Type: Public event

Strange Culture - Ann Arbor Film Festival

Ford School-sponosred showing

Date & time

Mar 31, 2024, 3:00 pm EDT


233 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
State Theater

Strange Culture examines the case of artist and professor Steve Kurtz, a member of the Critical Art Ensemble (CAE). The work of Kurtz and other CAE members dealt with genetically modified food and other issues of science and public policy. After his wife Hope died of heart failure, paramedics arrived and became suspicious when they noticed petri dishes and other scientific equipment related to Kurtz’s art in his home. They summoned the FBI, who, within hours, detained Kurtz on suspicion of bioterrorism. He was cleared of all charges.