Raise a Glass

2 films in this block • 53 minutes

The Films

The Great Storm of 1872

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 12 min
  • Director Corey Adkins

Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance, Family Friendly

November 27th, 1872, the schooner-barges Jupiter, and Saturn broke their tow lines and went aground west of Whitefish Point. 15 people died that day…15 souls never seen again. Join the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society for this special mini documentary as we look back on that tragic day, also meet a family who finally found out what happened to their ancestor on the day he died 150 years ago…in the Great Storm of 1872.

A Two Hearted Tale

  • Year 2023
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 41 min
  • Director Rory K. McHarg & Bret Miller

Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance, Michigan Premiere, First Time Filmmaker, Staff Pick

Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale is America’s No.1 IPA. The now infamous & iconic trout image is found in every convenience store nationwide. The legends behind this label and many others have been buried in folklore for nearly 40 years, but the vision created at Bell’s started a revolution in the craft brewing industry that changed what a beer label could be. This is the unconventional story of an artist whose love of fishing, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and beer found its way into every store in America. Dave Chapelle, during a comedy set in Kalamazoo said aloud, “Why the hell did you put a fish on the label?” However, eccentric artist Ladislav Hanka’s reasoning is simple yet personal. Just like the rest of his artwork.