We're pleased to share that "Monty and Rose 2: The World of Monty and Rose" will make its film festival premiere at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival, starting Jan. 26. The festival brings together a collection of more than 75 independent films focused on the ocean and Great Lakes. The entire 12-day film festival is offered virtually so viewers can participate in the festival from the comfort and safety of their home.
The film festival is hosted by NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (Alpena, Mich.) in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival (San Francisco, Calif.) and supported locally by the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Featuring an extensive collection of acclaimed, independent ocean and Great Lakes films of the past year, the festival features options for all ages and interests, ranging from adventure and science to marine life and coastal cultures.
“This year we even have a little romance featuring “Monty and Rose II,” a film about a pair of Great Lakes endangered shore birds that have become an international sensation,” notes TBIFF Film Festival Coordinator Stephanie Gandulla. Conservationist and film director Bob Dolgan documents Chicago’s beloved piping plovers from their hatching in 2017 to their courtship, nesting, and raising chicks over three summers. As one of only 70 breeding pairs in the Great Lakes region, their inspiring story is just one of many inspiring films featured in the TBIFF 2022 program.
For detailed schedule, ticket pricing, and film descriptions, visit www.thunderbayfriends.org. "Monty and Rose 2" will be available to view at no cost between Jan. 26 and Feb. 6.