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The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

Now Playing at the State.

NOMINATED FOR FOUR ACADEMY AWARDS, including Best Actor (EDDIE REDMAYNE) and Best Supporting Actress (ALICIA VIKANDER).

Director TOM HOOPER (The King’s Speech) tells the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe (EDDIE REDMAYNE) and Gerda Wegener (ALICIA VIKANDER). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

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45 Years

45 Years

Opens Friday, February 5 at the Michigan.

Kate Mercer and her husband are excitedly planning a party to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration, a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. As the party nears, there might not be a marriage left to celebrate.

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Anomalisa

Anomalisa

Now Playing at the State.

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST ANIMATED FILM.

Writer/director CHARLIE KAUFMAN’s stop-motion film-based on his eponymous play-tells the story of a man who, crippled by the mundanity of his life, experiences something out of the ordinary.

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The Big Short

The Big Short

Opens Friday, January 29 at the State.

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

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Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

Plays Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Science on Screen Film Series, an intiative by the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Series sponsored by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health.This film presented in partnership with Duo Security and sponsored by Greenhills School.

A post-show panel with Annie Sullivan, Staff Software Engineer at Google, Sally Carson, Product Design Manager at Duo Security and former CEO of Pinocchio (now Filament), and Erika Carls

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2016 Animated Oscar-Nominated Shorts

2016 Animated Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Plays January 29-31, February 2-4 at the Michigan.

See the nominated short films before the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 28th. The Animated selections include: SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM (USA); WORLD OF TOMORROW (USA); BEAR STORY (Chile); WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS (Russia); and PROLOGUE (UK). In addition to the nominated films, the program will also include the following additional films: IF I WAS GOD (Canada); THE SHORT STORY OF A FOX AND A MOUSE (France); THE LONELIEST SPOTLIGHT (USA); and CATCH IT (France). PROLOGUE

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2016 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program 1

2016 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program 1

Plays Sunday, January 31 and February 1 & 3 at the Michigan.

See the nominated short films before the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 28th. Documentary Program 1 selections include: BODY TEAM 12 (Liberia); A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS (Pakistan); and LAST DAY OF FREEDOM (USA).

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Black Jack (Burakku Jakku)

Black Jack (Burakku Jakku)

Plays Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by University of Michigan professor Micah Auerback.

Black Jack may not have a medical license, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming the world’s most in-demand surgeon. Gifted with incredible surgical abilities, he operates for anyone who has enough cash. Behind this i

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2016 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program 2

2016 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program 2

Plays Sunday, January 31 and February 1 & 3 at the Michigan.

See the nominated short films before the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 28th. Documentary Program 2 selections include: CHAU, BEYOND THE LINES (USA/Vietnam); and CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH (USA).

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Where To Invade Next

Where To Invade Next

Special early opening on February 11 at the State.

This is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Michael Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already existed in the world – they’re just waiting to be co-opted.

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2016 Live Action Oscar-Nominated Shorts

2016 Live Action Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Plays January 29-31, and February 1, 2, and 4 at the Michigan.

See the nominated short films before the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 28th. The Live Action selections include: AVE MARIA (Palestine/France/Germany); SHOK (Kosovo/UK); EVERYTHING WILL BE OK (Germany/Austria); STUTTERER (UK/Ireland); and DAY ONE (US).

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Lady in the Van

Lady in the Van

Opens Friday, February 12 at the Michigan.

In 1973 London, playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) develops an unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway for the next 15 years.

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Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet

Plays Saturday, February 13 at 11:59 PM at the State. Part of both Late Nights at the State and The Bard: Film Adaptations of the Works of William Shakespeare presented in partnership with The University of Michigan Library. Late Nights are only $8!

Director BAZ LUHRMANN helped adapt this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach while retaining the language from the original. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet

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Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Plays Sunday, February 14 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Sponsored by Opulent Life Realty.

Members: Join us for a special Valentine’s Day chocolate and champagne reception in the foyer before the show, and then see the film on us! RSVP to Amber Duncan at aduncan@michtheater.org.

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an Amer

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Fight Club

Fight Club

Plays Sunday, February 14 at 7:15 PM at the State.

Members: Join us for a special Valentine’s Day chocolate and champagne reception in the Michigan Theater foyer before the show, and then see the film on us! RSVP to Amber Duncan at aduncan@michtheater.org.

