FILMS

Maudie

Maudie

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. Starring ETHAN HAWKE and SALLY HAWKINS

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The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail (KUMAIL NANJIANI) and grad student Emily (ZOE KAZAN) fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts an illness, Kumail navigates the crisis with her parents and has an emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. Also starring RAY ROMANO and HOLLY HUNTER. Directed by MICHAEL SHOWALTER (HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS)

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The Little Hours

The Little Hours

Medieval nuns Alessandra, Fernanda, and Ginevra (ALISON BRIE, AUBREY PLAZA & KATE MICUCCI) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (JOHN C. REILLY) brings on newly hired hand Massetto (DAVE FRANCO), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto strugg

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The Shining

The Shining

Plays Thursday, July 27 at 9:30 PM

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

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A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Acclaimed director DAVID LOWERY (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with an exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (CASEY AFFLECK) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (ROONEY MARA), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory an

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Vertigo

Vertigo

Plays Sunday, July 30 at 1:30 PM

Hitchcock’s romantic story of obsession, manipulation and fear. A detective is forced to retire after his fear of heights causes the death of a fellow officer and the girl he was hired to follow. He sees a double of the girl, causing him to transform her image onto the dead girl’s body. This leads into a cycle of madness and lies.

Sponsored by Midwest Graphics & Awards

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Opens Thursday, August 3.

Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

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Eraserhead

Eraserhead

Plays Thursday, August 3 at 9:30 PM

Henry (John Nance) resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom. When he discovers that an earlier fling with Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) left her pregnant, he marries the expectant mother and has her move in with him. Things take a decidedly strange turn when the couple’s baby turns out to be a bizarre lizard-like creature that won’t stop wailing. Other characters, including a disfigured lady who lives inside a radiator, inhabit the building and add to Henry’s

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The Birds

The Birds

Plays Sunday, August 6 at 1:30 PM

A wealthy San Francisco socialite (Tippi Hedren) pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

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Marnie

Marnie

Plays Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 PM

Mark Rutland (Sean Connery) is a customer of one Mr. Strutt, whose business was robbed by his secretary, the mysterious Marnie Edgar (Tippi Hedren). When Marnie applies for a job with Mark, with the intention of stealing from him, Mark — who is obsessively in love with her — blackmails her into marrying him. However, he soon discovers that she has severe psychological issues regarding men, thunderstorms and the color red, and resolves to help her come to terms with her past trauma.

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Dune

Dune

Plays Thursday, August 10 at 9:30 PM

In the year 10191, a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis. A royal decree awards Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides and ousts his bitter enemies, the Harkonnens. However, when the Harkonnens violently seize back their fiefdom, it is up to Paul (Kyle MacLachlan), Leto’s son, to lead the Fremen, the natives of Arrakis, in a battle for control of the planet and its spice. Based on Frank Herbert’s epic novel.

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Landline

Landline

Opens August 11.

When two sisters suspect their father (JOHN TURTURRO) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (JENNY SLATE), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (ABBY QUINN). The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (EDIE FALCO) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Set in 1990s Manhattan, Landline is a warm, insight

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Steamboat Bill Jr.

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Plays Sunday, August 13 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 PM

With live organ accompaniment! Special ticket prices apply. In this silent comedy, college boy William Canfield Jr. (Buster Keaton) reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town. Though he’s flummoxed by Willie’s citified appearance, the elder Canfield seems to have found an ally to help him compete with fellow riverboat owner John James King (Tom McGuire). Willie finds himself falling for King’s daughter, Mary (Marion Byron), b

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Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

Plays Thursday, August 17 at 9:30 PM

College student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns home after his father has a stroke. When he discovers a severed ear in an abandoned field, Beaumont teams up with detective’s daughter Sandy Williams (Laura Dern) to solve the mystery. They believe beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) may be connected with the case, and Beaumont finds himself becoming drawn into her dark, twisted world, where he encounters sexually depraved psychopath Frank Booth (Dennis Hopp

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Step

Step

Winner of the Cinetopia 2017 Audience Award for Best Documentary! The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women aspires to send every single one of its students to college, despite whatever obstacles stand in their way. Step follows three BLSYW students and step dance team members as they enter their senior year, tackle college applications, and nurture their collective love of art. These “Lethal Ladies” have a constant support team by their side to help them navigate the tricky relationship between growing up and the dreams of youth.

