Cinetopia International Film Festival

Special Event at Giant Screen Experience

  • June 1-11, 2017

Featured Films

McLauren

Friday, June 2  

Napping Princess

Saturday, June 3  

44 Pages

Saturday, June 3  

Bugs

Sunday, June 4  

Sami Blood

Sunday, June 4  

Window Horses

Saturday, June 10  

Pop Aye

Saturday, June 10  

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Sunday, June 11  

The Hero

Sunday, June 11  

Friday, June 2


8:00pm - McLaren (U.S. Premier) 
Born 80 years ago in New Zealand, Bruce McLaren overcame a childhood illness to realize his dream of becoming a racecar driver. Ultimately, his unfaltering commitment to himself, his family, and the art of racing has inspired generations of sports fans around the world. Directed by Roger Donaldson New Zealand, 90 min, Documentary, English, Not Rated.

Saturday, June 3


5:15pm - Napping Princess
Teenage Kokone should be studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can’t stay awake. She dreams about a strange world filled with magic, monsters, city-stomping robots, and a trapped princess. What do these strange dreams mean? And how do they connect to her waking life? Directed by Kenji Kamiyama Japan, 110 min, Japanese with English subtitles, Not Rated. 

8:15pm - 44 Pages
This charming documentary follows the creation of Highlights’ 70th anniversary issue from conception to delivery, and the editorial team’s fight to keep the children’s magazine relevant in a changing world. Directed by Tony Shaff USA, 92 min, Documentary, English, Not Rated.

Sunday, June 4


5:00pm - Bugs
Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen follows Nordic Food Lab chefs and scientists on a globe-trotting culinary investigation into the real-world implications of insects as a sustainable, primary food source—and it’s more appealing than you might think. Directed by Andreas Johnsen Denmark, 74 min, Documentary, English, Not Rated.

8:00pm - Sami Blood
In director Amanda Kernell's stunning debut film, strong-willed Elle-Marja, an indigenous Sami teenager growing up in 1930s Sweden, struggles to reconcile her reindeer-breeding culture with her desire to have the same opportunities and privileges as her Swedish peers. Directed by Amanda Kernell Sweden/Norway/Denmark, 110 min, Drama, Swedish and Sami with English subtitles, Not Rated.

Saturday, June 10


4:45pm - Window Horses
Rosie Ming, a Canadian Francophile and poet, surprises her grandparents with a self-published volume of poems, My Eye Full: Poems by a Person Who Has Never Been to France. When she attends a poetry festival in Iran, Rosie finds herself in the company of older, more experienced poets – some of whom remember her late father. Directed by Ann Marie Fleming Canada, 85 min, Animated, English, Not Rated.

7:45pm - Pop Aye
When Thana, a celebrated architect, is forced out of his firm in favor of younger talent, he realizes the life he so carefully built is beginning to crumble. As he sinks deeper into existential crisis, Thana is unexpectedly rescued by Pop Aye, an elephant from his childhood. Directed by Kirsten Tan Singapore/Thailand, 102 min, Drama, Thai with English subtitles, Not Rated (contains sexual situations).

Sunday, June 11


1:45pm - Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
Told through the lens of writer, environmentalist, and farmer Wendell Berry, Look & See takes you on a journey that challenges how you think about land. This meditative look at the culturally- and physically-changing landscape explores the ideological struggle between the deeply ingrained values of local farmers and the growth of industrial agriculture. Directed by Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell USA, 82 min, Documentary, English, Not Rated.

4:45pm - The Hero
Faded Western star Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) likes to reminisce with his drug dealer buddy (Nick Offerman) about the good times gone by. But when Lee runs into a roadblock, he gets a fresh chance to reclaim the spotlight with the help of his new lover (Laura Prepon) and an industry award for his work. Directed by Brett Haley USA, 96 min, Drama/Comedy, English, Not Rated (contains explicit language, sexual situations, and drug/alcohol abuse).

Ticket Prices

  Student Member* General
Single Ticket  —  $9.00 $12.00
Ticket 4-Pack  —  $30.00 $42.00
Movie Pass** $50.00 $90.00 $120.00
Festival Pass**  —  $125.00 $150.00

*Must be a member of the Arab American National Museum, Cinema Detroit, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Institute of Arts, The Henry Ford, or The Michigan Theater.

**Movie passes solely include priority admission to all films and panels, while festival passes include access to a hospitality suite and various passholder events
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Throwback Thursday Nights

Select Thursday Evenings | Doors open at 6pm. Movie begins promptly at 7pm.

Each month, we're staying open on select Thursday nights to rediscover popular classics and cult films. Experience them again on the Giant Screen.

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Throwback Thursday Nights

Select Thursday Evenings | Doors open at 6pm. Movie begins promptly at 7pm.

Each month, we're staying open on select Thursday nights to rediscover popular classics and cult films. Experience them again on the Giant Screen.
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