CALUMET -- The annual event heralding Heikenpäivä (midwinter celebration) is January's Club Finndigo (normally Club Indigo), which features a Finnish classic film, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Calumet Theatre.
Backwood Philosopher has been acclaimed as more than just another bit of regional fluff (though the backdrop of the country's Easter forests and lakes is remarkable by itself). It is beautiful, satirical, thoughtful, and ultimately a grand way to start the Heikenpäivä week.
The movie begins at 7:15 p.m., preceded by a lavish Finnish buffet from Kangas Café at 6 p.m. Cost: buffet and movie, $19. Movie alone, $5. Special discount for kids ten and younger. For the buffet, a call to the theater is necessary at least by Thursday, Jan. 16: 337-2610.