Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Capital City Film Festival Hits Lansing This Week via Arts Council of Greater Lansing



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April 12 - 15, 2012  



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"Surf Detroit" Showing at the CCFF

Some new touches - new people, new equipment, new approaches - have been swirling through the world of independent movies, and audiences will get a taste for all of these at this year's Capital City Film Fest, running this weekend. A film industry showcase for independent artists, the festival celebrates and promotes filmmakers with an emphasis on Michigan-made talent. CCFF exposes attendees to engaging films, conversations, documentaries, and musical entertainment in a four-day

festival taking place in venues

across Lansing.


Just a sampling of the films being offered this year include:

  • Four local documentaries: two are serious - dealing with the 1927 bombing of the Bath school and with warm relations between gays and straights in the Saugatuck area. The other two - "Elderly Instruments" and "Boogie Stomp" - ripple with zesty music.
  • Short films: the quietly moving "Surf Detroit", or a few films that reflect the generation of YouTube, Funny or Die and quick-form wit.
  • Feature films: mostly serious, said Dan Hartley, the festival program director. "It's a lot easier to make a good drama than a good comedy." Features include "Teddy Bear," an "incredibly charming" Danish film about a bodybuilder, or Oscar-winners Adrien Brody and Marcia Gay Harden in "Detachment" and to Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton in "We Need to Talk About Kevin."

These are all part of an upbeat festival that starts with a movie about music, ends each night with live music and sprinkles in several fun films. Find the complete line-up of films

"Lights" plays the CCFF this week



This year, CCFF is also teaming up with TEDxLansing for a day of ideas worth spreading. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED- like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. Tickets for TEDxLansing are on sale now. Entrance to TEDxLansing is also included in a full festival pass.  


The mission of the Greater Lansing Festival Alliance  is to facilitate, promote and support Greater Lansing non-profit cultural and artistic festivals in order to positively impact and enhance quality of life in the capital region.   


Arts Council of Greater Lansing

1208 Turner Street, Lansing, MI 48906

517.372.4636 | info@lansingarts.org

Arts Council of Greater Lansing | 1208 Turner St. | Lansing | MI | 48906

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