60th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.:
Mar. 22-27. The oldest and one of the most prestigious avant-garde film festivals in North America, showcasing new experimental and independent films in a wide range of genres. Also, “Off the Screen” round table discussions, exhibits, and parties (see aaFilmFest.org for full schedule). Today: “Experimental Curator: The Sally Dixon Story.” A collection of this Carnegie Museum of Art film program founder’s work, curated by Brigid Maher. 1 p.m. “What We Shared.” Kamila Kuc’s competition film, a documentary in which 7 inhabitants of a de facto state on the Black Sea tell stories of loss and displacement through re-imaginings of dreams and memories of the 1992-93 war in Abkhazia, a region claimed by Georgia. 1:15 p.m. “elephant.” Maria Judice’s competition film, a meditation on Black mobility, terror, and collective mourning. 3:15 p.m. “Dr. Chicago” (George Manupelli, 1968). The first of 4 absurdist avante-garde films made by the late AAFF founder about the fictional Dr. Alvin Chicago, a sex-change surgeon on the run. 3:30 p.m. “Winners 1.” The announcement of the 60th AAFF Award winners and screening of films. 6 p.m. “Winners 2.” Screening of more award-winning films. 8 p.m.Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets: $125 (members, students, & seniors, $100) for the entire festival, $75 (members, students, & seniors, $60) for weekend passes, or $60 for an online-only pass in advance at aafilmfest.org. $12 (students, seniors, & members, $8) per screening at the door. All feature films eligible for online viewing are available beginning March 22. 995-5356., . . . . . .