Cinetopia Film Festival announces 2016 slate of films

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Films by Wener Herzog and Noah Baumbach, a concert film about Iggy Pop and even “Bambi” are a part of this year’s Cinetopia Film Festival, June 3-12 at various venues in Detroit, Dearborn and Ann Arbor.

In all, more than 50 films will screen as part of this year’s event, with most showings including panel discussions or question and answer sessions with the filmmakers.

Among the films being screened are:

“Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World,” Werner Herzog’s documentary about the influence of the internet;

“De Palma,” Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s documentary about “Scarface” and “Blow Up” director Brian De Palma, told in the filmmaker’s own words;

“Goat,” a drama about college fraternity life starring pop singer Nick Jonas;

“Iggy Pop Live in Basel 2015,” a concert film capturing punk godfather Iggy Pop live on stage;

“Maya Angelou and Still I Rise,” a documentary about the legendary poet;

“Sonita,” the winner of this year’s Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary;

“Morris From America,” this year’s Sundance winner for the U.S. Dramatic Jury Award, about a budding rapper who relocates to Germany;

“Bambi,” the 1942 Disney classic, in a rare theatrical showing.

Films will screen at the Detroit Film Theatre, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Redford Theatre, the Maple Theatre, the Henry Ford Theatre, the Arab American National Museum, the Michigan Theater, the State Theatre and more.

Festival passes are available at cinetopiafestival.org, and tickets to individual films, $12, go on sale May 16.

A full list of films can be seen at cinetopiafestival.org, and a full schedule of films will be released May 11.


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