Going the Distance

3 films in this block • 89 minutes

The Films


  • Year 2021
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 8 min
  • Director Faith Briggs & Tim Kemple

Family Friendly, Staff Pick, Michigan Premiere

Their route is uphill by design.
Through the language of running, Prolyfyck Run Crew is creating a safe space where Black runners can see themselves represented, and all runners are welcome, in Charlottesville, VA.

The first in the first “Who is a Runner” video series – a collaboration between Brooks Running x Camp4Collective.

No Other Lake

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 39 min
  • Director Jordan Rowell, Duane Peterson III

Family Friendly, Michigan Premiere, First Time Filmmaker

Motivated by a desire to better understand his home watershed, Jordan Rowell embarks on a two week kayaking trip along the 120-mile length of Lake Champlain, stopping to talk to a wide range of characters about the future of their shared basin.

Set 50 years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, No Other Lake is both a celebration of the unique beauty of Lake Champlain and a confrontation with its greatest challenges. This adventure-conservation documentary strives to inspire people to better connect with the natural world around them, see issues from a different point of view, and get involved with stewardship efforts happening close to home.

Unforgettable: A Celebration* of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Bicycle

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 42 min
  • Director Aaron Peterson

Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance

In spring of 2021 a group of bikepackers set out to ride around the perimeter of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The approximately 1,600 mile journey, dubbed Project Adventrus, would trace the outline of one of the most unique geographic and cultural regions in America. Ironically, the Upper Peninsula, or U.P., is often left off of maps due in part to data glitches and an inconvenient silhouette. Join the crew on their unforgettable journey to explore, suffer and celebrate the region via bike.