Lake Michigan Film Festival canceled due to virus

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LAKE MICHIGAN FILM FESTIVAL was canceled due to the severity of the Delta variant and its high transmittable rate. Holding an indoor event at this time is irresponsible and puts our audience at risk of infection. We are planning to hold the event at a later date when the vaccinated rate is higher and herd immunity is apparent. When this is – is not known at this time.
We apologize to all the participating filmmakers and to our loyal audiences. Please check out the great films we had planned to share with all of you!
The Big Ugly
Directed by: Scott Wiper 10
 Anglo-American relations go bad when London mob bosses invest in a West Virginia oil deal in hopes of laundering dirty money. Starring Vinnie Jones, Ron Perlman, Malcolm McDowell.
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SHORT DOCUMENTARY BLOCK
The Waterbird Counter
Directed by Rusty Malkemes
Tim Baerwald talks about the importance of collecting data to establish patterns. The data is essential to have informed discussions on how development can affect our environment. His focus is typically on waterbirds. In this video,  we get a glimpse of the effort it takes to collect data during the fall waterbird migration in southwest Michigan.
The Last Slice
Directed by Ankur Singh & Cai Thomas
Susan Stoker is the owner of Godfather’s Pizza that’s forced to close after 52 years when their landlord increases their rent.
The Girl Who Wore Freedom
Directed by Christian Taylor
Discover the untold stories of D-Day from the men, women, and children who lived through German occupation and Allied liberation of Normandy, France. Powerful and deeply personal, THE GIRL WHO WORE FREEDOM tells the stories of an America that lived its values, instilling pride in a country that is in danger of becoming a relic of the past.
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SHORT FILMS BLOCK A
Bequeathed
Directed by: Michael McCallum
Description: A man is given a package that his recently deceased Father wanted him to have.
Flight
Directed by: Natalie Peracchio
Description: A daughter comes to grips with her elderly mother’s declining mental state.
Good Boy
Directed by: Sarah Wierda
Description: After a traumatizing day, a quiet teen is ambivalent about standing up to his silencing father.
Little Nations
Directed by: Maria Allred
Description: Little Nations follows a momentous piece of mail as it travels through the hands and into the worlds of young people from a rich array of cultures that constitute Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Coming to a poignant climax, it illuminates the true multicultural spirit of America.
You’ve Already Gone
Directed by: Michael Doerge
Description: After being assaulted while walking home the night before, Dolores (Kirby Schmieding) decides that she’d rather push on through her fears than be marked absent from class; to the chagrin of her roommate (Leah Harper).
The Job
Directed by: Cory James Taylor
Description: Two low-life criminals plan the heist of a lifetime; but first they must make it through one day of honest employment.
Flush Lou
Directed by: Madison Stewart Leonard
Description: A daughter, mother and grandmother mourn the loss of their beloved, Lou Ackerly after he is accidentally cremated.
Road Runner
Directed by: Jason Allen
Description: This 1970’s crime drama focuses on Danny Landowski. A husband and a father to some, he is really a selfish, pool hustling criminal on the streets of Detroit who never got out of the game. With the help of his partner, Chris, he may have just found his way out – with one last job.
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STUDENT FILMS
What Tiger Wishes
Directed by: Chris T.W. Anderson
Description: A little girl draws images of an idealized reality to escape her troubled childhood and broken family. As an adult, she must face her absentee father after her mother’s death in the hopes of resolving the psychological problems he’s caused; ones which threaten to hurt her new family.
“Distance”- A Quarantine Short Film
Directed by: Haohan Wang
Description: A look in to quarantine life in my home, how social distancing also brings families together.
Bedlam
Directed by: Tyler Harding
Description: Following the aftermath of a bio-terrorism attack, a teen boy struggles to survive in a dystopian, chaotic world.
Finding Turner Chase
Directed by: Camari Garrison
Description: The Life and Times of Downriver Detroit Rap Mogul Turner Chase. Produced by the Students of the Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium.
Sonnie
Directed by: Samuel Mirpoorian
Description: After carrying the burden of misfortune throughout his life, a single father seeks redemption as he raises his son.

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