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The General

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The General

The General

Plays Sunday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 28 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.  On Tuesday, July 28 at 6 PM, there will be a pre-screening talk by Henry Aldridge about the Barton Organ and its importance to silent films. Admission to the talk is free with the purchase of a ticket to the Tuesday screening of The General. Michigan Theater members can bring one guest FREE per paid...

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Testament of Youth

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

Opens July 24 at the Michigan. During World War I, a young English woman named Vera Brittain (Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina), postpones her studies at Oxford University to serve as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in London and abroad. After the war she returns to Oxford to read history and later becomes a writer, feminist and pacifist. This powerful story of love, war and remembrance, is based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain and also stars Kit Harington, Dominic West, Emily Watson and Hayley Atwell. Biography/Drama/History....

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Southpaw

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Southpaw

Southpaw

Opens Friday, July 24 at the State. Special preview showing Thursday, July 23!  From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (The Mechanic), Southpaw tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish...

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Amy

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Amy

Amy

Now playing at the State. From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), Amy tells the incredible story of 6-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse—in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense—she wrote and sung from the heart using...

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Mr. Holmes

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

Ian McKellen stars as the aging former investigator, Mr. Holmes, in this new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon...

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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Opens Friday, July 31 at the Michigan. T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He leaves a note for his family and hops a freight train to make his way across the United States and receive his prize. But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a very dark...

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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet in 3D

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet in 3D

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet in 3D

Opens Friday, July 31 at the Michigan. Special ticket pricing applies for 3D films! T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He leaves a note for his family and hops a freight train to make his way across the United States and receive his prize. But no one there suspects that the lucky...

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The Thin Man

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Thin Man

The Thin Man

Plays Sunday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 4 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. Filmed on what MGM considered a B-picture budget and schedule (14 days, which at Universal or Columbia would have been considered extravagant), The Thin Man proved to be “sleeper,” spawning a popular film, radio, and television series. Contrary to popular belief, the title does not refer to...

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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 opening August 7 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

Opens August 7 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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Dark Places

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Dark Places

Dark Places

Plays August 7 through August 13 at the Michigan. 25 years after testifying against her brother as the person responsible for massacring her entire family, a haunted woman (Charlize Theron) is approached by a secret society that specializes in complex, unsolved cases. Nicholas Hoult, Corey Stoll, and Chloe Moretz co-star in this Mandalay Pictures thriller directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, and based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. 114 minutes. Thriller. Rated R.   Share...

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Plays Sunday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 11 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. When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop it. 1979. 132 minutes. Rated PG. Sponsored by Share...

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Trace Amounts: Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Trace Amounts: Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth

Trace Amounts: Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth

Wednesday, August 12 at 7 PM. Presented by Gathr.com. A quota of reservations must be met in order for this film to be screened; reserve your tickets now at gathr.com. This is not a Michigan Theater sponsored film; Gold Card Members are not admitted free. After recovering from a sickness that would bring him to the edge of despair, Eric Gladen began researching the science behind what had made him so sick. His research led him straight into one of the biggest medical debates of all time, the question of whether or not childhood vaccines are...

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The End of the Tour

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour

Opens Friday, August 14 at the State. The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden...

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Stanford Prison Experiment

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on Stanford Prison Experiment

Stanford Prison Experiment

Plays August 14, 19 & 20 at the Michigan. Based on the real-life research of Dr. Zimbardo (who was a consultant on the film), The Stanford Prison Experiment is a dramatic period piece that remains relevant over 40 years later. ©IFC Films 120 minutes. Drama. Rated R. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Titanic

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on Titanic

Titanic

Plays Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 PM. Part of Midnights at the State. Midnights are only $8!  Please note the earlier start time.  This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line’s $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and...

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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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A LEGO Brickumentary

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

A LEGO Brickumentary

Plays August 16 through August 18 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...

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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. 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 enough to completion for his wife and son to apply the finishing...

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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 graphic novel 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 to draw...

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Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins

Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins

Plays Sunday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 25 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. Special ticket pricing applies for this show. Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins invites audiences of all ages to step in time with Mary, Bert and the gang. For this special engagement, a restored 35mm print of the classic 1964 film has been customized with on-screen lyrics so that audiences can join in the fun...

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Jellyfish Eyes

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Jellyfish Eyes

Jellyfish Eyes

Plays August 26 & 27 at the State. The directorial debut from acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes brings its creator’s endless imagination to the screen in a tale of family, friendship, and loyalty, set in a world of fantasy that only Murakami could conjure. Having moved to a country town with his mother following the death of his father, young Masashi (Takuto Sueoka) immediately makes a most unlikely friend: a flying, jellyfish-like sprite that he nicknames Kurage-bo. Taking Kurage-bo under his wing and into the...

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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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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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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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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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Z for Zachariah

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