'La Mission' to open Arrowhead fest

Petrie family to be feted

The 11th annual Lake Arrowhead Film Festival, featuring films by Native Americans and films by and about the LGBT community, will kick off April 22 with Peter Bratt’s "La Mission," starring Benjamin Bratt, at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.

The festival will feature more than eighty-eight films.

Special events include the opening night Filmmaker Meet and Greet, hosted by actor Vincent Spano.  The opening night awards dinner, hosted by Ernie Hudson and produced by Gloria Loring, and the Sunday awards luncheon hosted by actor Christopher McDonald.

The fest will present a tribute to the Petrie family:  Daniel Petrie Sr,  Dorothea Petrie and their children Dan Jr, Donald, Mary and June.

It will also feature a tribute to Rock Hudson, with Earl Holliman, Jane Withers, Patricia Barry, Carole Cook, Tom Troupe and Barbara Rush participating.

Also slated to receive honores are production designer Rene Lagler and producers/writers Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman.