Thu, Jan 31, 2019 – Virginia Minnesota
Thu, Feb 7, 2019 – The Islands and the Whales
Looking for a cozy way to spend these cold winter evenings with friends? Join us on Thursdays for movie night! Movies start at 7pm and are free. Bring your own snacks!
Backcountry Film Festival
Hosted by Superior Highlands Backcountry and Winter Wildlands Alliance
The Backcountry Film Festival, produced by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, promotes the work of filmmakers who tell compelling and entertaining stories of backcountry, human-powered recreation and environmental preservation. Join the local group, Superior Highlands Backcountry for a fun night of short films.
Doors open at 6 for socializing, films are at 7 pm.
(2016, Germany, Johannes Östergård, 26 minutes) Far north of the arctic circle, next to Sweden's highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as a caretaker of a lonely hiking hut. Retreating to the cold arctic winter storms from obligations and everyday routines, he's set on finding peace of mind with the life he lives apart from friends and loved ones.
(2015, Russia, Mikhail Barynin, 93 minutes) The life of a horse-breeder in the Russian Arctic isn’t easy: permafrost, freezing temperatures, lack of roads and electricity. Such conditions attract a certain independent type. Meet Sergei. Sergei lives in the mountains for most of the year, travelling home only a few times each year to see his family and bring home the proverbial bacon.
(2017, US, Daniel Stine, 98 minutes) Filmed in Grand Marais! Two young women, torn apart by a childhood tragedy, unexpectedly reunite and embark on an illuminating 24-hour journey. The film is set on the North Shore and features many local cameos, including World’s Best Doughnuts, North House and the schooner Hjørdis!
The Islands and the Whales
(2017, UK, Mike Day, 81 minutes, content advisory) The pilot whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, and the seabirds populations collapse, environmental changes threaten to change the community and their way of life forever. The Faroese are among the first to feel the effects of our ever more polluted oceans; what once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.