Category: Film

  • Q&A with Door Kinetic Arts Festival Founder Eric Simonson

    June 9 marks the start of the fourth annual Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF): a collaborative, interactive, multimedia arts experience. Attendees may enroll in acting and dance workshops with esteemed performers, take in 17 films by international filmmakers, watch several live performances and even sample craft cocktails made especially for the festival. In anticipation of […]

  • Door Kinetic Arts Festival 2019 Schedule

    Sunday, June 9 3 pm Second annual DKAF cocktail competition at Hatch Distillery Monday, June 107 pm Two short films by guest artist Harold Green 7:30 pm Cocktails with Robert Simonson of the New York Times8 pm Future Tense: narrative film block Tuesday, June 111 pm Lucky Plush dance master class at Dancin’ on the […]

  • DKAF Announces 17 Films

    Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) announces the 17 films in its 2019 lineup: works from international, national and Wisconsin cinematic artists that offer an exciting range of creative perspectives. The narrative films – to be screened June 10, 8 pm; and June 11, 7:30 pm – are 2nd Class from Sweden; BOT, The Divine Way, […]

  • Review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

    by Andrew Kleidon-Linstrom I was nine years old when I saw Sam Rami’s Spider-Man on the big screen. My father had instilled in me a lifetime love of superheroes through many bedtime comic-book-reading sessions, and like most boys my age, I grew up watching Batman and Superman cartoons every Saturday morning. But when I walked […]

  • Short Film Fest Encore Weekend

    Door County North will host a two-day, encore presentation of the 10th annual Door County Short Film Fest at Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay. On April 19, 7 pm, the regionally produced feature film Lake Michigan Monster will be shown on a large projection screen in the dining room. On April 20, short films […]

  • Traveling in the Wake of the Joad Family Eight Decades Later

    “You’re bound to get idears if you go thinkin’ about stuff.” John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath April 14 marks the 80th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s Dust Bowl epic The Grapes of Wrath. Contemporary reviews of the book, which went on to earn a Pulitzer Prize, showed a great partisan divide. Those […]

  • ‘From the Furnace’ Screening at Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton

    From the Furnace — an action film that follows cop Lance James as he fights for the city he swore to protect — will debut at the 18th annual Wildwood Film Festival on March 22, 9:30 pm, at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton. Door County resident Kurt Krauss and Appleton-based Footsteps Productions […]

  • Pike Hike at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will screen Door County History – stories of the peninsula’s native people and European settlers – on March 29, 2 pm, as its Friday Film. Take a chance on seeing pike on March 30 during the annual Pike Hike at 10 am. Chances are slim, but hikes during the past three years have […]

  • Door County Reads Events

    All events are free and open to the public. Friday, Feb. 15• Play Reading, 7 pm Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon BayAn Enemy of the People, written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Arthur Miller, tells the story of a small Norwegian town that has begun to win fame and […]

  • ‘Dolores’: The Documentary

    The Movies That Matter series features Dolores on Feb. 19, 4:30 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC). The award-winning film tells the story of Dolores Huerta: among the most important, yet least known activists in our nation’s history. Huerta co-founded the first farm workers’ union with Cesar Chavez and tirelessly led […]

  • Skiing, Water and Parks Vision at Crossroads

    Enjoy the Ski for Free program at Crossroads on Feb. 16, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Feb. 17, 1-3:30 pm. The program lends, free of charge, an array of ski and snowshoe equipment for kids and adults. When trail conditions permit, visit the volunteers in the Crossroads Maintenance Building, who will fit you with equipment […]

  • 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 […]