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Love winter? See a north country film fest

The North House Folk School in Grand Marais is hosting a Winterer's Gathering and Arctic Film festival today through Sunday that includes crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional ways of life in the north, ...

The North House Folk School in Grand Marais is hosting a Winterer's Gathering and Arctic Film festival today through Sunday that includes crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional ways of life in the north, according to a news release. The event is geared toward winter travel enthusiasts and northern culture admirers. The film portion opens at 5:30 p.m. Friday with the short film "The Owl Who Married the Goose: An Eskimo Legend" based on an Inuit legend. At 9 p.m., there is a showing of "Heima," which documents the homeland tour of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros. Saturday starts with a noon showing of the film "Qaggiq/Gathering Place," the first of a trilogy of dramatic works set in the 1930s about the Igloolik Inuit in Arctic Canada. The feature screening is "The Story of the Weeping Camel," which plays at 8 p.m. Saturday. The film is set in Mongolia and is about a family of nomadic shepherds assisting in the births of their camel herd. Sunday's film is "Arctic Dreamer: The Lonely Quest of Vilhjalmur Stefansson," a story of the controversial arctic explorer/anthropologist. Admission to the films is free. For more information, including a schedule, go to www.northhouse.org .

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