Keep it Weird

5 films in this block • 56 minutes

The Films


  • Year 2022
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 2 min
  • Director Brett Foxwell

Family Friendly, Michigan Premiere

A film made from 12,000 pressed leaves opens up the visual language of the plant kingdom and speculates on what message nature might have for us.

Everything I Learned When My House Burned Down

  • Year 2023
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 9 min
  • Director Joe Pickett

Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance, Adult Language, Michigan Premiere

A rural comedian tries to make sense and nonsense out of a tragic loss.

Local Legends: Milverine

  • Year 2020
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 9 min

Staff Pick

There’s a mysterious man in Milwaukee nicknamed “The Milverine” because of his resemblance to X-man character Wolverine. He has a theme song, there is a beer emblazoned with him on the label and even a bobblehead in his likeness. What does the life of a local legend look like from the inside?

In Order for a Dune to Form

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 11 min
  • Director Jordy Brazo

Michigan Premiere, Filmmaker in Attendance

Cycles of extraction, consumption, and reclamation continue as the past, present and future of a ghost town on the banks of Lake Michigan repeat themselves.


  • Year 2023
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 25 min
  • Director Chris Parr

Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance, Staff Pick, Adult Language

After winning the American Birkebeiner - the largest cross country ski race in North America - Joe Dubay was disqualified for wearing the wrong bib. Now, 11 years later, Joe and his former roommate who lent him the bib -Chris - document their return to the Birkebeiner to pioneer a new sport: tandem cross country skiing.