FILMS

Rebel in the Rye

Rebel in the Rye

Opens Friday, September 22

This biopic of legendary author J.D. Salinger (NICHOLAS HOULT) details his relationship with socialite Oona O’Neill (ZOEY DEUTCH), his experiences fighting in World War II, and his writing process for The Catcher in the Rye. Also starring KEVIN SPACEY and SARAH PAULSON and written/directed by DANNY STRONG.

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Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

Opens Friday, September 15

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

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Menashe

Menashe

Opens Friday, September 15

Deep in the heart of New York’s notoriously secretive Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a good-hearted but somewhat hapless grocery store clerk, struggles against tradition to keep custody of his only son after his wife passes away. Presented in Yiddish with English subtitles.

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Residents – World Premiere Screening

Residents – World Premiere Screening

Saturday, September 23 at 2:30 PM.

Set To Rise Productions and InMotion Studios present the world premiere screening of “Residents.” Beauty and tragedy intertwine in this story about a brother and sister in search of peace, and more importantly, each other. Produced by award-winning filmmakers Steven Weed and Andrew Williams, and shot entirely in Southeast Michigan.

All tickets $10.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Plays September 24 — FREE for kids 12 & under! Part of Art House Theater Day

Screened on 35 mm and FREE for kids 12 & under! After 12 years of bucolic bliss, Mr. Fox (GEORGE CLOONEY) breaks a promise to his wife (MERYL STREEP) and raids the farms of their human neighbors, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Giving in to his animal instincts endangers not only his marriage but also the lives of his family and their animal friends. When the farmers force Mr. Fox and company deep underground, he has to resort to his natural craftine

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Martha & Niki

Martha & Niki

Plays September 24 for Art House Theater Day

Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever two women became World Champions in Hip Hop.

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Lucky

Lucky

Plays September 24 for Art House Theater Day

A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment. The directorial debut of JOHN CARROLL LYNCH and starring HARRY DEAN STANTON, DAVID LYNCH, RON LIVINGSTON, and TOM SKERRITT.

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The Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer

Plays September 24 for Art House Theater Day

“The only movie in history that was explicitly made to catch a serial killer.” The San Francisco area is beset by a series of seemingly random murders without motive or pattern. The police are taunted by phone calls and letters. Could the maniac be the violent, truck driver, or the seemingly mild-mannered mailman, or even a cop?

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The Dragon Lives Again

The Dragon Lives Again

Plays September 24 for Art House Theater Day

After his untimely death, Bruce Lee (BRUCE LEUNG SIU-LUNG) wakes up to find himself in the royal court of the “Underworld”. Here he meets the King of the Underworld along with a number of pop-culture icons, including Dracula, James Bond, Zatoichi, Clint Eastwood, The Godfather, Laurel and Hardy, The Exorcist, and even 1970s soft-porn character Emmanuelle. Lee befriends The One-Armed Swordsman, Caine from TV’s Kung Fu, and Popeye.

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Re-Animator

Re-Animator

Plays September 24 for Art House Theater Day

A 35 mm presentation! A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

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I Am the Blues

I Am the Blues

Limited Engagement! Plays September 25 & 27

I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visiting the last original blues devils, many in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, RL Boyce, LC

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Letters from Baghdad

Letters from Baghdad

Limited Engagement! Plays September 27-28

LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq afer World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make?

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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Opens, Thursday September 28

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (EMMA STONE) and Bobby Riggs (STEVE CARELL) became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glor

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Plays September 28 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

The 2017 festival will be held in over 300 cities across six continents. Upon entry, festival attendees are handed a Voting Card and an Official Program and asked to vote for the ONE Film they feel should win. Votes are tallied by each host venue then emailed to the festival’s NYC headquarters. Regular Michigan Theater admission rates apply. For more information, visit www.michtheater.org ; for more information about the Manhattan Short Film Festival, visit

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Columbus

Columbus

Opens Friday, September 29

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (JOHN CHO) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (HALEY LU RICHARDSON), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin’s estranged relationship with his father, and

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Dawson City: Frozen Time

Dawson City: Frozen Time

Opens Friday, September 29

Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under a hockey rink in a former Klondike Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America.

