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Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges to appear at movie screening during RNC week

Published Aug. 21, 2012

Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges will visit Tampa during the Republican National Convention as part of the non-partisan Impact Film Festival at Channelside Cinemas. Bridges narrated and will discuss the documentary Hunger Hits Home (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.), an examination of childhood hunger in the U.S. Other guests and films include Oscar-nominated documentarians Eugene Jareki (The House I Live In, Monday, 2 p.m.) and Kirby Dick (The Invisible War, Tuesday, 10 a.m.). The festival is sponsored by the Impact Arts + Film Fund, urging bipartisan discussion of political issues. The group's slogan is "Where film crosses the aisle," with a similar festival planned in Charlotte, N.C., during the Democratic National Convention next month. Space is limited but admission is free, available by RSVP at — Steve Persall, Times movie critic