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57th Ann Arbor Film Festival: Take a Ride on These Trailers

by christopherporter

57th Ann Arbor Film Fest preview

A photo of the Michigan Theater from the first Ann Arbor Film Festival in 1963. Repository: Bentley Historical Library.

When I'm interested in a new film, the first thing I do is watch the trailer. I don't read about the trailer. I rarely even read about the film. I just want to see for myself what's being offered and make a decision based on what I've viewed.

When the 57th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival announced its 2019 lineup, I immediately began digging up trailers for the hundreds of short films and features chose from more than 3,000 submissions from more than 65 countries. As the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, the Ann Arbor Film Festival has been screening the best of cutting-edge cinema since 1963, and my survey of the trailers for this year's fest was no exception. From bright computer animations to grainy 16 mm shorts, the  57th Ann Arbor Film Festival is ready to wow once again.

The festival runs March 26-31, and below are links to each day's programming with as many trailers embedded that I could find. I'll also be updating the press section so you can keep up on the many words that the media will surely spill on this Ann Arbor institution.

Trailers & Event Listings:
March 26March 27 | March 28 | March 29 | March 30 | March 31

➥ "Your guide to the 57th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival" [All About Ann Arbor, March 14, 2019]
➥ "Ann Arbor Film Festival director takes on additional role as festival programmer" [Concentrate, March 6, 2019]

Christopher Porter is a library technician the editor of Pulp.

For tickets to the Ann Arbor Film Fest, click here for individual events; for full or weekend passes, click here. Use code AAFF57_AADL to get a discount on tickets and passes. Visit for more info.