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Queen and Country

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on Queen and Country

Queen and Country

Plays May 29 through May 31 at the Michigan. John Boorman’s sequel to the semiautobiographical project Hope and Glory finds Bill Rohan grown up and drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town. Also stars David Thewlis. Drama. 115 minutes. NR. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Merchants of Doubt

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements, state-theater | Comments Off on Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt

Plays Friday, May 29 through Thursday, June 4 at the State. Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic...

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The Wrecking Crew

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements, state-theater | Comments Off on The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew

Moves Friday, May 29 to the State. A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as “The Wrecking Crew”, a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby. Documentary. 101 minutes. PG. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Far From the Madding Crowd

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Plays through Thursday, May 21 at the Michigan. Moves to the State on Friday, May 22. In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Drama. 119 minutes. PG-13 Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Tomorrowland

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Now Playing at the Michigan. From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird‘s riveting, mystery adventure Tomorrowland, starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the...

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Zoolander

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on Zoolander

Zoolander

Saturday May 30 at 11:59 PM at the State. Midnights are only $8! Comic actor Ben Stiller co-wrote, directed, and stars in this spoof of the fashion industry that began as a short skit for the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards. Stiller is Derek Zoolander, an intellectually challenged but bone structure-blessed male model who’s despondent after being eclipsed in popularity by an equally vacuous rival, Hansel (Owen Wilson). Upon his reluctant retirement, Derek is invited to a day spa by previously standoffish fashion designer Jacobim Mugatu (Will...

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Iris

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Iris

Iris

Opens May 31 at the Michigan. The latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker (who passed away on March 5) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are...

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The Salt of the Earth

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth

Plays Friday, June 5 through Thursday, June 11 at the Michigan. For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião...

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Love and Mercy

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Love and Mercy

Love and Mercy

Opens Friday, June 5 at the State. LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Stars John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti. (C) Roadside Attractions Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Seymour: An Introduction

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on Seymour: An Introduction

Seymour: An Introduction

Plays Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18 at the Michigan. Seymour Bernstein started playing the piano as a little boy, and by the time he turned 15 he was teaching it to others. He enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a performer before he gave it up to devote himself to helping others develop their own gifts. While Ethan Hawke’s gentle, meditative study is a warm and lucid portrait of Bernstein and his exceptional life and work, it’s also a love letter to the study of music itself, and a film about the patience,...

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Tangerines

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on Tangerines

Tangerines

Plays Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18 at the Michigan. Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution, this compassionate tale focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop. When the war comes to their doorsteps, Ivo (played by legendary Estonian actor Lembit Ulfsak) takes in two wounded soldiers from opposite sides. The fighters vow to kill each other when they recover, but...

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Good Kill

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements, state-theater | Comments Off on Good Kill

Good Kill

Plays Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18 at the State. In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game-only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) yearns to get back into the cockpit of a real plane, but he now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned box in the Las Vegas desert. When he and his crew start taking orders directly from the CIA, and the stakes are raised, Egan’s nerves-and his relationship with his wife (Mad Men‘s January Jones)-begin...

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The Internet’s Own Boy

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on The Internet’s Own Boy

The Internet’s Own Boy

Tuesday, June 16 at 7 PM. Presented by The U-M Library, in conjunction with Sundance Film Forward. A Q&A with director Brian Knappenberger, follows. Free and open to the public. The film  chronicles the story of programming prodigy and information-access activist Aaron Swartz, who forever left his imprint on the Internet with his development of the basic Internet protocol RSS, his co-founding of Reddit, and his open-access activism, which eventually ensnared him in a two-year legal battle that ended with his taking his life. For more...

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Corner Gas: The Movie

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Corner Gas: The Movie

Corner Gas: The Movie

Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 PM. Presented by Tugg; a quota of seats must be met in order for this film to screen, reserve your tickets at tugg.com. Not a Michigan Theater sponsored event – Gold Card Members not admitted free.  You’ve seen it on CTV, now see it on the big screen! As the town of Dog River goes bankrupt the residents of the town must pack up and move out. However our favourite citizens make one last-ditch effort to save Dog River. All tickets $11.  For more information, visit https://www.tugg.com/events/20619 Share...

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We are the Giant

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on We are the Giant

We are the Giant

Wednesday, June 17 at 7 PM at the State. Presented by The U-M Library, in conjunction with Sundance Film Forward. A Q&A with director Greg Barker follows. Free and open to the public. With remarkable access, the film takes its audience inside the lives of six extraordinary people who grapple with the agonizing and universal dilemmas at the heart of all struggles for justice and freedom. For more information and for a list of sponsors please see sundance.org/filmforward. Share...

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Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Tugg; a quota of seats must be met in order for this film to screen, reserve your tickets at tugg.com. Not a Michigan Theater sponsored event – Gold Card Members not admitted free.  The film follows four people as they build their own tiny houses in pursuit of a mortgage free lifestyle, discovering that living tiny is about so much more than just the house.  All tickets $10.  For more information, visit https://www.tugg.com/events/20721. Small is Beautiful – A Tiny House Documentary...

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I’ll See You In My Dreams

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on I’ll See You In My Dreams

I’ll See You In My Dreams

Special Sneak Preview on TUESDAY, MAY 26 at 7:00 PM. Q&A with producer Rebecca Green will follow. Opens Friday, June 19 at the Michigan. In this heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends, Carol (BLYTHE DANNER) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man, pursuing a new love interest (SAM ELLIOTT), and reconnecting with her daughter. Also stars Rhea Perlman, Jane Squibb, Malin Akerman and...

