The Ann Arbor Film Festival is pleased to announce the launch of the “Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents“ monthly screening series. This year’s series will feature films from the 57th festival. The first film in the series, Last Days of Chinatown by Detroit-based filmmaker Nicole Macdonald, will be shown on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the State Theatre (233 South State Street) in Ann Arbor.
After the screening, Senior Producer Bill Kubota of Detroit Public TV will interview Macdonald and Detroit News reporter Louis Aguilar, both of whom appear in the documentary film. The film explores the repercussions for longtime local residents when the largest sports development in the country takes over Detroit.
The full monthly series is free for AAFF members and Michigan Theater gold card members. To become a member of the AAFF, visit www.aafilmfest.org/become-a-member. Seats are available now at www.michtheater.org/show/aaff-presents-last-days-of-chinatown.
The full 2019 series of feature films from the 57th festival, all to be screened at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the State Theatre, will be held:
May 8 – Last Days of Chinatown
June 5 – How We Live — Messages to the Family
July 10 — My Friend the Polish Girl
August 7 – Nothing or Everything
September 11 – <3
October 9 – Two A.M.
About the Ann Arbor Film Festival
Founded in 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest independent and experimental film festival in North America and is internationally recognized as a premier forum for film as an art form. The AAFF typically receives nearly 3,000 film submissions a year from more than 70 countries, and the festival serves as one of a handful of Academy Award–qualifying festivals in the United States. The AAFF is also a pioneer of the traveling film festival tour. Each year the touring programs visit more than 35 theaters, universities, museums, and micro cinemas around the world. The 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival takes place March 26–31, 2019. For more information, please visit aafilmfest.org, and be sure to join AAFF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo.
Major AAFF Partners and Foundation Support
AAFF gratefully acknowledges support from and partnerships with the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, which encourages, initiates, and facilitates an enriched artistic cultural and creative environment in Michigan; the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office, which supports the media industry in Michigan and helps the state of Michigan become a production destination; the historic Michigan Theater, a vital partner whose beautiful venue serves as the primary location for AAFF events; the National Endowment for the Arts, an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation; and the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, with a mission focused on creative practice as an engine for cultural change and innovation.