Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

603 E. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Wednesday, March 20

6:59pm
Psychedelic Visions And Expanded Consciousness Los Angeles in the ‘60s and ‘70s

Hyperkinetic experimental film and animation in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s both echoed and informed the volcanic psychedelia that defined this era. Presented by Adam Hyman, Executive Director of

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

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

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Thursday, March 21

12:00pm
Juror Presentation: Laida Lertxundi

Laida Lertxundi, originally from Bilbao, is a filmmaker, programmer and lecturer living and working in California. Her films, made with non-professional actors, evoke intimate spaces both external and internal and

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2:30pm
Critical Means #1

The first of two discussions focusing on the current state of film criticism and writing, with a panel of scholars, critics, programmers and filmmakers.

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7:00pm
Films in Competition 2

Recent animation, experimental and documentary films, including Flower by Naoko Tasaka.

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

9:15pm
Films in Competition 3

2012, an epic abstraction by Takashi Makino, and Some Part of Us Will Have Become by Semiconductor receive their North American premieres. The program features abstract, experimental and narrative films

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Friday, March 22

2:30pm
Critical Means #2

A continuation of the discussion on Thursday, with contributions from writers, scholars and critics based in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Toronto.

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5:00pm
Polish Avant-Garde Animation Films

The second of two programs of animated films from Poland. Marcin Giżycki will present films spanning 1958 – 2012, including Jan Lenica’s 1963 masterpiece Labyrinth, and Zbigniew Rybczyński’s New Book

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7:00pm
“The End of Time”

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

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9:30pm
Films by Pat O’Neill

One of the most acclaimed avant-garde filmmakers of our time, Pat O’Neill will be in attendance with several of his short films from the 1960s to the present. In O’Neill’s

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Saturday, March 23

11:00am
“Your Day Is My Night”

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.

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1:00pm
Films in Competition 5

New works by Ana Vaz, Ben Rivers, and the North American premiere of Stephen Connolly’s Zabriskie Point (Redacted). Program concludes with The United States of America (1975) by Bette Gordon

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3:30pm
Films in Competition 6

Michael Robinson’s Circle in the Sand, set in the near future during a second American civil war, follows a band of exiled political prisoners and their supervising soldiers, living in

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

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

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7:00pm
Suzan Pitt Retrospective Program 2

Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Stamps School of Art & Design Roman J. Witt Artist Residency Program The second of two programs celebrating four decades

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9:15pm
“Suitcase of Love and Shame”

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

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Sunday, March 24

11:30am
Regional Competition Program

Recent narrative, experimental and documentary films from Michigan.

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

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

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