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The Ottawa International Film Festival is world renowned for being a showcase of the best works in the field of animation.  Two local filmmakers, Martin Thoburn and Donald Harrison, worked to organize a local stop on their annual road show that showcases award winning pieces from that festival.  It is their hope that Friday's showcase at the Riverside Arts Center (the event also serves as a fundraiser for the Center) in Ypsilanti will inspire young artists in our community and open up the possibility of showcasing more independent filmmakers.  WEMU's Patrick Campion sat down with Martin to chat about why they felt this was important and what you'll experience when you attend the event this Friday. 


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A wrap-up of the Cinetopia International Film Festival and a preview of area mvoie options. Catch this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat'  with Russ Collins and 89.1 WEMU's David Fair!


AAFF Looking for New Director

Aug 24, 2012

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is in the process of finding a new Director.  Donald Harrison has resigned after four years of guiding the festival's successful expansion.

Cinema Chat 8/9/12

Aug 9, 2012

After a week up north at the Traverse City Film Festival, Russ Collins returned to the WEMU studios and joined David Fair with plenty of Cinema Chat news!