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In October, various arts, humanities, and community groups will collaborate on Muskegon’s 19th Annual Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival (ahfest). The Muskegon Museum of Art collaborates with Muskegon Community College to present the ahfest Film Festival with screenings every Wednesday night in October. Each of the films in this year’s film fest has been chosen with the 2019 ahfest theme—HOPE—in mind.  Film admission is FREE. Free popcorn and cider will be served.

All five 2019 ahfest Films will be shown in the MMA’s auditorium. Each film begins at 6:00 pm with a brief introduction by MCC English and Film instructor Mary Tyler. The audience is invited to stay after the screening for discussion lead by Mary Tyler. Auditorium doors open at 5:30 pm. Attending every film allows you to enter a drawing to win a Grand Prize.

ahfest Films

Wednesdays, October, 6:00 pm
Auditorium doors open at 5:30 pm

ahfest film The Intouchables

October 2 | The Intouchables

This amazingly fun and uplifting French film won the Academy Award for a Foreign Film.

ahfest film Green Book

October 9 | Green Book

2018Academy Award winner for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali.

ahfest film The Fisher King

October 16 | The Fisher King

This lovely fairy-tale-esque film stars Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams. Williams won the Academy Award for his role.

ahfest film The Mustang

October 23 | The Mustang

Matthias Schoenaerts stars in this brand new film that is based on true and sometimes brutal events. The hope at the end of this emotional film is justly earned.

ahfest film Surprise Horror

By Kiselev Andrey Valerevich, Shutterstock

October 30 | TBD – Surprise Horror Film!

We’ll have fun with Halloween eve film! Like last year, we will have a costume contest with prizes and really rev it up! We hope this will be a fun ending to a wonderful festival.

Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival

The Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival joins hundreds of arts and humanities organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. The Festival brings awareness of the arts and humanities to the people of our community through activities that honor the efforts of artists, historians, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyday life.

In October 2019, various arts, humanities, and community groups will collaborate on Muskegon’s 19th Annual Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival. The festival’s mission is to celebrate, acknowledge and examine the world of ideas as they are expressed in the arts and humanities. The festival encourages the entire community to explore cultural, artistic and educational events centered on a central theme.

The theme for 2019 is Hope.

Plan on attending Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities events during the month of October 2019. AHFEST EVENT CALENDAR

To learn more about the festival contact the Arts and Humanities Department at Muskegon Community College at 231-777-0324.

“Like” the ahfest page on Facebook for updates on events, reminders, and thoughts on the theme and festival from Foley Schuler.