HOUGHTON, MI, October 26, 2016 – From a family’s unique intervention into the silent world of autism to six intrepid young entrepreneurs trying to make it in Detroit, the 41 North Film Festival offers human stories that engage, inform, inspire, and uplift.
Over the course of four days, the festival will feature over 20 acclaimed films from around the world, as well as music, prizes, and other special events.
The festival opens with the first film beginning at 5:00 PM Thursday, Nov. 3, and runs daily, with various show times, through the final film on Sunday evening concluding at 9:00 PM.
Tickets are free, however donations to support the 41 North Film Festival are accepted. Film festival tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or the day of the event, one hour before show time, at the Rozsa Box Office.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams headline this year’s festival with their film Life, Animated, a documentary based on Suskind’s best-selling memoir Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism.
Williams will also participate in a discussion following Music by Prudence, the film for which he won his Oscar. Award-winning editor and Michigan native Jason Zeldes will present his directorial debut film, Romeo Is Bleeding, and Detroit Free Press Executive Video Producer Brian Kaufman will be joined by Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich for a panel discussion following the screening of Kaufman’s film Predator/Prey: The Fight for Isle Royale Wolves.
Among other feature films included this year are Operation Avalanche, (Johnson, 2016), All These Sleepless Nights (Marczak, 2016), Operator (Kibens, 2016), Kedi (Torun, 2016), Do Not Resist (Atkinson, 2016), Death by Design (Williams, 2016), A Stray (Syeed, 2016), and Sonita (Maghami, 2016), which won both the 2016 Sundance Audience and Grand Jury prizes for World Cinema Documentary.
Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to be free and open to the public. Major Sponsors include the Humanities department, the Visual and Performing Arts department, the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Student Affairs and Advancement, Pavlis Honors College, the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series, and the Parents Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund. To learn more about the films, events, and how to reserve your ticket visit http://41northfilmfest.org.
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41 North Film FESTIVAL 2016 Schedule
All events are in the Rozsa Center unless noted otherwise.
|THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3|
|5:00-6:15 pm||Shorts Program #1|
|6:15-7:20 pm||Music in the Lobby|
|7:30-9:45 pm||Romeo Is Bleeding (2015) with Director Jason Zeldes|
|10:00-11:40 pm||Operation Avalanche (Johnson, 2016) – in Fisher 135|
|FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4|
|4:30-5:45 pm||Do Not Resist (Atkinson, 2016)|
|6:00-7:00 pm||Music By Prudence with Director Roger Ross Williams|
|7:30-10:00 pm||Life, Animated (2016) with Ron Suskind and Roger Ross WIlliams|
|10:00p -12:00a||41 North Reception and Party with music by The Go Rounds. (Cash bar)|
|10:30p-11:59p||Operator (Kibens, 2016) — in Fisher 135|
|SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5|
|12:30-2:00 pm||Kedi (Torun, 2016)|
|2:30-3:30 pm||Shorts Program #2|
|4:00-5:30 pm||Sonita (Ghaem Maghami, 2016)|
|6:15-7:30 pm||Music in the Lobby: Picks and Hammers|
|7:30-9:30pm||Predator/Prey: The Fight for Isle Royale Wolves and Counting Wolves (Desort, 2015). Panel with Director Brian Kaufman.|
|10:00-12:15am||All These Sleepless Nights (Marczak, 2016)|
|SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6|
|1:00-2:15pm||Shorts Program #3|
|2:30-4:00pm||A Stray (Syeed, 2016)|
|4:30-6:00pm||Death by Design (Williams, 2016)|
|5:30-6:30pm||Music in the Lobby|
|7:00-9:00pm||Generation Startup (Wade/Miller, 2016)|
For more information about the films and events visit: http://41northfilmfest.org
All events are free and open to the public.
Reserve your ticket at: http://rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu