Northern Lights Film Festival

HOUGHTON – The Ninth Annual Northern Lights Film Festival will be held Friday through Sunday in the Rozsa Center at Michigan Tech University in Houghton.

This year’s festival brings recent award-winning independent films and filmmakers to the campus and surrounding community.

Featured this year is filmmaker George Desort, who will be presenting his new film about his 80 days on Isle Royale, “Fifty Lakes One Island.” Desort’s work from the island has appeared in The New York Times, Audubon Magazine, Backpacker, as well as on National Geographic television and PBS.

In addition to Desort, the festival will offer a weekend of a dozen independent films, including Joshua Oppenheimer’s acclaimed documentary, “The Act of Killing,” Sarah Polley’s “Stories We Tell,” and Andrew Bujalski’s “Computer Chess.”

On Saturday, two documentaries produced locally will also screen: Suzanne Jurva and Erin Smith’s “Yoopera!,”

which tells the story of the Rockland Opera and Mary Wright’s Storylines project, and Matt Monte’s film “Everything at Once,” about artist Greg Green.

Visit for the full Northern Lights Film Festival schedule.

For more information, call Erin Smith 487-3263 or email