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George Manupelli

An Unauthorized History


Thursday, March 26, 2009
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge

Film­maker, painter, col­lag­ist, activist and con­trar­ian George Manu­pelli is the founder of the Ann Arbor Film Fes­ti­val. In 1963, while teach­ing at the UM School of Art & Design and col­lab­o­rat­ing with the ONCE Group, he estab­lished the Ann Arbor Film Fes­ti­val as a coun­ter­point to the New York des­ti­na­tion art world. Manu­pelli directed the fes­ti­val for 20 years defin­ing it with his aes­thetic sense of fes­ti­val as event and film as art. He made numer­ous films while in Ann Arbor includ­ing the Dr. Chicago” tril­ogy. Over 400 exhi­bi­tions of his art works, films, music, and per­for­mance pieces have been held through­out Europe, North, Cen­tral and South America.

With sup­port from the 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival.