Category: Film

  • Charlie Musselwhite Says Bring Your Dancing Shoes

    One of the many outstanding moments in the Memphis music documentary Take Me to the River is when the great blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite is teamed up with a Memphis band called The City Champs to do a blues tune, and Charlie picks up the guitar to show guitarist Joe Restivo how the song […]

  • Smoke ’em If You Got ’em! Following the Cinematic Lineage of Morley Cigarettes

    Recently discovering the Guillermo del Toro-touched FX series The Strain, the film fan in me was amused watching episode 11 in the first season when a character flashed a pack of Morley cigarettes. Good old Morley! They’ve been the cinematic smoke of those in the know for more than half a century, but mention Morley […]

  • UUF Presents TED Talks on Income Inequality

    On Sept. 7 at 4 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present TED Talks on income inequality with a focus on “How We Got This Way.” There will be an open discussion following the presentation. Everyone is encouraged to attend and share thoughts and opinions on the causes of and solutions to income inequality. The […]

  • Trueblood PAC Screens “The Emissary”

    On Sept. 3 & 4, The Emissary movie, which was selected to open the 2015 Green Bay Film Festival, will play at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on Washington Island at 7 pm. The Emissary is a comical, family-friendly science fiction quest shot in scenic Door County. Mindfulness matters in a race to find a […]

  • The Sharrows, Marina Fest & More Weekend Plans

    Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and with it comes incredible chances to take in Door County’s vibrant art, music and people. Guffaw your way through a hilarious fall comedy, gear up for some outrageous karaoke, or get your hands on some beautifully quilted pieces. Friday, Sept. 2 Opening Reception Step into The Hardy Gallery, […]

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Presents TED Talks

    On Aug. 31, at 4:30 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present two TED Talks and two short animations on income inequality. Everyone, no matter what your view or perspective, is encouraged to attend. In a six-minute TED Talk, Nick Hanauer explains why it is the middle class – and not the wealthy – who […]

  • UU Fellowship Screens “Pay 2 Play”

    On Aug. 16, Movies That Matter will screen Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes at 4:30 pm. Pay 2 Play is an entertaining documentary about the corrupting influence of money in politics. The film not only looks at the problems, but also offers a simple set of solutions to take back our democracy. Driven to […]

  • A Year In the Life of Third Avenue Playhouse

    by Robert Boles, Co-Artistic Director With theaters, concert halls, galleries all bursting with activity, the summer and fall is a very busy time for the arts in Door County. So it is for the Third Avenue Playhouse in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay. We hit the ground running on June 30 with our current production of […]

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Screens “Selma”

    A free screening of Selma will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim on July 19 at 4:30 pm. David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the American Civil Rights Movement. Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey produce and Ava DuVernay directs. Although the […]

  • DCA Screens “The Emissary” July 16

    The Emissary, a locally made movie that was selected to open the 2015 Green Bay Film Festival, will play at Door Community Auditorium on July 16 at 7 pm. The movie was five years in the making and features extensive, Hollywood-quality special effects, including the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and a spaceship landing in […]

  • Belgian Days Screens “Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County”

    There will be a special screening at Belgian Days of the new Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County, a Wisconsin Public Television original documentary that brings Door County history to life. The screening will be held July 10 at 1:30 pm at the Brussels Community Center. The one-hour program includes the story of the unique Belgian […]

  • Björklunden Offers Three New Seminars

    From July 17 – July 22, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering these seminars: “Winston Churchill: The War Years, 1939-45” with Tim Crain, “Worlds Gone Bad: Modern Dystopias and Their Ancient Roots” with Goeff Bakewell, and “East and West: Renaissance and Islamic Art in Dialogue” with Ben Tilghman and Ryan E. Gregg. Winston Churchill has a […]

  • Renaissance Faire, Lumberjacks & More Weekend Plans

    This busy holiday weekend is chock-full of activities for adventurers of all types. Delve into the county’s geographic past, dance the night away at Fishstock or discover some of the best beers on the peninsula. Curious about Fourth of July firework and parade schedules? Find them here. Friday, July 1 Beer & Burger Trolley Tour […]

  • “The Emissary” Comes to the DCA

    Door Community Auditorium will hold an encore screening of The Emissary on July 16 at 7 pm. The Emissary is a comical, family-friendly science fiction quest shot in Door County. Mindfulness matters in a race to find a time bomb from outer space. Dr. John Beck of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society said, “What do […]

  • Sister Bay Concert Series Begins June 22

    Sister Bay has offered free afternoon music to summertime visitors and locals for more than 25 years. The tradition begins again June 22 at the Sister Bay stage in Waterfront Park with one small change – concerts begin at 6 pm. The concert series opens with David & Lynn Music. New acts such as Trout […]

  • Door Kinetic Arts Festival Debuts at Björklunden

    Playwrights, filmmakers, dancers, sculptors and other artists will come together to share ideas and creative energy at Björklunden June 12-19 as part of the inaugural Door Kinetic Arts Festival. The festival will include opportunities for the public to participate in discussions and workshops, as well as attend readings, performances and film screenings for projects developed […]

  • Steel Bridge Songfest, Pork Fest & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend there are plenty of opportunities to learn about the various elements that make Door County so special. Explore historic lighthouses, interact with artists, and get up close and personal with the peninsula’s diverse flora and fauna. Friday, June 10 Steel Bridge Songfest Kick off the summer music fest scene with the 12th annual […]

  • “Merchants of Doubt” Screened at UUF

    A free screening of Merchants of Doubt (2015, 93 minutes) will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in north Ephraim on May 17 at 4:30 pm. This documentary exposes a concerted strategy to create doubt about the facts of climate change through the use of pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities. Based on […]

  • Door County Represented at Cannes Film Festival in “Richard’s 32nd”

    A short film by Door County native Drew Britton has been selected to screen at the very prestigious 69th Cannes Film Festival, which will take place in Cannes, France from May 11 – 22. Set in the 1960s, Richard’s 32nd is about a surprise birthday party for one of the neighborhood husbands. When a couple […]

  • 33 Classes to Choose from in The Clearing’s 2016 Program

    The Clearing Folk School introduces this year’s schedule of diverse one- and two-day summer and fall Workshop Program classes. Classes begin June 14 and run through Nov. 19. Multiple disciplines of classes in the arts, fine crafts, natural sciences and humanities are offered. Write from your life experiences with Wisconsin historical author Jerry Apps or […]