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Elf

Elf

Plays Sunday, December 4 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Holiday Classics Film Series. FREE ADMISSION! This holiday comedy stars Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf. Also stars Ed Asner, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart.

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Loving

Loving

Opens Wednesday, November 23rd at the Michigan.

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has becom

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The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress

Coming Soon to the Michigan.

This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.

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Moonlight

Moonlight

Now Playing.

A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.

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Gremlins

Gremlins

Plays Thursday, December 8 at 9:30 PM at the Michigan.

One of the two films from 1984 that inspired the new PG-13 rating (along with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), Gremlins opens with a gadget salesman looking for a special gift for his son. He finds one at a store in Chinatown–a cute creature named Gizmo (a “mogwai”) who comes with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on

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Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Opens Friday, December 9th at the Michigan.
Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother’s heart has given out suddenly, and he’s been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren’t enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

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Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere

Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere

Friday, December 9 at 7:30 PM.

It’s been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller picked up a camera to capture the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe—from storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners—to celebrate all things snowsports. Their quest has taken powder-hungry filmgoers, well, Here, There & Everywhere—and this year continues that legacy.

Featured Locations: Squaw Valley, CA • Crested Butte, CO • Dee

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Prancer (1989)

Prancer (1989)

Plays Sunday, December 11 at 1:30PM at the Michigan. Part of the Holiday Classics Film Series. FREE ADMISSION!

A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa’s, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.

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The Pickle Recipe

The Pickle Recipe

Plays December 16th-22nd at the Michigan.

Desperate for cash, a down on his luck party emcee is corrupted by his shameless uncle to steal his grandmother’s top secret pickle recipe.

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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

Plays Sunday, December 18 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Holiday Classics Film Series. FREE ADMISSION!
Director Frank Capra‘s classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls.

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Jackie

Jackie

Opens Wednesday, December 21 at the Michigan.

JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “

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Temple Beth Emeth presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Temple Beth Emeth presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Sunday, December 25 at 10:30 AM.

Come spend the morning with family and community! Join us for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the 1971 American musical fantasy film starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.

Tickets are $7 in advance. ($10/adults and $7/children ages 12 and under at the door)

Children 2 and under are free and do not need a ticket.

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