Narrative Events

Wednesday, March 28

9:30pm
Out Night with Barbara Hammer

Documentary, Experimental, Films in Competition, Historic Film, Narrative, Short Film, Special Presentations

A celebration of historic and influential LGBTQ films, featuring trailblazing filmmaker Barbara Hammer in person with her films. Tina Takemoto’s video Looking for Jiro (2011), Ira Sachs’ 1994 film Lady,

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Thursday, March 29

7:00pm
Poetic Injustice: Short Films from the Arab World

Documentary, Experimental, Historic Film, Narrative, Short Film, Special Presentations

Curator Irina Leimbacher will present films and videos from the past 25 years from Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, and Morocco. What does it mean to speak one’s history and the dreams

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Friday, March 30

7:15pm
Films in Competition 4

Animation, Experimental, Films in Competition, Historic Film, Narrative, Short Film

New films from Martin Arnold, Janie Geiser, Rob Todd, Laida Lertxundi, Kerry Laitalia, Jodie Mack, Albert Sackl and Tina Frank. Program includes Gus Van Sant’s 1978 short film The Discipline

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Saturday, March 31

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.

Sunday, April 01

1:00pm
Films in Competition 11

Documentary, Experimental, Historic Film, Narrative, Short Film

George Kuchar’s 1966 classic Hold Me While I’m Naked with new narrative, documentary and experimental films by Bobby Abate, Dietmar Brehm, Kevin T. Allen, Josh Gibson, and Kevin Jerome Everson.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Narrative Films

And I Will Rise if Only to Hold You Down

(Jennifer Reeder, 2012)

Nova and Candice, both 14, prepare for the high school dance while discussing the afternoon Candice spent with her birth mother. The girls express a closeness, which suggests they may...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:15pm

RocketKitKongoKit

(Craig Baldwin, 1986)

This kaleidoscopic, amphetamine-paced tour de force uses a barrage of found-footage images and rapid-fire narration to trace a history of Zaire since its independence in 1960. The CIA, German munitions...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 7:15pm

The Discipline of the DE

(Gus Van Sant, 1978)

Gus Van Sant's early short film screened at the 17th AAFF in 1979. Adapted from a short story by William Burroughs, "The Discipline of the DE" demonstrates an extremely efficient...

Showing Friday, March 30 7:15pm

Amos Fortune Road

(Matthew Buckingham, 1996)

Less than twenty tattered business receipts are the only source of information on the life of Amos Fortune: in 1769, at the age of 59, Fortune bought his freedom from...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:00pm

The Evil Eyes

(Bobby Abate, 2011)

An homage to the death of the soap opera, The Evil Eyesis a 1960's era story of a grandmother faced with her mortality, a mother in mid-life crisis, and a...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:00pm

Frank’s Cock

(Mike Hoolboom, 1993)

"In Frank's Cock, a man talks about his friend Frank in a bold, funny, moving monologue about being born, living, fucking and dying as a gay man. Frank was queer...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

Lady

(Ira Sachs, 1994)

A portrait film of a purposefully unsettling kind, starring Dominique Dibbell of The Five Lesbian Brothers. The exact identity of the redhead at the center of Lady is impossible to pin...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm