Don’t Miss An Encore Screening of Intelligent Lives

If you missed the opportunity to see the moving documentary Intelligent Lives at the 2019 Greater Farmington Film Festival (or want to see it again) there is an encore screening this Thursday evening at 6:00 pm at the Maxfield Education Center.

This presentation is sponsored by Farmington Public Schools Special Education Department, Farmington Youth Assistance, and the Farmington Area PTA Council and includes a  community conversation with Janice Fialka, mother of Micah Fialka-Feldman, who is featured in the film.

This film is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

 Intelligent Lives challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.

View New Work By 2019 Artist in Residence Pamela Alexander

Pamela Alexander, the 2019 Farmington Hills Artist in Residence, will exhibit her paintings at the Costick Center Gallery through May 31. New art from her recent kayak trip in Baja, California will be a special focus of the exhibit. Alexander studied Fine Art at Oakland Community College, Art History at U of M Dearborn, and received her Bachelor of Arts from Madonna University.
“Most of my art comes from a spiritual place and involves something I’ve seen in nature. There are trees, skies, and birds from various places that I’ve loved,” said Alexander.  Her solo show runs through May 31 at the City Gallery located inside the Costick Center lobby at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road. The City Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays until 7 p.m. and is presented by the Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division, which coordinates the City’s art, theater, and music programming.

Art on the Grand is Coming Soon!

One of our favorite events around town is the annual art festival Art on the Grand, and the 2019 edition will be here in less than a month. Be sure to follow along on the festival’s Facebook page and starting learning about some of the fantastic artists who are participating.

We’ll see you there!

 

Take in Some Art at Ladies Night Out in Downtown Farmington

Tonight is Ladies Night Out in downtown Farmington and you’ll also have a great opportunity to see some art at a pop-up gallery featuring work by artists Pamela Alexander,  Susan Warner and Cindy Carlton.

More information is available here.

Pick up the Official Posters for the 2015 and 2014 GFFF

You can still pick up our very limited edition posters from 2015 and 2014. Both have been signed by the artists: John Martin for the 2015 GFFF poster and Mary Lou Stropoli for the 2014 GFFF poster. 

Order at the Greater Farmington Film Festival web site.

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Did you attend the 2015 Greater Farmington Film Festival?

If so, thank you!

We want to hear from you. If you didn’t complete a festival evaluation you can do so now here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5R3K8HD.

Thank you for helping us make the 2016 festival even better!

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