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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Plays Sunday, August 20 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00 PM

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilt

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Wild At Heart

Wild At Heart

Plays Thursday, August 24 at 9:30 PM

After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune (Laura Dern). Lula’s mother, Marietta (Diane Ladd), desperate to keep them apart, hires a hit man to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru (Willem Dafoe), an old buddy who’s also out to get Sailor, try to rob a store. When Sailor lands in jail yet again, the young lovers appear further than ever from the shared life they covet.read more

Sing-A-Long Little Mermaid

Sing-A-Long Little Mermaid

Plays Sunday, August 27 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, August 29 at 7:00 PM

With on-screen lyrics, interactive props, goody bags, and more! Special ticket prices apply. Find your voice as you sing along with Ariel, Sebastian, Ursula, and the rest during a fun-filled screening of the classic Disney musical about a mermaid princess who makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to find life (and love) on land.

Sponsored by Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea on Liberty

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Patti Cake$

Patti Cake$

Official Cinetopia 2017 Selection! Down in her mother’s basement, Patricia Dombrowski (DANIELLE MACDONALD), a.k.a. “Killa P” and “Patti Cake$,” dreams of escaping dirty New Jersey on the coattails of her rhymes. Stuck working in a hole-in-the-wall bar, under the weight of her beloved Nana’s medical bills and her alcoholic mother’s struggles, Patti finds solace and purpose in her music. Unable to find a producer with “fire beats,” Patti and her best friend Jheri (SIDDARTH DHANANJAY) join forces with goth-metal musician Baste

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Lost Highway

Lost Highway

Plays Thursday, August 31 at 9:30 PM

From this inventory of imagery, Lynch fashions two separate but intersecting stories, one about a jazz musician (Bill Pullman), tortured by the notion that his wife is having an affair, who suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. The other is a young mechanic (Balthazar Getty) drawn into a web of deceit by a temptress who is cheating on her gangster boyfriend. These two tales are linked by the fact that the women in both are played by the same actress (Patricia Arquette).

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Children of Men

Children of Men

Plays Sunday, September 3 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 PM

When infertility threatens mankind with extinction and the last child born has perished, a disillusioned bureaucrat (Clive Owen) becomes the unlikely champion in the fight for the survival of Earth’s population; He must face down his own demons and protect the planet’s last remaining hope from danger.

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Psycho

Psycho

Plays Monday, September 4 at 7:00 PM

Welcome back, students! This film is FREE with a valid student ID! Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in tax

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Suspiria

Suspiria

The recently discovered complete 35mm print of Suspira comes to the Michigan Theater for one day only! A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.
Presented in Italian with English subtitles.

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May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

September 12 at 7:00 PM.

Special 1-night screening of Avett brothers film co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bofiglio! A portrait of the acclaimed band, the Avett Brothers, as they create their hit album ‘True Sadness.’

Filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, the film charts the band’s decade-and-a-half rise while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin.

With the recording process as a backdrop, the film intimately depicts a lifelo

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Residents – World Premiere Screening

Residents – World Premiere Screening

Saturday, September 23 at 2:30 PM.

Set To Rise Productions and InMotion Studios present the world premiere screening of “Residents.” Beauty and tragedy intertwine in this story about a brother and sister in search of peace, and more importantly, each other. Produced by award-winning filmmakers Steven Weed and Andrew Williams, and shot entirely in Southeast Michigan.

All tickets $10.

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