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MICHIGAN PREMIERE Get past the bouncer and on the dance floor with this newly reconstructed version of writer/director Mark Christopher’s 1998 classic, which debuted 25 minutes of new footage at the Berlin International Film Festival. Featuring an all-star cast doing the reworked hustle, including RYAN PHILLIPPE, SALMA HAYEK, MIKE MYERS, and SELA WARD. - Drew Waller
Back on Board: Greg Louganis
MICHIGAN PREMIERE To conquer the world of diving as a four-time Olympic champion, Greg Louganis proved that no goal is unattainable. Combining archival footage with new interviews, audiences can once again watch this champion climb the heights of diving on the world stage, promoting tolerance and inspiring the next generation. - Drew Waller
MICHIGAN PREMIERE This inspiring documentary takes us to Zeno Mountain Farm, a non-profit organization that hosts a film camp for people with disabilities, while they shoot “Bulletproof” - a Western replete with gunslingers, barroom brawls, and damsels in distress. Humorous and heartwarming, Becoming Bulletproof is about “making an awesome movie, not a statement.” - Cleveland Film Festival
Beside Still Waters
When Daniel (RYAN EGGOLD, star of TV’s THE BLACKLIST) invites his oldest friends to spend one last weekend at his parents' lake house, secrets are confessed, romances are rekindled, and a particularly epic game of Whiskey Slaps is played. - Tribeca Film
Best of Enemies
MICHIGAN PREMIERE From directors Robert Gordon and Academy Award Winner MORGAN NEVILLE (TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM Cinetopia 2013), and narrators KELSEY GRAMMAR and JOHN LITHGOW, this documentary about the landmark Gore Vidal/William F. Buckley Jr. debates of 1968 shows how they changed reporting and the Evening News for generations to come. - Brian Hunter
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai ri yan huo)
After a botched arrest in a grisly serial murder case, the disgraced police detective Zhang Zili is suspended from the force. Five years later, another set of eerily similar murders takes place, and Zhang decides to investigate, following the trail to an alluring, yet dangerous woman.
Known as the only visual testament on the birth of New York punk, The Blank Generation is a grainy clip compilation shot between 1974 & 1975. Director Ivan Král’s (guitarist Patti Smith Group, Blondie, Iggy Pop) "movie camera" captures early performances of the Talking Heads, Ramones, Patti Smith Group, Blondie, Television, New York Dolls, and more!
A Borrowed Identity (Dancing Arabs)
MICHIGAN PREMIERE Based on the semi-autobiographical book "Dancing Arabs," by Sayed Kashua, A Borrowed Identity is a powerful portrayal of the challenges a Pelestinian-Israeli faces at a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school, embracing a different kind of future in the face of potent systemic prejudice, all while balancing relationships with cultural identity. - Hillary Murt
The Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo)
MICHIGAN PREMIERE A kaleidoscope of musical and visual styles ranging from Brazilian hip-hop and samba to watercolors and hand-drawn pencil sketches, Ale Abreu’s Boy and the World, centered on a boy venturing into a strange and wondrous world to find his father, is a sumptuous animated feast for all ages. - Brian Hunter