Port Townsend dispatch.06

This year, Orthodox cineastes on the Olympic Peninsula won’t have to make a choice between atoning for their sins on the High Holy Days or further profaning G-d by going to the movies: The seventh annual Port Townsend Film Festival has been moved up by two weekends so as not to conflict with Yom Kippur. If this Victorian seaport’s status as an epicenter of old-time hippies, New Age mystics, and more massage therapists per capita than anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest hadn’t preceded itself, this appeal to Tradition would nonetheless speak volumes, even among the uncircumcised.

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