FILMS

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Now Playing at The State.

Episode VIII of the Star Wars saga finds Rey (DAISY RIDLEY) developing her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker (MARK HAMILL), who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. Also starring CARRIE FISHER, JOHN BOYEGA, and ADAM DRIVER.

No complimentary passes, vouchers, or coupons will be allowed for the first 3 weeks. Member discounts apply.

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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Now playing at the Michigan.

Starring the WINNER of the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Drama, Gary Oldman

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (GARY OLDMAN) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Wester

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My Left Foot

My Left Foot

Plays Tuesday, January 16 at 4:00 PM at the State. Part of the I Drink Your Milkshake: The Films of Daniel Day-Lewis Film Series.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS won his first Oscar as Christy Brown, a boy with cerebral palsy born into a working-class Irish family. Though Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and essentially paralyzed, a miraculous event occurs when, at the age of 5, he demonstrates control of his left foot by using chalk to scrawl a word on the floor. With the help of his steely mother (BRENDA FRICKER) — and no shortage of grit a

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I, Tonya

I, Tonya

Now playing at the State

Starring Golden Globe WINNER for Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding (MARGOT ROBBIE) rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband (SEBASTIAN STAN) intervenes, leading to one of the most unbelievable Olympic moments in history. Also stars ALLISON JANNEY.

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The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Now playing at the Michigan.

WINNER OF 2 Golden Globes: Best Director (Guillermo del Toro) and Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat
)

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (SALLY HAWKINS) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (OCTAVIA SPENCER) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Now Playing at the State.

WINNER of 2 Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy and Best Actress – Comedy (Saoirse Ronan)

Marion McPherson, a California nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her — loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated. From Director GRETA GERWIG and starring SAOIRSE RONAN, LUCAS HEDGES, and LAURIE METCALF.

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The Post

The Post

Opens Thursday, January 11 at the Michigan.

Katharine Graham (MERYL STREEP) is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee (TOM HANKS), Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light. Directed by STEVEN S

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The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

Plays Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the I Drink Your Milkshake: The Films of Daniel Day-Lewis Film Series.

The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans — Uncas (ERIC SCHWEIG), his father Chingachgook (RUSSELL MEANS), and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye (DANIEL DAY-LEWIS) — live in peace alongside British colonists. But when the daughters (MADELEINE STOWE, JODHI MAY) of a British colonel are kidnapped by a traitorous scout, Hawkeye and Uncas must rescue them in the crossfire

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The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

Now Playing at The State.

Starring the WINNER of the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Comedy, James Franco

In 2003, writer-director-actor Tommy Wiseau’s opus THE ROOM was released to widespread critic panning. In the years that followed, it found a new life in the cult movie circuit, becoming widely recognized as “the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made.” Ten years after the initial release, co-star Greg Sestero published his account of the making of the film and the strange friendship he shared with Wiseau. N

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In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

Plays Wednesday, January 17 at 4:00 PM at the State. Part of the I Drink Your Milkshake: The Films of Daniel Day-Lewis Film Series.

In this film, DANIEL DAY-LEWIS is unemployed young Irishman Gerry Conlon, who gets by as a petty thief in 1970s Belfast. When local IRA leaders get fed up with him, he flees to England and meets up with his friend Paul Hill (JOHN LYNCH). On the same night that the IRA bombs a nearby pub, the friends get kicked out of their communal digs and are forced to sleep in a park. He returns to Belfast, but is arre

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Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

Plays Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the I Drink Your Milkshake: The Films of Daniel Day-Lewis Film Series

Amsterdam Vallon (LEONARDO DICAPRIO) is a young Irish immigrant released from prison. He returns to the Five Points seeking revenge against his father’s killer, William Cutting (DANIEL DAY-LEWIS), a powerful anti-immigrant gang leader. He knows that revenge can only be attained by infiltrating Cutting’s inner circle. Amsterdam’s journey becomes a fight for personal survival and to find a

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Lincoln

Lincoln

Plays Thursday, January 18 at 4:00 PM at the State.

With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln (Academy Award Winner DANIEL DAY-LEWIS) brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. Having great courage, acumen and moral fortitude, Lincoln pushes forward to compel the nation, and those in government who oppose him, to aim towar

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Plays Thursday, January 18 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan. Presented by UM Center For the History of Medicine.

The film will be followed by a brief discussion lead by Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D.

