by gordon weeks
The independent film “The Immigrant Garden” evolved from a Chehalis film class taught by Hollywood producer C. Tad Devlin , a Lewis County native. Almost 300 residents of Lewis County performed in. the movie or worked on the set of the film, which is based on the play by Caroline Wood. The family film, about a young woman discovering her roots circa 1910, will be presented by the Poulsbo/North Kitsap Rotary Club three times on Friday, July 19 at the President’s Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road.
Thirty percent of the proceeds from the screenings will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The rest helps pay for the production of the film, which reportedly raised the spirits of residents suffering from slumping lumber prices and increased logging restrictions. “The Immigrant Garden” is screened atv4:30, 7vand 9pm. Tickets tothe matinee are $5, the two evening shows are $8. They can be purchased at. Central Market. in Poulsbo, the Appletree Cove Animal Hospital in Kingston, Kitsap Farm and Garden Tractor in Silverdale and the YMCA of Bremerton.