When you hear the words Bad Axe in relation to Michigan, you'd probably think of a rural town in Michigan's thumb.

But, today, we're talking about a new documentary that you can catch in theaters for a limited time.

Bad Axe is a documentary about,

a closely knit Asian-American family living in a rural Michigan community as they now fight to keep their American dream alive. As owners of a local prominent restaurant, they reckon with a global pandemic, racial tensions, and generational scars from Cambodia’s “killing fields.”

Check out the trailer below:

The film recently made its world premiere at SXSW, a conference that features TV and Film Festivals, Comedy Festivals, and Music Festivals. There, it won a Special Jury Recognition for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling and was the Audience Award Winner for a Documentary Feature. Now, locals of Michigan can catch it at a few Celebration Cinemas.

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Debuting this weekend, you can catch Bad Axe at:

  • Celebration Cinema Crossroads (Portage)
  • Celebration Cinema Lansing
  • Celebration Cinema GR North (Grand Rapids)

It's a limited release so, each theater only has a few showtimes to offer. However, it seems that Lansing and GR North have a few more than Portage. You can see the showtimes here.

Bad Axe is just one of many documentaries that have focused on either people from Michigan or things that have happened in Michigan. See more below:

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