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September AAFF Presents: The Quoddy Fold

Published September 1, 2021

AAFF Presents returns on Sunday, September 19th at the State Theatre. Through the month of October, enjoy a feature and a short that screened at our 59th Film Festival in March, 2021.

This event is free for AAFF Members and Michigan Theatre Gold Members!

Join us on September 19th, for Stunting Cunts (short) by Gina Kamentsky, and The Quoddy Fold (feature) by Paulette Phillips.

Be on the lookout for our final AAFF Presents event on October 3!

The Quoddy Fold West Quoddy, Nova Scotia - 2019 - 56 min

Synopsis: An abandoned settler-house, perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, is the subject of The Quoddy Fold. For the period of a year, Phillips engaged in an ontological dialogue with the disintegrating house. Progressing to a dramatic and inevitable conclusion, The Quoddy Fold contemplates dwelling, human detritus, and the nature of impermanence.

“An experiential conversation with the passing of time, Phillips’ film is a beautiful, often strangely haunting look at life and the spaces we inhabit, in turn viewing these spaces the same way we would the people we share them with. At just an hour, the film doesn’t overstay its welcome, instead enveloping the viewer in a strangely melancholic atmosphere, one that keeps the viewer at arms length while in turn embedding them within a home that seemingly could implode at any moment.”

- Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast

Stunting Cunts Somerville, Massachusetts - 2020 - 3 min

Synopsis: Go ahead and torture yourself, if that’s what you want.

Since Friday, August 27, the Michigan Theater Foundation (MTF) will require 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 1 on 1 interview with Paulette Phillips - filmmaker of The Quoddy Fold.

The September AAFF Presents is sponsored by the U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery. Our Community Partner is WSG Gallery.


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