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1:00 PM

Michigan Film Office Advisory Council Meeting

September 29 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

The Michigan Film Office Advisory Council will be meeting at the Delta College Planetarium & Learning Center's Explorers Hall. This meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We hope you will attend to see what the MFDMO is doing to drive the creative industries to Michigan. Michigan Film & Digital Media Office With a broader mission and an innovative approach to promoting film ... Read More

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2:00 PM

Fits and Starts

September 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Jennifer and David aren’t exactly a New York power couple. While Jennifer’s star has risen with her first novel’s publication, her partner and literary mentor David has struggled in her shadows. When the two get separated on the way to a publisher’s salon in the suburbs, David is left to fend for himself amongst a collection of oddballs from the ... Read More

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Friday Shorts Program

September 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

The Witching Hour Family Comedy, Thriller 13 minutes The only thing scarier than ghosts and goblins to a 12-year-old boy is girls, but this Halloween, George might leave all those fears behind thanks to a cute little witch who lives across the street.  A delightfully spooky story of puppy love from first time writer-director Riley Geis. Cast: Maddox Henry, Amber ... Read More

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3:00 PM

Daytime Music: Northwoods Improvisers

September 29 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Electric Kitsch, 917 Washington Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Come soak in some afternoon jazz at downtown Bay City's lone record store, free of charge. Northwoods Improvisers formed in 1976 and have rotated their roster ever since. The current trio is based in Midland and has been performing for more than 30 years, playing avant-garde/world jazz across the globe. Members have performed and recorded with jazz greats — Faruq ... Read More

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4:00 PM

What music do you speak?

September 29 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Sébastien Roger de Nuῆez, a young French filmmaker whose mother is of Argentinian descent, arrived in Argentina with a small crew and an insatiable curiosity about the country’s musical traditions.  As the filmmakers cut a trail from Buenos Aires to Tilcara, they take in the sights and songs of crowded carnivals, intimate cantinas, boisterous rodeos, and indigenous ceremonies.  If this ... Read More

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Kate Can’t Swim

September 29 @ 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Kate is almost thirty, almost engaged, almost settled in her career as a writer—but is deeply dissatisfied. When Kate’s best friend Em returns from Paris with a surprising new lover in tow, Kate and her boyfriend spend a weekend in upstate New York with the new couple. As Kate struggles with her suspicions about Em’s new lover, dormant feelings about ... Read More

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Free Workshop: Social Media Charm School

September 29 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Have a spare couple of hundred thousand dollars laying around to spend on billboards and commercials promoting your film? Cool, cool. Then this workshop isn’t for you. If you *don’t* have unlimited resources, Social Media Charm School is a great place to start in terms of learning how to use the internet to find, connect with, and charm your potential ... Read More

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5:00 PM

Daytime Music: Shawn Butzin

September 29 @ 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Jake’s Corner Lounge, 114 Third St.
Bay City, Michigan 48708 United States

Between films, stop off at Jake's Corner Lounge for an intimate performance by Bay City native Shawn Butzin. Hailing from Colorado, Butzin’s craft is naturally imbued with the free and pensive spirit of the American expanse. Blending folk, Americana, and alt. country reminiscent of Ryan Adams and early Wilco, his songs aptly accompany a glass of whiskey over ice or ... Read More

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6:00 PM

44 Pages

September 29 @ 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Remember Highlights, that magazine you perused in the dentist’s waiting room as a child to distract yourself from dread of the cavity drill? It’s still going, still a family business, and still based in a stately mansion in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Tony Shaff’s doc gives us a ringside seat for the production of the magazine’s 70th anniversary issue, introducing us to ... Read More

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Undocument

September 29 @ 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

This collection of four short films from the U.K. shows the lengths that refugees of oppressive and war-torn countries go to for a measure of freedom and security. A pregnant woman seeks transit out of Afghanistan; an Iranian family in Greece suffers under a cruel trafficker; an immigrant couple in London is visited by immigration officials; and a court interpreter ... Read More

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Lost In Paris

September 29 @ 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Fiona travels to Paris following a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha. Upon arrival she discovers that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Fiona searches for Martha with Dom a few steps behind in a film full of amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick. ... Read More

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7:00 PM

Filmmaker Reception

September 29 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Open to Pass holders Only (All Access, Guest, Sponsor, Staff) Meet attending filmmakers, enjoy tasty bevvys and yummy appetizers. Music from Lightning Licks Vinyl Preservation Society and Detroit's Mega Powers. Scottish Rite Cathedral | Second Floor Sponsored By Ferne Boutique | Albert's General Store  

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8:15 PM

The Sounding

September 29 @ 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

When psychologist Michael visits the island home of his mentor Lionel, he meets Lionel’s daughter, Liv, who is a kind of conscientious objector of verbalism; she hasn’t spoken in years, though there appears to be nothing wrong with her.  After Lionel succumbs to cancer, Liv finally begins speaking again, but in a surprising, archaic tongue.  As he struggles to save ... Read More

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Wexford Plaza

September 29 @ 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Betty is a love-starved loner tortured by the indignities of her job as a security guard at an anonymous strip mall. She develops a crush on Danny, who works as a bartender at a failing dive at the mall. The stage is set for love and heartbreak, but that’s only half the story; the second half is Danny’s very different ... Read More

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El Revenge

September 29 @ 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Caco plans on surprising his girlfriend with a marriage proposal, but instead catches her in the act of cheating on him – worst of all with an Argentinean. Vadão, Caco’s best friend, drags him on a revenge trip from Brazil to Argentina. Vadão is in high adventure mode, while Caco is focused on getting his ex-girlfriend back. Comedy, Foreign Language ... Read More

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9:00 PM

Friday Music Event

September 29 @ 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The Empire Room, 1205 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States
$8

The Friday Night Rock Show is not to be missed. One venue. Two stages. Five bands. Willa Rae & the Minor Arcana (Detroit) Serpentine and spellbinding, this sextet summons a rough and tumble reinvention of Rust Belt Americana. Sewing together folk, blues, and country, they inject a punk fervor and gothic mood into a roots-based bedrock. Rollicking percussion, seesawing strings, ... Read More

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10:15 PM

Late Night Shorts Program

September 29 @ 10:15 PM - 11:45 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Creepy. Odd. Maybe a little WTF? These are the kind of short films submit for your late night viewing pleasure.  Alien Grounds Sci-Fi | 10 minutes As Rebecca pecks at a typewriter, Jack dictates from his push-button car phone.  His story of an encounter on an unknown planet turns real as he runs headlong into his own close encounter.  A ... Read More

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