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Youth

Youth

Opens Friday, September 29

Set in a military art troupe in 1970s China, Feng Xiaogang’s latest is a coming-of-age story about young people making peace with the past and making the most of the present.

Presented in Chinese with English subtitles

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Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Plays Sunday, October 1 at 3:00 PM — FREE for kids 12 & under! Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation

After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison (OMRI KATZ) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (THORA BIRCH) and their new friend, Allison (VINESSA SHAW). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (BETTE MIDLER SARAH JESSICA PARKER, KATHY NAJIMY) who used to live in the house. Now, wit

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Dracula

Dracula

Plays Monday, October 2 at 7:00 PM – Part of the Classic Monsters Series

The dashing, mysterious Count Dracula (BELA LUGOSI), after hypnotizing a British soldier, Renfield (Dwight Frye), into his mindless slave, travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon Dracula begins to wreak havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. When he sets his sights on Mina (HELEN CHANDLER), the daughter of a prominent doctor, vampire-hunter Van Helsing (EDWARD VAN SLOAN) is enlisted to put a stop to

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TUGG: Down the Fence

TUGG: Down the Fence

Wednesday, October 4 at 7 PM.

Presented by TUGG. A certain threshold of Reserved Tickets must be received before the screening is confirmed. To reserve your ticket, click the link below. If the minimum quantity of reserved tickets is not met, this screening will be cancelled.

Down The Fence profiles horse trainers on their journey to compete for one of the most challenging equestrian championships in the world, and chronicles how cowboy culture has evolved and is thriving thanks to the little-known sport of reined cow horse. Do

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Firestarter

Firestarter

Plays Thursday, October 5 at 9:30 PM — Part of the Stranger and Stranger Film Series

As youths, Andy McGee (DAVID KEITH) and his future wife, Vicky (HEATHER LOCKLEAR), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple’s daughter, Charlie (DREW BARRYMORE), begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as 

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Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

Opens Friday, October 6

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Plays Monday, October 9 at 7:00 PM — Part of the Classic Monsters Series

This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (COLIN CLIVE) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz (DWIGHT FRYE), Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (BORIS KARLOFF), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must

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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Plays Monday, October 9 at 8:45 PM — Part of the Classic Monsters Series

After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein (COLIN CLIVE ) falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (ERNEST THESIGER), who coerces Frankenstein into constructing a mate for the Monster (ELSA LANCHESTER). Meanwhile, the Monster (BORIS KARLOFF) remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of

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The Thing

The Thing

Plays Thursday, October 12 at 9:30 PM — Part of the Stranger and Stranger Film Series

In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (KURT RUSSELL) and the camp doctor (RICHARD DYSART) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious cre

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Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Plays Friday, October 13th at 9:30 PM

Crystal Lake’s history of murder doesn’t deter counselors from setting up a summer camp in the woodsy area. Superstitious locals warn against it, but the fresh-faced young people — Jack (KEVIN BACON), Alice (ADRIENNE KING), Bill (HARRY CROSBY), Marcie (JEANNINE TAYLOR) and Ned (MARK NELSON) — pay little heed to the old-timers. Then they find themselves stalked by a brutal killer. As they’re slashed, shot and stabbed, the counselors struggle to stay alive against a me

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The Mummy

The Mummy

Plays Monday, October 16 at 7:00 PM — Part of the Classic Monsters Series

A team of British archaeologists led by Sir Joseph Whemple (ARTHUR BYRON) discover the mummified remains of the ancient Egyptian prince Imhotep (BORIS KARLOFF), along with the legendary scroll of Thoth. When one of the archaeologists recites the scroll aloud, Imhotep returns to life, but escapes. Several years later, Imhotep has taken on the guise of a wealthy man, as he searches Egypt for his lost love, who he believes has been reincarnated as the lovely

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Havarie

With Director Philip Scheffner in attendance for a post-film Q&A!

