A unique film that was shot and produced entirely in the Copper Country is making its world premiere this weekend. Based on a true story, “Mutt” examines the life of Meda Paavola, a young woman who is half Finnish and half Ojibwa, but has had little exposure to her Native American roots. That is until she begins a romantic relationship with a young man from the Ojibwa tribe and Meda finds it difficult to indentify with either side of her bloodline. Director Rick Allen says that during pre-production for the film, he initially thought he had a very unique story about one person.
He adds that there have been many films made about the Copper Country but that they only scratch the surface and do not showcase the area as uniquely as this film does.
The movie is set to premiere tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Calumet Theater. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. The movie will be followed by a Q&A session with members of the cast as well as an opportunity for pictures. A second showing at the theater will also take place Saturday at the same time.