Coos County filmmaker's movie to be screened at Egyptian Theatre

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- A local filmmaker will be seeing the finished work on the big screen.

The Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay is screening a film which written and directed by Coos County local Barri Chase.

The Watchman's Canoe is the tale of a Native American girl struggling to fit in amongst her peers on the reservation.

Those involved with the film say it's a story with strong themes of forgiveness, self-analysis, and a commitment to perseverance.

An actor who plays a bully in the film explained why he thinks it's important to talk about bullying.

"There just needs to be more attention brought to it so we can actually stop it from happening, and I think that's what The Watchman's Canoe is going to do,” said actor Carter Jon. “It's going to kind of bring some issues that are trying to stay in the shadows and I think it's going to bring that to light."

The director's cut of Watchman's Canoe will screen at the Egyptian Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m.

Saturday's screening is $8; Friday and Sunday’s $6.

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