In 1983, Tami Oldham Ashcraft spent 41 days harrowing days at sea after a hurricane wrecked the yacht she and fiance Richard Sharp were sailing to California.
Ashcraft survived the ordeal. Her fiance did not. The experience led to a book and this year’s movie, “Adrift.”
Now a resident of San Juan Island, Ashcraft will appear at the Lakewood Film, Art & Book Festival this weekend at Clover Park Technical College. She will speak at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.
Other highlights of the the new festival — which combines two previous events, the Asian Film Festival and ArtsFest — include harmonic virtuoso Lee Oskar.
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Oskar, a founding member and former lead harmonica player of the pioneer funk-jazz group War, will not perform but will exhibit oil paintings and giclee prints. He will hold and a question-and-answer session at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Films shown at the event will include “Eddie the Eagle,” “United 93,” “Race,” “Wind River,” “A Man Called Ove,” “Winter in Wartime” “All We Could Carry” and “Biutiful.”
A juried art and photography contest will feature 50 entrants with $1,500 in prize money.
Lakewood Film, Arts and Book Fest
When: Noon-9:30 pm Friday-Sunday.
Where: McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood.