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Community Connection: Junk Food Film Festival

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Junk Food Film Festival

Even if there's no nutritional value, the Junk Food Film Festival is gearing up for two days of offbeat, unique, and so-bad-it's-good movies.

Co-organizers Marin Chirstensen and Matt Dressel both have history with film production, and a shared interest in rare film gems. Some of the slated movies have garnered such a gloriously bad reputation that they've reached cult status. "There's an art to finding a bad movie that's enjoyable," says Dressel regarding the curation of the festival.

"The worst thing a movie can be is forgettable," says Christensen who appreciates those movies that fall short of being quality films, but can be utilized to create a fun social event and make a lasting impression. "They're bad, but they stick with you."

The festival doesn't focus exclusively on the "so-bad-it's-good" category. Several screenings highlight rarities, and Christensen and Dressel have put in the extra effort to create pre-show activities, challenges, and interesting edits of pre-existing work. For tickets, visit the Zeitgeist website. For more information and a list of screenings, visit the Junk Food Film Festival website.

You can hear Community Connection every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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