Henry Aaron's Summer Up North Hits the Silver Screen

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For ten years Bill Povletich and Joshua Adams wanted to start work on, what they call, a "Passion Project." Bill figured he had the idea pegged after reading "A Summer Up North," so he called his boy with his findings.

"He replied 'Ironically enough, i'm on page 30 and i love it! Let's do it,'" said Povletich.

They called up author Jerry Poling, who admits, he and his wife had always thought the story would make a good movie.

"They spent close to as much time on shooting the documentary as i did writing the book," said Poling.

"It was an intense process, some of it and we worked really hard to get it done for this summer," Adams said.

Making matters worse is the absence of any video or film of Aaron's summer in Eau Claire, but through re-creations in town and archived pictures, the guys were able to tell the story.

"They really are genuinely attracted to the people of eau claire, and hank aaron's story and wanted to do it in a way that people in eau claire would be proud of," Poling said.

If you want to see the film for yourself, it's being shown at the Cameo Budget Twin on Barstow Street in Downtown Eau Claire for $5 per person.

Saturday/Sunday: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10
Monday-Thursday: 7:10, 9:10