NMU Screens ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Silent Film

October 23, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 23, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s French program is presenting its 11th annual classic silent film with grand piano accompaniment. The Phantom of the Opera, a 1925 horror film with English subtitles starring Lon Chaney in the title role, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Ontario room of the University Center. Admission is free. Pianist Robert Buchkoe will provide the music.

A phantom haunts the Paris Opera House. He causes murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he “loves” a star. The film is based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra and is directed by Rupert Julian.

“It is the idea of the Phantom, really, that fascinates us: the idea of a cruelly mistreated man going mad in self-imposed exile in the very cellars, dungeons and torture chambers where he was, apparently, disfigured in the first place,” said the late film critic Roger Ebert.… Read the rest

Ann Arbor Film Fest Tour Stops at NMU

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MI October 20, 2018 – Northern Michigan University will host the Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the NMU Art and Design Building 165. The tour features digital programs of six experimental animated, documentary and narrative videos. This event is free and open to the public.

Videos will include “Sky Room” by Marianna Milhorat; Bernd Lützeler’s Camera Threat (Kodak Cinematic Vision Award); Akosua Adoma Owusu’s “Mahogany Too”; “Growing Girl” by Marnie Ellen Hertzler (Prix DeVarti for Funniest Film); Jennifer Proctor’s “Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix” (Cutters Studios Archival Film Award) and “Silica” by Pia Borg (Gil Omenn Art & Science Award).

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a pioneer of the traveling film festival tour that launched in 1964. The 56th installment will visit galleries, art house theaters, universities and media arts centers throughout the world through February 2019.… Read the rest

Fresh Coast Film Festival – October 18-21

October 13, 2018

Marquette, MI – The Fresh Coast Film Festival is the first of its kind: a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. The festival will gather the best in environmental and cultural filmmaking from around the world while creating a venue for, and building a culture of, Great Lakes storytelling.… Read the rest

5th Annual Soo Film Festival – September 12-16

September 7, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Soo Film Festival marks year five in 2018. The festival is once again headquartered in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with films screening September 12-16 at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library.… Read the rest

Documentary, “Co-operatively Yours” – September 7

September 2, 2018

Marquette, MI – “Co-operatively Yours,” produced in conjunction with the Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University, will be screened on September 7 at John X. Jamrich Hall on the campus of NMU. This documentary explores the history of the Finnish-American cooperative movement in North America, using historic photos, memories of the employees and members of the Co-op, and archival research to tell the story of the co-operative system the Finns brought to America when they immigrated over a century ago. Filmmaker Kristin Ojaniemi explores this national movement by exemplifying the history of Settlers Co-op in Bruce Crossing, which is one of less than 10 remaining Finnish-founded co-operatives in the United States, and which celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2017. This showing is free and open to the public.… Read the rest

DocuMonday: “Babies” – May 7

May 4, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– The Peter White Public Library’s DocuMonday is presenting “Babies” in the Business Reference Room this Monday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m.

Take a look at one year in the lives of four babies from around the world:

  • Ponijao from Opuwo, Namibia
  • Baya from Bayanchandmani, Mongolia
  • Mari from Tokyo, Japan
  • Hattie from San Francisco, United States.

This documentary addresses the commonalities all parents share in raising a child while highlighting cultural differences. The film is rated PG and runs for 79 min.

Admission is free. For more info, visit www.pwpl.info or call (906) 226-4318.… Read the rest

Matinee Movie: Loving Vincent – May 2

April 29, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– The Peter White Public Library is showing a matinee movie of “Loving Vincent” in the Business Reference Room, on the top floor of the Library, this Wednesday, May 2, at 12:30 p.m.

As part of the Library’s “Your Mind Matters” series, the matinee of “Loving Vincent” will be shown free to the public! Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all. 

About the Film:

A year after Van Gogh’s death, Armand is asked by his postmaster father to find a recipient for the artist’s final letter to his late brother. In his attempts to deliver the letter and after meeting many of Van Gogh’s acquaintances, Armand becomes caught up in the artist’s tragic life which was marked by anxiety and depression. Featuring the voices of Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, and Robert Gulaczyk, this animated biography is rated PG-13 and runs 94 minutes.… Read the rest

Campus Cinema: “The 15:17 to Paris” – April 28

April 25, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Campus Cinema is screening “The 15:17 to Paris” in 1100 Jamrich Hall this Saturday, April 28 at 9:00 p.m.

Plot Summary: Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.

Cost: $2 general admission, Free with NMU ID

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