An unnamed protagonist (played by Edward Norton), an “everyman” who is discontented with his white-collar job, moves from touring support groups to forming an underground club with a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt)–a club with str

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Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

Plays Monday, February 15 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of The Bard: Film Adaptations of the Works of William Shakespeare Series presented in partnership with The University of Michigan Library.

Featuring a special pre-show presentation by Markus Nornes from University of Michigan Screen Arts and Culture.

Director AKIRA KUROSAWA’s resetting of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films. Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu (TOSHIRO MIFUN

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Bunny Drop (Usagi Doroppu)

Bunny Drop (Usagi Doroppu)

Plays Wednesday, Ferbuary 17 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by Yuki Nakayama from University of Michigan’s Screen Arts and Culture.

Celebrated Japanese actor turned writer/director SABU delivers this live action drama, based on the manga of the same name by Yumi Unita. Daikichi (played by Japanese Academy Award-Winner Matsuyama K

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TUGG: Bikes vs Cars

TUGG: Bikes vs Cars

Plays Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan.

Promoted by Fraser Bicycle. TUGG screenings require a certain number of RSVPs in order to be confirmed. If that threshold is not met, the screening will be cancelled.

“Bikes vs Cars” depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gai

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Son of Saul in 35mm

Son of Saul in 35mm

Opens Feburary 19 at the Michigan. Presented in 35 mm.

During World War II, a Jewish worker (Géza Röhrig) at the Auschwitz concentration camp tries to find a rabbi to give a child a proper burial.

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Born Free

Born Free

Plays Sunday, February 21 at 1:30 PM at the State. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series. Free for kids 12 and under!

At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson (BILL TRAVERS) and his wife, Joy (VIRGINIA MCKENNA), care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. The screenplay, written by blacklisted Hollywood writer LESTER COLE (under the pseudonym “Gerald L.C. Copley”) w

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Hamlet

Hamlet

Plays Monday, February 22 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of The Bard: Film Adaptations of the Works of William Shakespeare Series presented in partnership with The University of Michigan Library.

Featuring a special pre-show presentation by Doug Trevor from University of Michigan Department of English Language and Literature.

Director and star KENNETH BRANAGH cemented his position as the modern king of Shakespeare with this film, his third Shakespeare adaptation in seven years (and fourth Shakespearean performance on

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In Jackson Heights

In Jackson Heights

Plays February 23 & 24 at the State.

Jackson Heights, Queens is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the US where 167 languages are spoken. IN JACKSON HEIGHTS explores the conflict between maintaining ties to old traditions and adapting to American values.

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Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Plays Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

In this installation of MASASHI KISHIMOTO‘s expansive anime series, it has been long since the end of the Shinobi War and Naruto Uzumaki is now the Seventh Hokage of Konohagakure. His son, Boruto, is raised in the Hidden Leaf Village. Having heard stories of his father’s heroic efforts before him, he goes on a ques

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Fly Fishing Film Tour

Fly Fishing Film Tour

Friday, February 26 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan.

Tickets available at flyfilmtour.ticketfly.com/event/1034919 (click on the button below to purchase).

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, the Fly Fishing Film Tour is a one of a kind experience. 2016 marks The F3T’s 10th lap around North America and this year’s lineup of films is without question the best the Tour has ever presented; the notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will lead you on an adventure aro

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Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along

Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along

Plays Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 at 11:30 AM at the Michigan.

Join us for two showings of the #1 Animated Film of All Time and sing-along with Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf. With on-screen lyrics, goody bags filled with interactive props, and more!

Special ticket prices apply.

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The Rugrats Movie

The Rugrats Movie

Plays Saturday, February 27 at 11:59 PM at the State. Late Nights are only $8!

This animated comedy finds Tommy Pickles (E.G. Daily) trying to return his baby brother to the hospital after being warned by his mean-spirited friend, Angelica (Cheryl Case), that once his new sibling is born his parents won’t care about him. But, soon after they embark on the mission, Tommy and his friends lose their way in the woods and get into trouble with a pack of wild monkeys who have escaped from the circus. The kids begin to think t

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Henry V

Henry V

Plays Monday, February 29 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of The Bard: Film Adaptations of the Works of William Shakespeare Series presented in partnership with The University of Michigan Library.

Featuring a special pre-show presentation by Juli McLoone from University of Michigan Screen Arts and Culture.

