46th Ann Arbor Film Festival Volume 1
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is one of the oldest in North America, and because for years it accepted only 16mm films it was an important outlet for experimental filmmakers, budding animators, and aspiring directors and cinematographers who used the format as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. Over the years, many famous or soon-to-be famous filmmakers submitted their work: Gus Van Sant, Agnes Varda, Kenneth Anger, George Lucas, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol. Michigan-born Michael Moore and University of Michigan-educated Lawrence Kasdan sit on its board.

This is a very worthwhile collection of short films, a must for anyone seriously interested in animation, experimental and surrealist cinema. Thanks to the folks at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, these films have a new venue that facilitates a wider audience than they'd otherwise have and audiences who can't make it to the festival now have a means of seeing some of the best entries.

Ten award-winning and favorite short films from the 46th Ann Arbor Film Festival, covering all dimensions of the frame: avant garde film art, experimental animation comedy, alternative narrative, poetic and abstract explorations of nature, indie documentary. Time Pieces also includes rare bonus material with deleted scenes, director commentary, artist statements, video installations and audition outtakes.

DVD5 | NTSC | 104 min | 4.28 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Experimental, Short

This first DVD collection of the Ann Arbor Film Festival features the following timeless films:
-- A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process (In Less Than 60 Seconds) (Chel White, 2 min)
-- Doxology (Michael Langan, 7 min)
-- The Drift (Kelly Sears, 9 min)
-- The Adventure (Mike Brune, 22 min)
-- Li: The Patterns of Nature (John Campbell, 9 min)
-- Frog Jesus (Ben Peters, 2 min)
-- Number One (Leighton Pierce, 11 min)
-- Office Suite (Robert Todd, 14 min)
-- Energie! (Thorsten Fleisch, 5 min)
-- Portrait #2: Trojan (Vanessa Renwick, 5 min)

-- Doxology: Experiments (deleted scenes)
-- Frog Jesus: Revelations (behind-the-scenes anecdote)
-- Notes from an (Energie) Addict (behind-the-scenes mini-film)
-- Convection (an Installation) (video of an installation art display)
-- Adventures in Auditioning (audition footage from The Adventure)
-- Peter's Proletariat Pigs (acknowledgements film to AAFF sponsors)
-- 46th Ann Arbor Film Festival Trailer

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