The new monthly screening series “Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents…” continues on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, with the feature-length film how we live – messages to the family by Austrian artist and filmmaker Gustav Deutsch. The film made its U.S. premiere at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in March and will show again for one night only.
“Themes of humanity, love, image-making, history, and beauty all whirl together in this incredible epic patchwork mosaic of time and space,” said filmmaker Victor Arroyo.
Filmmaker Deanna Morse called it “a global travelogue that crosses decades.”
The film investigates home movies through both archival and contemporary footage. From early celluloid to consumer camcorder, modern cell phone and even Skype, it unearths a rich history of personal recordings by people seeking to communicate with family members about their experiences away. The filmmaker also weaves a thread of personal footage throughout the film, connecting this tradition with his own present-day home movies.
The film will show at 7:00 p.m. at the State Theatre (233 South State Street) in Ann Arbor. Tickets are free for AAFF members and Michigan Theater gold card members. To become an AAFF member, please visit www.aafilmfest.org/become-a-member. Members and non-members alike can buy tickets and choose seats for the June 5 screening at www.michtheater.org/show/ann-arbor-film-festival-presents-how-we-live-messages-to-the-family.