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Nordic Film Series to feature film based in U.P.
“Superior: The Movie”
MARCH 9th, 2pm & 6pm

This movie premiered at the Calumet Theatre not too many years ago for a full house of appreciative locals.  Finlandia is showing it this Thursday for those of you who missed it the first time or who would like to see it and follow these two ambitious fellows on their attempt to bike around the entire Lake Superior not too long ago:

HANCOCK — The March installment of the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center will feature some familiar faces, and some familiar scenery.

“Superior: The Movie” will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the Center. Shot on location in the Copper Country in 2014, the award-winning film – which is based on a true story – follows Charlie, who is on his way to Michigan Tech University, and Derek, who is counting the days to his inevitable military draft eligibility.

Before their futures take hold, the lifelong best friends embark on one final adventure: a 1,300-mile bike ride along the shores of Lake Superior. Charlie and Derek pedal through the northern backwoods of Michigan, Minnesota, and Canada. Along the way they face hunger, exhaustion, and the kind of people in the world who never wanted to be found.

Several local actors appear in the film, which is entirely in English and is about 1-1/2 hours long. The showings are free and open to the public; donations to support the film series are appreciated.  For more information about this film screening, call (906) 487-7549.

The Nordic Film Series
is part of the Finnish American Heritage Center’s
community enrichment programming.

Films are open to the public; donations are appreciated.
For more information about this month’s feature, call (906) 487-7347.
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If you haven’t been attending the Green Film series once a month in the forestry building, you’re really missing something.  The atmosphere is warm & friendly and so are the “regulars” who attend.  The movies are eye-openers, and the short discussion after each is worth partaking in.

By Joan Chadde

The next offering in the Green Film Series is “Last Call at the Oasis,” a World Water Day film. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building’s Hesterberg Hall (G002).

The 2012 documentary on the world’s water crisis sheds light on the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system, shows communites already struggling with its ill effects and introduces us to individuals who are championing revolutonary solutons.

There is no admission charged but a $3 donation is suggested. The Green Film Series is co-sponsored by Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Keweenaw Land Trust. 

Filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

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