Spencer Tracy Film Festival at Freeport’s Lindo Theatre Aug. 23-25

Staff Report

FREEPORT, Ill. — Honor the memory and legacy of Spencer Tracy this August with the Second Annual Spencer Tracy Film Festival Aug. 23-25 at Lindo Theatre in Freeport, Ill. Tickets are $5 per film. Tickets are available at the Lindo Theatre box office, 115 S. Chicago Ave., in downtown Freeport.

Tracy’s granddaughter-in-law, Cyndi Tracy, and his great grandson, Shane Tracy, will attend the Friday night screening of Boom Town and participate in a discussion about the film at the end of the screening.

Join in a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception before the feature movie Friday, Aug. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is $20 per person and will take place at 9 East Coffee, at 9 E. Stephenson St. in Freeport. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book Spencer Tracy: A Life in Pictures, featuring a Foreword by Stephenson County Historical Society Executive Director Dr. Edward Finch and Preface by Cyndi Tracy, who will be available to autograph copies. A silent auction of Spencer Tracy memorabilia donated by Cyndi Tracy will also be held with proceeds from the auction and reception going to the Society’s Tracy Film Festival Fund.

Tickets for the reception can be purchased in advance at: 9 East Coffee; Famous Fossil Winery, Cedarville; Freeport/Stephenson Visitors Center; and the Museum Gift Shop. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. Call the Lindo at (815) 233-0413.

Following is the schedule:

Aug. 23, 7 p.m. — Boom Town (1940)

Aug. 24, 1 p.m. — A Guy Named Joe (1943)

Aug. 24, 7 p.m. — The Actress (1953)

Aug. 25, 1 p.m. — Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

From the Aug. 21-27, 2013, issue

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