Celluloid Bainbridge 2018: A Retrospective

 This year’s poster features an iconic photograph by Joel Sackett of audience members at a screening of  It Came From Outer Space  at Celluloid 2005.

This year’s poster features an iconic photograph by Joel Sackett of audience members at a screening of It Came From Outer Space at Celluloid 2005.


Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is an annual two-day event that showcases films and filmmakers with a connection to Bainbridge Island. This year, Celluloid celebrates its 20th anniversary. The festival will take place November 17-18, 2018 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre.

Since 1999, Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival has brought hundreds of local films to the silver screen. To celebrate this legacy, we’re offering up a selection of quirky favorites from two decades of Celluloid. Revisit the highlights of this quintessentially island festival!

Find out if your favorites are on the schedule.

The Opening Night Reception will take place at 5pm at the Marketplace at Pleasant Beach. Guests will enjoy fine food and drink and the company of Bainbridge Island author Jonathan Evison. After the Reception, head across the street to the Historic Lynwood Theatre for an exclusive screening of “The Fundamentals of Caring,” the 2016 film based on Evison’s best-selling book “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.” Evison will host a Q&A after the film.

Tickets to the Opening Night Reception are on sale now!

The Festival Retrospective will take place all day Sunday at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. Revisit the highlights of this quintessentially island festival with films like “Boomtown,” “Outsourced,” “The Gefilte Fish Chronicles,” and “Birth of a Salesman.” The retrospective is co-curated by Kathleen Thorne, the festival’s founder and mastermind, and TJ Faddis, former long-time manager of the Lynwood Theatre. From feature-length dramas to documentaries, comedy shorts, and experimental music videos, the films in this year’s lineup represent the creativity, the hilarity, and the heart that have defined Celluloid from the very beginning. Admission is FREE all day Sunday.

And check out the interview with Kathleen Thorne and TJ Faddis on What’s Up Bainbridge from BCB. Hosted by frequent Celluloid organizer and film buff John Fossett, the conversation digs into the origins of the festival and describes some of its highlights.


what's next for celluloid?

Since its inception, Celluloid has been presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge. An important part of AHB's mission is to nurture and grow programs that can eventually take wing as stand-alone arts institutions. In the course of twenty years, we've made Celluloid an indispensable feature of the island's creative landscape; we believe it's now ready to transform into an independent organization.

This transition will require a lot of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation. It's been a tremendous pleasure to serve the local community of filmmakers and film enthusiasts and to offer an experience that is truly representative of Bainbridge Island. Thanks to everyone whose participation has made Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival possible throughout the years.