In his first film adaptation of a Shakespeare play, LAURENCE OLIVIER set the stage for adaptations of Shakespeare for years to come. In this adaptation, Olivier directed and starred as young King Henry V of Englan

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Attack on Titan (Shingeki No Kyojin)

Attack on Titan (Shingeki No Kyojin)

Plays Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by Nick Yribar from Vault of Midnight.

BOTH PT. 1 and PT.2 PLAYED TOGETHER IN ONE PRESENTATION!

The live-action CGI explosion that is this rendition of artist HAJIME ISAYAMA’s manga is a look at the world 2000 years from now, where “TITANS” rule the land and

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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Plays Monday, March 7 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of The Bard: Film Adaptations of the Works of William Shakespeare Series presented in partnership with The University of Michigan Library.

Featuring a special pre-show presentation by Phil Hallman from University of Michigan Screen Arts and Culture.

Italian director FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI is best known for his two Shakespearean adaptations, and while Romeo and Juliet has gone on to have a considerable cinematic life, his version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW remains the be

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Battle Royale (Batoru Rowalaru)

Battle Royale (Batoru Rowalaru)

Plays Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by University of Michigan professor Markus Nornes.

The illustrious director Kinji Fukasaku offers an unflinching live-action adaptation of KOUSHUN TAKAMI‘s equally gripping, ground-breaking manga that looks into the near future, one where the Japanese government captures a class

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Plays Saturday, March 12 at 1:30 PM at the State. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation. Free for kids 12 and under! Also Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by University of Michigan professor Jonathan Zwicker.

In iconic animation auteur HAYAO MIYAZAKI’s Studio Ghibli masterpiece, one that brought his original manga to feature f

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Korean Cinema NOW: Thread of Lies

Korean Cinema NOW: Thread of Lies

Plays Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 PM at the Michigan.Free and open to the public! read more

Macbeth (1948)

Macbeth (1948)

Plays Monday, March 14 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of The Bard: Film Adaptations of the Works of William Shakespeare Series presented in partnership with The University of Michigan Library.

Featuring a special pre-show presentation by Vince Longo from University of Michigan Screen Arts and Culture.

In the tradition started by Laurence Olivier with Henry V four years earlier, ORSON WELLES is both director and lead actor in this retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Macbeth, a medieval Scottish general,

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Metropolis (Metoroporisu)

Metropolis (Metoroporisu)

Plays Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

OSAMU TEZUKA‘s manga makes an encore appearance in the CineManga Film Series with this anime adaptation-only loosely inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 film of the same name-from acclaimed director RINTARO, where a boy and his uncle uncover what truly makes someone human through the discovery of a robot girl named Tima. read more

The Room

The Room

Plays Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at 11:59 PM at the State. Part of Late Nights at the State–tickets are only $8!

In this cult classic, Johnny (writer-director TOMMY WISEAU) is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa (JULIETTE DANIELLE). One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny’s best friend, Mark (GREG SESTERO). From there, nothing will be the same again.

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J.C. Abbey, Ghana’s Puppeteer

J.C. Abbey, Ghana’s Puppeteer

Mixing the styles of historical documentary and contemporary music video, the film chronicles Ghana’s music since independence in 1957 with marionettes performing ethnic songs, dances and stories, as well as the sounds of highlife, Afro-jazz, Afro-rock, reggae, and contemporary hiplife. The film’s director, Steven Feld, will take part in a post-screening discussion. Free and open to the public.

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Plays Monday, March 21 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of The Bard: Film Adaptations of the Works of William Shakespeare Series presented in Partnership with The University of Michigan Library.

Featuring a special pre-show presentation by Pablo Alvarez from University of Michigan Screen Arts and Culture.

Brutus (JAMES MASON) is convinced by a scheming band of Roman senators, led by Caius Cassius (SIR JOHN GIELGUD), that his dear friend Julius Caesar (LOUIS CALHERN) intends to dissolve the republic and install himself

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Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

Plays Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Science on Screen Film Series, an initiative by the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Series sponsored by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health.

Dr. David Rosner, professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, will lead a post film discussion of issues of industrial pollution and toxicity. Dr. Rosner is an author of many books on occupational disease, epidemics and public health, including Le

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Tekkonkinkreet (Tekkon Kinkurîto)

Tekkonkinkreet (Tekkon Kinkurîto)

Plays Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by University of Michigan professor Markus Nornes.

