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Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~Kurt Vonnegut
Thursday, February 27, 2003

41st Ann Arbor Film Festival Schedule

March 11 - 16, 2003
Michigan Theater

Films with political/social themes in the main theater:

TUE 8pm
The Boy Who Rushed documentary, 52m. The story of a sister searching
for her brother, gone missing in the 1991 Croatian war.

WED 7pm
Teatro Roots documentary, 9m About the LA Latino theater group, El
Teatro Campesino.

WED 9:30pm
August: A Moment Before The Eruption documentary, 71.5m. Tel Aviv Arab
Israeli filmmmaker Avi Mograbi's personal view of the Israeli/Palestinian

THU 9:30
An Injury To One experimental documentary, 53m. Michigan filmmaker
Travis Wilkerson's film about the long forgotten murder of union organized
Frank Little, in Butte, Montana becomes a diagram for how corporations
control people, towns, and the enviroment, showing how we got where we are

THU 11pm
A String Of Pearls documentary, 57m. Black filmmmaker Camille Billops'
film, made over the course of ten years, examines the effects of violence
on four generations of the men of her family in LA.

FRI 7pm
In Order Not To Be Here experimental documentary, 33.5m. Filmmaker
Deborah Stratman examines surveillance, privacy, and the fear behind
contemporary urban design.
Nutria documentary, 13.5m. Serious and humorous look at an invasive,
non-native species that is devouring Louisiana.

FRI 9:30
The New Patriots documentary, 18m. Robert Richter's film of decorated
veterans and an ex-instructor of SOA exposing the brutality and hypocrisy
of the US gov.

FRI 11pm
Devouring Buddha experimental documentary, 15.5m. Follows the ghost of
a Cambodian girl as she returns to the prison where she and her family
were murdered by the Khermer Rouge.

SAT 7pm
Downpour Resurfacing experimental documentary, 28m. Frances Nkara's
film of Robert Hall's struggle to recover from childhood abuse. A powerful
and affecting film, intimate without being overly emotional.

SAT 9:30pm
Faces In The Landscape experimental documentary, 11.5m. Contrasts
urban and rural spaces, exposing urban sprawl, and its effect on our
mental states.
A Change Of Faith experimental, 6.5m. LA filmmaker Angel Vasquez'
subtle, nuanced piece about the state of war and terrorism in the US

Full Main Theater Schedule

Full Screening Room Schedule
SAT 3pm
Documentary: The Weather Underground
Sam Green (San Francisco CA), 92:30, 2002.
The late 1960s and 70s were a time a civil unrest in America that saw the birth of the Weather Underground, a group of several hundred young men and women who tried to violently over throw the American government. The film chronicles the group as they battled police, bombed the US capital, broke Timothy Leary out of jail, and, for nearly a decade, evaded the FBI in one of the largest manhunts in US history. Fresh insights on the events and players combine with compelling archival film to produce a gripping account of the time and its aftermath, both personal and political.
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