The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival presents 50 SCREENS, a city-wide series of free film, video and moving image installations. Throughout film festival week local, national and international artists will illuminate more than fifty screens in galleries, theaters, shops, outdoor locations and non-traditional screening spaces in Ann Arbor. The intention of this expansion beyond traditional cinema screenings is to more widely engage the public with film as an art form in celebration of Ann Arbor’s five decades of groundbreaking exhibition history.

Threshold of Peripheral Induction
Leighton Pierce
2012  |  4 Channel Video, 8 Channel Audio
UM Slusser Gallery | March 26 - April 2, 2012
The premiere of Pierce’s multi-channel video and audio installation creates an environment for proto-narratives.

American Falls
Phil Solomon
2010 | 55 min.  | 3 Channel Video, 5.1 Audio
Work Gallery | March 25 - April 2, 2012
Solomon’s acclaimed American Falls multi-channel, surround sound installation “is a magisterial, meticulous survey of the promise and failure of a cracked American dream.” – John Powers

Spatial Shift Exhibition
Gallery Project | March 7 - May 15, 2012
Video-based installations by Chris McNamara, Scott Northrup, Potter-Belmar Labs, Jen Proctor and Kyle Kramer, part of Gallery Project's exhibition and 50 SCREENS of the 50th AAFF.

Nickels Arcade
An indoor/outdoor walking exhibition of eight video works created by regional, national and international artists.

Other Locations


50 SCREENS is supported by: