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Better Cities Film Festival is Coming to Detroit

Join MiCNU in welcoming the Better Cities Film Festival to Detroit on OCTOBER 20-23, 2022

A complete at-a-glance schedule is here.


Better Cities Film Festival curates and exhibits the best films from around the world, all focused on the theme of making cities and towns better places to live, work and play.

The 8th edition of the annual festival will present over 26 films at Cinema Detroit, an independent cinema arthouse theater. Screenings include films of all lengths and genres: features, shorts, documentaries, narratives and animation. Feature-length films selected to screen include: Raised / Razed, which celebrates the life and laments the destruction of two black communities in Virginia and North Carolina; If You Have, by academy award winning director Ben Proudfoot, chronicles the healing efforts of UNICEF particularly during COVID; and Next City, which reflects on the struggles to develop a new city in the Philippines.


The heart of the festival is the short film blocks which have been curated into special categories including: Farm to Foodie, Show Me the Money, Architects of Community, and Planning for People. “These new categories examine cities' relationships with food, economies, people, and places,” said Josh Paget, the festival’s director. “The stories of struggle and the innovative ideas born of those struggles are an inspiration and aspiration for any city.”

For tickets and additional information click here.



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