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Open House Saturday Sunday. the Casino Ballroom, creating an eve- ning with an aura of Hollywood glam- our. More h'aan 350 people attended the opening night event. Blanny Hagenah, great granddaughter of William Wrigley welcomed the crowd. Meanwhile, sponsor organization, the Ronald Reagan Foundation present- ed "The Great Communicator" award to the film "Atlas Shrugged." Although the featured film "Beginner's Guide to End- ings" had a digital glitch, the audience was Very enthusiastic and supportive as it was replaced with the highly entertain- ing new release of "Fast Five." The Saturday night party was only one of five official festival parties held throughout the weekend, including a Saturday afternoon VIP reception at Ha- genah's elegant home. There was also a Sunday VIP cruise and Mimosa Mixer on the Storm Maker Yacht (wher_e guests saw buffalo hanging around Moon Stone Beach), and the packed G!enmore Ho- tel's Opening Night Gala where people were turned away due to a full capacity crowd and fire-code regulations. Actor and environmentalist Ed Beg- ' ley Jr. brought his family and reveled in the Isla Earth series of documentaries. Begley was one of the first Hollywood stars to embrace the Green movement and can be seen on TV these days along with his wife and other stars on "Living With Eft," in which the Grgen philoso- phy is incorporated into his and other people's houses. Truppa said the festival took a lot of hard teamwork and extensive network- ing to bring it to fruition. "We were just hoping to get past the first year and get the festival going, but the response has been so spectacular and overwhelming beyond our expecta- tions," Truppa said. "We absolutely plan to keep it going for the next 100 years. After that we'll let someone else take it over." Truppa said the next film festival vould be easier to promote. "we have the blueprint," he said. "We've learned so much and the next time we can correct any mistakes and we Film, Page 9 THIS WEEKEND, TOUR TRIANA'S MAGNIFICENT PI00ASE 2 HOMES! Don't Miss Out! Saturday and Sunday, May 14 -- 15 2 -- 4 pm This weekend, Hamilton Pacific, LLC, and Catalina Island Real Estate will host a very special open house at the extraordinary new Triana development in Avalon Canyon. Tour brand new condominiums built exclusively for island residents at exceptionally low prices. Buyers who act promptly can purchase a remarkable I, 2 or 3 bedroom home starting for as little as 325,000. These beautiful homes are reserved for people that live and work in Avalon. Don't hesitate, act now! R[AL [STAT[,IHC. AT AVALON Down Payment Assistance Available The City of Avalon is offering low and moderate down payment assistance for quolifd buyers making it remarkably easy to become a Tdana Homeowner, Contact us and we'll sho(v you how this unprecedented program wor". Owning an island home has never been this easy--PLUS, the lowest interest rates in years make this a truly unique home buying opportunity. The CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, May 13, 2011 :, 7