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  • 10th Year of Mini-Movies in Northern Door

    Door County Short Film Fest is Feb. 15 and 16 A documentary about traditional cowboy music. A story of three witch sisters who contend with time travel. A doctor’s first day on the job at a small, rural family practice. These are just three of the more than 20 films to be screened at the […]

  • Ski for Free and More at Crossroads

    On Feb. 8, 2 pm, a screening of the documentary All Washed Up in the Collins Learning Center of Crossroads at Big Creek will examine how a couple of small, invasive mussels exacerbated our cladophora problem. Ski for Free will be offered Feb. 9 and 10, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. The program lends, free […]

  • Door County Weavers Meeting

    The Door County Weavers will meet on Feb. 23, 10 am, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. The group will watch the documentary Interlacements: Threads & Lives. It shares five stories that focus on the weaving of social fabric through the connections built among weavers and the people who receive their cloth. For more information, find […]

  • 10 Years of Short Film Fest

    The 10th annual Door County Short Film Fest (DCSFF) – a grassroots, community-driven event – will take place in the Sister Bay Village Hall on Feb. 15 and 16. This year’s festival will again feature an opening-night party on Friday at 6 pm and the premiere of a Wisconsin-themed feature film, Lake Michigan Monster, directed by […]

  • Third Coast Percussion in Residence for Winter Water Fest

    Inspired by this year’s Celebrate Water Door County initiative, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is holding Winter Water Fest, a fun-packed weekend of activities. From Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, Chicago’s classically trained, Grammy-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion will be in residence at DCA. The residency will consist of school performances on Jan. 30-31, followed by […]

  • Hoping for Snow at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek continues its winter programming with preserve and community events. On Jan. 4, 2 pm, Crossroads presents the film Cosmic Collisions. Created by the American Museum of Natural History and NASA, and narrated by Robert Redford, it explains the many collisions that have resulted in our solar system. Crossroads presents two programs […]

  • Stream ‘The Emissary’

    The Emissary is available for streaming in HD from Door County’s Night Sky Ventures Studio. Night Sky Ventures’ short films, A Day in the Life of Neutron the Cat and The Case of the Tainted Cheese Curds, have been remastered for HD, and they are also available for streaming. To stream the movies, go to […]

  • Artist Depicts Trans People’s Lives in ‘TRANSCEND’

    On Dec. 16, 9-10 am, Rae Senarighi will discuss “Radical Self Love and Artistic Integrity” at Hope United Church in Sturgeon Bay. Senarighi is a transgender, non-binary artist and illustrator. His colorful works are influenced by nearly a decade of scientific illustration, studying the natural world in micro and macro. After surviving cancer in 2015, […]

  • A Rumble Heard ’Round the World: Documentary explores Native American influence in music

    “Its ragged, ominous chords, overdriven and dragged to a crawl, sounded like an invitation to a knife fight.” Rolling Stone magazine on the 1958 Link Wray hit “Rumble”   “Rumble” was a sound heard around the world. Who guitarist Pete Townshend is one of many guitarists from a certain era who claim they would never […]

  • Movies That Matter: ‘(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies’

    Movies That Matter is partnering with the Door County Civility Project for a screening of (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, Nov. 20, 4:30 pm. The documentary film, directed by Yael Melamede, looks at the deep-down reasons why humans lie. Building upon the work of social scientist Dan Ariely, the film combines the use of personal […]

  • ‘Emissary’ Screening

    The Emissary lands at The Kress Pavilion on Nov. 2, 6 pm. Come early to make an alien-repelling hat. In the film, when a lone space traveler named Koyper lands his spaceship in Newport State Park — only to be witnessed by three Door County locals out on a sunset meditation walk — a life-saving […]

  • Submissions Open for 2019 Door Kinetic Arts Festival

    The Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) is open for short film submissions for its fourth annual fest, June 9–14 at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor. Short films in animation, documentary and narrative films of 40 minutes or less are eligible and films shot in Wisconsin or by Wisconsin filmmakers are sought for special recognition. Submissions prior […]

  • ‘The Emissary’ at Newport State Park

    Enjoy a movie about the stars under the stars on Aug. 31 at Newport State Park. The Emissary is set to be shown at the park pavilion, near parking lot 3, at 7 pm. The Emissary is a family friendly, sci-fi epic adventure film shot in Door County. Many scenes were shot in Newport State […]

  • ‘Queen of Katwe’ Film at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

    Queen of Katwe will be screened Aug. 21, 4:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF). This is an inspiring family-friendly true story of Phiona Mutesi, a 10-year-old girl living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. The movie captures the hardness of homeless living as well as strong themes of empathy, humility, integrity, perseverance, strategic […]

  • Short Film Fest Presents Free Showings

    The Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) announces that the Door County Short Film Fest has scheduled a free reprise showing of movies that were first unveiled this past February at the 9th Annual Festival. The event is scheduled for Aug. 18, 7:30-10:30 pm at the Sister Bay Pavilion and features 15 short films. The short […]

  • Local Talent on Display in Wisconsin/Michigan-based Films

    Door County is blessed with having amazing actors and actresses that visit for the summer to get involved with theater productions put on for tourists and locals alike. One of those actresses is Deborah Staples, who’s featured in Waterwalk, a film that’s screening in Door County July 29. Staples is a theater enthusiast from Milwaukee […]

  • Historical Society Screens ‘Escarpment’

    The Door County Historical Society’s next Yesteryear program is a screening of Escarpment, a documentary created by Roger Kuhns. The screening takes place July 28, 1 pm at Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Kuhns will introduce the documentary and field questions after the showing. Recipient of the Hollywood International […]

  • ‘Waterwalk’ Screening

    Waterwalk, the award-winning father/son bonding drama featuring the epic story behind the Marquette/Joliet discovery of the Mississippi River, screens at Björklunden on July 29 at 1 pm. The screening is preceded by an introduction to the film at 12:30 pm, hosted by producer/screenwriter Roger Rapoport and the Wisconsin cast members. Waterwalk tells the story of […]

  • Outdoor Movie with Algoma Public Library

    On Aug. 3 the Algoma Public Library hosts their third annual Outdoor Movie at Legion Park. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be shown on a big screen. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. The movie starts at dusk but there is fun to be had before the show. Bring your blankets or […]

  • Film ‘June Falling Down’ Available For Purchase

    After 15 film festivals and numerous awards (including Best American Independent Feature at Sonoma International Film Festival), Door County-made June Falling Down, a full-length feature film, is now available on iTunes for rental and purchase. DVDs are also available on the film’s website, junefallingdown.com. The movie centers on a young woman, June, returning home to […]