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Cinetopia Film Fest features local premieres

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

The lineup for this year’s Cinetopia Film Festival, June 1-11 in Detroit, Dearborn and Ann Arbor, includes more than 60 films — nearly half of which are Michigan premieres — organizers have announced. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Among the films are “The Hero,” which stars Sam Elliott as an aging Western star; “Band Aid,” which stars Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally as a married couple who decide to start a rock band; the Sundance hit “Patti Cake$,” about a struggling New Jersey rapper; and “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry,” the SXSW hit about writer Wendell Berry. A full list of films and schedules can be seen at http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/.

“The Hero” will open the fest on June 1 with a screening at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Other screenings will be held at venues including Dearborn’s Arab American National Museum, Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Cinema Detroit, the Redford Theatre, the Maple Theatre, the Detroit Film Theatre and more.

Ticket prices range from $12 for individual screenings to $150 for a festival pass.

Cinetopia, now in its sixth year, highlights films culled from some of the world’s top film festivals.


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