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The Diary of a Teenage Girl

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

The 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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Z for Zachariah

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah

Opens August 28 at the State. In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel. 95 minutes. Drama/Science Fiction. Rated R.  Share...

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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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Tangerine

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on Tangerine

Tangerine

Plays September 1 & 2 at the Michigan. After hearing that her boyfriend/pimp cheated on her while she was in jail, a transgender prostitute and her best friend set out to find him on Christmas Eve and teach him and his new lover a lesson. This frenetically paced Sundance NextFest 2015 selection was filmed entirely on an iPhone throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Comedy/Drama. 88 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Hunting Film Tour

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Hunting Film Tour

Hunting Film Tour

Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Not a Michigan Theater sponsored film; Gold Card members do not get in free! Come out and enjoy our two hour conservation minded, fair chase hunting film filled with awesome stories and breathtaking cinematography! Tickets will be available online for $15 online through the Hunting Film Tour website. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the film will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  So be sure to come out early to catch up with your hunting buddies and make some new ones! Share...

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Best of Enemies

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

Opens September 4 at the Michigan. Sundance 2015 Grand Jury Prize Nominee and Cinetopia 2015 selection! This documentary follows the series of televised debates in 1968 between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Narrated by KELSEY GRAMMER and OSCAR NOMINEE JOHN LITHGOW and directed by OSCAR WINNER MORGAN NEVILLE (Twenty Feet From Stardom). Documentary. 87 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Mistress America

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Mistress America

Mistress America

Opens September 4 at the State. This Sundance Film Festival favorite premiered at Cinetopia 2015. In NOAH BAUMBACH’s latest, an underwhelmed and lonely college freshman (LOLA KIRKE) allows herself to be pulled into the wacky schemes of her adventurous soon-to-be stepsister (GRETA GERWIG, who also co-wrote the script with Baumbach). Comedy. 84 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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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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Cartel Land

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on Cartel Land

Cartel Land

Plays September 9-10 at the Michigan. Limited Engagement! Sundance 2015 Directing & Cinematography Award Winner and Grand Jury Prize Nominee! A riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. Filmmaker MATTHEW HEINEMAN embeds himself in the heart of darkness as the vigilantes and the cartel each vie to bring their own brand of justice to a society where institutions have  failed. CARTEL LAND (executive produced by OSCAR WINNER KATHRYN...

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Learning to Drive

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Learning to Drive

Learning to Drive

Opens September 11 at the Michigan.  Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE PATRICIA CLARKSON and ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BEN KINGSLEY star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair (she’s a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her; he’s a soft-spoken taxi driver from India who is on the verge of an arranged marriage) who help each other overcome life’s road blocks. Comedy/Romance. 90 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Meru

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Meru

Meru

Opens September 11 at the State. Sundance 2015 Audience Award Winner and Grand Jury Prize Nominee! Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing. Documentary. 87 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Listen To Me Marlon

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on Listen To Me Marlon

Listen To Me Marlon

Plays September 17-20 at the Michigan. Limited Engagement! In this Sundance 2015 Grand Jury Prize nominee, hundreds of hours of audio that MARLON BRANDO recorded over the course of his life are utilized to offer a fascinating look at the inner life of the screen legend—in his own words. Documentary/Biography. 102 minutes. Not Rated. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Phoenix

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Phoenix

Phoenix

Opens September 18 at the Michigan. Acclaimed director CHRISTIAN PETZOLD’s spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany as a disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. In English and German with English Subtitles. Historical Drama. 98 minutes. Rated PG-13. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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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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Rosenwald

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on Rosenwald

Rosenwald

Plays September 24 & 30 at the Michigan. Director Aviva Kempner will take part in a Q&A on September 24 following the screening! Director AVIVA KEMPNER’s Rosenwald is the true story of Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who never finished high school yet rose to head Sears, where he became an unsung Jewish partner of the Pre-Civil Rights Movement and one of America’s most effective philanthropists. Documentary. 100 minutes. Not Rated. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Grandma

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Grandma

Grandma

Opens September 25 at the Michigan. Elle (OSCAR NOMINEE LILY TOMLIN) has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage (JULIA GARNER) unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. With the clock ticking, the two set out in a vintage Dodge and drop in on Elle’s old friends and flames, asking for help but instead ending up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. Also stars SAM ELLIOTT and LAVERNE COX. Comedy. 78 minutes. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Jimmy’s Hall

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Jimmy’s Hall

Jimmy’s Hall

Opens September 25 at the State. Cannes 2014 Palme d’Or Nominee! From director KEN LOACH. During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation. Drama. 109 minutes. Rated PG-13. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Rocks In My Pockets

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Rocks In My Pockets

Rocks In My Pockets

Plays October 29 at 7:15 PM at the Michigan. Director Signe Baumane will be on hand to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A! Latvia, the late 1920’s. Anna, a young woman, pretty and educated, falls in love with an adventurous entrepreneur, 30 years her senior. But with marriage comes great jealousy, and the entrepreneur hides Anna away in the forest, far from other men, where she bears him eight children. The Great Depression hits them hard. Then Latvia is overrun with invasions by the Soviets, then the Nazis, then the Soviets...

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A LEGO Brickumentary

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on A LEGO Brickumentary

A LEGO Brickumentary

Now playing at the Michigan. Since the birth of their trademark toy in 1958, The LEGO Group has produced over 400 billion bricks. But more and more, LEGO bricks aren’t just for kids, and some take them very seriously. Adult Fans of LEGO around the globe are unashamedly declaring their love of the brick, brick artists are creating stunning and surprising creations, and LEGO master builders are building human scale and larger structures. LEGO bricks are being used educationally, therapeutically, and have provided a universal system for...

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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. Michigan Theater Member Event on Tuesday, August 18! Contact Amber Duncan at aduncan@michtheater.org for more details. Arguably the Marx Brothers‘ funniest film, this comedy masterpiece contains several famous scenes, including the hilarious mirror sequence. A wealthy widow offers financial aid...

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Gemma Bovery

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Gemma Bovery

Gemma Bovery

Plays August 21 through August 27 at the Michigan. Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) move to the very same Norman village where the novel Madame Bovary was written. Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor. It doesn’t take long before his wild imagination leads him...

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Hard to Be a God

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Hard to Be a God

Hard to Be a God

Plays Wednesday, August 19 at the Michigan. Shown in its original presentation format with no intermission. When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei German died in 2013, he left behind this extraordinary final film, a phantasmagoric adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel by the Strugatsky brothers (authors of the source novel for Tarkovsky’s Stalker). Hard to Be a God began percolating in German’s consciousness in the mid-1960s, and would actively consume him for the last 15 years of his life. Happily, he brought the film close...

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Infinitely Polar Bear

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

Infinitely Polar Bear

Now playing 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...

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Irrational Man

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

Irrational Man

Now playing 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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