See the best in experimental, avant-garde and bizarre cinema during the 57th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, the oldest and most prominent experimental film festivals in the world. The six-day festival, held from Tuesday, March 26 through Sunday, March 31, will be judged this year by Bryan Konefsky (founder and director of Experiments in Cinema international film festival and the president of Basement Film), Akosua Adoma Owusu (award-winning Ghanaian-American filmmaker), and Stacey Steers (filmmaker known for her labor-intensive animated features made with works on paper). Learn more about the showtimes, special events, and prices for tickets and passes at aafilmfest.org.
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.