'Marqueetown' documentary premiering at Fresh Coast Film Festival
An interview with writers and directors Joseph Beyer and Jordan Anderson
A new documentary celebrating the historic and beloved Nordic Theater in downtown Marquette will premiere at Fresh Coast Film Festival this weekend.
Titled Marqueetown, it tells the story of a local kid named Bernie Rosendahl and his pursuit to restore the arthouse theater to its former glory. Writers and directors Joseph Beyer and Jordan Anderson unpack how theaters evolved in the Upper Peninsula from their earliest days to the present, and how The Nordic endured in Marquette for almost 100 years. Real-life Marquette locations and characters will be featured, along with photography from U.P. photographer Jack Deo.
Kurt Hauswirth talked by phone with writers and directors Joseph Beyers and Jordan Anderson about the process of putting together the Marqueetown documentary:
Marqueetown will debut at the Fresh Coast Film Festival on Saturday, October 21st in the Masonic Building at 2 pm, with filmmakers and subjects in attendance. A movie premiere party will immediately follow at The Honorable Distillery in the former Nordic Theater on Washington Street from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Following will be an encore screening of Marqueetown on Sunday, October 22 at 12pm at Ore Dock Brewing Company, also with filmmakers in attendance.