Upcoming Events

For our 2017-2018 film season, we will be screening films at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and the Bay Theater in Ashland, Wisconsin. Tickets are $8.00 per person for the general public, $7.00 for BAFS members and students. Screening starts at 7:30pm unless noted below.  For more information about each film click on the links below. See you at the movies!

  • September 22: Beatriz at Dinner – 7:30 P.M. at NGLVC – see trailer here
    Beatriz at Dinner offers timely social commentary enlivened
    by powerful, layered performances from Salma Hayek and John Lithgow.
  • October 13: Maudie -7:30 P.M. at NGLVC – see trailer here
    Maudie‘s talented cast — particularly Sally Hawkins in the title role — breathe much-needed depth into a story that only skims the surface of a fascinating life and talent.
  • October 27: An Inconvenient Sequel – 5:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. at the Bay Theater- see trailer here
    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power makes a plea for environmental responsibility that adds a persuasive — albeit arguably less impactful — coda to its acclaimed predecessor.
  • November 8-11: Big Water Film FestivalFilm Schedule All events are at the Bay Theater unless noted otherwise in the schedule.
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  • November 17: Columbus – 7:30 P.M. at the NGLVC- see trailer here
    Wonderfully acted and artfully composed, Columbus balances the clean lines of architecture against the messiness of love, with tenderly moving results.
  • December 8: Your Name – 5:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. at the Bay Theater- see trailer here
    As beautifully animated as it is emotionally satisfying, Your Name adds another outstanding chapter to writer-director Makoto Shinkai’s filmography.
  • January 5: Lucky– 7:30 P.M. at the NGLVC- see trailer here
     is a bittersweet meditation on mortality, punctuating the career of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton.
  • January 19: Loving Vincent– 7:30 P.M. at the NGLVE- see trailer here
    Loving Vincent‘s dazzling visual achievements make this Van Gogh biopic well worth seeking out — even if its narrative is far less effectively composed.
  • February 2: Jane– 5:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. at the Bay Theater- see trailer here
    Jane honors its subject’s legacy with an absorbing, beautifully filmed, and overall enlightening look at her decades of invaluable work.
    We are happy to screen “Jane” FREE for the general public.
  • February 16: Best of the Big Water Film Festival- 7:30 P.M. at the NGLVC
    Saving Brinton- here

    Waabooz- here
    The Ragman- A Hobo’s Story Untold- here
  • February 23: The Florida Project– 7:30 P.M. at the NGLVC – see trailer here
    The Florida Project offers a colorfully empathetic look at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as it raises sobering questions about modern America.
  • March 2: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri– 5:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. at the Bay Theater- see trailer here
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri deftly balances black comedy against searing drama — and draws unforgettable performances from its veteran cast along the way.