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Waterwalk 10th Anniversary Screening of Made in Muskegon Film Waterwalk Honoring Tom Harryman

July 22

Actor Tom Harryman is being honored July 22 at 7 p.m. with a screening of Waterwalk, his big screen debut. This memorial event at Orchard View High School will benefit two of Tom’s favorite venues, Muskegon Civic Theatre and the The Playhouse at White Lake. Steve Faulkner, who wrote the memoir Waterwalk about this attempt to become the first team to retrace the 1,000 mile 1673 Marquette Joliet discovery route of the Mississippi, will introduce the film.

“Heartfelt, Touching and Real.” – Tom Long, Detroit News

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Join author Steve Faulkner, cast and crew for this 10th anniversary screening of made in West Michigan Waterwalk honoring the memory of actor Tom Harryman who made his screen debut in this film. Based on Faulkner’s memoir about his attempt to retrace the thousand mile 1673 Marquette/Joliet discovery route of the Mississippi, this award winning film is perfect for the whole family.
The screening takes place at Orchard View High School 16 N. Quarterline Road, Muskegon.

Tickets are available online ,at the door or at Orchard View Community Education Office 1765 Ada St. Muskegon (not the screening venue). (231) 760-1350. Open M-Th: 8-4:30 and F 8-12. This venue is near Muskegon Community College.

A portion of the proceeds from this special event will be donated to two of Tom Harryman’s favorite theater companies, Muskegon Civic Theater and the Playhouse at White Lake.

Here’s more about Waterwalk:
When fathers quit their jobs to spend more time with their families, no one ever asks the family if they want to spend more time with them. And when fathers are laid off, they are often nervous about seizing this opportunity to know their children. Work becomes a convenient way to avoid spending uninterrupted time with their sons and daughters.

After Blue Lake, Michigan, newspaper editor Steve Faulkner is laid off, his 17 year-old son Justin could have easily stepped aside and watched his dad frantically search for another job. Instead he persuades his workaholic dad to join him on the trip of a lifetime, a 1,000 mile canoe journey retracing the Marquette/Joliet discovery route of the Mississippi.

Together they travel along Lake Michigan’s northern shore, through Green Bay, up the Fox, down the WIsconsin and finally the mighty Mississippi.
Braving rough water, big storms, flood stage rivers and portaging larger sections of the heavily dammed Fox, the Faulkners nearly run out of money, become minor celebrities and confront the ultimate challenge presented to fathers who leave their jobs to spend more time with their children, boredom.

Paddling hour after hour they discover that they don’t read the same books, watch the same movies and television shows or even know the same songs. Trying to kill time they end up singing the only music they both know, Christmas carols in July. A journey through middle America, Waterwalk is a memorable look at an archetypal journey that defines our nation and informs the heart.
Starring Robert Cicchini (who also directed) and Chase Yi, the film features Mary McDonald Kerr, Richard Riehle, April Paul, Judy Johnson, Jacqui Bernhardt, Remington Sprague, Joe Carmolli, Elizabeth Rapoport, Joe Genia, William Ferriby, Heidi Griswold, Deborah Staples, James Sparling, Lee Ernst, Julia Glander, Alex Leydenfrost, Eva Balistrieri, Laura Gray, Torrey Hanson. John McGivern, Lisa Liaromatis, Mouzam Makkar, and Angela Iannone.

The script was written by producer Roger Rapoport and Richard Harris. Bruce Schermer was the cinematographer. The movie was filmed in dozens of locations that were part of the original Marquette/Joliet route across Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.

Other questions please call (231) 720-0930 or email

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Orchard View High School Auditorium
16 N Quarterline Rd
Muskegon, MI 49442 United States
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