Freshwater Film Premiere Fundraiser for Large Lakes Observatory

Freshwater Film Premiere Fundraiser for Large Lakes Observatory
2/19/22, 6:00 pm - 2/19/22, 10:00 pm


Have you ever seen people surf in Lake Superior? The moment Minneapolis filmmaker Ian Planchon saw it himself for the first time in 2019, he was intrigued. Three years later, what began as an interest to capture a cool story has evolved into a feature-length documentary film, called Freshwater, about the importance of protecting freshwater from the threat of climate change.

From the surfers who catch its waves to the scientists who study its depths, learn why Lake Superior is a precious resource that should never be taken for granted. 

You're invited to a full-length premiere of the Freshwater film Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the NorShor Theater in Duluth, Minnesota. All proceeds from this public event will benefit the University of Minnesota Duluth's Large Lakes Observatory

Buy tickets here.

  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Film premiere will begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • Q&A panel will follow the film.
  • Event presented by 515 Productions 
  • COVID-19 protocol: Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required to attend this event.


For information, please contact Lynn Melling, co-founder of 515 Productions at or call (515) 313 - 1698.

Minnesota Sea Grant is a federal-university partnership and systemwide program of the University of Minnesota that brings water science to communities. Our mission is to inform and facilitate interaction among the public and scientists to enhance the communities, the environment, and the economies along Lake Superior and across Minnesota's inland waters by identifying information needs, supporting scientific research to address those needs, translating the resulting science into actionable information, and communicating those results to the public.

Image credit: M. Thoms.