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Tumbleweed Film Festival

Aug. 1-3. Fourth annual event with a total of 40 short American and international independent films presented during the festival. The festival will take place in four different venues where audiences may sample local wines, beers and cuisine in addition to viewing films from around the world. Venues include Veranda Beach Resort, Alpine Brewing Company, Esther Bricques Winery and Oroville’s new restaurant, the Pastime Bar and Grill. Each evening will feature different films, and the festival line-up is always comprised of a mix of comedies, dramas, documentaries and animation. This year’s offerings include an Academy Award-nominated short as well as films from the U.S., Spain, England, South Korea, Russia, Australia, Egypt, Latvia, Ireland and Canada. The British short, “Walking the Dogs,” stars famed actress Emma Thompson. Visit www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com for schedule. Thursday, shows at dusk; Friday, 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m.