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57th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:00pm
Casket Cinema combines forces with MCAD and Cellular Cinema to bring you the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival tour on March 5th, 7pm. Screening in MCAD’s auditorium, we will have some the worlds best short and experimental films of 2019. Voted the best Film Festival in 2019 by the readers of USA today, festival director Leslie Raymond will be in attendance and will introduce the program and take your questions after. This exciting 100 minute program will be showcase many of its’ award winning films. This program will be free for students, donations taken for all others.

Backyard Trailer Explosion!

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 8:00pm
Casket Cinema heats up January with a return of Mark Har’s “16mm Trailer Explosion”. Expect a weird and wacky mix of Drive-In Movie trailers. You will laugh and be shocked as these 70's gems flicker on the Casket walls. The MN curator and collector, Har, has hundreds of clips in his arsenal, so each screening is unique and specially hand spliced for maximum enjoyment. The reels will include all the best exploitation genres from; Horror, Biker, Kung Foo, Crime, Sex and Rock n Roll!. The special guests for this Casket will be Mark Har, himself! He will answer your questions post-explosion! This event is rated R.

Memories Of Disintegration: Ibero-American Experimental Film

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 8:00pm
Casket Cinema shifts gears and heads for the border with a tightly curated program of Experimental Ibero-American films. Curated by Josh Gardner of Cinema Lamont in Detroit, these filmmakers hail from first rate-film schools in Cuba, Argentina and Mexico. Their work has played all over the globe at; Cannes, Toronto, Ann Arbor and Havana. 

Brimstone and Glory

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:00pm

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up-and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams build larger-than- life papier-mâché bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions.

Dust & Illusions. A Documentary

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Join Casket Cinema for a journey through 30 years of Burning man! Dust & Illusions explores 30 years of history of the Burning Man event. Born in the underground of San Francisco in the 1980s, the festival became the largest counter- cultural event in North America. It is unique in that it is created by the people who come to the event, the participants, not the organizers, and in that sense it has survived its original ideals/utopias, but the ideas have been eroded by time, pressure from the larger society. The film is a look at this necessary evolution and expansion and questions our ability to stand behind those ideals over a lifetime.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
Casket is pleased to expose Exposed!  Get ready to start your year off right with something a little raunchy and a little raw. EXPOSED looks at eight boundary-breaking burlesque stars who use their naked bodies as canvases. These cutting-edge artists combine politics, satire, and physical comedy to challenge the audience's notions of gender identity, disability, and sexuality.

Eva Hesse

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00pm

During Art-A-Whirl, on Saturday May 20th at 8pm, Casket Cinema will wrap its’ 9th season with a compelling docupic on the life of artist Eva Hesse.

The Summer Help

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:00pm
Please join Casket Cinema for a special screening of "The Summer Help". We are honored to have directory Melody Gilbert on hand for this screening! Doors at 7:30pm, movie at 8pm, and discussion with Melody follows.


Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
Casket CInema embraces our softer side and knits our way into your heart with our next screening, “YARN”. This icelandic documentary brings us up to date with what is going on wool culture, anything from yarn bombing in the streets of New York, its use in the circus and yarn as a quasi-tool of the euro-feminist movement.

Short films from Burning Man

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
During Art-A-Whirl, on Saturday, May 21st, Casket Cinema will wrap its’ 8th season with a dynamic program of “Short films from Burning Man”! This is a RARE Saturday night feature, not to be missed! These selections will go deep underneath the Playa to show us the many facets of one of the biggest transformational parties on Earth. Casket Cinema will highlight the artists, the volunteers, the builders and the dreamers of Burning Man. This showcase will shine a light through the stereotypes of what many people and the media think of what Burning Man is. It will reveal the profound effect the burn has on many of its’ participants.