The Fridays at the Fountain concert series is set to return in-person at the Brooks Memorial Fountain on July 9th with local favorites, Danae & The Grind. Running every other Friday through the end of the summer, the series will feature 4 additional local musical acts including Chameleon (7/23), Rae of Light (8/6), Kjell Croce (8/20) and Mike Reed (9/3).
Last summer, the series was presented entirely virtually via livestream. “We’re looking forward to being able to bring the concerts in-person again this year. As our community is emerging from being largely at home during 2020, it’s a great way to rebuild and develop connections,” says Jennifer Conley Darling, one of the event organizers. The concerts will again be live streamed so that those who can’t attend in-person can still enjoy the music.
All the concerts will take place at the Brooks Memorial Fountain and be live streamed through Choose Marshall and YPC’s Facebook at 7pm EST. There is no cost to attend.
Starting today, Sunday, January 24 through Sunday, January 31 at 11pm, The Wolf Tree Film Festival will be available to Watch On Demand. This allows you, the viewer, to watch the festival at your leisure over the course of the next week.
It’s almost Wolf Tree time YPC friends! If you have any questions regarding our 2021 virtual event, please read below:
To purchase a full festival ticket ($15) please click on the blue ‘Tickets’ button in the center of the BingeWave page. It sits between the ‘Main Website’ and ‘Support’ buttons below.
In its third year, Wolf Tree Film Festival aims to showcase short films set in the Great Lakes region or that include themes or topics related to the region, as well as the work of filmmakers who reside in or grew up in the Great Lakes region. The festival is fully virtual in 2021 and will include screenings of each selected film.
CONTENT WARNING: some films included in this festival contain mature content that may be inappropriate for young viewers and may be triggering for others. Viewer discretion is advised.
January 23, 2021, 6:00 pm
January 23, 2021, 9:00 pm
Q: I BOUGHT A TICKET BUT CAN’T FIND THE EMAIL CONFIRMATION?
A: Once you have purchased a ticket, a link to the festival site will be sent to the email provided at purchase. An additional email will be sent Friday and again at 5pm on Saturday. Please check your spam and junk folders for “BingeWave” as the email will be coming from that site.
Q: WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL GOING TO BE LIVE STREAMED?
A: The event will be live streamed on the BingeWave site starting at 6pm this Saturday, January 23, 2021. This is a live screening (meaning we recommend joining at 6pm). You will be able to join late, but may miss some content.
Q: HOW DO I VIEW THE FESTIVAL?
A: Once you click on the link provided in the email from BingeWave, you can watch the event anywhere you would access the internet (laptop, phone, tablet or screencast to your TV). For best viewing, please use your WiFi and do not use the Safari browser or 3G/4G.
If you have any other questions, please email jdarling(at)frankecenterforthearts(dot)org.
Wolf Tree Film Festival proudly presents the 2021 Official Selections for short films (all genres) which will be virtually screened on BingeWave from 6pm – 9pm (EST), January 23rd. Support local filmmaking while enjoying an evening of cinema and entertainment for just $15 + processing fee (hosted by Lance Barber)!
For the best viewing experience on BingeWave, please do not use 3G/4G but WIFI and do not use the browser Safari.
CONTENT WARNING: Some films included in this festival contain mature content that may be inappropriate for young viewers and may be triggering for others. Viewer discretion is advised.
NARCISSICK Written & Directed by Hugo Lacasse · Produced by Futur Media Inc. An “Instababe” puts her physical and mental health on the line to compete against a younger, more popular rival.
SALT RIVER WATER WALK Directed & Produced by Krista Davis & Jenny Zander In February 2020, Sharon Day (Ojibwe) led a group of Water Walkers through the Arizona desert to walk for the Salt River. Through animation and live-shot footage, this documentary travels with the Salt River Water Walkers, describing this Indigenous-led ceremony as it creates community and builds relationships with the earth through the shared goal to care for the water.
PEGASUS Directed by Orlando Leroi · Produced by Marissa Duignan· Written by Malik Bibbie After a brutal interaction with the police, a young black father’s search for freedom takes him beyond the limits of the atmosphere.
