ELFF’s 25th Anniversary! Tickets are still available for the Opening Night Film, ‘Bad Axe’ and Party. ‘JACIR’ is at 9 PM

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Don’t miss out on the festivities today, celebrating ELFF’s 25th Anniversary! Delicious appetizers, free popcorn and anniversary cake. Then the incredible documentary, BAD AXE, that has swept the film festival awards season.



Directed by David Siev

101 minutes

Yes, that is Bad Axe, Michigan, the rural, conservative town in the thumb.This documentary is about a devoted Asian American family and their experiences with trauma, racism, and familial pressure. While in quarantine with his family, director David Siev decided to document their day-to-day existence as they weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the guise that the film is a love letter to his hometown, the filmmaker ends up foregrounding the power of family above anything else. This film has won 17 awards, including the Audience Award at the SXSW, Traverse City, and Freep film festivals!

100% on Rotten Tomatoes



Celebrate the East Lansing Film Festival’s 25th birthday with delicious food and a birthday cake before the film. Tickets are $25 for the film and the party. Cash bar. Guaranteed fun!

To get tickets, go to:



Directed by Waheed AlQawasmi

105 minutes

This powerful, beautifully directed feature is about a Syrian refugee who now lives in Memphis in a rundown apartment. he faces the hard truth of chasing the American dream, facing social injustice, and dealing with his neighbor (Lorraine Bracco), who is addicted to opioids. Thursday, November 3 at 9:15 PM and Sunday, November 6, at 9 PM.

Join Director Waheed AlQawasmi and lead actor Malek Rahbani for a Q & A by zoom after the screening.

cir follows the life of a young Syrian refugee on the streets and of


Check the Studio C website for showtimes:


East Lansing Film Festival 517-980-5802

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