oh my gee – HEADROOM this Spring!!

We’re beside ourselves to announce (most of) the Spring lineup for HEADROOM! Check back for one possible additional show, as well as the details on each of the three exciting programs listed below!

Hope to see you at the movies real soon!


Friday, Feb 5, 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival 16mm Tour
at The Franklin Miller Screening Room, 105 Adler Journalism Building 


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Ann Arbor Film Festival director, David Dinnell, will be in attendance to introduce 13 new films from Austria, the UK, Canada, and the United States including Things, the most recent work by Ben Rivers which received the 53rd AAFF Stan Brakhage Film At Wits End Award; The Peacock by Andrew Kim (53rd AAFF Jury Award); Mark Toscano’s The Song Remains the Same (Prix Devarti for Funniest Film); Accent Grave on Ananas (53rd AAFF Sound Design Award) by Vancouver artist Tamara Henderson (with sound by Dan Riley) and three works receiving the 53rd AAFF Best Cinematography Award – vindmøller by Margaret Rorison, A Symptom by Ben Balcom, and Blue Loop, July by Mike Gibisser. Other works include new films by Friedl vom Gröller, Mary Helena Clark, Robert Todd, Jennifer Reeves, Jonathan Schwartz, and Sarah Christman.


Friday, Feb 26, Julie Perini
at Public Space One


Arresting Power – Julie Perini

Portland-based Julie Perini is an experimental and documentary filmmaker. Her work takes everyday experience as its starting point, adding critical lenses of race and gender. She will screen three short experimental works made with a Flip video camera and 16mm scratch film, and her feature-length, community-based documentary, Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon (2015), made in collaboration with Jodi Darby and Erin Yanke. Arresting Power documents the history of conflict between Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years. Julie’s work has exhibited and screened at such venues as the Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), Artists’ Television Access (San Francisco), Visible Evidence XXII (Toronto), The Horse Hospital (London), Cornell Cinema (Ithaca, NY), Microscope Gallery (New York City), the Harlem International Film Festival (New York City), among others.


Thursday, March 31, Mary Helena Clark
at FilmScene

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The Dragon is the Frame – Mary Helena Clark


Mary Helena Clark will be in attendance to present a program of her work that explores narrative, figures of speech, the materiality of film, and the painting technique trompe l’oeil. She aims to make trancelike and transparent films. Amongst many other venues, Clark’s work has been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Wexner Art Center, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.