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Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man

Now Playing at the State.

Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to end it all, until he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.

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Dark Horse

Dark Horse

Now Playing at the Michigan.

The true story of a barmaid in a poor Welsh mining village who convinces some of her fellow residents to pool their resources to compete in the “sport of kings” with a racehorse they would breed and raise.It won the Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Wiener-Dog

Wiener-Dog

Opens Friday, July 15 at the State.

From director Todd Solondz (WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, HAPPINESS), WIENER-DOG is a dark, starkly funny story of a single dog and the many different people she touches over her short lifetime. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener (the character from WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, now played by Greta Gerwig). Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip. After leaving Dawn,

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Opens Early on Thursday, July 21 at the Michigan.

Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life

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The Lobster

The Lobster

Now Playing at 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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The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Opens Friday, July 15 at the Michigan.

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

The latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet fr

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Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

Moves Friday, July 22 to the State.

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through P

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Funny Face

Funny Face

Plays Sunday, July 24 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.

Fashion photographer Dick Avery (FRED ASTAIRE), expropriates a Greenwich Village bookstore, leaving the store in a shambles, much to salesgirl Jo Stockton’s (AUDREY HEPBURN) dismay. Avery stays behind to help her clean up. Later, he examines the photos taken there and sees Jo in the background of one shot. He is intrigued by her unique appearance, as is Maggie Prescott,

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The Idol

The Idol

Plays July 27 & 28 at the Michigan.

The real-life story of Palestinian Mohammad Assaf who won Arab Idol in 2013 and became a hero for his country. The film focuses as much on his early days – set against the brutal backdrop of life in Gaza and the illness of his sister – as it does on the challenge Assaf has in trying to take part in the Idol try-outs in Egypt. Once the competition starts, Abu-Assad cleverly balances the feel-good success with the harsh realities of Assaf’s life.

Presented in Arabic with English

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Cafe Society

Cafe Society

Opens Early on Thursday, July 28 at the Michigan.

Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. With CAFÉ SOCIETY, Woody Allen conjures up a 1930s world that has passed to tell a deeply romantic tale of dreams that never die. Also stars Steve Carell, Sheryl Lee, Kristen Stewart, Parker Posey, and Blake Lively.

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Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Opens July 29 at the State.

Official 2016 Cinetopia selection!

Deep in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, non-conformist Ben (VIGGO MORTENSEN) and his wife guide their six children toward exceptional adulthoods through rigorous outdoor activities and highly intellectual homeschooling. Capable of surviving in the wilderness, knowledgeable of the details of reproduction, and seasoned in the works of Noam Chomsky, the family seems ready for any challenges that come their way – any challenges except functioning in

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Weiner

Weiner

Plays Saturday, July 30 through Monday, August 1 at the Michigan.

Winner of the top documentary prize at Sundance, WEINER tracks the can’t-look-away implosion of Anthony Weiner’s doomed 2013 New York City mayoral campaign. The film offers an unfiltered look at how much today’s politics-and our culture-is driven by an insatiable appetite for spectacle.

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Tickled

Tickled

Plays Friday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 3 at the Michigan.

SUNDANCE 2016 GRAND JURY PRIZE NOMINEE! After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier’s sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposi

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Plays Sunday, July 31 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.

During the American Civil War, three men set off to find $200,000 in buried gold coins. Tuco (ELI WALLACH) and Blondie (CLINT EASTWOOD) have known each other for some time now having used the reward on Tuco’s head as a way of earning money. They come across a dying man, Bill Carson, who tells them of a treasure in gold coins. By chance, he tells Tuco the name of the cem

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Zero Days

Zero Days

Plays Thursday, August 4 at the Michigan.

Alex Gibney’s documentary, which tells the story of the malware worm Stuxnet famously used against Iranian centrifuges, is the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Opens Friday, August 5 at the Michigan.

Cinetopia 2016 Audience Award Winner!

Ricky is your typical misfit who loves causing trouble, and you will love every ounce of him. When Ricky heads to his latest foster home, he connects with his sweet Aunt Bella and his new home in the New Zealand bush. The tough one to read is Bella’s husband, Uncle Hec, who could do without the hip-hop loving young kid. When an unfortunate situation puts Ricky at risk of getting ripped out of his newfound home, he decides to head o

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Horse Feathers

Horse Feathers

Plays Sunday, August 7 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.

Quincy Adams Wagstaff (Groucho) takes over as President of Huxley College. His son Frank (Zeppo) convinces him to buy a couple of football players at a local speakeasy so Huxley can have a winning team. For some bizarre reason, Wagstaff mistakes Baravelli (Chico) and Pinky (Harpo) for the genuine article, after getting involved with Baravelli in the famous “Swordfish

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Fargo

Fargo

Plays Sunday, August 14 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.

Winner of two Oscars, including Best Screenplay! A pregnant police chief (Oscar winner FRANCES MCDORMAND) is investigating a series of homicides across the frozen tundra. Against a sprawling Minnesota landscape, a car salesman (WILLIAM H. MACY) hires two criminals (STEVE BUSCEMI and PETER STORMARE) to kidnap his wife. But when the scheme goes sour, and w

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Blood Simple

Blood Simple

Plays Tuesday, August 16 at 9:00 PM at the Michigan. Special Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series screening!

In the first film of brothers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, M. Emmett Walsh plays Visser, an unscrupulous private eye hired by Texas bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya) to murder Marty’s faithless wife Abby (Frances McDormand) and her paramour, Ray (John Getz), one of Marty’s employees. But Visser is no more up-front with Marty than with anyone else; he makes some slight modifications of the origi

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Indignation

Indignation

Opens Friday, August 19 at the Michigan.

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War. Based on the novel by Philip Roth.

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Sing-Along Grease

Sing-Along Grease

Plays Sunday, August 21 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.

Special ticket prices apply! Featuring onscreen lyrics, goody bags, and more!

Please note: this is a title change.Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go f

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The Innocents

The Innocents

Opens Friday, August 26 at the Michigan.

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

Presented in French, Polish & Russian with English subtitles.

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Metropolis

Metropolis

Plays Sunday, August 28 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.

Featuring a live MIDI performance of an original electronic music score on the 1927 Barton Organ, by Jared Vaneck. Special ticket prices apply.

This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privil

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To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Plays Sunday, September 4 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series.

Notorious cat burglar John Robie (CARY GRANT) has long since retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels currently in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie (GRACE KELLY). When her jewels are stolen,

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Casablanca

Casablanca

Plays Monday, September 5 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. 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, n

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