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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Jen Proctor

I’m sure I’ll live to regret it, but I made the decision this weekend, after learning that filmmaker Jen Proctor had moved to Ypsi Township, to broaden the scope of the Ypsi Immigration Interview project to include people moving not only into the city proper, but also the surrounding environs… Could this be the start […]

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The Ullage Group Film Festival in Brooklyn on August 19

Later this month, my friend Doug Skinner will be screening “brief, rare, and unusual” films at a theater in Brooklyn. The event, entitled The Ullage Group Film Festival, Volume One, will take place the afternoon of Sunday, August 19, and will feature, among other things, seldom-seen animated shorts by the late Fortean researcher John Keel, […]

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Emilia Javanica on the Red Blob Massacre, and what it’s like to shoot one’s first independent film

A few months ago, I announced here on the site that an aspiring filmmaker in Ann Arbor, by the name of Emilia Javanica, was looking for actors to cast in a comedic horror film that she was making called the Red Blob Massacre. Well, the film has just completed production, and I took the opportunity […]

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival to celebrate 50 years with ambitious agenda

In a few short weeks, the Ann Arbor Film Festival will begin celebrating its 50th anniversary. It’s a huge milestone that, to my knowledge, no other North American independent film festival has reached, and, as you might expect, organizers are pulling out all the stops. As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to […]

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Casting for the Red Blob Massacre

The generous tax incentives for the film industry may no longer exist in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean that people aren’t still making movies. In fact, a woman that we’ve talked with here before, Emilia Javanica, is going to be casting for a new project next week in Ann Arbor. Here are the details. Come […]

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