Young Hemingway: The Path to Paris June 3, 2022 7:30pm

June 3, 2022

VIP 5:30-6:30pm
General Admission Doors 6:30pm Show 7:30pm

YOUNG HEMINGWAY: The Path to Paris

The premiere in the Tri-Cities region of a new Hemingway documentary about the young man’s 21 summers “up north” in Michigan’s lower peninsula(1899 – 1921) will take place at the Temple Theatre in downtown Saginaw on Friday June 3.  After marrying his first wife, Hadley Richardson in Horton Bay on Sept. 3 1921, and then honeymooning at the family’s cottage on Walloon Lake, the author returned only once to the area that gave American liteerature the Nick Adams stories – and that visit was only for a few hours.

A social hour featuring presentations by the film’s producer/ director, George A. Colburn and Robin Lee Berry, the creator of the film’s music and theme song, will be held from 530 to 630 in the theatre lobby.  The concession stand and bar will be open at that time.


Tickets are on sale now on the theatre’s website.  This special screening of the 90-minute documentary begins at 730 p.m.  Discounted tickets are available for seniors, veterans and students.


Information about the film can be found on its website,


A production of Starbright Media Corporation of Petoskey, Michigan, the screening on June 3 is sponsored by the Boyne Heritage Center of Boyne City, according to Dr. Colburn,  the writer and producer/director of the film.  Colburn, a Detroit native and a historian-turned-filmmaker, spent his summers in the 1950s working on his uncles’ farms near Reese.  “My mother graduated from St. Mary’s Nursing School 100 years ago, and I still have many relatives in the area,” Colburn added.  “I hope to see some of them at the screeing.”


The documentary took Colburn almost nine years to finish.   “This is what you could call a ‘Director’s Cut,’ Colburn said; it has all the storylines that I thought needed telling – and some of them took a while for us to tape, edit and add to the core story.”  A one-hour version of the core story was premiered on Hemingway’s birthday, July 21, 2017 along with the unveiling of a Young Hemingway statue in Petoskey’s downtown Pennsylvania Park overlook Little Traverse Bay.


June 3, 2022 7:30pm

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