As the film unfolds one single, mesmerizing shot of a refugee boat adrift in the vast blue sea, a web of stories unfolds and worlds intersect and collide on the soundtrack: the lives of passengers on a cruise ship, the work of sailors on Russian and Ukrainian tankers, the efforts of the Spanish maritime rescue in charge of the refugee boat (or not?), a woman in France talking by phone to her husband in Algeria. Against the flood of news images about the refugee cri

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The Mist

The Mist

Plays Thursday, October 19 at 9:30 PM — Part of the Stranger and Stranger Film Series

After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (THOMAS JANE) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within, where a zealot (MARCIA GAY HARDEN) calls for a sacrifice.

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So B. It

So B. It

Opens Friday, October 20

For as long as Heidi can remember, her mother has had only 22 words in her vocabulary. And that’s fine with the precocious 12 year-old. She and Mama live happily, in the bubble of love and protection provided by their remarkable neighbor, the nurturing but agoraphobic Bernadette. Then one day a new word pops out of Mama’s mouth – the mysterious “soof” – and it changes everything. Heidi is propelled on a solo cross-country journey of discovery and loss, truth and identity. Secrets boil to t

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The Wolf Man

The Wolf Man

Plays Monday, October 23 at 7:00 PM — Part of the Classic Monsters Series

When his brother dies, Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney) returns to Wales and reconciles with his father (CLAUDE RAINS). While there, he visits an antique shop and, hoping to impress Gwen (EVELYN ANKERS), the attractive shopkeeper, buys a silver walking cane. That same night he kills a wolf with it, only to later learn that he actually killed a man (BELA LUGOSI). A gypsy (MARIA OUSPENSKAYA) explains that it was her son, a werewolf, that he killed, and that Larry

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 PM

With live accompaniment from Stephen Warner on the Barton Organ! The Michigan’s spooky Halloween tradition returns with this silent horror classic about an aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé (MARY PHILBIN) who discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This enigmatic masked presence is Erik, also known as the Phantom (LON CHANEY), a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House. When the Phantom takes Christine prisone

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Poltergeist

Poltergeist

Plays Thursday, October 26 at 9:30 PM — Part of the Stranger and Stranger Film Series

Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings — Steve (CRAIG T. NELSON), Diane (JOBETH WILLIAMS), teenaged Dana (DOMINIQUE DUNNE), eight-year-old Robbie (OLIVER ROBINS), and five-year-old Carol Ann (HEATHER O’ROURKE) — when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Di

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Mad Monster Party?

Mad Monster Party?

Plays Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 PM — FREE for kids 12 & under! Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation

When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there including Dracula, The Werewolf, The Creature, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and many more. But Frankenstein’s title is not all that is at stake. The famous doctor has also discovered the

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Plays Saturday, October 28 at 10:00 PM

We would like–if we may–to take you on a strange journey. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter u

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The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad

Plays Monday October 30th at 7:00 PM — Part of the Classic Monsters & Stranger and Stranger film series

A quintet of classic movie monsters invades a small town looking for a lost amulet that will help them rule the world. A bunch of kids decide to fight back by forming the “Monster Squad.”

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My Hero Brother

My Hero Brother

Sunday, November 12 at 1:30 PM.

In 2011 Enosh Cassel decided to take his brother Hannan to Nepal on a three-week trek in the Himalayas which he documented on film. Israel’s channel 2 featured a story about the trip, which caused a wave of enthusiastic responses throughout the country. Among these, many came from brothers and sisters of special needs children. This inspired Enosh, together with his friend Itamar Peleg, (a guide and organizer of challenging tours around the world), to create the project “My Hero Brother̶

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