piper Laurie (2008), Elliott Gould and Melissa Leo (2007), Malcolm McDowell and Greta Gerwig (2006), Debra Winger and Arliss Howard (2005), Jane Powell and Dickie Moore (2004), Peter Fonda and Shirley Knight (2003), Patricia Neal (2002), Eva Marie Saint and Vincent Schiavelli (2001) and Tony Curtis (2000).

Last week, Sayles announced he will shoot his next film, “To Save the Man,” in Port Townsend, using locations in and around , this coming summer.

Information: ptfilmfest.org

— MM