Features & Docs A-Z

LMFC Short Films Program 2

136 min
LOOP Directed by Kely McClung | 9 min. | IL The dream of instant fame becomes a deadly nightmare for a group of kids eager create the next viral sensation. THE NEW YEAR Directed by Benjamin DeHart | 24 min. | MI A mysterious woman lets Dave live out his past, but things turn sour… View Article


Saturday, November 5, 3:30 am, Wells Hall Theater B

LMFC Student Films

131 Min
STATELESS: SYRIAN REFUGEES IN DETROIT Directed by Mike Holland | 15 min. Fleeing the violent Syrian crisis, refugees resettle in Detroit where they face pushback from the locals. OBSTRUCT SEAN Directed by Michael Ribbens | 9 min. A college student who is running late is impeded at every step by a childish stranger with countless… View Article


Saturday, November 5, 1:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater A

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

Directed By Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn | 114 min
Being the first full-length film made about the incomparable Maya Angelou, it presents her incredible journey and sheds light on the untold aspects of her life with remarkable unmatched access. The film laces her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. From her… View Article


Sunday, November 6, 4:00 pm, Studio C
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 pm, Studio C


Directed By Vanessa Gould | 96 min
Do you turn to the Obituaries Section of the New York Times first? Many of us do. This lively and engaging documentary shows us how the talented and deadline-pressured obit writers share with us the lives and accomplishments of the exceptional and the famous. All with a word count assigned to each person. You will learn what happens when someone dies… View Article


Saturday, November 5, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Thursday, November 10, 4:00 pm, Studio C

Road to Hope

Directed By Mike Wargo | 71 min
No Parents. No Future. No Hope. Stranded in Sub-Saharan Africa, orphaned by an AIDS epidemic, thousands of children are left on their own, in need of a shepherd to save them.


Saturday, November 5, 3:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater C

Short Documentaries

75 Min
HOUSE WITHOUT SNAKES Directed by Dan A. Koehler | 29 min. In Botswana, two young Bushmen struggle to build their futures as their people are being relocated from their ancestral homeland. Ketelelo looks to education as a way to reinvent himself and provide for his family. Meanwhile, Kitsiso wonders whether he should stay in his… View Article


Saturday, November 5, 1:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater B
Sunday, November 6, 2:00 pm, Studio C

Shorts Program One

80 min
DEATH$ IN A $MALL TOWN Directed by Mark Jones | 7 min. A mayor has a unique way of reviving the fortunes of his small town that had been losing citizens, businesses and tourists. SISTERS Directed by Guillaume Comtois | 10 min. Two sisters with nothing in common have only one night to come to… View Article


Friday, November 4, 2:00 pm, Studio C
Monday, November 7, 4:00 pm, Studio C

Shorts Program Two

97 min
JUST TALKING TO HER Directed by Euiyoung Lim | 11 min. A recent retired salesman is lonely. His daughter and friends are not available but a telemarketer always answers the phone. STRONGER Directed by Chris Coats | 12 min. A modern interpretation of August Strindberg’s play, Stronger, one woman must unravel her tangled past and… View Article


Saturday, November 5, 2:00 pm, Studio C
Monday, November 14, 9:00 pm, Studio C

Sorta Late

A new group of fresh-faced interns are hired by a Detroit Late Night show.  When the small-time production is turned upside down when  two local celebrities vie to be the host, the quirky but driven interns get their first taste of the chaotic and unpredictable world of entertainment. Who will be the king or queen… View Article


Friday, November 4, 9:15 pm, Wells Hall Theater C

That Strange Summer

Directed By Geri Alumit Zeldes | 58
In the summer of 1975, 27 patients experienced respiratory failure and 11 died at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor. In 1976, after a FBI investigation, two Filipina nurses were charged with injecting the patients with the muscle relaxant Pavulon.


Saturday, November 5, 3:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater A

The Business of Good: Young Africa Rising

Directed By Tom Lietz | 41 min
This documentary follows 25 young African entrepreneurs as they spend six weeks in the United States, learning about social entrepreneurship and working passionately to bring their business ideas to life.


Saturday, November 5, 3:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater C

The Greatest honor

Directed By Kane Farabaugh | 53 min
This is the story of a son’s last chance to understand the war experience of his father, John Amm, a veteran of “C” Company of the 260th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division.


Saturday, November 5, 11:30 am, Wells Hall Theater B

The Last Laugh

Directed By Ferne Pearlstein | 88 min
Can you joke about the Holocaust or how about 9/11 or AIDS? Find out in this brilliant film that weaves together film clips, stand-up performances, interviews with many notable Jewish comedians including Mel Brooks, Rob Reiner and Sarah Silverman. But the most resonant perspective comes from Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone as she reflects on finding glimmers of light in the… View Article


Friday, November 4, 7:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater B
Thursday, November 10, 9:00 pm, Studio C

Up a River

Directed By Kristin L Ojaniemi | 110 min
About the people who built decades of traditions around hunting/recreational camps in the Ottawa National Forest. Laughs shared, tears shed and all agree that “goin’ to camp” is something that everyone should experience.


Friday, November 4, 9:15 pm, Wells Hall Theater A

Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith

Directed By Jesse Nesser | 100 min
Michigan has an unsung hero who has made an enormous difference in how Americans live. That person is Damon Jerome Keith, an African-American judge, who — against all odds — handed down some of the most important decisions affecting our civil rights in jobs, housing, education and law enforcement. He went from a Detroit-born janitor… View Article


Directed By Una Lorenzen | 76 min
Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art’s hottest trends…. View Article


Saturday, November 5, 6:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater B
Tuesday, November 8, 4:00 pm, Studio C