Greg Seppanen of Marquette County Citizens for a Fair Share addresses the audience before the premiere of “Boxed In.”

A standing room only crowd squeezed into the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette on Wednesday, August 24, in Marquette for the premiere of “Boxed In.” The event was sponsored by Marquette County Citizens for a Fair Share and the BRITE Stores in Marquette. Over two hundred members of the community along with local and state officials attended the event.

A premiere was also held in Escanaba on August 31st, at 7 pm at the Besse Theatre on the campus of Bay de Noc Community College. The event was sponsored by State Representative John Kivela and candidate for State Representative Scott Celello.

The audience heard from Bay College President, Dr. Laura Coleman on how Dark Store tax levels have affected the revenue of Bay de Noc Community College. Dickinson County Sheriff and candidate for State Representative, Scott Celello also spoke about how budgets have been affected in Dickinson County. Senator Tom Casperson offered a legislative update and encouraged people to contact friends and family in  districts represented by key members of the Senate Finance Committee (Key Vote In Senate). NMU Professor and producer of “Boxed In” introduced the documentary.

The broadcast premiere of “Boxed In” will take place on Thursday, September 1st, at 8 pm on WNMU-TV. It will be shown again at noon on Friday, September 2nd, Monday the 5th at 10:30 PM and Thursday the 8th at 2:30.