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Ann Arbor Art Center
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The Ann Arbor Distilling Company
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3:00 PM (120 min)
Off The Screen! at AAAC
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The Ann Arbor Art Center presents a moving images exhibition in partnership with the 55th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

7:00 PM (120 min)
Films in Competition 6
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AAFF grandee Pat Oleszko returns to perform at AAFF55. "Pat Oleszko makes a spectacle of myself - and doesn't mind if you laugh." Her performances range from street to stage to silver screen in a rollicking mass of splendid ephemera. Six short films will follow Pat's performance including recent experimental, documentary, and animated works. Features a scientist-created world of idyllic happiness, a recorded Skype exorcism, a voyeur cat, and the World Premiere of local film artists Terri Sarris & Frank Pahl's film Circular, an adaptation of the short story "The Circular Ruins" by Jorge Luis Borges.

9:30 PM (90 min)
Films in Competition 7: Animation
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Ten recent animated films from near and far, featuring an artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten, memories of the "birds and the bees" talk, a suburban woman who can't stop growing fingers, a mother's alcohol addiction, the most notorious women's prison in East Germany, broken dolls and boiling stew, screen obsession and more.

6:00 PM (60 min)
Off The Screen! Artist Talks
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A collection of presentations from artisits in festival attendance.

10:00 AM (120 min)
Fracking (with) Postmodernism or There's a Little Dr. Frankenstein In All of Us
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A 30-minute presentation about how we might deconstruct the relationship between popular forms of cinematic expression and more alternative forms, followed by a collaborative dialogue.

 

10:00 AM (120 min)
That which fades away continues forever (2 H.B.)
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A powerpoint poem: a medium of standardization and distance re-presented through content that is expressive, personal, and emotive.

1:00 PM (79 min)
The Light and the Dark: Films by Jay Rosenblatt
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5:00 PM (84 min)
The Modern Jungle
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A story of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, The Modern Jungle is an intimate portrait of Zoque culture, commodity fetish, and the predicament of documentary.

9:15 PM (78 min)
A Prerequisite for Rebellion
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There is trauma for a Black body to exist within a colonized space. In this sequence of short films, we see the different ways this trauma manifests. How the trauma eats away at the Black body mentally, physically and emotionally. Throughout the series of shorts we see the attempts to disrupt and dismantle white supremacy - a crucial act, now more than ever. The program is curated by Ingrid LaFleur. LaFleur is a cultural producer, arts advocate, and founder of AFROTOPIA. She has developed and organized art exhibitions nationally and internationally with a curatorial focus on Afrofuturism. As guest curator at the Detroit Film Theatre, LaFleur organizes the Afrofuturism Film Series.

10:00 PM (240 min)
Friday After Party
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