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Whiskey Creek Film Festival starts Friday at Cozy Theatre

The 5th Annual Whiskey Creek Film Festival opens this Friday, Sept. 11 at Wadena's Cozy Theatre, and runs through Thursday, Sept. 17.

This year's festival features six current and award winning films for moviegoers of all ages.

The festival is put on by a group of dedicated movie lovers from Detroit Lakes to Staples and Menahga to Long Prairie. The basic rule for the festival is to screen current release movies of the highest artistic merit, films that are ordinarily not available to view in our part of north central Minnesota.

The whole effort is a volunteer, non-profit one, and admission to the festival's six movies is as low as $5 per film, with a six film festival pass available from the Cozy box office, the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, the Stomping Grounds in Staples and Borealis Books in Wadena. A full schedule is available at the festival web site,

The six movies to be screened this year are as follows:

• "Ponyo" (rated G).

• "(500) Days of Summer" (PG-13).

• "The Hurt Locker" (R).

• "Moon" (R).

• "The Cove" (PG-13).

• "Away We Go" (R).