- Year 2023
- Country United States
- Runtime 87 min
- Director Joseph Beyer and Jordan Anderson
Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance, Adult Language, Michigan Premiere, World Premiere, Staff Pick
No one fights to preserve a multiplex, but some people will risk everything to save a marquee. Through booms and busts, Delft Theatres Inc. - and its innovative gem, The Nordic - endured in Marquette for almost 100 years, even as the world changed endlessly around them.
Local kid Bernie Rosendahl’s modern crusade to restore the historic arthouse to its former glory leads filmmakers to discover a hidden cinema empire in the Upper Peninsula. Portraying the fascinating history of motion pictures through one iconic screen - and featuring dozens of real-life Marquette locations and characters - Marqueetown is the true story of chasing your dreams, redefining failure and success, and reembracing the enduring magic of movies.
Q&A with the cast, crew and subjects involved in the project following each screening. Made over the past year with local involvement from Superior View Photography, Marquette Regional History Center, Peter White Public Library, Vierling Restaurant, Flagstar National Bank, Landmark Inn, Airbnb Hosts, and Remie’s. Special support has come from The Delft Bistro and The Honorable Distillery, central locations in the film.