Cinetopia Film Festival has announced the schedule of films taking place at this year’s festival, which will run June 1-11 beginning in Ann Arbor and ending in Detroit. The 2017 lineup features a record-breaking 24 Michigan Premieres, as well as 3 U.S. Premieres, including the racing documentary, McLaren, which will premiere at the Henry Ford on Friday, June 2.
Spanning ten days, Cinetopia brings more than 60 films to the Detroit, Dearborn and Ann Arbor area – representing the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW and Tribeca. See the attached list of films and visit cinetopiafestival.org for full film descriptions, trailers and dates/times/locations of all screenings and events.
The festival will begin in Ann Arbor on June 1, with the Ann Arbor portion taking place in the historic Michigan Theater and Lorch Hall on the University of Michigan campus. The festival continues in Dearborn where partners again include the Arab American National Museum and their Arab Film Festival, as well as The Henry Ford and their Giant Screen Experience.
The festival finishes in Detroit, with screenings at the Detroit Film Theatre, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, College for Creative Studies, Cinema Detroit, and The Maple Theater.
Cinetopia will open on the evening of Thursday, June 1 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, with an opening night party at 5:30 PM in the foyer followed by the Michigan Premiere of Sundance favorite The Hero starring Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, and Laura Prepon at 7:00 PM.
A list of the films currently announced is attached here and also available at cinetopiafestival.org. More films, events, panels, and guests will be announced in the weeks to come.