Northern Light

Fri Jun 6 2014

1:00 PM

Michigan Theater

603 East Liberty Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104

All Ages

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Presale: Monday May 5, 2014 10AM
Public Onsale: Friday May 9, 2014 10AM

US, Documentary, 105 min.

Presented by the Knight Foundation, Toyota, MGM Grand Detroit, AT&T, and MASCO Corporation Foundation.

Every winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula thousands of people go to Sault Ste. Marie for the International 500, which is the largest and longest single-day snow mobile race in the world. But for the people that live there and compete in the race, it’s just a natural part of life. In the cinéma vérité documentary Northern Light, director Nick Bentgen follows three such families over the course of their lives as they prepare for the race, but also struggle to make ends meet and live a normal life in contemporary recession-era America, where jobs and fulfillment are increasingly difficult to come by. Like a real-life Friday Night Lights set in the Upper Peninsula, daily existence in a small town and the sport that fuels it blend together into a sobering portrait of a seldom explored corner of Michigan. 

Cinetopia International Film Festival
Northern Light

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Cinetopia International Film Festival

Northern Light

Fri Jun 6 2014 1:00 PM

Michigan Theater Ann Arbor MI
Northern Light
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

All Ages

Presale: Monday May 5, 2014 10AM
Public Onsale: Friday May 9, 2014 10AM

US, Documentary, 105 min.

Presented by the Knight Foundation, Toyota, MGM Grand Detroit, AT&T, and MASCO Corporation Foundation.

Every winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula thousands of people go to Sault Ste. Marie for the International 500, which is the largest and longest single-day snow mobile race in the world. But for the people that live there and compete in the race, it’s just a natural part of life. In the cinéma vérité documentary Northern Light, director Nick Bentgen follows three such families over the course of their lives as they prepare for the race, but also struggle to make ends meet and live a normal life in contemporary recession-era America, where jobs and fulfillment are increasingly difficult to come by. Like a real-life Friday Night Lights set in the Upper Peninsula, daily existence in a small town and the sport that fuels it blend together into a sobering portrait of a seldom explored corner of Michigan.