Spain & Portugal” next Passport to Discovery film March 7

Escape the snow and ice of West Michigan with visions of the beautiful Iberian Peninsula at a travel film screening!

Kingman Museum and Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek together present the 76th Annual Passport to Discovery Series! For the third presentation in this year’s compilation, we are excited to host Marlin Darrah and his travel documentary, “Spain & Portugal.”

Bring the whole family and join us at The Kool Family Community Center in Battle Creek on Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. Single tickets $9 at the door. Children 12 and under free if accompanied by adult. The Kool Family Community Center is located at 200 W. Michigan Ave. in Battle Creek.

Join filmmaker Marlin Darrah for an inspired journey through the dynamic cities of Spain and Portugal. From lovely Lisbon and Fatima to the heart of Seville and Barcelona, he will offer valuable insight beyond the social media and evening news.

Marlin Darrah is probably the world’s most traveled filmmaker. He is the award-winning executive director and cinematographer of the renowned Portland, Oregon-based production company, International Film & Video. His 34 years of production experience have taken him to more than 140 countries worldwide, yielding more than 70 documentary and travel-adventure programs to date. PBS, the History Channel, and Discovery Channel have aired Darrah’s international footage or programs.

Recently, a two-hour documentary he shot and directed in Egypt was screened at the Cairo Opera House to an audience of 3000 guests. His productions have been screened and won awards at more than 15 national and international film festivals in Rome, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, British Columbia and many others. We are excited to welcome Marlin Darrah to Battle Creek!

The 2019-2020 Passport to Discovery series will also include “Bhutan: The Cloud Kingdom” by Tom Sterling on April 4. All programs will be at the Kool Family Community Center.

The Passport to Discovery Film Series started in 1943 by Kingman Museum’s first director Edward Brigham, Sr. and once included 12 films a year. All the films in the series have the director on-hand to present the film and answer questions afterward. The Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek eventually continued the series, with Kingman Museum once again becoming a co-sponsor in 2017.

All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek in their mission to deliver and sponsor local youth education programs.

Kingman Museum is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and to groups by appointment during the week. Museum admission is free during public open hours, with planetarium shows being $2 per person. Planetarium shows are every 15 minutes after the hour, with the first at 11:15 a.m. and the last at 3:15 p.m.

Kingman Museum is located at 175 Limit Street in Battle Creek in the midst of beautiful Leila Arboretum. More information can be found on its website or by calling 269-965-5117.

Kingman Museum is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization designed to be a resource and destination for lifelong learning opportunities in natural history, space science and world cultures.