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There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Plays Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the I Drink Your Milkshake: The Films of Daniel Day-Lewis Film Series

Silver miner Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) leads a hardscrabble life with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier). When he hears about oil oozing from the ground near the Western town of Little Boston, Daniel takes his son on a mission to find their fortune. Daniel makes his lucky strike and becomes a self-made tycoon but, as his fortune grows, he deviates into moral bankruptcy. Directed by PAUL THOMAS ANDERS

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Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name

Opens Friday, January 19 at the State

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio (TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET) begins a relationship with visiting Oliver (ARMIE HAMMER), his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. Written by JAMES IVORY from the novel by ANDRÉ ACIMAN.

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Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

Opens Thursday, January 18 at the Michigan

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (DANIEL DAY-LEWIS) and his sister Cyril (LESLEY MANVILLE) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. With his latest film, PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running.

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The Final Year

The Final Year

Opens, Friday, January 19 at the State

THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, THE FINAL YEAR offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.

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A2 Tech Film Showcase

A2 Tech Film Showcase

Friday, January 19 at 5:00 PM

The A2 Tech Film Showcase is a diversity focused short film anthology series created to promote, discuss and educate in the medium of science fiction and technology. Each film examines the unanticipated consequences of technology which challenges us and questions our perception of the future. Following the screening, a Q&A panel with the filmmakers will be moderated by Trey Boynton of Duo Security.

5:00 PM – Pre-screening mixer & reception
6:30 PM – Screening
7:45 P

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Korean Cinema Now: On the Beach at Night Alone

Korean Cinema Now: On the Beach at Night Alone

Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 PM

After a publicized affair with her director, an actress leaves South Korea and goes to Hamburg, where she gains insight into the meanings of love and identity.

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Hare Krishna: The Mantra, the Movement, and the Swami Who Started it All

Hare Krishna: The Mantra, the Movement, and the Swami Who Started it All

Plays Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Presented by the Bhakti Yoga Society (a U-M registered student organization).

Cult or genuine cultural force? For the public at large, ‘Hare Krishna’ was one of the more eccentric of the neo-spiritual movements typical of the late 60’s and 70’s. For sociologists and scholars, the Krishna movement was an unparalleled opportunity to observe, in the scrutiny of modernity, a religions tricky transition from the local to global stage. This film chronicles the s

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Faces Places

Faces Places

Opens Friday, January 26 at the Michigan

The best documentary of the year! 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portra

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The Muppet Movie (1979)

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Plays Saturday, January 27 at 11:30 AM at the STATE.

Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation. Free for kids 12 and under!

After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he meets and befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and rock musicians Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. When Kermit is offered a job by Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) to advertise the fried fr

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Korean Cinema Now: Anarchist from Colony

Korean Cinema Now: Anarchist from Colony

Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 PM

Life of a upcoming Korean patriot Park Yeol, who formed the anarchist organization “Black Wave” during the Japanese colonial period and attempted the assassination of the Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito.

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Plays February 2 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan.

Phil (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn’t predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right.

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Korean Cinema Now: The World of Us

Korean Cinema Now: The World of Us

Saturday, February 3 at 1:00 PM

At an age when perhaps friends mean more than moms, 10 year-old Sun is an outcast at school. During summer vacation, she meets Jia, who is new to town. As Sun shows Jia around the neighborhood and they play at each other’s houses and share secrets, they become best friends. However when the new semester starts, Jia notices a strange vibe between Sun and the other kids.

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All or Nothin’ a film by Charles K. Campbell

All or Nothin’ a film by Charles K. Campbell

February 4 at 1:00 PM.

ALL OR NOTHIN’ (AON) is a feature film that dramatizes one of the largest recorded Underground Railroad escapes called “The Escape of the 28”.

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Kedi

Kedi

Plays Monday, February 5 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame -and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In

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Changing The World, One Wall at a Time

Changing The World, One Wall at a Time

February 6 at 7:00 PM.

Changing the World, One Wall at a Time is a documentary film on the Education Is Not A Crime campaign – one of the world’s largest street art and human rights projects – on behalf of the Baha’is in Iran.

The Baha’is are Iran’s country’s largest religious minority and are barred from university by the government because of their belief in ideals like the equality of women and men and universal education.

Maziar Bahari, founder of Education Is Not A Crime and one of the executiv

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Buzzard

Buzzard

Plays Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.

Official Cinetopia 2014 selection!

