The film, Fifty Lakes One Island, will be featured at the Ninth Annual Northern Lights Film Festival -- to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-27, in the Rozsa Center on the Michigan Tech campus. Admission is free.
Here is a preview of Fifty Lakes One Island:
George Desort is an independent filmmaker who has done extensive filming on Isle Royale. His work from the island has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Television, Audubon Magazine, Backpacker, as well as on PBS.
During the Northern Lights Film Festival, Fifty Lakes One Island will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Rozsa Center. A question-answer session with George Desort will follow. Desort is also scheduled for a Discussion and Demo at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Rozsa.
In addition to Desort's film, the festival will offer a weekend of a dozen independent films, including Joshua Oppenheimer's acclaimed documentary, The Act Of Killing, Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell, and Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess. On Saturday, two documentaries produced locally will also screen: Suzanne Jurva and Erin Smith's Yoopera!, which tells the story of the Rockland Opera and Mary Wright's Storylines project, and Matt Monte's film, Everything At Once, about artist Greg Green.
Click here for the full Northern Lights Film Festival schedule.
For more information, contact Erin Smith at email@example.com or (906) 487-3263. The Northern Lights Film Festival is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Departments of Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts, the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise Team, and the Michigan Tech Film Board. Special thanks to Susanna Brent, Gary Brown and the Rosza staff for their generous support of the festival.