Real to reel film festival

March 18-28

FILM FOR FAMilies

Presented by Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck

Saturday March 21st - 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.

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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.

 

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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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