Film | Freedom Riders

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.

Film Screening | Documented

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. 

Film | The 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival Touring Program

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.

Martin Bandyke's Moving Pictures: A Preview of the 92nd Academy Awards

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. 

Film & Discussion | Salud Sin Papeles: Health Undocumented

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.

The Art of Voice Over & Performance Capture with Debra Wilson

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.