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Locals highlight FLIC schedule this weekend

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POLSON — Local filmakers highlight the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) schedule when the film festival begins this weekend, Friday, Jan. 22, and ends Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Showboat Cinema, 416 Main Street, Polson. Film schedules are available at Showboat Cinema, area businesses, as newspaper inserts and can be viewed online at www.flicpolson.com. Tickets can be purchased at Showboat Cinema or online. Online purchases are available for pick up at Showboat Cinema or on Friday, Jan. 22, when the will-call table is open at the KwaTaqNuk Resort lower level from 4 -6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m. the will-call table will move to the Chamber of Commerce next door to the Showboat Cinema. A $90 All-Access Pass covers the $40 Opening Night Party, which includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and entrance into all 60 weekend films. Individual film-block tickets are $5 each. Film blocks vary in length from one to two hours. Film block details can be found in the film schedule centerfold. The Best of FLIC Encore Screenings will show Monday, Jan. 25, through Thursday, Jan. 28. Encore schedules are available at Showboat Cinema. FLIC officially kicks-off at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, with a themed Opening Night Party, “Cinema Royale – 00FLIC,” at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. Attendees are encouraged to wear Bond attire. For those attending the 7 p.m. screenings, the party wraps-up by 6:45 p.m. allowing time to get to the theater, but those not attending the screenings can party on until 7:30 p.m. The festival’s wide array of films will unspool on both Showboat Cinema screens. Saturday morning at 8:30 a free family movie screening of “Paddington” is showing on both screens. Attendees are encouraged to show up in their pajamas and enjoy a free breakfast provided by the Polson Rotary Club. No advance tickets are available, and seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. On Saturday evening there will be a no-host After Party, where the general public can meet filmmakers, at the Vine & Tap, 218 Main Street, beginning at 10:30 p.m. The Lake Bar is another popular FLIC after-hours destination on Friday and Saturday nights. The festival closes with an Awards Show, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, at Showboat Cinema. Dessert will be served, and approximately 20 awards will be handed out in various categories. Additional festival information is available online at www.flicpolson.com, Facebook and Twitter at #FLICPolson; or email info@flicpolson.com.

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