Feature Length Events

Wednesday, March 20

4:30pm
Luke Fowler and Nathaniel Dorsky

Documentary, Experimental, Feature Length, Films in Competition, Short Film

Luke Fowler’s film The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott focuses on the work of the Marxist historian Edward Palmer Thompson who taught literature

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

9:15pm
“People’s Park” & Live Performance with Ernst Karel

Documentary, Feature Length, Films in Competition

Filmmaker in Attendance

A single-shot documentary, directed by Libbie Cohn and J.P. Sniadecki (co-director of Foreign Parts), People’s Park immerses viewers in an unbroken journey through a famous urban park in Chengdu, Sichuan

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Thursday, March 21

7:15pm
“Leviathan”

Feature Length, Films in Competition

Lucien Castaing-Taylor (co-director of Sweetgrass) and Véréna Paravel (co-director of Foreign Parts) paired up with sound artist Ernst Karel to create one of the most acclaimed films of the past

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Friday, March 22

7:00pm
“The End of Time”

Documentary, Feature Length

Working at the limits of what can easily be expressed, filmmaker Peter Mettler (director of Petropolis, 49th AAFF) takes on the elusive subject of time, and once again turns his

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Saturday, March 23

11:00am
“Your Day Is My Night”

Documentary, Feature Length, Films in Competition, Short Film

Filmmaker in Attendance

A provocative hybrid documentary by Lynne Sachs, set in New York City’s Chinatown where immigrant residents share their stories of personal and political upheaval.

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

12:00pm
“The Central Park Five” & Discussion

Documentary, Feature Length, Filmmaker in Attendance, Panels & Discussions, Special Presentations

Filmmaker in Attendance

The Central Park Five, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, tells the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who, in 1989, were arrested and

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

4:00pm
“Water and Power” by Pat O’Neill

Feature Length, Filmmaker in Attendance, Historic Film, Special Presentations

Filmmaker in Attendance

Pat O'Neill's first 35mm feature, Water and Power, is widely regarded as a masterpiece. By using a series of visually and aurally dense tableaux created with advanced motion control, optical

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

9:15pm
“Suitcase of Love and Shame”

Feature Length, Films in Competition

World Premiere

A forbidden love story played out in a decade that would soon spawn the sexual revolution. Suitcase of Love and Shame reconstructs a mesmerizing and erotic narrative from 60 hours

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Sunday, March 24

2:00pm
“The Radiant” by The Otolith Group

Feature Length, Films in Competition, Short Film

Filmmaker in Attendance

The Radiant explores the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed many thousands and caused the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

3:00pm
“Our Nixon”

Feature Length, Films in Competition, Short Film

Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)