A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take place on Tuesday night, Dec. 16 at the Tin Theater, starting at 6 p.m.
“The Maury Island Incident” is a 30-minute film that tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island, and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened to him the very next day.
Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Filmmakers.
Cost is $10 per person + 2 items of non-perishable food items for the food bank.
The film – which was shot in Burien (at the Tin Room!), Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013 – had its world premiere at the Big Island Film Festival, and its North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.
It has also screened at the Port Townsend, Burbank, Local Sightings, International Family, Tacoma and Gig Harbor Film Festivals, where it won an Audience Choice Award for “Best Narrative Short.”
It was also awarded the competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab funding during production, and special episodes premiered as IndieFlix’ “first original series” in August, 2014.
Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer from a script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, it features Seattle-area actors Tony Doupé, Allen Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Lowrie, David S. Hogan and many others. It was Executive Produced by John White, and Produced by Scott and Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.
Here’s a brief review from noted paranormal/UFO radio host Clyde Lewis:
“The tension in this film is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The Maury Island Incident captures a moment in time long forgotten by most UFO researchers. It also reopens those Cold War feelings that are nothing but a forgotten memory in the post 9/11 era. Bravo!”
Here’s a trailer:
Screenings will be held hourly, starting at 6 p.m., then again at 7 and 8 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Tickets are $10 each – and are available for online purchase by credit/debit card:
BONUS FROM BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
A ticket stub from this screening will also be worth $3 off on one ticket for “Bob’s Holiday Office Party.”
Plus, if you bring non-perishable food for the local food bank, you’ll get an additional $2 off – so a stub and a food donation means $5 off the price of a ticket at BAT! (This deal cannot be combined with any other deal or coupon, and only while tickets last.)
“Bob’s Holiday Office Party” performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm.
Collectible t-shirts and posters for the film will also be on sale in the lobby.
The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street.