November 6, 2017

“A longstanding cultural organization needs to find a balance between honoring its history and focusing on its future. Hold onto the memories and experiences you've had with your favorite arts organizations and support them in growing and evolving.”

- Marianne James, Ex...

October 6, 2017

                 A Word from our Executive Director

It was the final week of art school when Amy Kravitz visited my film class to tell us how to submit our work to film festivals. She gave us a handout that included the Ann Arbor...

September 11, 2017

                   A Word from our Executive Director

What makes the Ann Arbor Film Festival unlike other film festivals? Going on 56 years, we are the third oldest in the States. Showing experimental and avant garde art film...

July 27, 2017

                  A Word from our Executive Director

Early last fall under clear blue Ann Arbor skies, on a downtown sidewalk in front of RoosRoast, I met up with Bhushan Kulkarni and Maurice Collins of InfoReady for coffee. I’d l...

June 29, 2017

A Word from our Executive Director

Last week I travelled to Santa Fe to visit the 8th annual Currents new media exhibition and the immersive art installation Meow Wolf. I stayed at an Airbnb on the outskirts of town, a bucolic garden oasis in the high desert featuring o...

May 24, 2017

A Word from our Executive Director

The Ann Arbor Film Festival was born in the early 1960s when avant-garde film was experiencing a high point. It was also a time of great cultural upheaval. Typical of art, the experimental films shown at the Festival reflect the social...

January 26, 2017

A Word From Our Executive Director:

The Art House Convergence conference took place last week in Midway, Utah. The conference was launched in 2008 by the leadership of the Michigan Theater—our beloved host venue— in collaboration with the Sundance Institute. It has grow...

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