IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MICHIGAN THEATER FOUNDATION
All films in the screening series are FREE for AAFF members and Michigan Theater gold card members.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019
7:00 p.m. at the State Theatre
My Friend the Polish Girl by Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek
Borrowing from the language of cinema verité, this fiction film appears to be an experimental documentary told through the eyes (and lens) of Katie—an amateur filmmaker and American rich kid—making a film about Alicja, an erratic, unemployed Polish actress. In this raw, sexual, and visually brash film in post-Brexit-vote London, Katie’s colonizing, disruptive presence in Alicja’s life mirrors the treatment of migrants in the U.K.: welcomed, used, and then discarded.
Screened together with the short film
CUT COPY SPHINX by Virginia Lee Montgomery
CUT COPY SPHINX is a surreal, sculptural short art film about metaphysics, myth, and destruction. A feminist twist on the classical myth of Oedipus and the Sphinx, CUT COPY SPHINX recasts the sphinx as the uncanny hero who endures “cuts” across time. Shot en plein air on a miniature prop set with a DeWalt drill and a gallon of honey, CUT COPY SPHINX syncs philosophy, feminism, and image theory.