‘De Palma’ documentary screened
MARQUETTE — DocuMonday presents a screening of the 2015 documentary film “De Palma” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma’s career has included such acclaimed films as “Carrie,” “Dressed to Kill,” “Blow Out,” “Scarface,” “The Untouchables,” “Carlito’s Way,” and “Mission: Impossible.”
Directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage De Palma in a personal and candid discussion exploring his life and work, his singular approach to filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business.
What emerges is a funny, honest, and incisive portrait of a truly one-of-a-kind artist, and an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at the last 50 years of the film industry through the eyes of someone who has truly seen it all.
“De Palma” premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, is rated R and runs for 110 minutes.
There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library.
For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Cancer survivor training study
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance is recruiting cancer survivors 18-65 who are willing to participate in a 12-week exercise training study. NMU is collaborating with the Marquette YMCA on the project.
All participants will receive temporary YMCA memberships and begin with six weeks of supervised training through the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. For the second six weeks, participants will randomly be selected to either remain in the YMCA program or undergo gentle, progressive rock climbing-style training in NMU’s Physical Education and Instructional Facility. Simple fitness tests and quality of life questionnaires will be administered in advance, at the halfway mark and upon completion of the training.
“We’re trying to determine if a non-traditional exercise protocol like rock climbing has a different impact on the physiology and psychology of cancer survivors than traditional exercise,” said NMU professor Scott Drum, whose dissertation was about cancer and exercise. “Everyone will be engaging in aerobic, balance and strength activities. Despite the different approaches, both groups should improve physically and psychologically by the end of the study. What we’re interested in is whether there are notable differences between the two training regimens.”
Participants can have any type of cancer diagnosis. They must receive approval from their oncologists or primary care doctors and be able to attend at least 80 percent of the 90-minute training sessions held twice per week from Feb. 13-May 3.
To register, or for more information, contact Drum at email@example.com.
Square dancing classes to be held
MARQUETTE — Dance Zone will offer a 12-week square dancing class beginning on Monday, March 6.
Try-It-Free sessions will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 6 and Feb. 20.
In this class, participants will learn the steps and moves that will allow them to dance at the mainstream level with square dance groups across the globe.
Not only is square dancing an enjoyable social activity, it is also a mental challenge and physical activity (dancers walk about 2 miles during an evening of square dancing). Plus, modern square dancing uses more interesting music and movements than its earlier styles.
The class will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays March 6-June 5. The total cost for the class is $15 per person. Students will be encouraged to stay and dance with the more experienced dancers after each lesson. Refreshments are always served.
The class is offered at Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. in Marquette. Bring shoes with clean, low-tread soles to avoid injury to knees.
Call 906-236-1457 or visit www.dancezonemqt.org for more information.