Fresh Coast Free

5 films in this block • 61 minutes

Block Description

You know the drill: Thursday is opening night of festival, or as we like to call it, Fresh Coast Free. Everyone is welcome to the Marquette Commons for some good food, beverages, and the coolest film festival around. The films take off at 7:00 pm – check out what this year’s festival has to offer!


The Films

The Fresh Roast

  • Year 2019
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 5 min
  • Director Frederick Dakota, Assistant Director: Mark Holmgren

Filmmaker in Attendance

A documentary capturing the unique coffee culture and roasting practices that have grown in Marquette, Michigan.

A Higher Crawling

  • Year 2016
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 2 min
  • Director Eric Becker Producers: Susan Purvis, Nolan Anderson, Graham McDowell, & Eric Becker

Family Friendly, Filmmaker in Attendance

A Higher Crawling is a film starring two titans of climbing. Shelby and Reyka are the rising stars of the under-6-month-old age bracket. This story tells the tale of friendship through competition, adversity, and the utter necessity of diapers.

Okee Dokee Brothers Presents "Howl"

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Alex Johnson

Family Friendly, Filmmaker in Attendance

From the Okee Dokee Brothers 2018 album, Winterland. A voyage from autumn to spring, Winterland presents secular winter music the entire family can enjoy while cozying up around the fire.

Feel of Vision

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 26 min
  • Director Tucker Gragg & Austin Gardner

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.

The Passage

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 25 min
  • Director Nathan Dappen

Family Friendly

In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. My brother and I grew up paddling those wooden canoes in the Virginia rivers and the 1974 adventure became legend in our family – shaping who we’ve become, how we view our parents, and how our parents view themselves. In the summer of 2017, we renovated those canoes and with our aging parents completed their 1974 journey. The Passage is a story about growing up, growing old, and the wild places that define us.