Programs Bay County Historical Museum

Barbie's Kenny

Zachary Ray Sherman1h 30mEnglish Narrative Feature
A struggling actor's life is turned upside down when his estranged mother appears on his doorstep with a terminal illness. Kenny’s mother, Barb, returns to his life in desperate circumstances and attempts to rekindle a relationship with a son she no longer understands. Their complicated relationship and the promise of buried treasure complicate every aspect of his life, which may not be a bad thing.


Phil Kibbe1h 21mEnglish, Japanese, Romanian (English Subtitles)Documentary Feature

HHM Jury Nomination: Best Cinematography

Greener Grass

Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe1h 35mEnglish Narrative Feature
A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance. Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.
Greener Grass

HHM Jury Nominations: Best Feature Film 2019, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actress - Jocelyn DeBoer (Jill)


Andrew Gibson1h 40mEnglish Narrative Feature
A crust punk named Bug grapples with the realities of homelessness, mental health, drug use and toxic friendships. On his 21st birthday he resolves to find his way home to the family he left behind, a task that leads him and his misfit crew down a dangerous path.

HHM Jury Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Soundtrack, Best Lead Actor - Andrew Yackel (Bug)

Happy Face

Alexandre Franchi1h 37mCanadaEnglish Narrative Feature
Estranged from his manipulative cancer-stricken mother, a handsome teenage boy deforms his face with bandages and joins a therapy workshop for disfigured patients in a misguided attempt to reconnect with her. His deception leads the group in a radical new direction that will require them to find courage that they didn’t know that they had to show their true face to the world.
Happy Face

HHM Jury Nomination: Best Feature Film 2019, Best Screenplay, Best Soundtrack, Best Lead Actor - Robin L' Houmeau (Stan), Best Lead Actress - Debbie Lynch-White (Vanessa)

Hurry Slowly (Skynd Deg Sakte)

Anders Emblem1h 10mNorwegian (English Subtitles)Narrative Feature
A warm slice-of-life film about Fiona and her younger brother Tom, whom she takes care of. We follow Fiona over a few life-changing summer months on the north-western coast of Norway, where she juggles the care of her brother, her job at the local ferry and her interest in music.
Hurry Slowly

HHM Jury Nominations: Best Feature Film 2019, Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actress - Amalie Ibsen Jensen (Fiona)


Joy Marzec1h 44mEnglish Narrative Feature
When Skylar, a cloistered nun, gets word of her sister’s death, her life’s future suddenly comes into question. Granted eight days outside the convent by the Mother Abbess, Skylar ventures out on a pilgrimage to the religious town of Chimayo, New Mexico, where her sister is buried. On her journey Skylar is joined by two other outsiders, a runaway teenager and a train-hopping drifter, whose presence and friendship challenge her life’s dedication to God. I AM THAT is a sparkling modern pop style film whose novelty and original soundtrack breathe new life into the timeless story about the pursuit to find connection and certainty in one’s life.

I Want My MTV

Tyler Measom, Patrick Waldrop1h 26mEnglish Documentary Feature
A touchstone in the lives of millions of young people, as well as a home for musicians and filmmakers to display their frequently offbeat sense of artistic vision, upstart music network MTV burst onto televisions on August 1, 1981. Via a combination of the scrappy handful of young adults serving as hosts, the fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants production style, and the music mini-movies that were the foundation of the original channel, MTV was like nothing Americans had ever seen before.

Lake Michigan Monster

Ryland Tews1h 18mEnglish Narrative Feature
The eccentric Captain Seafield hires a crew of specialists to help him plot revenge against the creature that killed his father. After several failed attempts, Seafield is forced to take matters into his own drunken hands. What began as a simple case of man verses beast, soon turns into a rabbit hole of mysterious unknowns and Lovecraftian hijinks. Lake Michigan Monster -- banned in four lakes!


Tyler Falbo1h 16mEnglish Narrative Feature
A dark comedy based on true events, Postal reimagines the emotional meltdown of Philip Tress, a Jacksonville millennial described by local media as “unable to break from a psychotic, unrequited love affair." Phil's downfall gained notoriety as his breakdown was documented by multiple recordings of calls Phillip made to a customer service agent at an international shipping company. Bronco brings us into the heart and mind of Phillip Tress on the morning his downward spiral began.

HHM Jury Nominations: Best Feature Film 2019, Best Lead Actor - Michael Shenefelt (Phillp Tress)

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Matt Wolf1h 27mEnglish Documentary Feature
Marion Stokes secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years from 1975 until her death in 2012. For Marion taping was a form of activism to seek the truth, and she believed that a comprehensive archive of the media would be invaluable for future generations. Her visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart, but now her 70,000 VHS tapes are being digitized and they’ll be searchable online.

SeriesFest (Free!)

Bay County Historical Museum SeriesFest is a non-profit organization dedicated to championing artists at the forefront of episodic storytelling. With year-round educational programs, initiatives supporting underserved voices, and professional development opportunities, SeriesFest inspires, educates, and connects a worldwide community of creators. Each June, SeriesFest culminates in a highly-curated and celebrated Denver-based festival and marketplace. Dedicated to showcasing innovative episodic content, the annual festival (June 18-24, 2020) also includes a musical performance and network screening at the world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre, in-competition independent pilot screenings, panels, workshops, live reads, parties and network television premieres.

In this Program
Human Interest (SeriesFest - free!)
Matthew-Lee Erlbach18mEnglish Narrative Short
Palomino & Swissy (SeriesFest - free!)
Julien Lasseur47mEnglish Narrative Short
Kwaczala (SeriesFest - free!)
Daniel J. Clark14mEnglish Narrative Short
Brooklyn Moving Company (SeriesFest - free!)
Krysia Plonka20mEnglish Narrative Short

Spiral Farm

1h 25mEnglish Narrative Feature