Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

603 E. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Tuesday, March 19

8:15pm
Opening Night Screening

Short films in competition, featuring animation, documentary, narrative and experimental new works, including films by Mark Toscano, Jodie Mack, Kyle Armstrong, John Smith and the North American premiere of Da

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Wednesday, March 20

12:00pm
Juror Presentation: Marcin Gizycki – Polish Animation

The first of two programs of curated by scholar, critic and artist Marcin Giżycki that presents a survey of works beginning in 1957, the opening of what is generally considered

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4:30pm
Luke Fowler and Nathaniel Dorsky

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

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7:15pm
Films in Competition 1

Memorial Land, the most recent documentary by Bill Brown included with other experimental, documentary and animated films.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

9:30pm
Out Night: History, Glamor, Magic

Inspired by the mythologies and artifice of Hollywood, this program blurs truth and fiction to invoke queer/trans legacies, communing with elders in a touch across generations. With films by Daniel

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Thursday, March 21

5:10pm
Penny W. Stamps presents Ken Burns

Filmmaker Ken Burns has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made including The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; Huey Long; The War; The National Parks: America’s

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7:15pm
“Leviathan”

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

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9:30pm
Suzan Pitt Retrospective Program 1

The first of two retrospective programs by celebrated animator Suzan Pitt, who has been creating some of the most beautiful, strange and fiercely original films for over four decades.  Pitt’s

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Friday, March 22

12:00pm
Juror Presentation: Kevin Jerome Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson's films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. They focus on gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class

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7:30pm
Films in Competition 4

WEST: What I know about her by Kathryn Ramey included with other experimental and documentary films including: I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard by Matt Wolf, The Mutability Of

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

9:45pm
Animated Films in Competition

Recent animated films and videos by Emily Hubley, Maureen Selwood, Maya Erdelyi, Meejin Hong, Shin Hashimoto and Kevin Eskew among others.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Saturday, March 23

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

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

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7:15pm
Films in Competition 7

Animated, experimental, documentary, and narrative films including new works by Duke and Battersby, Scott Stark and Josh Gibson.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

9:30pm
Films in Competition 8

Animated, experimental, documentary, and narrative films including new works by Fern Silva and Shambhavi Kaul.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Sunday, March 24

11:00am
Films in Competition 9 (Ages 6+)

Animated and experimental films by Charlotte Taylor, Ben Popp, Matt Meindl, Joanna Priestley and others.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

1:00pm
Films in Competition 10

New documentary and experimental films by Dani Leventhal, Mike Hoolboom among others. Program concludes with Spend It All (1971), a lively portrait of Cajun culture, by Les Blank.

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3:00pm
“Our Nixon”

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

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6:00pm
Award Screening 1

Onstage announcement of the 51st AAFF awards followed by a select screening of awarded films.  

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

8:00pm
Award Screening 2

Additional awarded films from the 51st AAFF.  

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