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Film Schedules

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21st LA Harbor International Film Festival (LAHIFF)

WHEN: March 14-17, 2024

WHERE: Historic downtown San Pedro (SP) or vicinity, San Pedro

TICKETS: Available at EventBrite and telephone reservations if stated


List of films and links to view:


List of program venues and times: Free – Reservations requested

Thurs. March 14 ~ Program A ~ Opening Day (by invitation) 10:30 am (doors open 9:30 am) “Read the Book, See the Movie” (RBSM)™ Free Education Outreach Culmination Program ~ Featuring classic novel Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Jules Verne & Academy Award® nominated movie (USA, 20th Century Fox, 1959, 129 min. dir. Henry Levin) Venue: Mary Star of the Sea High School ~ 2500 N. Taper Ave., SP 90731 * * *

Fri. March 15 ~Program B Opening Night - venue  DAC  5 pm, 1639 S. Palos Verdes St., SP 90731; Reservations requested tel. 310/831-9821 

Opening Night Happy Hour + (“no host” bar) & Film Premiere Venue & Sponsor: Dalmatian American Club (DAC) Main Bar, 1639 S. Palos Verdes St., SP 90731 Bar opens 5 pm; film at 6 pm (over by 7 pm)


Stories of Los Angeles Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (The Movie) (USA, GameChange, 2024, @35 min. producers Jack Baric & Stephanie Mardesich, dir. Jack Baric) Six stories from Vol. V of Oral History Project filmed in Warner Grand Theatre 2023 Possible through grant funding by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, District 4


Cost: Free – Reservations requested: Telephone 310/ 831-9821 Parking: Lot across from DAC and on street


Sat. March 16 ~ Program C ~ Hollywood Nostalgia Tribute (HNT) Venue & Sponsor: Battleship IOW (Fantail-Dress warmly) ~ 250 S. Harbor Blvd., SP 90731 5 pm (board ship from 4:15 pm)


Anchors Aweigh (USA, MGM, 1947, 140 min., dir. George Sydney, Joseph Barbera, William Hanna; stars Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson & Jerry the Mouse) * Short video presentation about “coffee table” book: Golden Age of Hollywood: Through The Lens of Joe Ackerman by publisher Julie Anderson, daughter of photographer, who will sign and sell books Benefits YWCA Harbor Area ,Toberman Neighborhood Center, Harbor Interfaith Services♥ ♥Suggested donation - Bring non-perishable food items or new clothing in lieu of ticket purchase Special menu at ship’s port side Vicky’s Doghouse Cafe; concessions to purchase on ship include beer, wine & snacks Parking fee: 1st hr. free; $2/hr. thereafter Cost: Free Community Event* ~ Attendance limited Reservations requested:

Sun. March 17 ~ “DocSunday” ~ Program D

~ 3:15 pm (doors open 2:45 pm) Venue & Sponsor: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) - John Olguin Auditorium ~ 3710 Stephen White Dr., SP 90731 Closing Day ~ World Premieres Longline (Croatia, Udruga Kazimir, 2023, 27 min., dir. Dinko Bozanic) Story of fishermen from Croatian Island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea off Dalmatian coast (subtitles) * The Smell of Money (USA, POLA, 2024, 30 min., dir. Jack Baric) Short historic documentary about fishing and canning industry in Los Angeles harbor area  2:45-3:15 pm ~ Special appearance by Croatian Vocal Ensemble “Izvor”  Cost: Free - Reservations requested: Parking $1/hr ~ with reservation voucher provided

More about:

SOLAHA oral history project:


Los Angeles Maritime Museum (LAMM):

Grand Vision Foundation (GVF):

NewFilmmakers LA:

The Golden Age of Hollywood: Through The Lens of Joe Ackerman:

Peter Read Miller, photographer:

Wellington Signs:

Complete LAHIFF 2024 Sponsor List


Contributing Sponsor  ~ Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, District 4


Associate Sponsors  ~ Marathon Petroleum Corporation Los Angeles Refinery ~ Cal Marine Fish Company ~ SA Recycling ~ Rancho LPG Holdings


Sustaining Sponsors City of L.A. Council District 15 ~ ILWU Foremen’s Union Local #94 ~ BNSF Railway ~ Joseph & Lee  (Sher) Mardesich Family Trust


Education Outreach Program “Read the Book, See the Movie”  

Mary Star of the Sea High School ~ 7-Eleven ~ Arlene (Dickey) & Myron Lockrem ~ Penguin-Random House Young Readers


Elite Sponsor ~ Spirit Cruises

Media Sponsors ~ Random Lengths News ~ San Pedro Today ~ ~ NewFilmmakers LA (social media)

Print & Art Sponsors ~ Wellington Signs ~ Distinctive Edge Framing & Gallery ~ MJM Graphics ~ Alchemy


Promotion & In-Kind Sponsors & Volunteers

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium ~  Port of Los Angeles ~ Los Angeles Maritime Museum ~ City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

 SP Art Association ~ Grand Vision Foundation ~ fINdings Art Center & Gallery ~ SP Recovery Alliance

Website Sponsor ~ ClearSteps (Alysa Marks, Designer/Manager)

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