Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Michigan Tech to host 2012 Northern Lights Film Festival Nov. 1-3

HOUGHTON -- The Eighth Annual Northern Lights Film Festival will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1, 2 and 3, in the McArdle Theatre on the Michigan Tech campus. Featured this year is filmmaker Ray Tintori and the award-winning dramatic film Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin 2012). Tintori headed up the special effects unit for the film and is a member of the independent filmmaking collective Court 13.

Tintori will introduce the film at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and participate in a Q and A following the film. Beasts will be shown again at 9:30 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday at 2 p.m., Tintori will screen some of his short films and music videos and join in an informal discussion with students and festival-goers about independent filmmaking. It is free and open to the public.

Other festival highlights include recent award-winning documentaries and narrative films including, on Thursday, El Velador (Natalia Almada, 2012) and Only the Young (Elizabeth James and Jason Tippet, 2012); on Friday, The Interrupters (Steve James, 2011); and, on Saturday, The Arbor (Barnard, 2010) and Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) with Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly.

The Northern Lights Film Festival is sponsored by the Departments of Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts and Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise Team. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erin Smith at 487-3263 or at

Click here for more information and the full schedule.

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