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Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent

Plays Through Thursday, May 26 at the State.

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

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The Meddler

The Meddler

Plays Through Thursday, May 26 at the Michigan; Moves Friday, May 27 to the State.

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

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Sing Street

Sing Street

Plays Through Thursday, May 26 at the State.

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

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Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead

Plays Through Thursday, May 26 at the State.

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

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A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

Plays Through Thursday, May 26 at the State.

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

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Plays Through Thursday, May 26 at the Michigan; Moves Friday, May 27 to the State.

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

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Letter to Anita

Letter to Anita

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

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

VIP reception tickets available.

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Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship

Opens Early on Thursday, May 26 at the Michigan.

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

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A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash

Opens Early on Thursday, May 26 at the Michigan.

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

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The Lobster

The Lobster

Coming Soon to the State.

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

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Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

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

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

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My Golden Days

My Golden Days

Plays June 13-16 at the Michigan.

Director ARNAUD DESPLECHIN won at Cannes for his telling of the story of a middle-aged anthropologist (MATHIEU AMALRIC) who reminisces about his life and the love of his life (newcomer LOU ROY-LECOLLINET), as he prepares to leave Tajikistan.

French, German and Hebrew with English subtitles.

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Maggie’s Plan

Maggie’s Plan

Opens Friday, June 17 at the State.

A vibrant young working-class woman looking to start a family on her own (GRETA GERWIG) becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (ETHAN HAWKE) and his theorist wife (JULIANNE MOORE). Also stars MAYA RUDOLPH and BILL HADER.

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Genius

Genius

Opens Friday, June 17 at the Michigan.

COLIN FIRTH plays famed New York literary editor Max Perkins, who oversaw works by Ernest Hemingway (DOMINIC WEST), F. Scott Fitzgerald (GUY PEARCE), and his most challenging author, Thomas Wolfe (JUDE LAW), in theater director Michael Grandage’s feature debut, nominated for two awards at the Berlin Film Festival. Also stars NICOLE KIDMAN and LAURA LINNEY.

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Dough

Dough

Opens Friday, June 24 at the Michigan.

Curmudgeonly widower Nat (JONATHAN PRYCE) clings to his way of life as a Kosher baker in London’s East End. Understaffed, he reluctantly enlists the help of a young Muslim apprentice, Ayyash (JEROME HOLDER), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash in the dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms.

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