48th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour Visits Chicago: Columbia CC and SAIC

48TH AAFF TOUR PROGRAM ONE PREVIEW

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Columbia College Chicago
Oct 27 2010 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Chicago, IL
Program One

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Oct 29 2010
– 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Flaxman Theater on the 13th flr. of the MacLean Building, 112 S. MIchigan Avenue — this event is part of the Eye & Ear Clinic screening series (http://eyeandearclinic.net/)
Chicago, IL
16mm Program

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Also visiting: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Providence, Chapel Hill, Iowa City, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Los Angeles at the LA Film Forum, and more.  Click here to view the festival tour schedule.

This week in Chicago, the traveling 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival visits Chicago for two days in two events.  First, on Wednesday, October 27th, the festival will visit Columbia College Chicago; on Friday, October 29th, the program will visit the SAIC at the Flaxman Theater on the 13th flr. of the MacLean Building.  Click here for more information on the Columbia event; click here for more info on the SAIC event.

The AAFF is an American pioneer, much like Johnny Appleseed, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Lewis and Clark, Paul Bunyan, Eli Whitney, Frederick Douglas, and Harriet Tubman.  The AAFF travels with avant-garde, vanguard, and experimental cinema, carrying exceptional films plucked from all genres: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative and hybrids, bringing these exceptional films to a city near you.

The AAFF travel tour began way back in 1964 and since has presented hundreds of influential works, including films by Barbara Hammer, Gus Van Sant, Sally Cruikshank, Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Brown, Ross McLaren, Paul Winkler, James Duesing, Martha Colburn and Jay Rosenblatt.

The tour offers three programs: Program One (visiting Columbia), Program Two, and the 16mm Program (visiting the SAIC).  Featured on dinca.org, Laida Lertxundi‘s lovely four-minute short, My Tears are Dry (2009), will visit the SAIC on Oct 29th as part of the 16mm program; Wednesday Morning Two A.M. (2010), a found-footage animation by Lewis Klahr, which won a Tiger Award at Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam 2010, will visit Columbia College Chicago as part of Program One.

And the film fun does not end here in Chicago: the AAFF tour has 22 remaining dates o’er the land: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Providence, Chapel Hill, Iowa City, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Los Angeles at the LA Film Forum, and more.  Click here to view the festival tour schedule.

According to the AAFF, “The tour provides filmmakers the unique opportunity of having their work screened in front of audiences for whom, in some places, the tour venue is their only access to this form of film art.  Each filmmaker participating in the AAFF Tour is also paid for each tour stop, thereby helping to directly support their filmmaking.”

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“The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. Founded in 1963, the AAFF started as a critical, alternative forum for filmmakers and artists to publicly share their work. Today the festival continues its focus on the art of film, serving as one of the country’s premier forums for bold, visionary, experimental and independent filmmakers. To learn more about the AAFF, please visit here.”

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