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The Overnight

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on The Overnight

The Overnight

Opens July 3 at the Michigan. In an attempt to acclimate to Los Angeles, a young couple spends an increasingly bizarre evening with the parents of their son’s new friend. With Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling and Jason Schwartzman. Comedy. 79 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Opens June 25 at the State. Winner of both the Grand Jury and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival! Greg Gaines is an awkward, self-deprecating high school student determined to coast through his senior year as anonymously as possible. Avoiding social interactions like the plague, Greg spends most of his time remaking wacky versions of classic movies with his only friend, Earl. Greg’s well-meaning mother intervenes, forcing him to befriend Rachel, a classmate who’s been diagnosed with leukemia. Against his better...

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Love and Mercy

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Love and Mercy

Love and Mercy

Returns Friday, July 3 to the State. Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Stars John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti. (C) Roadside Attractions Biography/Drama. 121 minutes. Rated PG-13.    Share...

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Dope

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Dope

Dope

Now Playing at the State. A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Comedy/Drama. 103 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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A Little Chaos

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos

Opens Friday, June 26 at the Michigan. A romantic drama following Sabine, a talented landscape designer, who is building a garden at Versailles for King Louis XIV. Sabine struggles with class barriers as she becomes romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist. Directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet.  (C) Focus World Drama/Romance. 117 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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I’ll See You In My Dreams

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on I’ll See You In My Dreams

I’ll See You In My Dreams

Now Playing at the Michigan. In this heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends, Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man, pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter. Also stars Rhea Perlman, Jane Squibb, Malin Akerman and more. Comedy/Drama,92 minutes, Rated PG-13. Share...

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The Great Escape

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Plays July 4 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Originally released on the Fourth of July in 1963, THE GREAT ESCAPE is based on a true story of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. The prisoners, led by Richard Attenborough, as the British soldier who masterminds the plan, develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels....

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The Producers (1968)

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Producers (1968)

The Producers (1968)

Plays Sunday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 7 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. Theatrical producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) was once the toast of Broadway. Now he lives in his seedy office, cadging cash contributions from wealthy old ladies in exchange for sexual favors. Even worse, he’s reduced to wearing a cardboard belt. Max’s new accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder),...

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About Elly

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on About Elly

About Elly

Plays July 6, 8 & 9 at the Michigan. From the Oscar-winning writer/director of A Separation comes a gripping mystery that follows the disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during her holiday retreat in the north of Iran. Drama/Mystery. 119 minutes. Not rated. Presented with support from and     Share...

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New York Film Critics Series: Boulevard

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on New York Film Critics Series: Boulevard

New York Film Critics Series: Boulevard

Plays July 8 at 7:30 PM. Presented by the New York Film Critics Series. Advance tickets available at ticketweb.com; prices are $22 adults, $20 students, $18 Michigan Theater members (including Gold Card members–no free admission for this event). Includes a live post-film video chat with Rolling Stone‘s Peter Travers, director Dito Montiel, actors Kathy Baker and Roberto Aguire, and writer Doug Soesbe. “We are honored and humbled to be presenting Robin Williams‘ final film. This event will be a historic...

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Amy

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Amy

Amy

Opens July 10 at the Michigan. Special preview screening Thursday, July 9! This documentary follows the life of Amy Winehouse, the soulful voiced singer-songwriter who even in her young passing remains one of the biggest music icons in British history. Documentary. 128 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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The Wolfpack

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on The Wolfpack

The Wolfpack

Opens July 10 at the State. In this offbeat documentary, director Crystal Moselle takes her camera inside the Lower East Side Manhattan apartment of the Angulo family—6 brothers, one sister and their parents—to reveal a real life portrait of an emotionally and physically isolated pack of brothers who have learned about the outside world primarily though the films that they watch. Documentary. 80 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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The Night of the Hunter

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

Plays Sunday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 14 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton‘s only film directing effort. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with “good” represented by a couple of...

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Plays July 13, 15 & 16 at the Michigan. After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and begins an unexpected, quirky journey. Based on the internationally best selling novel by Jonas Jonasson. Adventure/Comedy. 114 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Mr. Holmes

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

Opens July 17 at the Michigan. In this twist on the world’s most famous detective, Ian McKellen stars as the aging former investigator, who must grapple with the diminishing powers of his mind as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. Also stars Laura Linney. Crime/Mystery. 104 minutes. Rated PG. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Easy Rider

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Plays Sunday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 21 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. After scoring cocaine in Mexico, then re-selling it in California, two bikers set off on a cross-country trek to New Orleans. Stars Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, and Dennis Hopper, who also co-wrote and directed. 1969. Drama/Coming-of-Age. 95 minutes. Rated R. Sponsored by Mani Osteria | Isalita   Share...

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When Marnie Was There

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

Plays July 20, 22 & 23 at the Michigan. Said to be Studio Ghibli’s final film before their longest hiatus yet, this typically beautiful anime follows a young girl who is sent from her foster home to spend her summer in a sleepy town by the Hokkaido sea. There, she meets Marnie, a mysterious friend to whom there might be more than meets the eye. Presented in both Japanese with English Subtitles and dubbed in English. Animation/Drama. 103 minutes. Rated PG. Sponsored by   Share...

