Festival Extras!

Cinetopia is proud to present additional events to enrich your filmgoing experiences, as well as showcase the work of local organizations, artists, and venues throughout Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Cinetopia Film Festival is proud to present additional events to enrich your film-going experiences, as well as showcase the work of local organizations, artists, and venues throughout Detroit and Ann Arbor.

All events are FREE and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Also visit the Ann Arbor Summer Festival page for more free event information!

2018 INFORMATION COMING SOON — in the meantime, check out what we did in 2017!

CCS Student Showcase

Cinetopia is pleased to partner with the College For Creative Studies (CCS) Entertainment Arts Program to present a stellar assortment of student-created short films. These multi-faceted pieces are sure to spark your curiosity and create conversation!

Saturday, June 3, 1:15 PM
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

The Legacies Project

Everyone, regardless of their background has a story worth sharing. The goal of The Legacies Project is to preserve older generations’ stories and, in the process, remind ourselves that our seniors are cherished sources of cultural wisdom and first-hand witnesses to history

Sunday, June 4, 12:15 PM
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

The Many Faces of Islam Program & Iftar

Join Cinetopia and your Muslim neighbors for Iftar – a breaking of the Ramadan fast at sunset – plus special guests, movies, and discussion. We’ll watch a local documentary short about one of the oldest Islamic schools in Detroit, followed by Honest Struggle, a feature-length documentary about a community re-entry program for Muslims leaving prison.

Food will be available for purchase. 

Sunday, June 4, 7:30 PM
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn

Drinks X Design

Held in a new location on the second Thursday of every month, Drinks X Design offers an opportunity for creative businesses in Detroit to open their doors and share their work with the public. Cinetopia has partnered with Drinks X Design during the festival to host a “Video Production and Film” – themed event at Cinema Detroit. Come celebrate and network with local creatives as they showcase their latest projects.

Thursday, June 8, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Cinema Detroit, Detroit

Welcome to the D! Lemonade Day at the Musuem

Toast the start of Cinetopia Detroit with a glass of lemonade on the Woodward veranda and a stroll through the Detroit 67 Project pop-up exhibit. Then step inside the museum to tour the streets of old Detroit, watch historic Jam Handy films and news reels, and sign up to contribute to the oral and written history archive.

Friday, June 9, 3-5 PM
Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Lion at New Center Park

The summer tradition continues at New Center Park! Grab a park chair or spread your blanket on the lawn and enjoy the 2016 Oscar-nominated film Lion (PG-13). If necessary, cancellation due to inclement weather will be announced on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, June 7, 8 PM (Film starts at 9 PM)
New Center Park, 2998 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI

Opera Modo Presents: Don Giovanni & The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Detroit’s Opera Modo, which works with emerging artists to create modern takes on classic opera, re-imagines Mozart’s Don Giovanni through the lens of 70s cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Watch Don Giovanni at 8 PM, followed by a Rocky Horror screening at 10 PM with interactive goody bags and a costume contest!

$20 General, $15 for Members. FREE for Festival Passholders

Friday, June 9 at 8 PM
Cinema Detroit, Detroit