The ninth annual Flyway Film Festival has a knockout logo and plan -- here's the top of the news release:
A film festival is a strange beast. It can be a community event showing local films, like a farmers’ market for movies. It can be a for-profit corporation, selling mainstream films to big audiences for big bucks.
Or it can be the Flyway.
This is the ninth year that the scrappy, ambitious film festival has brought an eclectic assortment of movies to the Mississippi River towns of Pepin, Stockholm, Alma, and Red Wing. The festival, which runs from October 19-23, has attracted national attention for its creative spirit and its willingness to invite emerging filmmakers to share their work.
But like any volunteer-run nonprofit organization, the Flyway has had its challenges. Life happens: people move away, jobs change, partnerships end. Schedules get postponed. Some feared that the Flyway would live no more.
And then – like the mythical Lake Pepin monster depicted in the 2016 Flyway logo – the festival reared its head and roared back to life.