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Let’s Have Some Church Detroit Style

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Let’s Have Some Church Detroit Style

Saturday, June 20 at 7 PM at the Michigan. Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors.  Advanced tickets available at www.ticketweb.com. Local filmmakers Andrew Sacks and Patrick Murphy won the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 Freep Film Festival with their documentary about a community choir, The Hallelujah Singers. Set in Detroit, the film explores the challenges and triumphs of the choir and its charismatic director, Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver.  Shot over four years the ninety minute film is filled with music from rehearsals, performances,...

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The Breakfast Club

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Plays Saturday, June 20 at Midnight at the State. Midnights are only $8! John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her...

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The Godfather

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Godfather

The Godfather

Plays Sunday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 23 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a...

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Opens Friday, June 26 at the State. See Me and Earl and the Dying Girl during Cinetopia! Plays Saturday, June 6 at 7 PM at the Detroit Film Theatre. Buy tickets here. Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to spend time with Rachel – a girl in his class (Olivia Cooke) with whom he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten – who was just diagnosed with cancer. (C) Fox...

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A Little Chaos

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos

Opens Friday, June 26 at the Michigan. A romantic drama following Sabine, a talented landscape designer, who is building a garden at Versailles for King Louis XIV. Sabine struggles with class barriers as she becomes romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist. Directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet.  (C) Focus World Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Plays Sunday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 30 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.  In this film, married couple George (Richard Burton) and Martha (Elizabeth Taylor) know just how to push each other’s buttons. Tiring of attacking each other, George and Martha invite newcomers to join in the invective. After an evening of sadistic “fun and games,” the truth about the couple’s son comes to light. Share...

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No Matter Where

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on No Matter Where

No Matter Where

Monday, June 29 at 4 PM at the Michigan. The University of Michigan Medical School Department of Learning Health Sciences presents NO MATTER WHERE at 4 PM.  The documentary film follows patients, health care providers, and advocates and adversaries of the quest to use technology to connect all of health care.  Free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by 7 health organizations across the state of Michigan. For more information visit http://dlhs-umi.ch/nmw-a2-June29.   No Matter Where Movie Trailer from Out of the Box...

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The Great Escape

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

The Great Escape

Plays July 4 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Originally released on the Fourth of July in 1963, THE GREAT ESCAPE is based on a true story of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. The prisoners, led by Richard Attenborough, as the British soldier who masterminds the plan, develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels. Attenborough’s motley squad features Charles...

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The Producers (1968)

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Producers (1968)

The Producers (1968)

Plays Sunday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 7 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.  Theatrical producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) was once the toast of Broadway. Now he lives in his seedy office, cadging cash contributions from wealthy old ladies in exchange for sexual favors. Even worse, he’s reduced to wearing a cardboard belt. Max’s new accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), the soul of honesty, suggests that Max produce a hit to try to recoup his losses, but Max knows that...

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The Night of the Hunter

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

Plays Sunday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 14 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton‘s only film directing effort. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with “good” represented by a couple of farm kids and a pious old lady, and “evil” literally in the hands of a posturing psychopath....

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Easy Rider

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Plays Sunday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 21 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.  After scoring cocaine in Mexico, then re-selling it in California, two bikers set off on a cross-country trek to New Orleans. Stars Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, and Dennis Hopper, who also co-wrote and directed. Share...

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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 Tueday, July 28 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. FEATURING LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT BY ANDREW ROGERS! Buster Keaton plays Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). When the opening shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumter, Johnny tries to enlist — and he is deemed too useful as an engineer to be a soldier. All Johnny knows is that he’s been rejected,...

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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. 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 star William Powell, but to Edward Ellis, playing the mean-spirited inventor who sets the plot in motion. The...

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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. 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. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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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. Arguably the Marx Brothers‘ funniest film, this comedy masterpiece contains several famous scenes, including the hilarious mirror sequence. A wealthy widow offers financial aid to the bankrupt country of Freedonia on condition that Rufus T. Firefly be made leader. But his chaotic, inept regime bumbles into war with neighboring Sylvania. Share...

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Mary Poppins Sing-a-long

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

Mary Poppins Sing-a-long

Plays Sunday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 25 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. 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 by singing along. A movie host will introduce the film and lead the crowd through audience participation activities and demonstrate the use of the...

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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. “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 memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis...

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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.  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 the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude...

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Alive Inside

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Alive Inside

Alive Inside

Thursday, May 28 at 7 PM. Presented by Big Hearts for Seniors. Celebrating the power of music to revive mind and spirit, the film demonstrates music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Big Hearts for Seniors is a collaborative of five community-based programs serving older adults. Doors open at 6:30 PM, with special music by The Chenille Sisters. Tickets $15; $50 tickets, which include admission to the pre-screening reception, also available. For more information and to purchase...

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Territory: 313 vs 734 Premiere

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Films | Comments Off on Territory: 313 vs 734 Premiere

This event has been postponed. The future date will be announced soon. Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Tickets $15, $10 for students with valid ID.  For more information, visit www.facebook.com/jcpfilms. Two rivals from the Murder Mitten (Michigan) attempt to take over the state, but egos get in the way. The chaos takes place in the city of Ypsilanti, which is invaded by a crew from Detroit. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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White God

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements | Comments Off on White God

White God

Plays May 26 and May 27 at the Michigan. 2014 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER! When her father, unwilling to pay a harsh “mongrel” fine imposed by the government, abandons her beloved mixed-breed to the streets, 13 year old Lili sets out on a dangerous journey to find her pet, who has joined a seemingly organized mongrel canine rebellion. Drama. 121 minutes. R. Hungarian with English subtitles. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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