‘Binta Y La Gran Idea’ crowd favorite at Edmonds Film Festival opening night

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    The crowd attending opening night of the Edmonds International Film Festival presented by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce enjoyed three films, including the classic Federico Fellini film “La Strada,” but it was the 35-minute film “Binta Y La Gran Idea” that captured the audience’s hearts.

    Told through the eyes of a charming 7-year-old girl who lives in Senegal, the film explores the power of a simple idea to change the world.

    The festival continues Friday night, featuring three films that include the shorts “Coffee Break” and “Frequent Flier,” and the theatrical premiere of Rick Steves’ latest adventure movie, “Andalucia: The Best of Southern Spain.” Festival director Trevor Greenfield announced Thursday night that both Steves and “Coffee Break” director John Harrison will be on the red carpet for Friday’s movies.

    People enter the Edmonds Theater for film festival opening night Thursday. (Photo by Amber Salinas and videography by Brandon Ersoz)

    For a complete schedule of events and to buy tickets, visit www.edmondsfilmfestival.com.

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