It’s rare to get authors and actors to accompany a showing of their award-winning film, but that will be happening at the Soo Film Festival.
On Saturday afternoon, September 12, the Festival will show PROJECT: ICE, a documentary on the history and the culture of ice, ships and people in the Northern Great Lakes. Following the film, which begins at 2 p.m. at the historic Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, several local contributors to the film, including author and local historian Dr. Bernie Arbic, longtime commercial fisherman Ralph Wilcox, Sault Tribe historian Cecil Pavlat, and co-author of the film, Brian Jaeschke, will join the audience in a question and answer period.
The film has won acclaim for its description of the culture and commerce around winter conditions on the northern Great Lakes. The creation, the beauty, and the hardship of ice are all a part of the story.
To add to the understanding of both the subject of the film, and the actual making of the film, these film participants will be joining the showing and having a conversation with film-goers. It is a rare opportunity.
For more information and to purchase tickets and festival passes online, visit the festival website at soofilmfestival.org. You may also purchase tickets and passes in person at the Soo Theatre office located on 534 Ashmun Street or call the Soo Theatre office at (906) 632-1930.