Update; 41 North Film Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow at MTU

Update: Jimmy Chin was not scheduled to return in person, the 41 N Film Festival will be showing his most recent work The Rescue. The film is about the 2018 rescue of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.


The annual 41 North Film Festival is this weekend at the Rozsa Center on MTU’s campus. For fifteen years the festival has been showing award-winning documentaries, shorts and even interactive sessions with film directors. Erin Smith is a Professor in the Humanities Department and is the Director for the film festival. She said this year festival attendees can see 30 films that cover a wide variety of documentary genres.

The festival will be screening Jimmy Chin’s new film, “The Rescue” which is based of the true story of the soccer team trapped in a cave for several days before being rescued by divers.

The festival is free to attend for both the public and students of the university. The festival starts Thursday, November 4th. Doors open at 5 pm, and local musicians will play in the lobby, right before the festival kicks off with the showing of All Light, Everywhere. To reserve tickets for the festival follow this link to the MTU Box Office.