FILMS

The Favourite

The Favourite

Nominated for 10 Oscars®, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress!

Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under he

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Cold War

Cold War

Opens Friday, February 8 at the State! Sneak Preview Thursday!

Nominated for 3 Oscars® including Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography!
Written and directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida, My Summer of Love) comes a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s

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Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

Stars Golden Globe® Nominee for Best Actor John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan. Laurel and Hardy – the world’s greatest comedy team – face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious part

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Green Book

Green Book

Nominated for 5 Oscars®, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor!

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-

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Tito and the Birds

Tito and the Birds

Opens Friday, February 15 at the State!

Tito, a shy 10-year-old boy, lives in a world on the brink of pandemic. Fear is crippling people, making them sick and transforming them. Tito realizes, based on his father’s past research, that there may be a way to utilize the local pigeon population and their songs to create a cure for the disease. His father was forced to leave when Tito was only six and the struggle to find a cure becomes linked with the search to find his father again, along with his own identity. Part action

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Shoplifters

Shoplifters

Oscar® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film! After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

Nominated for 3 Oscars®, including Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay!

Directed by Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the Black family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fia

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2019 Oscar® Shorts: Animation

2019 Oscar® Shorts: Animation

Opens Friday, February 8 at the Michigan!

Animation Nominees:
Bao – Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes
Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes
Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes
Weekends – Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes
One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes

PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:
Wishing Box – 6 minu

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On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

Celebrate Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court! The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) as she teams with her husband Marty (Armie Hammer) to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. Also stars Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates and Sam Waterston.

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Vice

Vice

Nominated for 8 Oscars®, including Best Picture and Best Actor!

Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Adam Mckay (The Big Short), Vice explores the epic story about how Dick Cheney, a bureaucratic Washington insider, quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today. Stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Amy Adams, Steve Carrell, and Sam Rockwell.

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Roma

Roma

Nominated for 10 Oscars®, including Best Picture and Best Actress!

Winner of The Golden Lion at The Venice International Film Festival! From Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men) – Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of dome

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Capernaum

Capernaum

Opens Friday, February 22 at the Michigan!

Oscar® nominted for Best Foreign and Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival! Nadine Labaki‘s Capernaum (Chaos) follows the journey of Zain, a gutsy, streetwise 12-year-old boy, as he flees his negligent parents and survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. Along the way, he takes care of Ethiopian refugee and her baby son, ends up being jailed for a crime, and, ultimately, seeks justice in a courtroom against his parents for

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Free Solo

Free Solo

Oscar® Nominated for Best Documentary!

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… without a

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Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

One night only! Friday, February 22 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Presented in partnership with The Ark.

Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wai

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Lords of Chaos

Lords of Chaos

Legendary music video director (and founding member of influential early black metal band Bathory) Jonas Åkerlund’s take on the insular, troubled metal scene in Norway plays out as essentially a deep black comedy shot through with startling, visceral moments of violence. Inspired by the cult book of the same name, Lords of Chaos follows the birth and inevitable death of Mayhem – one of the original purveyors of True Norwegian Black Metal in the early 1990s.

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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Plays Friday, February 22 at 9:30 PM at the State! Part of Late-Nights at the State

Audiences are encouraged to quote-along and interact with the film! “Inconceivable!” A storybook stableboy turns pirate (Cary Elwes) and rescues his beloved (Robin Wright), who is about to marry a dreadful prince. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” which earned its own loyal audience.

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Spaceballs

Spaceballs

Plays Saturday, February 23 at 11:59 PM at the State! Part of Late-Nights at the State

Audiences are encouraged to quote-along and interact with the film! “May the schwartz be with you!” In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called “Perri-Air.” In desperation, Spaceball’s leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moran

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Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

With live organ accompaniment!

In the Wild West days of early filmmaking—before Hollywood hardened into an assembly-line behemoth and boys’ club – talented women worked regularly as writers, producers, and directors, instrumental in shaping the very language of cinema as we know it. Nevertheless, figures like Alice Guy Blaché and Lois Weber are known today primarily by aficionados, and artists like Nell Shipman, Grace Cunard, and Marion E. Wong remain woefully obscure. Bringing together dozens of

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Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Plays Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the “Icons of Anime Film Series

Cocky Spike Spiegel and the crew of his spaceship, Bebop, an intrepid band of bounty hunters, land on Mars in the year 2071 chasing an enormous cash reward. The four-person team, also including looming cyborg Jet Black, fearless Faye Valentine and tech expert Edward, are in search of ex-military officer Vincent. The former hero has become a biological terrorist with an a

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Greta

Greta

Opens Friday, March 1 at the State!

Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) finds a handbag on the New York subway and doesn’t think twice about returning it to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends, but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discover

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Never Look Away

Never Look Away

Opens Friday, March 1 at the Michigan!

Nominated for 2 Oscars® including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography! Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, Never Look Away tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What n

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Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019

Friday, March 1 at 7:00 PM.

The 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour is headed to Ann Arbor!

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The Last Resort

The Last Resort

Plays Sunday, March 3 & Monday, March 4 at the Michigan!

Viewers embark on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of yesterday thru the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. With camera in hand, they embarked upon an ambitious 10-year project to document the aging population living in the sunburned paradise of 1970’s Miami Beach and into the changing, turbulent 1980’s. Working in different styles and approaches they captured the end of an era through engrossing black and white image

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Cleo from 5 to 7

Cleo from 5 to 7

Plays Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 PM at the State! Part of the Women Filmmakers Series

From Director Agnès Varda, a selfish pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours to wait until the results of her biopsy come back. After an ominous tarot card reading, she visits her friends, all of whom fail to give her the emotional support she needs. Wandering around Paris, she finally finds comfort talking with a soldier in a park. On leave from the Algerian War,

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Life and Nothing More

Life and Nothing More

Plays Thursday, March 7 at the Michigan!

