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Join us on Saturday, February 4 for an exclusive live screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film BOBLO BOATS: A Detroit Ferry Tale

This matinee screening will begin at 2:00 pm and will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director/writer, Aaron Schillinger. [We'll also have free complimentary popcorn]  |  Click here to RSVP.

When Ste. Claire and SS Columbia sounded their whistles, every Detroit kid knew it heralded the coming of summer and the magic of ferrying over to nearby Boblo Island Amusement Park. After 85 years of operation, these two sister steamships – the oldest in America - awaken from a deep slumber to find a devoted team of enthusiasts has set out to rescue them from their deteriorating state. SS Columbia has been whisked away to New York while Claire's fate rests in the hands of an unlikely band of heroes: a doctor, a psychic, and an amusement park fanatic.

Martha Reeves, the Motown legend with a lilting voice, narrates this revelatory fable-doc full of heart and hard truths about a challenging restoration, the iconic amusement park’s exciting yet whitewashed history, and the intoxicating ways that nostalgia can inspire and blur memories.

This event is brought to you by the FERNDALE LIBRARY FILM CLUB.

If you have any questions, you can email us at: simon@fadl.org 

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