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A Veteran Confronts the Demons of War & Travesty of Vietnam by Revisiting the Heart of Darkness

At the ripe age of twenty, Tim ‘Naneek’ Keenan had a world of a very real Vietnam war on his shoulders. And through the prism of this amazing documentary film Naneek, which will be screening at the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival on Sunday, November 12th, director Neal Steeno delivers a riveting and epic journey taken by this amazing Vietnam veteran, that documents his return to Vietnam to see the places and people where he had fought after living with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome for more than four decades.

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2017 signifies the 12th Anniversary for Bay City’s Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival, which through the dedicated vision of its organizers has successfully delivered a divergent array of cutting edge independent films & music throughout Bay City for a four-day artistic excursion that stands out from the mainstream by showcasing the works of innovative directors making movies that possess substance, weight, merit, and meaning.

14th September, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saturday • September 30 • 4:30 PM • Scottish Rite Auditorium

The new film from director Daniel Peddle is a quiet drama that shines a light on what it’s like to be an outsider living in small town America. Titled Moss, this quiet drama resounds with hefty questions and is filmed in a distinct and softly almost psychedelic style, with the lens focused upon a sensory immersion in nature and the longing of its characters, which offers a haunting, lyrical and lush look at life in Southern Gothic America and the people eternally connected to it, revealing the struggles and beauty of lives deeply connected to nature.

14th September, 2017 | 0 Comments

Friday • September 29 • 6 PM • State Theatre Sunday • October 1 • Noon • Delta Planetarium

Remember Highlights, that children’s magazine that would populate the waiting room in every doctor’s office across the country to distract your attention from the reason you were at the doctor’s office in the first place? Well, it’s still going, still a family business, and still based in a stately mansion in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

14th September, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saturday • September 30 • 6:30 PM • State Theatre Sunday • October 1 • 4:30 PM • Scottish Rite Auditorium

Sundowners is the latest feature film from Toronto-based filmmaker, Pavan Moondi, who wrote, directed and edited this work. This is his second film at the Hell’s Half Mile Festival, following-up to last year’s hit, Diamond Tongues, which was distributed in the USA and Canada to rave reviews.

14th September, 2017 | 0 Comments

Opening Night Film • Thursday, Sept. 22 • The State Theatre • 7:00 PM

Alicia Slimmer is an award winning independent filmmaker whose debut feature film, Creedmoria, recently took home the Industry Choice Award at the Dances with Films Festival in L.A., the very same night she also won Audience Favorite at the Brooklyn Film Festival. After debuting the work in March 2016 at the Cinequest Film Festival, she took the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature Film Comedy.

01st September, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a feminist, I looked forward to attending a screening of Suffragette but didn’t expect to like it. I was dismayed to learn beforehand that the movie is a work of fiction inspired by actual events – not an authentic biopic. This seemed to me a missed opportunity to explore an intriguing and divisive episode in women’s history and shed light on a long-standing fallacy.

15th October, 2015 | 0 Comments

As anybody reading our pages over the last few issues can readily witness, the Great Lakes Bay area is fortunate to have developed a Bermuda’s Triangle of successful film festivals over the past decade for cinemaphiles and fans of independent and non-mainstream motion pictures to immerse themselves within, savor, and enjoy.

15th October, 2015 | 0 Comments

This film is a full-length documentary feature about Claressa Shields, who grew up in Flint and become the first gold medal winner in women's boxing at the last Olympics games in China. It is also an intimate coming-of-age story about a new kind of American heroine.

24th September, 2015 | 0 Comments

As digital ‘On Demand’ services have expanded with companies such as Netflix and Hula, the line between television and movie theatres providing the only avenues to screen the ocean of films and documentaries released each year has ever so constantly eroded, which for the consumer is decidedly a good thing.

26th December, 2014 | 0 Comments

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