Go For Sisters

Go For Sisters

Indie stalwart and two-time Academy Award nominee John Sayles (Lone Star) returns to the Mexican border with his new thriller. Bernice (Lisa Gay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) were so tight in high school they could “go for sisters,” but eventually their life...
The Case Against 8

The Case Against 8

It was simple. Kristin and Sandra wanted to get married for the same reason their parents did: they loved each other. The same applied to Paul and Jeff. But with California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages, the two couples were forbidden from pursuing their...
Paris Or Perish

Paris Or Perish

What would indie cinema be without its fish-out-of-water comedies? Or in this case, a fashionista-out-of-Paris farce? Actress Reem Kherici (OSS 117) makes her directorial debut in this French-Moroccan import about a bling-brandishing fashion designer named Maya who...
1982

1982

A well crafted portrait of black life in 1980s Philadelphia, 1982 illustrates the loving and complex father daughter relationship between working class Timothy and his young girl, Maya. Struggling to bring her up in the midst of his wife, Shenae’s growing drug habit,...
Spike Lee Screening

Spike Lee Screening

The Cinetopia International Film Festival is honored to welcome groundbreaking auteur Spike Lee for a special 25th anniversary screening of his film Do the Right Thing at the Michigan Theater on Friday, June 6. This invite-only event is made possible by a generous...
More Top 5 Picks for Cinetopia ’14

More Top 5 Picks for Cinetopia ’14

I LOVE our Cinetopia film program. Every single film – even the ones I haven’t seen! I think it’s our strongest program yet. But we know there’s a lot of data to sift through, and making choices can be daunting. So here are my picks for my top six (I couldn’t limit it...
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