By Erin Crowell
For Northern Michigan and beyond, summer rolls in big tourist crowds and blockbuster films.
The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay is on that list of blockbuster providers during the summer; but come the colder monthsunlike its big chain brothersThe Bay raises its curtain to the unfamiliar and thought-provoking world of international indie films.
Dim the lights and enjoy The Bay Film Series, The Bay Theatres annual selection of international and independent films showing one weekend of every month from September through April. Featuring a variety of genres from countries all over the world, the series offers a chance to experience the cinema in a different way.
People get to see some films that they otherwise never would have access to, said Denise Sica, manager of the Bay Theatre. Sometimes its a comedy, sometimes a drama, sometimes its a documentary its nice to have a mix of first-run movies coming out for summer, but this is an opportunity to experience and appreciate the unknown.