January 25th, 2012 7:30pm Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI Tickets: $5 - $10 "Portraits," the fourth Retrospective Screening, curated by Toronto filmmaker, critic and author Mike Hoolboom, features three past AAFF award winners. Films programmed include: Asparagus; Suzan Pitt's celebrated cult animation, a moving meditation on art and the cost of reproduction, Meditations on Revolution Part One: Lonely Planet; Robert Fenz's stunning silent poetic vision of Cuba and Al Neil: A Portrait; David Rimmer's exquisite depiction of jazz iconoclast Al Neil- poet, recluse and shaman. Asparagus by Suzan Pitt 19 minutes | 35mm | 1979 screened and awarded at the 17th Ann Arbor Film Festival This candy colo


February 22nd, 2012 7:30pm Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI Tickets: $5 - $10 The AAFF 50th Retrospective series concludes with Robert Gardner’s feature documentary Forest of Bliss, which played at the 24th Ann Arbor Film Festival in 1986. This landmark and influential documentary film has recently been restored and will be screened on a new 35mm print on loan from the Harvard Film Archive. "FOREST OF BLISS is intended as an unsparing but ultimately redeeming account of the inevitable griefs and frequent happinesses that punctuate daily life in Benares, one ofthe world's most holy cities. The film unfolds from one sunrise to the next without commentary, subtitles or dialogue. It is an attemp



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