Why West Michigan


MUSKEGON – A special Father’s Day screening of the hit made in Michigan feature Waterwalk is set for 19 theaters across the state. The Sunday June 17 screenings at all Goodrich Theaters include the Canton 7, Quality 16 in Ann Arbor, the Oxford 10, Krafft 8 in Port Huron and theaters in Jackson, Saginaw, Lansing and Bay City.

The film is also showing at select Celebration! Cinemas in Muskegon, Grand Rapids and Portage.

Well known Purple Rose actor Alex Leydenfrost will introduce the Canton 7 event and his wife Julia Glander, a prominent stage actress, will appear at the Quality 16 for the 7 p.m. screenings. Both appear in the film.

Waterwalk has been hailed by audiences across the heartland. It is based on the true story of Steve and Justin Faulkner’s attempt to become the first single canoe team to retrace the dangerous 1,000 mile discovery route of the Mississippi from St. Ignace, Michigan to St. Louis.
“This story of an Asian American adopted son and his workaholic father taking the canoe journey of a lifetime showcases spectacular locations in West Michigan and across the Midwest,” says director Bob Cicchini, a Detroit native who began his stage and film career at Wayne State University.
“We’re particularly proud of the fact that much of the film was shot at more than 50 locations across West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula with many outstanding actors from across the state.

Veteran Hollywood actor Cicchini (Godfather III, Dream Girls, The Mentalist
stars with Chase Maser who began his career on the Kalmazoo Stage at Farmer’s
Alley and Portage Central High School. Twenty year-old Maser has three other
features coming out this year.

The movie was filmed in the Muskegon, White Lake and Newaygo areas on Lake Michigan, the Muskegon and White Rivers. It also has many scenes on the northern shore of Lake Michigan.

Shot at 35 Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois locations by cinematographer Bruce Schermer (his credits include Sundance Grand Prize Winner Chameleon Street and he also shot most of Michael Moore’s Roger & Me), the film is a love note to the American heartland. Schermer filmed Cicchini’s first student project at Wayne State.

WaterWalk has been “family approved by the Dove Foundation. For more information and to view the trailer, go to http://tinyurl.com/7qkfsca and visit the website www.waterwalkthemovie.com.

Goodrich tickets are $5 for this special screening. They can be reserved at http://www.gqti.com/waterwalk.aspx Celebration can be reached at https://celebrationcinema.com/
To schedule an interview with Bob Cicchini or Chase Maser, to arrange for photos and b roll footage from the film contact:
WaterWalk Publicist, Kelsey Pulis at kelseyjp@hotmail.com or call 734-578-5662
Director Robert Cicchini bobcicchini@gmail.com 310 202 6965.
Producer, Roger Rapoport roger@waterwalkthemovie.com 231 720-0930
Social Media Coordinator, Jacqui Bernhardt Jacqui@waterwalkthemovie.com 231- 286-9655

http://tinyurl.com/7qkfsca (Trailer)


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