Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Screening of “Life of Pi” at NMU – Oct. 18

October 15, 2017

Marquette – American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.”

A screening of the film Life of Pi” with an introduction by Rockman, will be offered on Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall at NMU.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum commissioned Rockman to create The Great Lakes Cycle, an exhibition that celebrates the natural majesty and global importance of the Great Lakes while exploring how they are threatened by factors such as climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture and urban sprawl. The centerpiece is a suite of five mural-sized paintings depicting separate themes that emerged during his research tour of the region. These are accompanied by several large-scale watercolors and monochromatic field drawings of plants and animals made from site-sourced organic material such as mud and leaves.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Screenagers” Film Showing in Munising – Oct. 10

October 7, 2017

Munising – “Screenagers”, a documentary film that revives questions about the impact of technology on our lives, will be shown on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Mather Elementary School in Munising.

“Screenagers”, created by Delaney Ruston, brings to life the influence that devices have on our families and how to help youth maneuver in this digital age.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – CineArts Film Series to Screen “Québékosie” – Oct. 6

October 3, 2017

Marquette – The Beaumier Center’s CineArts Independent Film Series will host a showing of the documentary “Québékosie” on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Québékosie takes place in Quebec, Canada. Melanie Carrier and Oliver Higgins decided to cycle the north shore of Quebec to try to better understand the relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Their encounters include a surprising tale of an Innu man in search of his ancestors in Normandy and the heart-wrenching story of the sister of Corporal Marcel Lemay, who was killed during the 1990 Oka crisis.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own dinner, with hot tea and cold water provided by the Peter White Public Library. … Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Screenagers” Film Showing in Marquette – Oct. 2

September 29, 2017

Marquette – “Screenagers”, a documentary film that revives questions about the impact of technology on our lives, will be shown on Monday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.

“Screenagers”, created by Delaney Ruston, brings to life the influence that devices have on our families and how to help youth maneuver in this digital age.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Free Screening of “Fantastic Beasts” at Bay College Besse Theater – Sept. 28

September 25, 2017

Escanaba – A free screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be offered on Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in the Besse Theater at Bay College in Escanaba. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The event is being sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the Bay College Library. For more information, go to www.baycollege.edu.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Dinner and Movie Series at Calumet Theatre – Reservation Deadline – Sept. 26

September 23, 2017

Calumet – The Dinner and Movie Series will offer a German cuisine dinner catered by Victoria’s Kitchen of Houghton and a screening of “All Quiet on the Western Front” on Friday, September 29 at the Calumet Theatre in Calumet. The dinner buffet begins at 6 p.m. in the Red Jacket Ballroom. The movie is shown at 7:15 pm.

To honor our veterans and active duty military, the movie is free when purchasing dinner. Patriotic songs will be performed during dinner.

Tickets for Dinner and Movie are $22. Dinner only tickets are $18. Movie tickets only are $7. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the showing. Call 337-2166 or purchase on line.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Teen Advisory Board Meeting at PWPL – Sept. 20

September 17, 2017

Marquette – The Teen Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, September 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All students in grades 9 to 12 are welcome for event planning, book talking and snacks. Tell us what you’d like to see at your library, meet new people, and get some volunteer experience at the same time. Refreshments will be served.

The event is free. For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Modern Classics to Screen “Adaptation” – Sept. 14

September 11, 2017

Marquette – Modern Classics Film Series will feature a free screening of “Adaptation” on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The comedic drama follows the struggles of Charlie Kaufman as he tries to adapt Valerie Thomas’ “The Orchid Thief” for the screen. While he wants to stay true to the novel, he has difficulty finding enough material to flesh out the main character and the theme of the beauty of orchids. Similarly, Charlie is going through struggles in his own life, too insecure to act upon his feelings for Amelia Kavan.

The movie is rated R and runs 1 hour 54 minutes. There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

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