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  • ‘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 […]

  • Discussion of Film ‘This Changes Everything’

    On July 17 at 4:30 pm, join the Environmental Justice Action team from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) in Ephraim, in viewing and discussing This Changes Everything. Filmed in 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents, this film is a grand attempt to reimagine the immense challenge of climate change. Compelling to even […]

  • Free Screening of ‘Dark Money’

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) added a free screening of Dark Money, an award-winning, Sundance-featured documentary, on July 26 at 7 pm. The film centers around the story John Adams, an investigative journalist and Door County native now based in Montana, where the film takes place. Adams will attend the screening and participate in a question […]

  • ‘June Falling Down’ Set to Release on iTunes

    June Falling Down, a feature film shot in Door County, is set to release on ‘June Falling Down’ Set to Release on iTunes this summer for rental and purchase. Pre-sales started June 27 and the film will be available July 18. DVDs will also be available. The film centers on a young woman, June, returning home […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Wine Festival & Football

    It’s officially summer and it’s hard to keep track of all different activities to do in the county. Check out all the fun happening in Door County this weekend. Friday, June 29 ‘The Emissary’ Screening Stop at Base Camp Coffee in Sister Bay to check out the locally filmed sci-fi epic, The Emissary. When a lone space […]

  • ‘The Emissary’ Screens at Base Camp Coffee

    Base Camp Coffee, located at 10904 Highway 42 in Sister Bay, will host a series of Final Friday screenings of the locally filmed sci-fi epic, The Emissary. When a lone space traveler named Koyper (Peter Ciesla) lands his spaceship in Newport State Park, only to be witnessed by three Door County locals out on a […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Open Door Pride and Uncork Summer

    As summer starts to heat up in Door County so do its weekend activities. Check out all the fun happening in Door County this weekend. Friday, June 22 New restaurants in Door County Before the summer season starts to pick up, right now is a perfect time to try one of Door County’s new restaurants. […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Beer Fest, Fyr Ball, and Father’s Day

    Father’s Day Weekend has come to Door County. Throughout the entire peninsula there are awesome events to show every single type of dad a good time. Friday, June 15 Steel Bridge Songfest If you have a cool rockin’ daddy, this one is for you! All weekend long in Sturgeon Bay, 100+ musical artists come together […]

  • Short Film Fest Plans Re-Run April 21

    Buoyed by the success of the ninth annual Door County Short Film Festival in February, the Sister Bay Advancement Association scheduled an encore screening of the fest’s most popular films this weekend. On Saturday afternoon The Clearing Folk School will host seven hours of short films along with the festival’s lone feature-length documentary, Through the […]

  • ‘Stopping Traffic’ Screening, Panel Discussion at Prince of Peace Church April 18

    The public is invited to attend the presentation of the film Stopping Traffic and participate in the panel discussion on April 18, 6 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. In addition to panelists, advocates will be on-site to meet with attendees for personal discussion. Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking initiates the […]

  • Ida Lupino: An Actor, Writer and Director of Emotional Honesty

    One of the tautest, toughest examples of the always masculine film noir genre was the work of a woman by the name of Ida Lupino. The year was 1953 and the title is The Hitch-Hiker, a 71-minute tightly coiled tale of two average guys on a fishing trip who make the mistake of picking up […]

  • The Life of Director, Hollywood Pioneer Dorothy Arzner

    Never give up and never close your mind. This profound idea made itself plain to me recently as I searched for a new and exciting movie on one of my streaming channels. The problem is that my preferred genre is what today is typically dismissed as “classic” film, i.e., old black and white movies, preferably […]

  • Filmmaker Hopes to Highlight, Preserve County Lighthouses

    Kewaunee filmmaker Jake Heffernan hopes his upcoming documentary film about each of Door County’s 11 lighthouses will not only bring awareness to the regional treasures, but help in preserving them as well. Slated for a spring 2019 release, the profits of Lighting the Door will go toward the organizations that work to preserve and restore […]