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Testament of Youth

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

Opens July 24 at the Michigan. A British woman (Alicia Vikander) recalls coming of age during World War I in this powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain. With Kit Harington. Also stars Dominic West, Emily Watson and Hayley Atwell. Biography/Drama/History. 129 minutes. Rated PG-13. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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El Topo

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on El Topo

El Topo

Plays Friday, July 24 at 11:59 PM. Part of Midnights at the State. Midnights are only $8! Please note: This film screens on a Friday. Director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s next film, The Holy Mountain, plays on Saturday, July 25 in the usual Midnights at the State slot. A bizarre, ultra-violent, allegorical Western, El Topo is set in two halves that have widely been compared to the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. In the first half, Alejandro Jodorowsky plays a violent, black-clad gunfighter who, accompanied by his naked son, sets off on...

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The Holy Mountain

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain

Plays Saturday, July 25 at 11:59 PM. Part of Midnights at the State. Midnights are only $8! In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist  (director Alexandro Jodorowsky) leads a Christ figure (Horacio Salinas) and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. 1973. Drama/Art House. 126 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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The General

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The General

The General

Plays Sunday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 28 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. FEATURING LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT BY ANDREW ROGERS! Buster Keaton plays Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). When the opening shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumter, Johnny tries to enlist —...

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Infinitely Polar Bear

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Infinitely Polar Bear

Infinitely Polar Bear

Opens July 31 at the State. After being forced to leave his family for a halfway house after a terrifying bipolar episode, Cameron (Mark Ruffalo) goes to a series of quirky, well-intentioned and sometimes frightening lengths to rebuild his relationship with his two daughters and win back the trust of his wife (Zoe Saldana). Comedy/Drama. 90 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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The Thin Man

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Thin Man

The Thin Man

Plays Sunday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 4 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. Filmed on what MGM considered a B-picture budget and schedule (14 days, which at Universal or Columbia would have been considered extravagant), The Thin Man proved to be “sleeper,” spawning a popular film, radio, and television series. Contrary to popular belief, the title does not refer to...

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Irrational Man

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Irrational Man

Irrational Man

Opens August 7 at the Michigan. In Woody Allen‘s latest film, philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) finds himself in an existential crisis. He discovers a new purpose in life when he enters into a relationship with Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), one of his students. Mystery/Drama. 87 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Plays Sunday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 11 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop it. 1979. 132 minutes. Rated PG. Share...

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Titanic

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on Titanic

Titanic

Plays Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 PM. Part of Midnights at the State. Midnights are only $8!  Please note the earlier start time.  This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line’s $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and...

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Duck Soup

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Duck Soup

Duck Soup

Plays Sunday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 18 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. Arguably the Marx Brothers‘ funniest film, this comedy masterpiece contains several famous scenes, including the hilarious mirror sequence. A wealthy widow offers financial aid to the bankrupt country of Freedonia on condition that Rufus T. Firefly be made leader. But his chaotic, inept regime...

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Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long

Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long

Plays Sunday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 25 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. Special ticket pricing applies for this show. Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins invites audiences of all ages to step in time with Mary, Bert and the gang. For this special engagement, a restored 35mm print of the classic 1964 film has been customized with on-screen lyrics so that audiences can join in the fun...

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Diary of a Teenage Girl

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Diary of a Teenage Girl

Diary of a Teenage Girl

Opens August 28 at the Michigan. In 1970s San Francisco, a precocious 15-year-old (Bel Powley) embarks on an enthusiastic sexual odyssey, beginning with her mother (Kristen Wiig)’s current lover (Alexander Skarsgård). Drama. 102 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Forrest Gump

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Plays Sunday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 1 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. “Stupid is as stupid does,” says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most...

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Spice World

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on Spice World

Spice World

Plays Saturday, September 5 at 11:59 PM. Part of Midnights at the State. Midnights are only $8! Hang on to your knickers, pump up your platforms and fasten your seat belts, because the Spice Girls – Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) and Victoria Adams (now Beckham) (Posh Spice) – are taking center stage in their feature film debut Spice World, a roller coaster ride which will spice up your life and open your eyes very wide! 1997. Comedy/Music. 93...

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Plays Sunday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 8 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. Based on Truman Capote‘s novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older...

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Casablanca

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Casablanca

Casablanca

Monday, September 7 at 7 PM. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Free for students with valid ID!  One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably...

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American Psycho

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on American Psycho

American Psycho

Plays Saturday, September 19 at 11:59 PM. Part of Midnights at the State. Midnights are only $8! In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chloë Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster. 2000. Slasher/Thriller. 102 minutes....

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No Matter Where

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on No Matter Where

No Matter Where

Monday, June 29 at 4 PM at the Michigan. The University of Michigan Medical School Department of Learning Health Sciences presents NO MATTER WHERE at 4 PM.  The documentary film follows patients, health care providers, and advocates and adversaries of the quest to use technology to connect all of health care.  Free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by 8 health organizations across the state of Michigan. For more information visit http://umhealth.me/nmw-aa. Documentary. 76 minutes.  No Matter Where Movie Trailer from Out...

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Plays Sunday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 30 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. In this film, married couple George (Richard Burton) and Martha (Elizabeth Taylor) know just how to push each other’s buttons. Tiring of attacking each other, George and Martha invite newcomers to join in the invective. After an evening of sadistic “fun and games,” the truth about the...

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