Superior, a movie about one last adventure before the draft

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In the summer of 1969, two 18 year old boys with very different futures ahead of them go on a 1,300-mile bicycle adventure around Lake Superior.Superior was filmed on-location in the Upper Peninsula during the summer of 2014. The film crew traveled more than 7,000 miles round-trip in a truck and three sedans from Los Angeles to remote regions of the Keweenaw Peninsula to work on the film. Inspired by the real journey of Karl Benda and Dan "Dudza" Junttila that took place over 40 years ago. Superior is set in 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War. It tells the story of Chuck and Derek. Chuck is on his way to Michigan Tech for college, and Derek is counting down the days until his draft eligibility. The pair decides to make a 1,300 mile bike ride along the shores of Lake Superior.[video4]Writer/director Ed Benda will be taking the movie around the U.P. during the "Official Superior Roadshow."Question and answer sessions will be held following each of the screenings. They will be at the following locations on the following dates: Oct 6: Sault Ste. Marie - Lake Superior State University at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.Oct 8: Escanaba - Bay College at 7 p.m.Oct13: Negaunee - Historic Vista Theatre at 7:30 p.m.Oct 14: Marquette - Northern Michigan University at 8:30 p.m.Oct 15: Houghton - Michigan Tech University at 7 p.m.