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31st Ann Arbor Film Festival Program

Ann Arbor Film Festival
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As a showplace for independent and experimental 16mm cinema and to
encourage the work of the independent filmmaker and promote the concept of
film as art, the Ann Arbor community is pleased to present the 31st Ann Arbor
Film Festival.

This year's Festival is dedicated to the implementation of national health care,
freedom of speech and the right to privacy and choice, rights for lesbians & gay
men, and all Ns for Chelsea.


The Festival received a total of 300 entries this yea.r. Each film submitted is ~ screened in its entirety by the Screening Committee. Because the number of entries exceeds the available public screening time, not every film can be
programmed. The function of the committee is to select as many films for the
public screening as time allows. Members of this year's Screening Committee
are: Hudu C. Vortex, Hugh Chardon, Love Squirrel, Da Da Allin, L'il Kidddle,
Sir Un Natch R L, Sex Spot Attendant (X tro-da-Nair) and the P Nis Counter. _

The function of the Awards Jury is to: (1) screen all entries that have been programmed into the public screenings, and others as time allows; (2) distribute the awards money; and (3) suggest the program of awarded films and highlights for Sunday night winners screenings. Decisions regarding awards and the distribution of prize monies are the prerogative of the Awards Jury; their decisions are final. This year's Awards Jury is:
Carl Brown, a canadian filmmaker, holographer, photographer, and writer noted for his alternative film development techniques and use of found footage, and whose films have been exhibited internationally.
Michelle Fleming, an award-winning experimental filmmaker who teaches film production and aesthetics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is Acting Chair of the Film Department.
Pam·Tom, a Chinese-American filmmaker, currently a writing fellow at Disney Studios and the documentary instructor at Visual Communication, an Asian•American Pacific media arts production company. Her work in documentary, experimental, and narrative film and video deals with issues of gender and culture and has been shown extensively throughout the world.
Festival Director: Vicki Honeyman Assistant to the Director: Elizabeth Cox Festival Graphic Designer: Don Hammond
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Interns: David DeOtte, Julia Finlayson, Kaitlin Hanger, Tina Havershan, Julie Rogan, Jill Rubin, Melissa Weiner ~ Theater Decorators: Ann Arbor Artist's Co-Op
Volunteer Coordinator: John Jones ' ~.
Reception Creators: Callie Dean, John Jones ~_
Ticket & Slide Design: Dan Bruell (:! ~~ 1!IIl

House Manager: Joe Tiboni ~.fs.!"h"H!iiI 'b
Box Office Manager: Pete Castro ITS
Festival Projection Staff: Rick Berthelot, Walter Bishop, Barry Bouwsma,

Scott Clarke, Frank Uhle Festival Eyes: Ken Bawcom, Elizabeth Cox, Matt Fedorchuk, George Hardnet, Vicki Honeyman, Matt Madden, Joan Risgin, Richard Smith Board of Directors: Steve Bergman, Cynthia Greig, Joan Risgin, Terri Sarris, Joe Tiboni

Extra Special Thanks to: Don Nhe's quite a guyW Hammond, Ken ua jug of wine,
a loaf of bread•.•best cook in the worldw Bawcom, Liberty Street Post Office,
Jim Kruz, Shady Tree Service, Sarah Vance, Kim Salarski, Ann Delisi &
Martin Bandyke of WDET-FM, Mark Murrell & Sue Dise of WCBN, Arwulf,
Anne Marie Stoll, Mr. B, Peter Sparling, John Lauter, The Performance
Network, Orin Buck, Rene LeMar, Graham Duthie, Film Craft, Susan & Lars,

ushers, posterers, and the customers of Vicki's Wash & Wear for

All screenings take place at the Michigan Theater. Showtimes are Tuesday at
8:00 pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, as well as a free screening on Saturday afternoon at 1 :00 pm. Award winners are screened Sunday at 5:00, 7:00, & 9:00 pm. Tickets go on sale 45 minutes before showtime. Awarded films will be announced on Sunday at 4:00 pm.
Screenings by the Festival Awards Jury take place at the Michigan Theater at
3:00 pm and are free to the public. They are not included in the Festival competition. Everyone is invited to attend.
Wednesday, March 17
Michelle Fleming presents her films Left-Handed Memories and Private Property
(Public Domain), followed by a discussion.

Thursday, March 18
Carl ·Brown presents the program "Deconstruction of the Landscape: New
Canadian Films" featuring a screening and discussion of the following films:
Michael Snow's To Lavoisier, Michael Hoolboom's Careful Breaking, Midi
Onodera's Performance by Jack Smith, Susan Oxtoby's Januaury 15, 1991,
Garine Torossian's Visions, and Gary Popovich's Archeaology of Memory.

Friday, March 19
Pam Tom will screen her film Two Lies along with a curated program of films
by Asian-American women. Her program will include Helen Lee's My Niagra,
Sasithorn Arichivaya's My First Film, Ann Kaneko's A Shortness of Breath, and
Kayo Hatta's Otemba. A discussion will follow. I

Here's your chance! Go to the Special Table in the lobby and make your mark on the clear leader. The finished film will be projected Saturday night at the
9:30 show. Clear leader is donated by Film Craft Lab in Detroit.
Vote for your favorite film of each show. The film that receives the highest percentage of votes over the course of the festival will be awarded an audience choice award. Of those who voted for the winning film, five names will be drawn to win one of the following prizes:
$50 gift certificate from Borders Books .....
': $20 gift certificate from Falling Waters Books & Collectibles • '" '. 'JI 10 gift certificates for video rentals from Liberty Street Video
The roving accordion player at the
reception is Natale Emanuele. Before
each show, John Lauter plays the
Michigan Theater organ. Arwulf and
Anne Marie Stoll appear on stage
before the Thursday 9:30 show with
uThe Kirby Vacuum Training Film."
Peter Sparling dances an Ann Arbor
Summer Festival sneak preview before
the Friday 9:30 show. Mr. B plays a

• sweet tune before the Saturday 7:00 show. Ed Special provides the ., soundtrack for the clear leader film. ,..
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INSIDE OUT (MASTICATION) ZONE, an installation involving film projections
and pancakes by artist Leslie Raymond can be viewed through April 4 at the ,
Matrix Gallery, 212 Miller Avenue. Hours: Thurs-Fri 5-9, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5.

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