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Documentary filmmakers spill

What’s it really like to make an independent documentary film, and more to the point, what happens when your best intentions as a filmmaker go disastrously wrong?

Find out at a special Celluloid Bainbridge screening of “Operation Filmmaker” at 5 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre.

The 2008 documentary chronicles how true-life, do-gooder intentions implode when Hollywood gives a young Iraqi film student the chance of a lifetime. Instead of experiencing political and filmic warm fuzzies, director Nina Davenport finds herself personally embroiled in a complex moral quagmire and all-consuming power struggle between filmmaker and subject.

“Operation Filmmaker” will be followed by a question-and-answer session with local documentary filmmakers Lucy Ostrander, John Jeffcoat, and John Sinno on the challenges of documentary filmmaking.

The screening and discussion are free, with donations benefitting the Celluloid Bainbridge Filmmakers Finishing Fund. For more information, see the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Web site,

Time for youth orchestra tryouts

String players in grades 3-12 and high school wind players are invited to audition for the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Island Music Guild Hall.

Rehearsals will be on Mondays this year, with concerts in the fall and spring.

To schedule a friendly audition, contact Priscilla Jones at or 842-0124. See for more information about the program.

Time for BSO auditions, too

Meanwhile, over at Bainbridge Performing Arts, the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will hold its yearly auditions on Sept. 3.

Strings, woodwinds, brass players and percussionists are encouraged to try out.

For information and scheduling, call 855-9774 or email Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s Manager at

Submit your name, phone number, instrument, mailing address and email address to receive an audition form.

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