In his remarkable second feature, Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza follows-up his debut drama Here and There (Aquí y allá) with another sensitive portrait of a struggling family. Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina is raising her two children in northern Florida. When her 14-year-old son Andrew has another brush with the law, she worries he’ll wind up in prison like his father. Méndez Esparza employs documentary-style realism i

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Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brie Larson stars as Danvers, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

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Climax

Climax

Opens Friday, March 8 at the State!

From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night. In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. The troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they’ve been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LS

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Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Opens Friday, March 8 at the Michigan!

This film follows Laura (Penelope Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town outside of Madrid, Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.Also stars Javier Bardem.

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CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

Plays Sunday, March 10 at 4 PM at the Michigan!


Each year, CatVideoFest curates a compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. What better way for us humans t

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A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

Plays Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 PM at the State! Part of the Women Filmmakers Film Series

As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and

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Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Plays Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Icons of Anime Film Series.

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborg

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Ruben Brandt, Collector

Ruben Brandt, Collector

Opens Friday, March 15 at the State!

Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world’s renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompanied by his four patients, he and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success: the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, the Museum of Modern Art. “The Collector” quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the wo

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The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest

Opens Friday, March 15 at the Michigan!

This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay (Dev Patel) is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding – armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the bor

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After My Death

After My Death

Sat Mar 16 at 1pm at the Michigan. Part of the KOREAN CINEMA NOW Film Series presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Free and open to the public!
A female high school student (Jeon So-Nee) goes missing. Her body or any evidence of her disappearance cannot be found, but the girl is suspected of having jumped off a bridge to her death. One of her classmates, Young-Hee (Jeon Yeo-Bin) learns she was the last person to see her alive. The missing girl’s mother (Seo Young-Hwa) quickly throws accusations at Young-Hee. Soon, Young-

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Fruitless Tree

Fruitless Tree

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

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The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

Plays Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 PM at the State! Part of the Women Filmmakers Series

From Director Kathryn Bigelow, following the death of their well-respected Staff Sergeant in Iraq, Sergeant JT Stanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) find their Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit saddled with a very different team leader. Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner) is an inveterate risk-taker who seems to thrive

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Plays Wednesday, March 20 at 7 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Icons of Anime Film Series

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. In this anime feature, 13-year-old Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village’s tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community. But when the insecure young witch begins questioning herself and loses he

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Us

Us

Opens Friday, March 22 at the State!

A new nightmare from the mind of Oscar®-winner Jordan Peele (Get Out). Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons di

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Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell

Opens Friday, March 22 at the Michigan!

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

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The Russian Five

The Russian Five

Plays Saturday, March 23 to Monday, March 25 at the Michigan!

This is the dramatic story of the five Russian hockey stars who helped propel the Detroit Red Wings to two Stanley Cup championships and created one of the most memorable chapters in Motor City sports history. The film gives the behind-the-scenes story of the Red Wings’ strategy in luring the five Russian players, including the under-cover-of-night defections of Fedorov and Vladimir Konstantinov. It also provides new insight into many key moments in Wings’ histor

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I Can Speak

I Can Speak

Sat Mar 23 at 1pm at the Michigan. Part of the KOREAN CINEMA NOW Film Series presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Free and open to the public!
Civil Servant Park Min-Jae (Lee Je-Hoon) gets transferred to a new district in Seoul. He is a young man of principle and diligent at his job. At his new ward office, Park Min-Jae gets inundated with civil complaints by grumpy, elderly resident Na Ok-Boom (Na Moon-Hee). He tries to appease her as best as he can. Meanwhile, Na Ok-Boom practices English when she’s not working at her

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The Greatest Showman, Sing-Along

The Greatest Showman, Sing-Along

Plays Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan!

Join us for a special sing-along screening with onscreen lyrics!

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum and with music composed by Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, who also graduated from U of M! The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Sing

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The Mustang

The Mustang

Opens Friday, March 29 at the State!

Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity

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Notre étrangère/The Place in Between

Notre étrangère/The Place in Between

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

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Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers

Plays Wednesday, April 3 at 7 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Icons of Anime Film Series

Directed by Satoshi Kon. Middle-aged alcoholic Gin, teenage runaway Miyuki (Candice Moore) and former drag queen Hana are a trio of homeless people surviving as a makeshift family on the streets of Tokyo. While rummaging in the trash for food on Christmas Eve, they stumble upon an abandoned newborn baby in a trash bin. With only a handful of clues to the baby’s identity, the three misfits search the streets

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tuesday, April 9, at 7 PM.

In 1986, The Banff Mountain Film Festival began an outreach program to bring the festival to other communities. Banff’s Festival organizers wanted to share the efforts and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers with a larger audience. Like the first festival in Banff, the tour began small: three cities across Canada. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings mountain films to thousands of people who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies.

Ignite your passion for t

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The Spy Gone North

The Spy Gone North

Sat Apr 13 at 1pm at the Michigan. Part of the KOREAN CINEMA NOW Film Series presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Free and open to the public!
In 1993, reports emerge that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons. Former South Korean military officer Park Suk-Young (Hwang Jung-Min) is recruited by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to infiltrate the highest ranks in North Korea and learn about their program. He is given the code name “Black Venus.” Besides Park Suk-Young, only the South Korean President and

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Andy Irons: Kissed By God

Andy Irons: Kissed By God

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan.

Part of the Science on Screen Program, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre presented with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Arbor Research Collaborative for Health.

Three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons quietly battled bipolar disorder and opioid addiction throughout his life – demons that millions of others combat daily. His previously untold story tears down myths associated with the diseases.

The film will

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