Performance Network To Host Ann Arbor Film Festival For Two Nights


The Ann Arbor Film Festival will present two nights of its Cinema and Music Performance series at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 and Saturday, March 28 at the Performance Network Theatre. Performances on March 26 are "A Home Inside," a live presentation with three 16mm projectors by Berlinbased artists OJOBOCA (Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy) and a performance by Warsawbased artist and musician Wojciech Bakowski.

On March 28, Ann Arborbased musician and Kranky recording artist Justin Walter will perform analog electronics with projections by New Orleans based multimedia artist Jane Cassidy. Following that, San Francisco BayArea artists and filmmakers Alfonso Alvarez and Steve Dye will perform "In This Tunnel," a work for four 16mm projectors, sound and FM broadcast.

"We are very excited to partner with the Ann Arbor Film Festival to present these two nights of performances," said Sara Dean, company manager at the Network. "One of the first things someone said to me when I started working here in Ann Arbor last summer was how awesome the festival is and how I should make sure I get to go, so when it worked out that we were going to have this partnership it was a great moment. The Network is happy to host and get involved in such a great Ann Arbor tradition."

The Ann Arbor Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the longestrunning independent and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The sixday festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction and performancebased works. AAFF receives more than 3,000 submissions annually from more than 65 countries and serves as one of a handful of Academy Awardqualifying festivals in the United States. The awards program presents more than $20,000 in cash and film stock/services to filmmakers.

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.aafilmfest.org/53. For information on productions and events at the Network or to donate, please visit www.pntheatre.org or call the box office at 734-663-0681. Performance Network Theatre is located at 120 E. Huron St. in Ann Arbor.

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