Now Playing at the State
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Opens Friday, November 2 at the Michigan!
Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant)
Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal), a housewife and a golf pro, in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when
Boys Erased tells the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.
Opens Friday, November 2 at the Michigan!
Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all — good grades, editor of the school newspaper, actor, artist and athlete. When Nic’s addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his desperate father does whatever he can to save his son and his family. Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with a
Opens in Thursday, October 25 at the State!
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock… the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park… withou
Opens in October at the Michigan!
What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dames Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their cand
Plays Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 PM at the State Part Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema: A Centennial Retrospective
After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast (INGRID BERGMAN) travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva (LIV ULLMANN). The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional night, the pair reopen the wounds of the past. Charlotte gets another sho
Opens Wednesday, November 21 at the Michigan!
When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside difference
Plays Wednesday, November 21 at 6:00pm at the Michigan. Part of the T.Hanksgiving Film Series.
Settling in for some time off in his suburban home, Ray Peterson’s (TOM HANKS) vacation becomes a horror when the Klopeks, a suspiciously odd family, move in down the block. Enlisting the aid of his paranoid buddy, Art (RICK DUCOMMUN), and his militia-man neighbor, Rumsfield (BRUCE DERN), Ray sends his son and wife (CARRIE FISHER) away on a trip while
Plays Wednesday, November 21 at 8:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the T.Hanksgiving Film Series.
After a wish turns 12-year-old Josh Baskin into a 30-year-old man (TOM HANKS), he heads to New York City and gets a low-level job at MacMillen Toy Company. A chance encounter with the owner (ROBERT LOGGIA) of the company leads to a promotion testing new toys. Soon a fellow employee, Susan Lawrence (ELIZABETH PERKINS), takes a romantic interest in Josh. However, t
Plays Thursday, November 22 at 6:00pm at the Michigan. Part of the T.Hanksgiving Film Series.
Starring TOM HANKS and DARYL HANNAH. A young boy saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid, falls in love with her 20 years later when she returns to seek him out. Before he can choose between life on dry land or a deep sea paradise with his dream woman, the lovers are rudely interrupted by the intervention of a scheming scientist.
Plays Thursday, November 22 at 8:30pm at the Michigan. Part of the T.Hanksgiving Film Series.
After the death of his wife, Sam Baldwin (TOM HANKS) moves to Seattle with his son, Jonah (ROSS MALLINGER). When Jonah calls in to a talk-radio program to find a new wife for his father, Sam grudgingly gets on the line to discuss his feelings. Annie Reed (MEG RYAN), a reporter in Baltimore, hears Sam speak and falls for him, even though she is engaged. Unsure where
Plays Friday, November 23 at 11:30 AM at the Michigan.
Enjoy a laugh with friends and family as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and all of the Looney Tunes gang take over the silver screen of the historic main theater. The Michigan Theater will show a selection of Warner Bros. cartoons for all ages and offer the perfect pit-stop during the start of the busy holiday shopping season.
Plays Friday, November 23 at the Michigan. Special Ticket Prices Apply!
With on-screen lyrics, interactive props, and more! Join us for caroling with the Barton organ from 7 – 7:30 PM.
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play war buddies turned entertainers who fall for a pair of sisters (Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen).
Plays Sunday, November 25 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!
TOM HANKS and Director ROBERT ZEMECKIS (“Forrest Gump”; “Cast Away”) reunite for an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Grand Rapids native CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Sunday, November 25, 2018 7:00 PM. Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion.
In this documentary, Marthe Djilo Kamga takes us along as she engages in fruitful conversations with four other Cameroonian female artists who, like her, know exile as well as how necessary it is to transmit to younger generations what they have learned as their multiple identities have evolved and fused. The original score that accompanies the voices of these three generations
Plays Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM- One-night only FREE screening at the Michigan, followed by a live-stream Q&A with Director Ryan Coogler
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as ki
Plays Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00pm at the State Part Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema: A Centennial Retrospective
Famed stage stress Elisabeth Vogler (LIV ULLMANN) suffers a moment of blankness during a performance and the next day lapses into total silence. Advised by her doctor to take time off to recover from what appears to be an emotional breakdown, Elisabeth goes to a beach house on the Baltic Sea with only Anna (BIBI ANDERSSON), a nurse, as company. Over the
Plays Wednesday, November 28 at 8:45pm
Unrated Director’s Cut – One Night Only!
From Director LARS VON TRIER and starring MATT DILLON, BRUNO GANZ, and UMA THURMAN – In five episodes, failed architect and vicious sociopath Jack recounts his elaborately orchestrated murders — each, as he views them, a towering work of art that defines his life’s work as a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest.
