Created by Terri Sarris's FTVM 304 and opening on Tuesday, March 21, Lasting Synergies, A Historical Exhibit of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, will be on exhibit in North Quad, Space 2435 and run through the end of the festival.

This "pop-up" exhibit was created by FTVM 304 students based on ephemera in the AAFF Archives at the Bentley Historical Library.  As part of the exhibition, films by current and former UM Faculty and students which have screened at the Festival will be looping on three monitors, along with works by Sarris's current students in FTVM 304.  

Sharing the space is Peter Sparling's Pop Up Projection Pavillion, an installation on five screens. 

The exhibition will be up during the festival with open hours (during times the Fest doesn't have other talks/events in the space): Tues., 3/21, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (opening reception); Wed., 3/22, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m; Thu., 3/23,  12:00 -3:00 p.m. and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Fri., 3/24, 12:00 -6:00 p.m.; Sat., 3/25, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., and Sun., 3/26, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

On Wednesday, March 22, at 9:30 p.m., the musical trio Little Bang Theory (Terri Sarris, with Frank Pahl, and Doug Shimmin) will be providing live accompaniment, along with Japanese Benshi Ichiro Kataoka, to A Page of Madness (1926) by Teinosuke Kinugasa (programmed by Markus Nornes). The original score, composed by Frank Pahl, is being performed on hand-made instruments and toys. The band's "Clowning Around" will be also showing on March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the "Films in Competition 11: Music Videos" category.

On March 24, at 7:00 p.m., Sarris's film "Circular," a film adapted from the story "The Circular Ruins" by Jorge Luis Borges, will be screened in the "Films in Competition 6" category.


On March 25, at 7:30 p.m., Chris McNamara's "Chicago, 1 (Intersection)" will be screening in the "Films in Competition 12" Category. The latest in a series of studies of intersections in cities, shot at the magic hour, the film captures the comings and goings of people and cars and buses for a brief moment -- there and then gone.


Also on Saturday, March 25, at 9:15 p.m., Professor Markus Nornes has programmed a special presentation entitled,"Axes of Dwelling: the Video Art of Yuan Guangming," covering video artist Yuan Guangming's extraordinary career. For more information, please click here


Yuan Guangming’s INDICATION (2014 | 6 min loop | 3-channel video, programmed by Markus Nornes) is now running at the Ann Arbor Art Association for the duration of the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Stop by and engage in the experience.