MEDICAL HELP Directed by Lanessa Miller · Produced by Walkingstick Music LLC · Written by Dwight L. Wilcox II An animated video illustrating the original swing jazz song Medical Help by Dwight L. Wilcox II with relevance to the era in which we are living.
RISE Directed by Hannah Byrd · Produced by Emily ‘Mealz’ Smith, Jason Howard, Andrew Accaioli & Fatima Al Saif A previously homeless man takes a ride through his past in order to understand the present and how it affects his future.
BATHROOM BREAK Directed by Simone LeClaire · Produced by Xiaolu Wang · Written by Simone LeClaire & Marina Kittaka Mari gets more than she bargained for when she spends her night out hiding in the bathroom.
AS WE ARE Written & Directed by Michael R Faulkner · Produced by Robin Miller Ungar When Evan Bertrand was diagnosed with autism at eighteen months, doctors told his mother, Andrea, to go home and mourn the loss of a “normal child.” Instead, she and her son went on to discover his gift for music together. Twenty years later, Evan and Andrea are putting on the biggest concert of his life, just as they are.
LILY IN THE MAZE Written & Directed by Alexandra Emmons & Andrew Juhl · Produced by Alexandra Emmons, Andrew Juhl & John Morrow Will, a quiet introvert, deals with a change in his routine on the same day a woman from his past appears. His self-control is put to the test as he struggles to harness his instincts during a confrontation that ends in a surreal mirror maze.
SATIETY Written & Directed by Anna Rust A troubled woman records her journey to finding her mother after she was abandoned more than a decade ago.
The Franke Center for the Arts and Marshall’s Youngish Professionals invite you to the 3rd Annual Wolf Tree Film Festival on Saturday, January 23, 2021 in a virtual setting.* This year will feature one of the stars of CBS’ Young Sheldon, Battle Creek’s own, Lance Barber. Lance will emcee the event and do a private filmmaker’s roundtable with the selected filmmakers.
Special Guest: Lance Barber
Lance Barber has the skills to play a wide range of television characters having appeared in numerous shows on the small screen since 2001. An alumnus of Chicago’s Second City, Lance played the role of Paulie G on HBO’s critically acclaimed, The Comeback, which The New York Times described as “among the great villains of television comedy.”
Lance has also had recurring roles on Black-ish, Faking It, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Californication, United States of Tara, and many more. Recently, Lance appeared as Irwin in the feature film, Buster’s Mal Heart opposite Rami Malek. Barber, who was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan, began acting with his Pennfield High School Drama Club.
Why “Wolf Tree?” According to legend, the Wolf Tree was a lone, prominent tree that once stood in the middle of Marshall. The first settler in the area sought refuge in the heights of the tree as wolves and bears roamed the dirt lane and forest that would one day become the city’s downtown. Later, a platform was built in the large oak’s branches where it is said a sentry, seeking the faint glow of wolves’ eyes, would hunt, eager to protect the village from threats hidden in the darkness below. It is a wild history, a bold story, and a great homage to the films that will be featured at this exciting annual event.
* Wolf Tree Film Festival will be fully virtual in 2021. The festival will include screenings of each selected film and an awards presentation.
The Wolf Tree Film Festival is proud to present the 2020Official Selections in short films, premiering January 25th at The Franke Center For The Arts. Wolf Tree Official Selections will be screening from 8:00pm – 11:00pm, with a pre-show mixer beginning at 7:00pm.
There will also be a special festival screening of the feature length horror film, Celebrity Crush, with director and star Oliver Robins (Poltergeist) onsite for autographs and photos. (Courtesy of Kyyba Films) The film will be shown at 2:00pm on January 25th at The Franke Center for the Arts, and ticket price for the festival includes both this film and the evening short film screenings.
Special Guest: Oliver Robins Autograph: $20.00 Your Signed Item: $20.00 Selfie: $10.00
Special Guest: Sebastian Twardosz | Film industry pro Sebastian Twardosz will lead discussions for the evening and will be present to talk with filmmakers during the festival’s networking mixer.
Don’t miss out on the Wolf Tree Film Festival magic happening in Marshall, Michigan this January. Join us by getting your tickets at the button below!