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2018 Sanctuary Cinema Series2018-07-05T14:31:36+00:00

2018 Sanctuary Cinema Series

January 24 to 28 – 7:00PM

Every year, the sanctuary brings the world of ocean and Great Lakes cinema to Alpena!

February 23 – 7:00PM

A documentary film by Linda Booker about plastic straws and their huge contribution to litter, landfills, and ocean pollution.

March 8 – 7:00PM

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities.

April 12 – 7:00PM

MSU Night at the Museum: Get Into Your Sanctuary through Film

A selection of short films about science and exploration across the 14 sites within the National Marine Sanctuary System.

May 19 – 7:00PM

Get into Your Sanctuary!

A selection of short films showcasing the recreational opportunities in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

June 22 – 7:00PM

Bag It The Movie – Is Your Life Too Plastic?

An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely.

July 12 – 7:00PM

This traveling film festival showcases the world’s best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world.

August 17-19

Sunrise Side Film Festival

Alpena’s Sunrise 45 Film Festival is Northeast Michigan’s premiere festival of independent film, music, and art, and the sanctuary visitor center is one venue!

September 13 – 7:00PM

Chasing Coral

A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to document and reveal how the oceans are changing.

October 12 – 7:00PM

Mindjimendamowin

This film tells the story of the Anishinaabek in Northeast Michigan…part of the Three Fires Confederacy – the Odawa, Ojibway, and Potawatomi Nations.

November 23 – 7:00PM

November Requiem

November Requiem tells the story of a small Great Lakes town suffering in the aftermath of a maritime tragedy that claimed the lives of 23 sailors from within the community.

December 13 – 7:00PM

2019 TBIFF Sneak Peek

See a collection of short films and trailers for the 2019 Thunder Bay International Film Festival, happening January 23-27!