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October AAFF Presents: A Machine to Live In

Published September 22, 2021

The final installment of our 2021 AAFF Presents is Sunday, October 4th at the State Theatre. This event is free for AAFF Members and Michigan Theater Gold Members!

Join us for Daily Life of Human (short) by Siavash Naghshbandi and A Machine to Live In (feature) by Yoni Goldstein & Meredith Zielke.

A Machine to Live In

Yoni Goldstein, Meredith Zielke

Brasilia, Brazil | 2020 | 120 min

Synopsis: A hive-like consciousness scans a space-age metropolis: an unstable landscape of mystical architecture and oneiric technology emerges. From this cosmic dream, the specter of totalitarianism takes form. A Machine to Live In is a sci-fi documentary about the utopian imaginary, set in the Brazilian hinterlands.

Language: Portuguese & Esperanto (With English Subtitles)

Daily Life of Human

Siavash Naghshbandi

Tehran, Iran | 2020 | 3 min

Co-winner of 59th AAFF Juror's Award

Synopsis: The changing definition of human—AI becoming human, humans turning into AI, and capitalism and its role in the development and use of these technologies. Telecommunication technologies as an example of how technology can become part of who we are as humans and the future visual and virtual representations of us.

The Michigan Theater Foundation (MTF) now requires all attendees over the age of 12 to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before MTF-sponsored films and live events. Learn More at Michigan Theatre’s Covid Safety Plan.

Here’s our interview with Yoni Goldstein & Meredith Zielke - filmmakers of A Machine to Live In!


Our October AAFF Presents is sponsored by a2tech360. Visit their website to see all the events they’ve got from October 1st-8th:


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