Iron Opera

  • Showtime: Sun, Feb 12th @ 1:00 PM

  • Runtime: 1:07:45

  • Directed By: Mike Scholtz, Marius Anderson

  • Rating: GA

  • Genre: Arts

  • Filmmakers In Attendance

Sponsored by Ely Folk School. Screening followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.
This screening will be preceded by a short film "Bellysaurus".


It’s not easy to stage an opera in the middle of northern Minnesota, but this is the Iron Range where the people are stubborn and the music of the Old World still runs deep in their veins. Watch as a renowned concert pianist teams up with an Ojibwe language teacher, a skateboarding accordionist, and talent imported from every corner of the Earth to pull off the impossible.

Director Bios:

Mike Scholtz is a documentary filmmaker from northern Minnesota. His first feature-length documentary was "Wild Bill's Run," which followed a charismatic adventurer on a snowmobiling expedition to Moscow during the height of the Cold War. Scholtz also produced the competitive jigsaw puzzling documentary "Wicker Kittens." And he founded the Free Range Film Festival, an annual celebration of independent cinema that takes place in a barn cleverly converted into a movie theater.

Sign Up For News & Updates

© End Of The Road Film Festival. All rights reserved.