UM Bently Historic Library Welcomes George Manupelli's Papers

Several large folios, binders and various other papers belonging to AAFF founding director George Manupelli have recently been deposited to the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. A new archive dedicated to the recently deceased artist and educator will be housed alongside the Ann Arbor Film Festival archive as well as the Jay Cassidy archive, expanding the library’s holdings of AAFF-related records. The folios were prepared by Manupelli himself and contain photographs and newspaper clippings about his career as an artist as well about the Ann Arbor Film Festival. There are also color photocopies of Manupelli’s 2D collages, his original AAFF ticket design layouts, handwritten

53rd AAFF DVD Coming Soon!

The eighth compilation of films from the Ann Arbor Film Festival will be available in September. Volume 8 will feature award-winning and select films from the 53rd AAFF. Films include Scrapbook by Mike Hoolboom (AAFF Audience Award and Pat O'Neill Perseverance Furthers Award), Many Thousands Gone by Ephraim Asili (Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker), Blue Loop, July by Mike Gibisser (Best Cinematography Award), The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs (Chris Frayne Best Animated Film Award), Wolkenschatten by Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy, and Ziegler by Terri Sarris and Frank Pahl, among others. The first 250 DVDs come in a handsome screen-printed matteboard case, print

Interviews with AAFF Makers on the AADL Website

The Ann Arbor District Library, a cherished Community Partner of the AAFF, has recently added two new AAFF filmmaker interviews to its online archive. Recently edited discussions with Ben Popp and Gina Kamentsky from the 50th AAFF can be found here on the AADL website. Also check out the video interview with David Sherman along with podcasts by Donald Harrison interviewing other former AAFF directors Vicki Honeyman, Chrisstina Hamilton, and George Manupelli. While you’re at it, be sure to explore the AADL online archive of Ann Arbor Film Festival history. You can browse past programs and photographs or search the site for programs, flyers and posters, as well as read historical newspaper art



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