‘Mutt’ to be shown in Baraga and Marquette

Early Spring Productions first feature film, “Mutt,” is set to show at the Niiwin Akeaa Community Center at the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College. Showtimes are this Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Admission to the film is by donation only.

“Mutt” will show at the Forest Roberts Theater on the campus of Northern Michigan University August 8th and 9th. Both showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. and admission is by donation only.

“Mutt” is intended for mature audiences. Parental discretion is advised.

“Mutt” was shot entirely in the Upper Peninsula and features all local actors.

The film follows Meda Paavola, a young woman who is half Finnish and half Native American, as she struggles to find love and her own identity in a multi-cultural world. Meda’s mother died when she was very young and she has been raised entirely by her Finnish family with almost no exposure to Native American culture. That changes when she meets and falls in love with Neil, a young Native American man who lives on a nearby reservation. Tensions arise when Meda’s white family has trouble adjusting to her newly rediscovered roots and Neil’s traditional Native family rejects Meda as a half-breed and not a member of their tribe. Will Meda and Neil’s love be enough to overcome the prejudice shared by these families or will it destroy the young couple?