Real to reel film festival

OCT 9-10

The Medley

A classic mix​ about adventure, sports, culture, migration and more!

Presented by Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck

Saturday October 10th - Doors at 6PM, Film at 7pm@ the SCA

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A Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck “Evening of Shorts” at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts: The Medley: A Classic Mountainfilm Mix, featuring films about adventure, sports, culture, migration and more! Arrive early for Drinks, Demos and Discussions, a special cocktail hour with music provided by the Michigan Academy of Folk Music students. Grab a drink for a Meet & Greet with our 2020 selected artists: Cam McLeod, Megan Alteri, Anthony Zart. The artists will be signing books and posters, plus live screen printing.

Featured Films


Feel of Vision

Anyone who has kayaked whitewater knows that it can be scary. The idea of kayaking serious rapids without being able to see? Terrifying. And the notion of kayaking the entire length of the Grand Canyon, blind? Almost unthinkable. And yet, people do it. The first of them was Lonnie Bedwell. Bedwell lost his vision in a hunting accident and emerged from an ensuing period of intense self-examination determined to take back his independence and his identity. That he has accomplished. In spades. Just to add some glory to the guts, Lonnie now dedicates himself to helping wounded vets learn how to kayak and, in the process, to regain some freedom. And some fun.


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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