TAIYÔ MATSUMOTO ‘s offering of manga results in one of the most visually stunning anime under the directorial eye of Michael Arias (THE ANIMATRIX, PRINCESS MONONOKE). Street boys Black and White struggle together to survive

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Korean Cinema NOW: My Love, Don’t Cross That River

Korean Cinema NOW: My Love, Don’t Cross That River

Plays Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 PM at the Michigan.Free and open to the public! read more

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Plays Monday, March 28 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of The Bard: Film Adaptations of William Shakespeare Series presented in partnership with The University of Michigan Library.

RALPH FIENNES’ directorial debut finds him following in the footsteps of Olivier, Welles, and Branagh by both helming and starring in this adaptation of the play T.S. Eliot called Shakespeare’s “greatest tragic achievement.” Set in a modern, alternate version of Rome, this is the story of Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus (Fiennes), an arrogan

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Thermae Romae (Terumae Romae)

Thermae Romae (Terumae Romae)

Plays Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by University of Michigan professor Micah Auerback.

Ancient Rome is interpreted through the unique literary lens of MARI YAMAZAKI, whose manga inspired this live action adaptation from Hideki Takeuchi. The architect Lucius (Japanese Academy Award-Winner for Best Actor Hiroshi Abe

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Korean Cinema NOW: Cart

Korean Cinema NOW: Cart

Plays Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 PM at the Michigan.Free and open to the public!

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Akira

Akira

Plays Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by Professors Jackson and Nornes, with Christian Silbereis from Vault of Midnight.

KATSUHIRO ÔTOMO-as both writer and director-brings his epic manga to the world of anime in this now classic benchmark of Manga-to-film offerings. A secret military project called “Akira” enda

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Korean Cinema NOW: Ode to My Father

Korean Cinema NOW: Ode to My Father

Plays Saturday, April 9 at 2:00 PM at the Michigan.Free and open to the public!

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Plays Saturday, April 9 at 11:59 PM at the State. Late Nights are only $8!

For Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson), nothing is the same after she meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland). Merrick tells the teen that he’s been sent to train her to fight vampires, and he proves himself by displaying his supernatural powers. Buffy is a quick study, and soon takes fellow student Oliver Pike (Luke Perry) under her wing, repeatedly saving him from fierce bloodsuckers. But, when a very dangerous vampire (Rutger Hauer) gets

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Ignite your passion for the outdoors, adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories and inspire your next adventure.

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Space Battleship Yamato

Space Battleship Yamato

Plays Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by University of Michigan professor Jonathan Zwicker.

Based on the manga from Leiji Matsumoto, which also inspired the classic anime television series-known as Star Blazers in the U.S.-the CGI-laden live action adaptation from acclaimed director Takashi Yamazaki takes it

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Paprika (Papurika)

Paprika (Papurika)

Plays Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by University of Michigan professor Micah Auerback.

Celebrated manga artist Satoshi Kon offered this award-winning selection as one of his last directorial feature film offerings before his untimely death in 2010. When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients’

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Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

Plays Saturday, April 23 at 11:59 PM at the State. Late Nights are only $8!

A dark-haired woman (Laura Elena Harring) is left amnesiac after a car crash. She wanders the streets of Los Angeles in a daze before taking refuge in an apartment. There she is discovered by Betty (Naomi Watts), a wholesome Midwestern blonde who has come to the City of Angels seeking fame as an actress. Together, the two attempt to solve the mystery of Rita’s true identity. The story is set in a dream-like Los Angeles, spoilt neither by traffic

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Three Stooges Shorts

Three Stooges Shorts

Plays Sunday, April 24 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series Presented by The Benard L Maas Foundation. FREE for Kids 12 and under!

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the mid–20th century, best known for their slapsticky short films, six of which are presented here: POP GOES THE EASEL (18 min), A PLUMBING WE WILL GO (18 min), WOMAN HATERS (19 min), GRIPS, GRUNTS AND GROANS (19 min), MEN IN BLACK (18 min), and THREE LITTLE PIGSKINS (18 min).

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Tokyo Tribe

Tokyo Tribe

Plays Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

SERIES FINALE!

Featuring a special pre-show primer by University of Michigan professor Markus Nornes.

Shion Sono uses his deft hand as a poet, writer and director to bring this manga from Santa Inoue so richly to the screen. Flagged as “the world’s first battle rap musical,” this live action

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