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The Dennos Museum Center presents several films during the year sourced from the Smithsonian Channel and WCMU. Most films are free of charge, but do require registration. Films are generally screened with captions. Milliken Auditorium features a T-coil loop for those with hearing impairments. Additional arrangements for a sign language interpreter can be made by contacting Liz Celeste at or by calling 231-995-1029.


The American Buffalo fREE SCREENING

Monday, October 9th - 4:00PM 

The American Buffalo is the biography of an improbable, shaggy beast that has found itself at the center of many of the country’s most mythic and heartbreaking tales. This event is a 30 minute preview of the PBS series and will feature remarks from Indigenous chef Sam Anglin, followed by a reception with food.


Chef Sam Anglin, of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, artfully combines indigenous traditions with contemporary tastes. He has previously served as the Head Banquet Chef at the world-class Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, and led the kitchen at Andahwod Continuing Care Community and Elder Services on his reservation for over a decade. Sam has traveled across Turtle Island to exchange food knowledge at Intertribal Food Summits alongside other indigenous culinary visionaries. Whether hunting, fishing, foraging, or crafting a heartfelt meal, his commitment extends beyond the professional kitchen. He believes in nurturing connections through food and cooks for traditional ceremonies, pow-wows, and private cooking demonstrations, helping to spread the healing message of reconnecting with ancestral foods.



Norval MorrisseauTHERE ARE NO FAKES

Saturday, November 18th - 2:00 PM
Tickets: $0 - $5

A painting, thought to be the work of the iconic Indigenous artist, Norval Morriseau, leads the rock star who buys it into the tragic and brutal world of an art forgery ring in Canada’s far north.

A virtual Q&A with the director, Jamie Kastner will follow the screening.



hockney: seeing beauty free screening

Tuesday, September 26th - 6:00 PM

Kick off Up North Pride Week with a personal look inside the life and creative mind of one of the 20th century’s greatest British artists: David Hockney. The film looks back at his formative years in the British pop art scene and his experiences as a gay man.

This film is free. Please register in advance. Limit of 35 people, please limit groups to four people.



aerial america: michigan

Sunday, July 16th
1:00 & 4:00 PM

Register Online | Free Admission

Take flight over Michigan, a Midwestern powerhouse, where one man's assembly lines brought the automobile to America and another man's "Hit Factory" brought the Motown sound to the world. Named after the Native American term for "big lake," Michigan is defined not only by the Great Lakes that shape it, but how its residents shaped America. We examine its diverse history and its visionaries who built empires, started unions, and helped win a World War, while witnessing its diverse beauty from thousands of feet in the air.