Lake Michigan Film Festival

Lake Michigan Film Festival
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 at 1:00pm
Studio C Meridian Mall
1999 Central Park Drive

Schedule Of Events:

1:00 pm: First Voice Generation
Directed by Cynthia Sofia Martinez
78 minutes
Three Latinx high school students in Holland, Michigan, children of Mexican immigrants, struggle with a sense of identity and belonging in this predominantly Dutch community. They dream of being the first in their family to go to college but then Covid-19 shuts the world down.

3:30 pm: Lead And Copper
Directed by William Hart
88 minutes
A real life horror film about the poisoning of an American city

6:15 pm: Student Films 2
I'm With The Band: The Know Obstacles Story
Directed by Allison Doxey
Washtenaw Community College
13 minutes
Steve Osburn, owner of "Oz's Music" in Ann Arbor, has formed the band, "Know Obstacles",  for special needs kids.

Officer Dave
Directed by Mateo Robert Bartlett
Motion Picture Institute
10 minutes
A high school security guard does whatever it takes to find the school vandal.

Untitled and UnfinishedDirected by Justin Park-Swanson
University of Michigan
9 minutes
As a college student nearing graduation struggles to finish his writing project, he reminisces on his time spent in school and questions if it were well spent.

Frog Critic
Directed by
Taylor University
4 minutes
A discerning art critic is unduly influenced while judging a competition.

Brief Evocative Encounters
Directed by Sophia Marguerite Kalakailo
Michigan State University
29 minutes
Three vignettes explore how niche interests can nurture community, family and self-worth.

The Interview
Directed by
Taylor University
4 minutes
A job interview is subject to manipulation by a powerful, unseen narrator.

Wild Dragonfruit
Directed by Matt Williams
Taylor University
5 minutes
After making himself a cup of his late girlfriend's favorite tea, he is stirred by memories of their tender affection.

Skating free
Directed by Audra Skuodaite
Michigan State University
15 minutes
Welcoming of women and LGBTQ+ community, Michigan roller derby and feminist quad skating clubs carve out spaces for belonging, self-expression and the challenging of societal norms as experienced by Lauren and Elizabeth.

8:45 pm: Breed And Bootleg
Directed by Geri Alumit Zeldes
70 minutes
Eric "MC Breed" is recognized as the first commercially successful rapper in the Midwest, and the forefather of the regional musical subgenre. Also profiled is another Flint hometown hero Ira "Bootleg" Dorsey of The Dayton Family, a pioneer of gangsta rap in the city.

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