Chef – Movie/Dinner Special Event – April 16, 2016

Time flies!  This is our 5th annual movie/dinner special event.  If you have never been, please consider joining us this year.  It is always a delightful evening of film & mouth-watering food!  The event takes place on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  This year we have rented the Bay Theater and will screen the  film, Chef at 5:00 pm.  After the film, we head to Good Thyme Restaurant in Washburn for dinner (arriving around 7:30pm).  Chef Gene Bowers has come up with the following dinner choices: Cuban ropa vieja with pork or chicken served with black beans, sour cream & plantanas OR Black bean, corn & Jarlsberg cheese stuffed poblanos with rice & ratatouille.  Both entrees include a salad & dessert!  Cost is $35.00 for general admission or $30.00 for BAFS members.  Cost includes the film & popcorn as well as dinner, tax & tip.  Beverages are on your own.  To make reservations, call Lisa at 715-292-4913 or email us at bafilmsociety@gmail.com.  Checks should be made out to ‘BAFS’ and mailed to BAFS, PO Box 11, Ashland, WI 54806.  Reservation deadline is April 12th.  Make this a “date night” or a night out with special friends!

Education, Inc. – November 17, 2015 7pm at StageNorth

Note the 7pm start time! Education, Inc is a documentary about how money & politics are changing our schools. The film is told through the eyes of parent and filmmaker Brian Malone, as he travels cross-country in search of the answers and sources behind the privatizing of American public education, and what it means for his kids. With striking footage from school protests, raucous school board meetings and interviews with some of the most well known educators in the country, Malone zooms out to paint a clear picture of profit and politics that’s sweeping across the nation, right under our noses.

We’re partnering with the League of Women Voters who have helped organize a panel discussion following the film (film is about 1 hour). Panel members include Bayfield teacher Rick Erickson & retired Senator Bob Jauch! Should be an interesting discussion. Hope you can join us.

Trip To Italy – Movie Dinner Special Event – March 14, 2015

This year marks our 4th annual movie/dinner special event.  If you have never been, please consider joining us this year.  It is always a delightful evening of food, film, & fun!  The event takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  We start the evening at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center with appetizers from 4:30 – 5:30pm.  The film, The Trip to Italy will be screened at 5:30pm.  After the film, we head to The Platter Restaurant in Ashland for dinner (around 7:30pm).  Dinner choices are Asiago Chicken or Wild Mushroom Risotto.  Both entrees include a salad & popover!  The cost is $30.00 for general admission or $25.00 for BAFS members.  Cost includes appetizers, film, & dinner.  Beverages & tip (and dessert, if you wish) are on your own.  To make reservations, call Lisa at 715-292-4913 or email us at bafilmsociety@gmail.com.  Checks should be made out to ‘BAFS’ and mailed to BAFS, PO Box 11, Ashland, WI 54806.  Reservation deadline is March 11th.

Keep On Keepin’ On

Thanks to all who came out to StageNorth this past Friday evening for Keep On Keepin’ On.  What an extraordinary and inspiring film on so many levels!  Don’t forget Clark Terry’s quote… “If at first you don’t succeed, keep on sucking till you suck a seed!

Boyhood – Friday, January 9th, 7:30pm @NGLVC

It might be chilly outside, but the theater will be warm!  Join BAFS on Friday, January 9th, 7:30 pm at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center for Boyhood!  This is a unique film in that it was filmed over 12 years with the same cast by director Richard Linklater!   The film has been nominated for 5 Golden Globe awards including Best Picture!

BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey. (-IFC Films)
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0oX0xiwOv8

Citizen Koch – 11/1, 7pm @StageNorth

On Saturday, November 1st, 7pm @StageNorth, BAFS and the League of Women Voters are teaming up to host a screening of the powerful, new documentary Citizen Koch… “a wickedly funny and also terrifying look at the state of our democracy”.

From the Citizen Koch website:  ‘In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling and the recent McCutheon ruling, big money is flooding our elections and eroding our democracy.   In America, money hasn’t leveled the playing field; it’s scorched it. Charles and David Koch are the biggest culprits and are emblematic of the most pressing problem facing American voters today.  To be a part of the dialogue, you can’t miss this film.’
Following the film:  a discussion with the filmmakers (via Skype).

Watch the trailer here:
http://www.citizenkoch.com/page/content/trailer
Grab a friend (or two!) and come on out!

Dora Diamond’s Rocky Horror Halloween Extravaganza!

A Special Event sponsored by BAFS & StageNorth! On Friday Oct 31st – 9pm-2am, head to StageNorth for “Dora Diamond’s Rocky Horror Halloween Extravaganza”! That’s right, what Halloween at StageNorth would be complete without The Rocky Horror Picture Show? And we’ve got the incomparable Miss Dora Diamond to play your hostess for the entire night. 9pm pre-movie show to include a costume contest, the standard “virgin games”, and a performance by Dora. The movie will start at 10pm (don’t forget all of the props). At Midnite Miss Diamond will be back with a floor show in the bar. This event will sell out, we guarantee it, so get your tickets early. Check the StageNorth Facebook event for ticket purchase options. $12 for the whole night, $5 cover for just the floor show.

Unhung Hero – May 2nd, 7:30pm

If you peruse our ‘Upcoming Events’ section, you will see we had a really awesome season with 16 films since September 26th – phew!  Please join us on Friday, May 2nd at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center for our final film of the season… Unhung Hero!  It’s an interesting documentary about the, well…, the size of one’s manhood — does it matter?!  Check out the trailer and join us for a fun night!  And, if you haven’t already taken advantage of our “Membership Appreciation” by getting in FREE at one of the last 2 films, you may still get in FREE at this film.  If you are not a member, sign up and get in free!  See you Friday!  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/unhung_hero/