An 85-year-old opera house in the eastern Iowa town of Tipton is the setting for an international film festival this weekend. The Hardacre Film Fest is in its fifth year at Tipton’s art deco Hardacre Theatre. The first year, 13 films were submitted, but this time, more than 50 films were submitted from as far away as France and Japan. Coordinator Troy Peters says the best will be shown all day Saturday. Categories include: features, shorts, documentaries, student, experimental and animation. Peters says the top 20 films will be shown starting at 9:30 a-m Saturday, with the final pictures beginning around 8 p-m.One of the independent full-length features is called “Pavilion of Women” starring Willem Dafoe. Peters says that one’s been awarded the Tipton festival’s prize for “Best Drama.” A full-day pass is ten dollars or tickets can be purchased at the door.
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