AAFF - Save the Date - Wednesday, November 15th!

From: alvamel (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Nov 08 2006 - 12:55:26 PST

Please join the Ann Arbor Film Festival for a very special fundraiser at the Michigan Theater. On the evening of Wednesday, November 15th, the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the ACLU will present an evening of cocktails, discussion, silent auction and an exclusive screening of Kirby Dick’s cutting documentary, “This Film Is Not Yet Rated.”

DATE: Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
TIME: 7:00-10:00PM
WHERE: The Michigan Theater (603 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor)
PRICE: $20 Regular Admission, $5 with a Student ID
TICKETS: Advance tickets available after November 1st at Ticketweb (www.ticketweb.com or call 866.468.3401), or can be purchased at the door the day of the event.

7:00 - 7:45PM - Opening Reception & Silent Auction
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and participate in the silent auction that will take place in the lobby and mezzanine of the beautiful Michigan Theater.

7:45PM - 8:15PM - Panel Discussion
Join the AAFF Executive Director Christen McArdle and AAFF Chairman Jay Nelson for an informative discussion on the funding controversy. Learn the details about what happened with the festival’s state funding, and the AAFF’s actions toward the situation. McArdle and Nelson will also be joined by several of the named filmmakers from the Mackinac Center’s report, whose films were used against the festival, as well as other notable activists and artists who will share their thoughts and concerns about the freedom of speech and public funding for the arts.

8:15PM - Screening of “This Film Is Not Yet Rated” by Kirby Dick
This is an exclusive screening of the celebrated film “This Film Is Not Yet Rated,” a documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick and producer Eddie Schmidt. “This Film Is Not Yet Rated” is a breakthrough investigation into the MPAA film ratings system and its profound effect on American culture.

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