Cinetopia International Film Festival Presents "Imperial Dreams"

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History says
Recently released 21-year-old Bambi returns home to his old stomping grounds, the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles, after a 2-year prison stint to take care of his 4-year-old son; his son, Day, whom he finds in the care of his alcoholic mother and his drug-dealing uncle. Eager to start a new life and continue his work as a writer, a skill he developed while in prison, Bambi sets out to find a job, while living with his mother and his uncle, Shrimp. When he goes to apply to jobs, however, he finds he needs an ID, an ID he cannot obtain without paying off his child support debt. This cyclical nature of poverty and bureaucracy are woven in throughout the film. Without a job to pay off his debt, Bambi cannot obtain an ID to get a job. Navigating these inflexible bureaucratic layers while trying to remain above the law results in Shrimp kicking Bambi and Day out of his house. Homeless and broke, with his son’s care on the line, Bambi must finally cut ties with his old life to ensure his son has a better future. NEXT Winner at the Sundance Film Festival. Drama | English | 87 min

Welcome to the Cinetopia International Film Festival June 5-14 • Detroit & Ann Arbor • 150 screenings • 70+ films • 10 days. Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.). The extensive festival program is selected exclusively for Cinetopia by a team that includes Indiewire Influencer Russ Collins (from the Michigan Theater) and the national “dean” of art house programming Elliot Wilhelm (from the Detroit Film Theatre).

Cinetopia honors the rich heritage of cinematic culture and Michigan’s proud legacy of outstanding cinema artists through special pre- and post-film events, including presentations, discussion panels, and Q&A sessions with directors, writers, and stars.

For more information visit http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/

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