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It is Nov. 18, 1958 and a small northeast Michigan community is rocked by an unimaginable tragedy. Vigils begin, and finally word comes; the limestone freighter, Carl D. Bradley, is lost with 33 of her crew during a brutal Lake Michigan storm. Twenty-three of the crew came from Rogers City. November Requiem tells the story of the maritime tragedy from the viewpoint of the town’s families and how the entire town was struck down on the ill-fated night.

Rogers City residents, Anne Belanger (producer) and Brian Belanger (writer and director) worked with witness, Frank Mays, and narrator, Christopher Knight, to create this double-EMMY® award winning film (Best Historical Documentary and Best Original Score). The film had previously won TV honors, including a 2009 Cine Golden Eagle (for Best Documentary), and a 2009 Telly® Award (Best Editing), as well as Best Documentary award at the Grand Rapids Film Festival. The Sanctuary Cinema Series is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.