Real to reel film festival

OCT 9-10


Presented by Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck

Saturday October 3rd - 9AM to 4:30PM @ the Sca

Playlist Teaser

Film For Families offers 90 minutes of film-fun all packed into one creative session. See a handful of awe-inspiring Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck shorts, listen to a story, try your hand at climbing, create a hands-on project (or two!) and meet animals from the John Ball Zoo up close and personal.

  • 9-10:30am *Most appropriate for ages 1-5, but all are welcome!
  • 1-2:30pm *Most appropriate for Ages 5-10, but all are welcome!
  • 3-4:30pm *Most appropriate for Ages 8-14, but all are welcome!

Featured Films

These films are two of the roughly 10-13 films that will screen during each “Film for Families” playlist.


Every 9 minutes

Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way into our oceans. To call attention to this, the Monterey Bay Aquarium built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single-use, locally sourced plastic trash. Certified by Guinness World Records, the whale is the largest sculpture of its kind ever built.



Detroit Hives

Honeybees lead the charge in Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey’s fight against urban blight in Detroit. Their fast-growing Detroit Hives has resurrected seven of the city’s approximately 90,000 abandoned lots by setting up flourishing beehives. With Detroit’s more than 2,000 registered hives, the couple are part of a growing community movement. They built their first apiary on a lot purchased for $340 in partnership with Detroit Land Banks. As Nicole says, “you don’t have to have a million dollars in your bank account to start an idea.”

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