A documentary about a family in Bad Axe, Michigan is in the running to win an Oscar.

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'Bad Axe' is one of 15 films on the Oscars shortlist in the Documentary Feature Film category. All of the films up to win this prestigious award at the 95th Academy Awards are as follows,

  • All That Breathes
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Bad Axe
  • Children of the Mist
  • Descendant
  • Fire of Love
  • Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song
  • Hidden Letters
  • A House Made of Splinters
  • The Janes
  • Last Flight Home
  • Moonage Daydream
  • Navalny
  • Retrograde
  • The Territory

'Bad Axe' is directed by David Siev and stars family members Chun Siev, Rachel Siev, Jaclyn Siev, Michael Meinhold, Austin Turmell, Skyler Janssen, and  Raquel Siev. Viewers will watch as the family goes from owning a donut shop to opening a restaurant, Rachel's of Bad Axe, and then dealing with the global coronavirus pandemic.

Rachel's of Bad Axe was forced to close its doors in 2020. The film takes us inside the Siev family and their struggle to stay afloat during this most challenging time in America.

The documentary has received rave reviews since opening in theaters in November 2022. Websites like Rotten Tomatoes and Roger Ebert are just a few of the many publications that have praised the Michigan-made film.

If you have yet to watch 'Bad Axe', the documentary is available to watch on most streaming platforms. You can see the official trailer for 'Bad Axe' below.

The Academy Awards air on Sunday, March 12, 2023, on ABC at 8:00 PM. Here is to the Siev family and 'Bad' Axe' crew taking home an Oscar.

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