Paula GuthatFRIDAY, JUNE 5
7:00 p.m. - Court
SATURDAY, JUNE 612:00 p.m. - Macaroni and Cheese
(India, Drama) 116 min.Marathi, Hindi, Guajarati and English with English subtitles.
Michigan PREMIERE! Chaitanya Tamhane's naturalistic first film challenges India's established caste, class and judicial systems. This multi-award winner blends outstanding performances with beautiful cinematography, and will leave you captivated from beginning to end. -BH
10:30 p.m. - We are Still Here
- Encore Screening - (USA, Horror) 84 min.
From the producers of The House Of The Devil and Cheap Thrills, We Are Still Here is a tense, frightening, and thoroughly haunting ghost story with amazing effects and creatures. An altogether new take on the haunted house genre that deftly mixes human drama and comedy, We Are Still Here
is a couple's terrifying journey through darkness and loss set against the freezing New England winter.
(France, Comedy/Drama) 75 min.French with English subtitles.
This glamourous romp follows three young women who would rather look for love at a film festival than watch films. Sophie stalks an up-and-coming actor; Camille imagines romance with every man she meets; and Carole is just looking for casual sex. -BT12:15 p.m. - Snow White Murder Case
(Japan, Drama/Thriller) 126 min.Japanese with English subtitles
Michigan PREMIERE! The discovery of a young Tokyo office worker's body leads to an investigation that unravels on social media more quickly than in the field. Suspicion turns toward her co-worker after a casual remark online, and the trial by media begins. -BT
2:15 p.m. - In Her Place
(South Korea, Drama) 115 min.Korean with English subtitles.
Set in the South Korean countryside, a secret adoption brings together a pregnant young woman, her mother, and an affluent woman from Seoul, who desperately wants a baby. The three women attempt to settle into a routine while awaiting childbirth, even as the teen's behavior becomes increasingly odd. -BT3:00 p.m. - Beside Still Waters
(USA, Drama/Comedy) 76 min.
When Daniel (Ryan Eggold, star of TV's The Blacklist) invites his oldest friends to spend one last weekend at his parents' lake house, secrets are confessed, romances are rekindled, and a particularly epic game of Whiskey Slaps is played.4:45 p.m. - Uncle John
(USA, Mystery/Crime) 113 min.
Michigan PREMIERE! A mysterious disappearance stuns a tight-knit community. John (John Ashton), an unthreatening carpenter, knows more than he lets on about the circumstances surrounding the disappearance. Murder mystery meets romance with the introduction of John's nephew, Ben, a mild-mannered designer with a crush on his new boss. -BT
5:00 p.m. - Miss and the Doctors
(France, Comedy/Drama) 102 min.French with English subtitles
Boris and Dimitri are bachelor brothers who live together and share a medical practice. When a young diabetic girl calls them late at night, the brothers find her alone, no parents in sight. The next morning, Boris follows up with her single mother, Judith. Soon, both brothers are in love with Judith, but who will she choose? -BT7:30 p.m. - The Look of Silence
(Indonesia, Documentary) 99 min.Indonesian with English subtitles.
Michigan PREMIERE! A companion piece to the Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence is a chilling examination of mass-murder and the nature of violence through the eyes of a family torn apart by the horrific events of the 1965 Indonesian Genocide. -BH
- Best of Enemies
(USA, Documentary) 87 min.
Michigan PREMIERE! This documentary about the landmark Gore Vidal vs. William F. Buckley Jr. debates of 1968 shows how they changed reporting for generations to come. Narration by Kelsey Grammer and John Lithgow. -Brian Hunter
9:45 p.m. - Tab Hunter Confidential
(USA, Documentary/GLBTIQ) 90 min.
Michigan PREMIERE! Rare archival footage of '50s Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter is woven together with accounts by Clint Eastwood, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, and John Waters. The result in an important, inspiring documentary for the moment. -DW
10:00 p.m. - The Tribe
(Ukraine, Drama/Crime) 132 min.
Michigan PREMIERE! A silent film with a difference, this unprecedented tour de force was a must-see at last year's Cannes Film Festival . Why? Because its entire cast is deaf and mute and the "dialogue" is strictly sign language-without subtitles. Set at a spartan boarding school for deaf and mute coeds,The Tribe overcomes what may sound like impossible obstacles to deliver a high-school movie you won't forget.
SUNDAY, JUNE 712:30 p.m. - Crescendo! The Power of Music
(USA, Documentary) 85 min.
Since its inception in 1976, El Sistema, Venezuela's phenomenal youth orchestra program, has brought social transformation to several million disadvantaged children in that country. El Sistema is now a rapidly expanding global movement, changing countless young lives worldwide. How will El Sistema work here in the USA? -BH 12:45 p.m. - Black Coal, Thin Ice
(China, Crime/Mystery)106 min.Mandarin with English subtitles
After a botched arrest in a grisly serial murder case, disgraced police detective Zhang Zili is suspended. Five years later, another set of eerily similar murders takes place, and Zhang decides to investigate, following the trail to an alluring, yet dangerous woman. -Barbara Twist3:15 p.m. - Imperial Dreams
(USA, Drama) 87 min.
MICHIGAN PREMIERE! An aspiring and gifted 21-year-old writer, freshly returned from prison to his Watts neighborhood, dreams of better days for himself and his 4-year-old son in this hopeful depiction of inner-city life.
3:30 p.m. - Domestic Life
(France, Drama/Comedy) 93 min.French with English subtitles
Monopolized by petty, everyday tasks, like errands and getting the kids from school, Juliette struggles to make an important appointment in Paris to help launch her career. As the day unfolds, she can feel the noose of domestic obligations and household chores slowly tightening around her neck.6:00 p.m. - Slow West
(USA, Action/Thriller/Western) 84 min.Slow West
tells the story of sixteen-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) as he travels from Scotland to Colorado in pursuit of his lost love. Quickly confronted by the dangers of the American frontier, he teams up with a mysterious traveler named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who agrees to protect him-for a price.6:15 p.m. - The Strongest Man
(USA, Comedy) 99 min.
Michigan PREMIERE! This delightfully original gem about a stolen solid gold BMX bike and a Cuban man named Beef who believes he is "The Strongest Man in the World" is as warm and playful as it is profound, serving up its philosophical psychology to a punk rock soundtrack.
8:15 p.m. - 54: The Director's Cut
(USA, Drama/History) 106 min.
Michigan PREMIERE! This newly-reconstructed version of writer/director Mark Christopher's 1998 cult classic, which debuted 25 minutes of new footage at the Berlin International Film Festival, features an all-new story with an all-star cast, including Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Mike Myers, and Sela Ward. -Drew Waller
8:30 p.m. - Fresh Dressed
(USA, Documentary) 90 min.
Michigan PREMIERE! Drawing from a rich mix of archival materials and interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders, Fresh Dressed is a fun-to-watch chronicle of the hustle that brought hip-hop's urban fashion to catwalks and shopping malls.