‘The Fan Connection’ Brings Hockey to Michigan Theater

The Fan Connection director, Mary Wall, interviews Mark before a Sabres game. Image courtesy of The Fan Connection.
Come check out what it means to be a die-hard hockey fan with The Fan Connection, showing now at the Michigan Theater. After winning the Audience Award at the 2019 Buffalo International Film Festival, The Fan Connection is launching its Michigan run with Ann Arbor’s historic Michigan Theater. Come check out the show from now until March 5! “The history of the Michigan Theater is the history of Buffalo; they tell the story of how a community’s perseverance, vision, and loyalty, even in the face of decline, can bring hope and change. While I would have loved to experience this historic theater in person, I am very excited to engage with the audience during the Q&A,” said director Mary Wall. The Fan Connection takes place in a forlorn Rust Belt City as they cheer on their NHL team. Through three intimate stories of die-hard hockey fans in a city struggling to overcome its past, The Fan Connection shows the heart, grit, and hope that people can rise above their expectations. The show moved the audience to laughter and tears in both Buffalo and Pittsburgh. The documentary is an intimate look at life in a Rust Belt city from the perspective of three fans who are dedicated to their team. There will also be a question and answer session with directory Mary Wall and producer Eric Wojtanik at 7pm on March 1. “We’re excited to be able to bring the Michigan premiere of The Fan Connection to Ann Arbor and we hope that our ability to offer this film virtually will allow a wider reach for this heart-heavy story,” said Sarah Escalante, Director of Programming and Communications, Michigan Theater Foundation. Tickets are $12, but members’ pricing is $10. Watch the film virtually from now until March 5. Click here to purchase tickets to the showing. 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397. michtheater.org.