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10:30 AM

Stigmatic: Our Opioid Crisis

September 30 @ 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Those not directly impacted by opioid addiction often find it easy to ignore.  In this documentary filmed in Saginaw and Bay City, Garret Morgan shows how deeply addiction has penetrated the heart of middle America.  In interviews with recovering addicts as well as those tasked with treating them, the film suggests this scourge can affect nearly anyone, and makes a ... Read More

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12:00 PM

Lost In Paris

September 30 @ 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
State Theatre, 913 Washington 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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Michigan Shorts Program

September 30 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Scheduled to Attend: Josh Maday, Jeff Vande Zande (The Artist's Statement, Trample Tino) | Benjamin Armes, John Simpkins, Mary Hourani, Brad Finegan (Goatism) | Aaron Thompson, Noel Fletcher (Gut Instinct) The Artist's Statement Drama | 2 minutes Sometimes an artist longs to see his work again. Cast: Josh Maday | Director: Jeff Vande Zande Blow Job Animation, Comedy | 4 minutes Despite the suggestive title, this ... Read More

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12:30 PM

Fulldome Filmmaking

September 30 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Free! A filmmaking reel from the Fulldome Festival from Jena, Germany Creating immersive experiences for the dome theater has become a hot new field for creative filmmakers. The wraparound VR allows for transformative experiences in art, nature, and storytelling. Here you'll see a sampling of short film pieces from world recognized Fulldome Festival.

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2:15 PM

Future

September 30 @ 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

What’s done is done, but not for Doug.  He’s a depressed tea store barista visited by a time-traveling nut job who offers him the opportunity to remake his life … all he’s got to do is kill someone.  Now Doug has three days before his consciousness and physical form cease to exist and his friend from the future wants to ... Read More

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The Strange Ones

September 30 @ 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

  Sam is a kid at the edge of adolescence who’s on the run with an older boy named Nick.  No one’s sure what they’re about, least of all us viewers.  As they motor across a sparse landscape and hole up in an isolated cabin, the contours of their relationship grow darker, and signs emerge of the violent past they’ve ... Read More

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3:00 PM

Daytime Music: High School Sweetheart

September 30 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Electric Kitsch, 917 Washington Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Stop by Electric Kitsch for a midday oasis of audibly delicious synthpop straight from Detroit. Electronic dance-rock at its finest is what this duo presents. From the ashes of Sugar Baron and the Lunar Calendar arise a surfeit of synth melodies paired with lyrics exorcising personal demons, juxtaposing the poppy with the confessional.

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4:30 PM

Moss

September 30 @ 4:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Centered on a young man stuck in the North Carolina back country with his single father, this film has all the elements of one of those morality tales of meth, opioid, and/or family abuse, but that’s not at all what it turns out to be.  Moss’s Dad is an artist who carves masterpieces out of driftwood.  His best friend is ... Read More

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Saturday Shorts Program

September 30 @ 4:30 PM - 6:15 PM
State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

The Mess He Made Drama, LGBT | 10 minutes Jude’s got all of 15 minutes to wait for the results of his rapid HIV test, yet it seems interminable.  He smokes a cigarette, buys a few groceries, gets a parking ticket, and takes a couple of phone calls that give us all the insight we need into the title of ... Read More

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5:00 PM

Daytime Music: Sorry Hunny

September 30 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jake’s Corner Lounge, 114 Third St.
Bay City, Michigan 48708 United States

An afternoon drink between films accompanied by Celtic folk-punk. What could be better? This all-woman quintet brings a ramshackle, devil-may-care energy to their fusion of folk and Celtic punk. An early evening cocktail isn’t necessary to enjoy the set, but it couldn’t hurt to have one in-hand to toast these lasses as they belt out last call sing-alongs, bar fight ... Read More

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5:30 PM

Festival Happy Hour

September 30 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Studio 23/The Arts Center, 901 N Water St
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Open to Pass holders Only (All Access, Guest, Sponsor, Staff) Take a short break between films and music and enjoy some social time with other festival-goers and filmmakers. More music from Lightning Licks Vinyl Preservation Society. More tasty bevvys and more yummy appetizers! All of this in the awesome Studio 23 gallery space. Plus, join us for the Crowdfunding Rally, where documentary ... Read More

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6:15 PM

Crowdfunding Rally

September 30 @ 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Studio 23/The Arts Center, 901 N Water St
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

The Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival, along with partners Seed&Spark and the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, is excited to present our 3rd annual Crowdfunding Rally, this year focusing specifically on DOCUMENTARY FILM.  The Crowdfunding Rally creates the opportunity for filmmakers to capitalize on the excitement of film festivals by helping them convert festival-going fans into film-contributors. It’s designed ... Read More

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6:30 PM

Sundowners

September 30 @ 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Phil’s a small-time videographer in a cold, flat town in the Midwest.  When his boss sends him to shoot a swanky wedding in Mexico, Phil takes his pal Justin along to do the still photography (never mind that Justin’s barely ever picked up a camera).  Pavan Moondi’s follow-up to 2015 HHM selection Diamond Tongues begins as a quirky comedy and ... Read More

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Teenage Love Bomb

September 30 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Thomas is a typical teenager in his Danish town.  He likes to ride his bike and horse around with his kid brother.  He has a crush on Vikki, the bad girl at school, and a secret admiration for her gang of toughs.  One other thing: Thomas makes bombs.  When he marshals his skills to impress Vikki and win the gang’s ... Read More

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Bark

September 30 @ 6:30 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

After the sudden loss of a family member, three suburban siblings struggle to move forward. This sparsely scripted film is occasionally (and oddly) narrated by the family dog, Leadbelly, challenging us to make sense of its tragic circumstances along with its central characters. A stylish, intelligent, surprising debut from Anna Nilles and Marco Jake. Drama, 79 minutes -Cast: Annie Brennan, Caitrin ... Read More

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8:30 PM

Quality Problems

September 30 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

Bailey certainly can be forgiven a little road rage.  She’s got an 8-year-old’s birthday party to prep for, an Alzheimer’s-afflicted father wandering somewhere around town, and a recurrent cancer in her left boob that requires immediate surgery.  But with the help of good friends, her loving partner Drew, and a sense of humor as big as all outdoors she just ... Read More

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The Peacemaker

September 30 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

In the early 1970s Padraig O’Malley ran a bar in Cambridge, Massachusetts, while nursing an alcohol problem.  During his recovery process, O’Malley became obsessed with international diplomacy; if war is a kind of addiction, he thought, perhaps peace could be accomplished by similar means to recovery from other addictions.  Since then O’Malley has been instrumental in bringing peace to Northern ... Read More

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9:00 PM

Saturday Music Event

September 30 @ 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 614 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States

It's time to rock. One. More. Time. Saturday night at the Scottish Rite. Gringo Star (Atlanta) Gringo Star was made for sultry, Indian summer twilights. Their aesthetic emanates from an idiosyncratic realm wherein the swamps of the Deep South and the arid mesas of the southwestern deserts share a border. With a cheeky yet deft approach to mining America’s musical ... Read More

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