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  • ‘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 […]

  • Red Putter Featured in Short Film Fest Opener

    What started as a small event in Base Camp Coffee Bar almost a decade ago has ballooned into a village hall event in Sister Bay and a staple of the Door County arts world. On Feb. 16 and 17, the Door County Short Film Fest will screen selected shorts for viewers, along with an opening […]

  • Crossroads to Screen Beaver Documentary

    This week, Crossroads at Big Creek Director and Naturalist Coggin Heeringa, in addition to offering programs at Crossroads, presented a program to kindergarten students at the Boys and Girls Club about how wildlife deals with winter. Local animals have three options:  migrate, sleep or cope. (And of course, they don’t get to choose.) Beavers cope. […]

  • Local Film ‘June Falling Down’ Nears Public Release

    Four years after filmmakers Rebecca Weaver and Chris Irwin turned pockets of the peninsula into backdrops for their comedy/drama June Falling Down, the duo is preparing to close the final chapter of the project with its February release. The announcement comes as Weaver and Irwin celebrate the conclusion of a two-year, 15-film fest run that […]

  • Film Noir Comes to Third Avenue Playhouse

    Upon arriving in Door County in September, I was given a tour of Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) by Bob Boles and James Valcq, co-artistic directors. I have a theater background and, after having the pleasure of seeing their fantastic performance of Every Brilliant Thing, I knew I wanted to work in some capacity with TAP. […]

  • Next ‘Movies That Matter’ Film Focuses on Healthcare Equity

    Join Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s Economic Justice Action Team for a screening and discussion of Now Is The Time: Healthcare for Everybody Jan. 16, 4:30 pm. While the Affordable Care Act has helped many people, many of us are experiencing rising costs and narrowing networks. Through interviews this new documentary film tells the […]

  • Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

    “I think I need to see it again.” My friend Paul Wanish of Ephraim soup infamy said this to me as we leaned on the bar at Trixie’s the other night. His thought about The Last Jedi is one I have heard corroborated from other Star Wars enthusiasts. An embarrassingly high number of my conversations […]

  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Movies

    Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life became a beloved Christmas classic due to a clerical error that allowed the 1946 film’s 28-year copyright to expire in 1974, which meant the film fell into public domain, making it accessible to TV stations across the country for airing during the holidays. That clerical error turned out to […]

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Screens ‘Inside Out’ Dec. 2

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s (UUFDC) Lifespan Education Committee is hosting an Inside Out movie night not only for entertainment, but for the meaningful lessons the film can teach about human emotions. The film’s star characters – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – are also star “characters” in our own life as we […]

  • Door Community Auditorium Announces Lecture, Film Series Lineup

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will again offer its Saturday morning St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series this winter. The series will feature lectures about a wide variety of topics, including the relationship between humor, health, and happiness (Jan. 20), Latino/a theologies and aesthetics of justice (Jan. 27), pre-Columbian ceramics in Peru (Feb. 10), Latinos in […]

  • Climate Change Coalition Hosts Screening of ‘The Age of Consequences’

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will screen the documentary The Age of Consequences Nov. 8, 7 pm at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor. The program is free and open to the public. The Age of Consequences explores how climate change influences national security, affecting our military and global conflicts around the world. Combining real […]

  • Kong is King and Universal Monsters Rule!

    Imagine a time in the not-too-distant past before streaming or cable/satellite TV, before DVDs or VHS and Beta, even, when the only way to see a movie was to go to a movie theater or watch whatever the three local affiliates of the big three networks showed during their commercial-filled late night movies. And then […]

  • ‘June Falling Down’ Screening, Filmmaker Q&A Oct. 29

    June Falling Down, a feature film shot in Door County, will be screened Oct. 29, 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. A filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening. The film is a mix of comedy and drama, and centers around a young woman returning home to Door County for her best friend’s wedding […]

  • Crossroads Hosts Fall Hike, ‘Hometown Stories’ Screening

    It’s fall at Crossroads at Big Creek. Leaves are finally changing color and the geese are flying south. Enjoy the fall splendor Oct. 28, 11 am – 12 pm during a nature hike to the dock at The Cove. Join the naturalist for a gentle ramble from the Little Bridge on Utah Street to the […]

  • Halloween Celebrations, Film Screenings & More Weekend Plans

    The final weekend of October is upon us, and that means one thing:  Halloween is almost here! Join the celebrations in Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay, or head to the quiet woods of Newport State Park for an equally festive retreat. Friday, October 27 Hometown Stories: Baileys Harbor Extras Join the staff of Crossroads at […]

  • ‘The Haunting’ Still Haunts

    “The dead are not quiet in Hill House.” Here is my recipe for a creepy good time. Get a copy of the 1963 movie The Haunting, turn off the lights and watch what I maintain is the best of the ghost stories. Shot in gorgeous black and white, with a mysterious and sometimes jarringly atonal […]

  • Maxwelton Braes Transforms for ‘The Shining’ Screening Oct. 28

    Maxwelton Braes Lodge and Thyme Cuisine bring a Halloween celebration to Baileys Harbor with an immersive screening of Stephen King’s creepy classic The Shining on Oct. 28. For one night, Maxwelton Braes will be transformed into a living set with rooms and props reminiscent of the classic film. The evening starts with a cocktail hour […]