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A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

Opens Friday, April 29 at the Michigan.

Based on the 2012 novel by Dave Eggers, this tells the story of a beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) who help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who’s trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.

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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

Now Playing at the State.

Helen Mirren stars as Colonel Katherine Powell a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Powell sees her mission escalate when a young girl enters the “kill zone,” triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of U.S. and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern war.

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Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

Opens Friday, April 22 at the State.

On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ’n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

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Green Room

Green Room

Opens Friday, April 29 at the State.

Green Room is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band.

Intense, emotional, and ingeniously twisted, Green Room is genre filmmaking at its best and most original. Saulnier continues to build his reputation as one of the most exciting and distinctive directors working today, with a movie that’s completely different from his previous, highly acclaimed Blue

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Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead

Moves Friday, May 6 to the State.

Don Cheadle stars in and directs this free-form investigation of trumpeter Miles Davis’ turbulent personal and professional life, shown through the course of an interview with reporter Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor).

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Marguerite

Marguerite

Plays May 7-10 at the Michigan.

Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman in 1920s Paris, a lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her firends, although she’s not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience. Winner of four Cesar awards, including Best Actress.

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City of Gold

City of Gold

Plays May 7-12 at the Michigan.

In this ricly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.

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Francofonia

Francofonia

Plays May 7-9 & 12 at the Michigan.

Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned Louvre museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture, and power.

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April and the Extraordinary World

April and the Extraordinary World

Plays May 10-11 at the Michigan.

Accompanied by her talking cat (Philippe Katerine), a teen (Marion Cotillard) embarks on a quest to find her missing parents in 1941 Paris.

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Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent

Plays May 13, 17, 18, and 19 to the Michigan.

An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this film examines the relationship between a young shaman in the Colombian Amazon and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search for a sacred healing plant.

Presented in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan, and Latin.

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Sing Street

Sing Street

Opens Friday, May 13 at the State.

Irish writer-director John Carney (Once, Begin Again) brings us Sing Street, taking an autobiographical turn with a fictionalized version of his teen years in depressed mid-1980s Dublin, as 14-year-old Conor (appealing newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) forms a rock-and-roll bacnd to win the heart of an aspiring model. Also stars Aidan Gillan and Maria Doyle Kennedy (The Commitments).

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Opens May 13 at the Michigan.

Based on the book by Robert Kanigel about one of the greatest minds of his generation, The Man Who Knew Infinity charts the incredible life of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel), whose genius for mathematics takes him from the slums of India to Trinity College, Cambridge University in the early 20th-century. Spurred on by his mentor G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), Ramanujan overcomes racism and the rigidity of academia to revolutionize the field with his startlingly original theorems

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Dan Savage’s Hump! Film Festival

Dan Savage’s Hump! Film Festival

Plays Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at the State.

MUST BE 18 TO BE ADMITTED.

The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP! is a celebrat

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Good Burger

Good Burger

Plays Saturday, May 14 at 11:59 PM at the State. Late Nights are only $8!

Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the “Top Dog” in the fast food industry.

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Samuel Beckett’s FILM & NOTFILM

Samuel Beckett’s FILM & NOTFILM

Plays May 17, 18, & 19 at the Michigan.

The short FILM will screen following the documentary NOTFILM.

In 1964 author Samuel Beckett set out on one of the strangest ventures in cinematic history: his embattled collaboration with silent era genius Buster Keaton on the production of a short, titleless avant-garde film (referred to as FILM). The film they made along with director Alan Schneider, renegade publisher Barney Rosset, and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman, has been the subject of praise, condemn

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FORCE TOUCH World Premiere

FORCE TOUCH World Premiere

Arbor Day Pictures, Neutral Zone and Sunday Afternoon Pictures invites you to a short film screening of “Robin,” “Water Weight,” and the world premiere of “Force Touch,” directed by Rik Cordero, followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. “Force Touch” was made in association with Neutral Zone Teens and provided them first hand experience with independent filmmaking. $1 of each ticket sold will be donated to Neutral Zone.

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The Meddler

The Meddler

Opens Friday, May 20 at the Michigan.

After the death of her husband, a woman (Susan Sarandon) moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne).

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Letter to Anita

Letter to Anita

Letter to Anita documents the effects of Anita Bryant’s 1970s anti-gay campaign on the life of former University of Michigan Spectrum Center Director, Ronni Sanlo. Dr. Sanlo, honorary event chair and former Ann Arbor mayor Ingirid Sheldon, local LGBTQ activist Jim Toy, and George Bedard & the Kingpins will join us in examining how yesterday’s discrimination has shaped today’s LGBTQ older adults.

Doors open at 6:15 with a performance by George Bedard and the Kingpins.

VIP reception tickets available.

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A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash

Opens Friday, May 27 at the Michigan.

Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. It’s a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock & roll, under the Mediterranean sun.

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The Lobster

The Lobster

Opens Friday, May 27 at the State.

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. Stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, and John C. Reilly.

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Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship

Opens Friday, May 27 at the Michigan.

In this film based on Jane Austen’s novella “Lady Susan,” beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James M

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Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

Plays Saturday, May 28 at 11:59 PM at the State. Late Nights are only $8!

Two wealthy step-siblings (Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Philippe) of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to de-flower the new headmaster’s daughter (Reese Witherspoon) before the start of term.

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