The Show Goes On: Films and producer chats move online for Great Lakes series

The Show Goes On: Films and producer chats move online for Great Lakes series
March 18, 2020 Sandra Svoboda

Explore shipwrecks this Thursday – and have other Great Lakes adventures in the coming weeks – with the “Lake Effects” film series.

Like many of our life elements now, it’s all online. And it’s free.

Screenings start at 7 p.m. ET the next four Thursdays.

Organized by the University of Michigan and Michigan Sea Grant, the film series features short films and longer documentaries around Great Lakes themes along with a chance to hear from directors and producers on most of the work.

To join, tune in HERE – it’s a Zoom link, so you’ll need to create a (free) account if you don’t have one already.

Great Lakes Now is a sponsor and partner in the series.

The Thursday, March 19, event features:

  • “Wrecks Within Reach,” a Great Lakes Now segment about Michigan’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the only freshwater sanctuary in the United States;
  • “November Requiem,” which tells the story from the viewpoint of the victim’s families of the sinking of the limestone freighter, the Carl D. Bradley, lost in 1958 with a crew largely from Roger City, Michigan;
  • “Project Shiphunt,” which follows five Saginaw, Michigan, students who are searching for a lost ship in Lake Huron with the help of some of the world’s leading oceanographic researchers.

Here are the other future dates and the themes:

  • “Invasives” on Thursday, March 26
  • “Hazards” on Thursday, April 2
  • “DPTV Specials” on Thursday, April 9

The event is part of the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts Theme Semester, which is focusing on the Great Lakes this spring.


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