Detroit Film Theatre


The 54th ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL TOUR

Saturday, January 21, 2017

3:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, founded in 1963. Internationally recognized as a leading forum for independent filmmakers, each year's festival presents audiences with remarkable and original cinematic experiences. We’re proud that this year’s worldwide Ann Arbor Festival Tour once again includes a screening at the DFT, allowing us to be a part of the AAFF mission: to support bold, visionary filmmakers, advance the art forms of film and new media, and engage communities with remarkable cinematic experiences. (approximately 90 min.)

Due to adult content in some shorts, this year's AAFF Tour is recommended for audiences 18+.
 
NEITHER GOD NOR SANTA MARIA (Spain/2015—directed by Samuel M. Delgado and Helena Girón)
In the daily life of a woman the magic of her tales begin to materialize as night falls. Night is the time when travel is possible. (12 min.)
 
BISONHEAD (USA/2015—directed by Elizabeth Lo)
A family of Ponderai Native Americans embark on a controversial journey from northern Montana to Yellowstone to take part in the federal culling of 900 wild bison. (10 min.)
 
THE MESS (USA/2015—directed by Peter Burr)
In this game-like computer animation we take a journey to the threshold of a utopian labyrinth. Following the perspective of a solitary female figure whose job is to clean up the mess it inadvertently spawned, we end up in a seemingly endless hall of mirrors. (14 min.)
 
THE PERPETUAL MOTION OF MY LOVE FOR YOU (USA/2016—directed by Karen Yasinsky)
A collage film slipping between narrative starts of images and sounds: May Sarton’s snapshots, a resplendent Liz Taylor, internal and external awkwardnesses, a short respite of peace and a dogged, deeply sad positivism. If this movie was a person it would be the awkward girl, but she will never gain grace and confidence in her intelligence when older. She will forever remain in 8th grade with her frustrations and ambiguities. (8 min.)
 
LOVE UNDER WILL OF THE HAGS LONG TOOTH (USA/2015—directed by Mica O’Herlihy)
A psychotronic pagan meditation on the animal in us all. (4 min.)
 
FUNDIR (USA/2015—directed by Allison Cekala)
A biography of a material—the processing and importation of Boston’s road salt from one of its main sources in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile to the ice-covered streets of Boston. World Premiere at the 54th AAFF (23 min.)
 
THE RESONANCE (Poland/2013—directed by Mateusz Sadowski)
Rezonans was made using stop motion animation. The artist split the recorded footage into separate frames which were printed and rephotographed. The process underlined the characteristics of two contrary realities – photography and video. Providing the viewer with an insight into its own making, Sadowski’s video is both a reflection on scientific theories about the structure of the world and an attempt to create an alternative reality. Winner, Best Animated Film (6 min.)
 
BABA DANA TALKS TO THE WOLVES (Bulgaria/Canada—directed by Ralitsa Doncheva)
An impressionistic portrait of Baba Dana and her solitary existence in one of the oldest monasteries in Bulgaria, Zelenikovsky Monastery. US Premiere at the 54th AAFF | Winner, The Eileen Maitland Award for Women’s Voice (11 min.)
 
not even nothing can be free of ghosts (Austria/2016—directed by Rainer Kohlberger)
An Algorithmic work generated entirely from computer-generated code; where “the intentional overload of the human perception apparatus leads to visual impressions that appear exclusively in the literal ‘eye of the beholder.’ These ‘ghosts’ appear from ‘nothing’ and are ‘nothing’; they are mere hallucinations evoked by the imperfect human-biological data processing system” –Norbert Pfaffenbichler. North American Premiere at the 54th AAFF (11 min.)
 
The Detroit Film Theatre is supported by your millage investment in the DIA.
 
DFT general admission tickets are $9.50, member tickets are $7.50. DFT general admission online and phone orders incur a $1.50 per ticket convenience fee. Ticketing fees are waived for DIA members. Student and Senior tickets are $7.50 and are available in person at the DIA box office or at the door.