Local filmmaker Tony Collings shares the story of Kobie, a youth from Ypsilanti who, with guidance from his mentor from the Student Advocacy Center, was able to avoid the school to prison pipeline that could have been his fate.
Create short stop motion movies using paper, clay, and LEGO figures. When you're done, email yourself your finished movie!
Drop-in to watch video segments from AADL's Living Oral History Project and discover more about local African American history.
These video interviews of residents recalling their past serve as a road map illustrating what local African Americans witnessed, experienced, and contributed to building the community we share today.
Freedom Riders is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine.
"Documented" chronicles Vargas' journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his public struggle as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years. A broken immigration system leads to broken families and broken lives.
This 89-minute 2013 documentary is unrated.
The Ann Arbor Film Festival, a pioneer of the film festival touring concept, has been presenting an annual tour of selected works from the festival since 1964. Over the years, the touring program has brought the work of film and media artists to galleries, art house theaters, museums, universities, libraries, microcinemas, and media arts centers throughout the world. Each filmmaker participating in the AAFF Tour receives payment for each tour stop, providing direct support for their work.
Attention Oscar fans and movie buffs! You must attend this event!
Martin Bandyke, movie fanatic and morning drive host on ann arbor's 107one (WQKL-FM), will discuss the films that will win and should win Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards, the spectacular ceremony honoring the best movies of 2019.
Joining Martin will be very special guest Russ Collins, President/CEO of the Michigan Theater and State Theatre.
Expect an evening of lively discussion and choice film clips.
Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary by Director Jason Zeldes, Romeo Is Bleeding, followed by a talkback/performance by Donté Clark, the subject of the film: a young poet who transcended the violence in his hometown of Richmond, California.
Sparked by backlash to a neo-Nazi rally and a stream of strict anti-immigrant laws passing in Arizona, a group of activists organize to build Phoenix Allies for Community Health, a unique free clinic serving undocumented immigrants. This critically-acclaimed 2017 documentary, directed by Juan Freitez, follows their journey, delves into the heart and history of the clinic, and chronicles the poignant stories of undocumented patients as well as their courage and resilience.
Actress and comedian Debra Wilson is perhaps best known as the longest-serving original cast member on the sketch comedy series MADtv, appearing for the show's first eight seasons. With numerous guest star appearances in both network comedy and drama series’ and a score of independent films, she has more recently found success in the realm of voice over and motion capture for television, film, and video games.