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Centennial Documentary Premieres June 25

'Faces' offers a rare journey into Port's first 100 years

June 14, 2011

Hear the stories from those who lived them as the Port of Long Beach premieres its Centennial documentary "Faces of the Port - Remembering 100 Years" at its 100th Birthday Party on Saturday, June 25, 2011.

The 30-minute film, narrated by actor Robert Wagner, is one of the many activities planned for the Port's birthday celebration. The entire event, including two screenings of the documentary, carnival rides, exhibits and more, is free and open to the public.

Space is limited for the documentary screenings. To reserve your space, please go to www.polb.com/movie.

After the first screening at 3 p.m., there will be a history panel discussion with personalities featured in the film. It will be moderated by veteran maritime reporter George Cunningham and include former Mayor Beverly O’Neill, former Police Chief and Port Security Director Bill Ellis, President of Jacobsen Pilot Service Tom Jacobsen, and ILWU veteran Tony Salcido. There will be a second screening at 4:15 p.m.

Here is a list of featured activities for the day.

• 2:30 p.m. Event begins, exhibits open to public.
• 3 p.m. Premiere screening of "Faces of the Port - Remembering 100 Years:" A 30-minute documentary narrated by actor Robert Wagner.
• 3:30 p.m. "Let's Talk Centennial," a history panel discussion moderated by veteran maritime reporter George Cunningham.
• 4:15 p.m. Second screening of "Faces of the Port - Remembering 100 Years."
• 5:15 p.m. Centennial presentations with Robert Wagner.
• 5:45 p.m. Centennial cupcakes.
• 6 p.m. Concert performance by the Long Beach Municipal Band.
• 8 p.m. Event concludes.

The 100th Birthday Party will be held right on the docks on Pier E, just south of the Gerald Desmond Bridge, at Ocean Boulevard and Pico Avenue.

Parking is free, and there will be a bicycle valet.

For map and more information, go to www.polb.com/birthday

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