Opens in Friday, November 30 at the State!
The last days of Oscar Wilde — and the ghosts that haunted them — are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett‘s directorial debut. Everett gives a career defining performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. As the film travels through Wilde’
Opens Friday, November 30 at the Michigan!
When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future, including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go
Plays Friday, November 30 at 10:00 PM at the Michigan.
A bona fide classic of midnight cinema, Tommy Wiseau’s misguided masterpiece subverts the rules of filmmaking with a boundless enthusiasm that renders such mundanities as acting, screenwriting, and cinematography utterly irrelevant. You will never see a football the same way again.
Plays Saturday, December 1 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!
Louisa May Alcott’s classic is adapted for the screen starring WINONA RYDER, CHRISTIAN BALE, SUSAN SARANDON, KIRSTEN DUNST, CLAIRE DANES, and GABRIEL BYRNE. In post-Civil War America, the March sisters confront growing pains, financial shortages, family tragedies and romantic rivalries. Jo struggles for independence and sometimes clashes with her beloved mother and her sisters Meg, Amy and
Plays Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Free Admission.
The new documentary film Point of No Return explores the first attempt to fly an experimental solar-powered plane around the world, in an attempt to raise awareness about clean and clean energy. This screening is sponsored by the University of Michigan Planet Blue Ambassador Program and is free and open to the University of Michigan Community.
This screening is followed by an audience discussion.
Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with Tiny Lions and the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
CatVideoFest is committed to raising awareness and money for cats in need. Each year, we create a light and playful reel of the best online cat videos, showcasing the hilarious antics we love in our cats (including some animations, music videos, art projects and other media). A percentage of the proceeds from each event go to local animal shelters and/or organizations. 10% of total ticket sales for the Ann Arbor screenin
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Presented by Sun & Snow. Special ticket prices apply.
Loving the pure joy of winter is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all.
Watch as the world’s best skiers and riders cover ground in some o
Plays Friday, December 7 at 9:30pm at the State — Part of Late Nights at the State: Holiday Horrors
A young boy named Pietari and his friend Juuso think a secret mountain drilling project near their home in northern Finland has uncovered the tomb of Santa Claus. However, this a monstrous, evil Santa, much unlike the cheery St. Nick of legend. When Pietari’s father captures a feral old man in his wolf trap, the man may hold the key to why reindeer are being slaughtered a
Plays Saturday, December 8 at 11:59pm at the State — Part of Late Nights at the State: Holiday Horrors
All tickets are $8! Don’t get them wet, don’t expose them to bright light, and don’t feed them after midnight. These are the 3 rules one must abide by when taking care of a ‘mogwai’. But when young Billy if gifted one for the holidays, named Gizmo, he learns that when these rules are broken, Gizmo spawns a gang of gremlins that d
Plays Sunday, December 9 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!
This modern holiday classic comedy stars funnyman WILL FERRELL as Buddy, a human who was raised as an elf and thus struggles to fit in. So when Buddy discovers his true identity, he sets off to New York City to meet and form a relationship with his biological father, a cynical businessman played by JAMES CAAN, with increasingly chaotic results. In the Big City, Buddy learns that the real world is not as magical as the North P
Plays Friday, December 14 at 9:30pm at the State — Part of Late Nights at the State: Holiday Horrors
Nine chilling tales are told which examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (HUGH GRANTLAURA LINNEY), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (ALAN RICKMAN), a married
Plays Sunday, December 16 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!
Director FRANK CAPRA’s classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (JAMES STEWART) who wishes he had never been born. When an angel (HENRY TRAVERS) is sent to Earth to make George’s wish come true, George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Lead
Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 PM. Part of the Science on Screen Film Series, an initiatve of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Sloan Foundation and the Arbor Research Collaborative of Health.
Featuring a post-film panel discussion with experts in the field! See below for more details.
The Twinning Reaction is a feature-length documentary film about a tragically failed human research experiment from the 1960s: a case involving identical twins who were separated in infancy and secretly studied by psyc
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion.
As a married but childless woman, Aicha finds herself in a situation that is totally “out of the ordinary” in her country, Niger, where women are expected to have children. But just like everywhere else in the world today, Niger also experiences problems with infertility. Based on her personal story, Aicha Macky explores the private suffering of women in her situa
Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion.
After the death of her father, Amy, a young mixed-raced woman leaves Paris to go to Bobo in Burkina Faso to find her mother from whom she was separated at eight years old. But only her aunt lives in her childhood home. Amy goes from one family foyer to another, at the same time comforting it is also stifling. Moreover, she encounters a city in which she no longer has