Feature Length Events

Wednesday, March 28

7:00pm
Voluptuous Sleep

Experimental, Feature Length, Films in Competition

Feature in Competition Betzy Bromberg’s abstract film is a powerful and transportive meditation on the nuances of light, sound and feeling evoked through the poetic artifices of cinema — an

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Thursday, March 29

9:15pm
“The Strawberry Tree” w/ “FLIGHT”

Documentary, Feature Length, Films in Competition

Feature in Competition Existing between anthropology, documentary and reverie, The Strawberry Tree is a mesmerizing cinematic poem that portrays the final sigh of one of Cuba’s last fishing villages. Preceded

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Friday, March 30

7:00pm
All Divided Selves

Feature Length, Films in Competition

Feature in Competition A lyrical and engaging documentary collage by Luke Fowler that examines radical and often controversial psychiatrist R.D. Laing.

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

11:59pm
Midnight Movie: THX 1138

Feature Length, Midnight Movies

The feature version of George Lucas’ student film, which screened at the 6th AAFF. Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel

State Theatre

Saturday, March 31

5:00pm
“This Our Still Life” w/ “Kid Beat Box”

Documentary, Feature Length, Films in Competition, Short Film

Feature in Competition Comprised of video and 8mm footage dating back to 1989, artist and filmmaker Andrew Kötting has created an exceptionally warm yet unsentimental portrait of his family life

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

7:00pm
“As Above, So Below” w/ “Amos Fortune Road”

Documentary, Feature Length, Films in Competition, Historic Film, Narrative, Short Film

Feature in Competition Sarah J. Christman’s documentary intimately examines various transmutations that reshape matter and its meanings. What separates the permanent from the impermanent, the things we discard from those

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

9:15pm
“Palaces of Pity” w/ “And I Will Rise…”

Feature Length, Films in Competition, Narrative, Short Film

Feature in Competition A parable on guilt and oppression set in ancient and modern Portugal; two cousins are potential heirs to their grandmother’s fortune in this wry, absurd black comedy.

11:59pm
Midnight Movie: THX 1138

Feature Length, Films in Competition, Midnight Movies

The feature version of George Lucas’ student film, which screened at the 6th AAFF. Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel

State Theatre

Sunday, April 01

2:00pm
This Is Not A Film

Documentary, Feature Length, Special Presentations

A day-in-the-life documentary of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi’s experience of being under house arrest, filmed almost entirely inside his apartment in Tehran, as he creatively expresses his frustration of not

UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium

3:00pm
Two Years At Sea

Feature Length, Films in Competition

Feature in Competition Ben Rivers’ nearly wordless portrait of a man called Jake who lives alone within miles of forest in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Jake is seen in all seasons, surviving

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

3:30pm
Quick Billy: Bruce Baillie Retrospective 3

Experimental, Feature Length, Historic Film, Special Presentations

Part Eastern philosophy, part gunslinger Western, Quick Billy plays as a “horse opera in four reels” and meditation on the transformation of life to death. Film critic Michael Sicinski will

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Feature Length Films

The Strawberry Tree (El árbol de las fresas)

(Simone Rapisarda Casanova, 2011)

Testing the boundaries between anthropology, documentary and reverie, EL ÁRBOL DE LAS FRESAS is a mesmerizing cinematic poem that portrays with rigorous restraint the final sigh of one of Cuba’s...

Showing Thursday, March 29 9:15pm

Voluptuous Sleep

(Betzy Bromberg, 2011)

“Forces of desire.” (BB) “Voluptuous Sleep is a mesmerizing two-part 16mm meditation on the nuances of light, sound and feeling as evoked through the poetic artifices of cinema. Bromberg’s close-up...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 7:00pm

As Above, So Below

(Sarah J. Christman, 2012)

That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of the one only thing....

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:00pm

THX 1138

(George Lucas, 1971)

George Lucas adapted this, his first film, from a short he made at University. THX 1138, LUH 3417, and SEN 5241 attempt to escape from a futuristic society located beneath...

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:59pmFriday, March 30 11:59pm

This Our Still Life

(Andrew Kötting, 2011)

Comprised of video and 8mm footage dating back to 1989, artist and filmmaker Andrew Kötting has created an exceptionally warm yet unsentimental portrait of his family life in the French...

Showing Saturday, March 31 5:00pm