June 3-12, 2016
What’s It All About?
A global film festival created for the people of south-eastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival (CIFF) features some of the best films from the world’s renowned film festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, Venice, and Toronto. This year, CIFF features 55 films and more than 120 screenings over the course of 10 days. The festival will also host a special open-air screening of Only Yesterday on the north lawn of the DIA. The global festival will host films from China, Africa, the UK, the Middle East, Israel and more.
Leena Yadav’s Parched has been shortlisted as an entry from India. It is a bitter-sweet tale of four ordinary women, from the parched rural landscape of Gujarat. It highlights their inner struggle to face their own demons, their individual boundaries and their own personal war. It is a drama that sheds light on female subjugation and liberation.
Black Mountain Poets
Harry Benson: Shoot First
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Johnnie To’s Office
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
Lady And The Tramp
Maya Angelou And Still I Rise
Michael Jackson Sing-Along &
Just Another Version Of You
Presenting Princess Shaw
Thank you for Bombing
The Alchemist Cookbook
The Eyes of My Mother
The Legacies Project
This Changes Everything
Arab Film Festival
The Arab Film Festival is one of the longest-running programs at the Arab American National Museum, and aims to bring the best films from the Arab World and Arab-American community to the doorstep of metro Detroit as part of the festival.
This year, they will screen the following films:
As I Open My Eyes (À Peine J’ouvre Les Yeux)
I Am Nojoom, Age 10 And Divorced (Ana Nojoom Bent Alashera Wamotalagah)
On The Bride’s Side
Shake the Dust
What About Tomorrow (Bennesben Labokra Chou)
Leonard Maltin and the Wonderful World of Disney
Renowned film critic, historian and creator of the Walt Disney Treasure series Leonard Maltin will talk about the iconic works of Walt Disney and his talented company of illustrators, artists and animators following these screenings:
Classic Disney Shorts