About the program

The shorts in this program examine the notions of community and identity — and the continuation of both over time.

“Church Militant”: Just outside Detroit, a group of radical Catholics run a rapidly growing news organization. Directed by Daniel Lombroso. 13 minutes. 

“With Love from Idlewild”: Detroit filmmaker Tinisha Brugnone takes a personal journey through Idlewild, the rural resort town known as the “Black Eden of Michigan.” 17 minutes. 

“Yooper Bars”: Free Press reporters memorialize a final father-son trip that led to a book about 109 U.P. bars and the eccentric patrons who define them. Directed by Ryan Garza and Brian Kaufman. 6 minutes. 

“Speaking Sicilianu”: Detroiter Nina Misuraca Ignaczak explores the predicament of Sicilians and Sicilian Americans attempting to preserve their language while assimilating within a globalized world. 29 minutes. 

“Brotherhood of Skiing”: Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers, dedicated to creating a welcoming space for people of color on the slopes and supporting black youth in snow sports, has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain. Directed by Tyler Wilkinson-Ray and Colin Arisman. 10 minutes.

Total run time: 1 hour, 15 minutes 


4 p.m. Thu., April 11
Cinema Detroit

5 p.m. Fri., April 12
Emagine Royal Oak