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     OPENING NIGHT: OUTDOOR CONCERT & SCREENING UNDER THE STARS


Thursday, June 11th

Street Party

Gates Open @ 6 pm/ $5 at the door (Kids 12 & under free; included with following festival passes: Patron Pass, FastPass, Super Pass) 

Downtown Saugatuck: Singapore Yacht Club Parking Lot (Courtesy of The Butler Restaurant) 

Beer Garden by Budweiser, Food by The Butler Restaurant

FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY:

FALLBROOKE

South Florida's Fallbrooke was originally started by Singer/Guitarist: Eric McNeely & Drummer/Singer: Kevin Schwarz in the summer of 2005. After several EP's and small shows, they independently produced and distributed their first album ("26 Seconds") in March 2007. Following the album's release, the band did small tours up the East Coast of the US throughout the spring and summer. They underwent several band member changes but gained their close friend, Augusto Vega on Bass and newest addition Chris Gustin on Guitar. Soon after, they were contacted by the founder of RMR Music Group; Paul Palmer (Trauma Records: Bush, No Doubt) who flew the band out immediately to Los Angeles after hearing a few songs. Fallbrooke signed with RMR in Winter 2007. 

Outdoor Screening at Dusk: SURFING 50 STATES
Surfing 50 States follows two young Aussies, Jonno and Stefan, as they attempt to surf in all 50 states of the USA. This documentary explores the diverse culture of the entire country, through driving an Ice-Cream Truck and staying with generous Americans along the way. They didn't pay for accommodation for the entire trip.

Special Guests:
YEARDLEY SMITH: Yeardley Smith is an Emmy award-winning actress, novelist, and playwright who has appeared on television, film and Broadway. Yeardley is best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson on Fox's hit television show, The Simpsons, for which she won an Emmy for “Outstanding Voice-over Achievement”. She recently published her first novel entitled, I Lorelei, through HarperCollins Children's Books. I, Lorelei is a funny, poignant story about lasting friendship and coping with change, as told by smart, sassy, 11 year-old Lorelei Lee Connelly. Yeardley made her Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's hit play, The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close. In 2004, she returned to the New York stage to star in MORE, her one-woman show based on her life.

KIRSTEN HAGLUND: Kirsten Haglund grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Kirsten chose to help raise awareness of eating disorders as her platform while competing in the Miss America Organization. She saw what an incredible opportunity the crown was to seek to create open dialogue about eating disorders in entertainment media, the fashion and beauty industries, and with the many young women who look to Miss America as a role model.

RON ENGLISH: Waterfront is pleased to again host world-renowned street artist RON ENGLISH, who specially created the artwork used for the cover design of the 2009 Waterfront Film Festival Official Catalogue and Poster. He is also the subject of one of 2009's feature films, ABRAHAM OBAMA, showing Saturday afternoon. Ron will be on hand opening night to sign copies of his recent books and festival posters.


 
Showings
06/11/09 06:00 PMOutdoor Screening
Cook Park Outdoor Screening (at Dusk)
Water St (b/t Mason & Butler)
 


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