Marty is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next. When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy small town temp job to the desolate streets of Detroit with nothing more than a pocket full of bogus checks, a dangerously altered Nintendo® Power Glove, and a bad temper.

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The Alchemist Cookbook

The Alchemist Cookbook

Plays Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.

Official Cinetopia 2016 selection!

Young outcast Sean has isolated himself in a trailer in the woods, setting out on alchemic pursuits, with his cat Kaspar as his sole companion. Filled with disdain for authority, he’s fled the daily grind and holed up in the wilderness, escaping a society that has no place for him. But when he turns from chemistry to blac

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Korean Cinema Now: Our President

Korean Cinema Now: Our President

Saturday, February 10 at 1:00 PM

In 2002, the Millennium Democratic Party elects the first presidential candidate by introducing a popular election system. While politicians like Ki Ra-seong have joined the election, Roh Moo-hyun the very last candidate with only 2% approval, throws in his hat. This is the story of a nation and the nation he led.

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The Fits

The Fits

Plays Monday, February 12 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.

Official Cinetopia 2016 selection!
Toni trains as a boxer with her brother at a community center in Cincinnati’s West End, but becomes fascinated by the dance team that also practices there. Enamored by their strength and confidence, Toni eventually joins the group, eagerly absorbing routines, mastering drills, and even piercing her own ears to fit in. As she di

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Tchoupitoulas

Tchoupitoulas

Plays Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.

TCHOUPITOULAS is a lyrical documentary that follows three adolescent brothers as they journey through one night in New Orleans, encountering a vibrant kaleidoscope of dancers, musicians, hustlers, and revelers parading through the lamplit streets.

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Welcome to Pine Hill

Welcome to Pine Hill

Plays Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.

WELCOME TO PINE HILL is an extension of Miller’s earlier short film PRINCE/WILLIAM about an unexpected encounter surrounding a lost dog. Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, PINE HILL follows that short’s protagonist Shannon, a reformed drug dealer who is now an insurance claims adjuster, in the days following a grim medical diagnosis. Shannon, portrayed in an ex

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Contemporary Color

Contemporary Color

Plays Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.

Official Cinetopia 2016 selection! Contemporary Color is a performance event and now a major motion picture inspired by the phenomenon of color guard, colloquilally known as “the sport of the arts”-conceived by David Byrne, co-commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music and Toronto’s Luminato Festival, and with support from WGI Sport of the Arts. Ten 20-4

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Lost in Paris

Lost in Paris

Plays Sunday, February 18 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can a

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Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour

Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour

Plays Monday, February 19 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.

WHO TOOK THE BOMP? LE TIGRE ON TOUR follows iconic feminist electronic band Le Tigre on their 2004-2005 international tour across four continents and through ten countries. Supported by a community of devoted fans and led by outspoken Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill), Le Tigre confronts sexism and homophobia in the music industry while tearing up the stage via performa

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The Love Witch

The Love Witch

Plays, Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the “Awesome, We’re F*cking 10! An Oscilloscope Retrospective” Film Series.
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder.<

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Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job

Above & Beyond Acoustic:  Giving Up The Day Job

One day only! Plays Wednesday, February 21

In 2016, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki (aka Above & Beyond – one of the world’s most successful dance acts) left the electronic music world behind. Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job follows the Grammy nominated trio’s unlikely journey from the DJ booth to the Hollywood Bowl, from the initial re-imagining of songs at Abbey Road Studios, through to their presentation at iconic venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall,

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Fly Fishing Film Tour

Fly Fishing Film Tour

March 2 at 7:00 PM.

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year anglers of all ages gather in big cities and small towns alike to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts yet unmade. In its 12th lap around the globe, the Fly Fishing Film Tour is packed with remarkable films, topnotch stories and imagery that will fuel your dreams for months to come!

How are the films this year? Good question. They’re on fire!

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Cinetopia Presents Direct From Sundance

Cinetopia Presents Direct From Sundance

Presented by Cinetopia International Film Festival.

CINETOPIA is thrilled to carry on the tradition of “Direct from Sundance” with an exclusive Midwest premiere of a selection from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival!

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Korean Cinema Now: The Villainess

Korean Cinema Now: The Villainess

Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 PM

Honed from childhood to be an elite assassin, Sook-hee embarks on a rampage of violence and revenge to finally earn her freedom and escape her past.

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Korean Cinema Now: The Bacchus Lady

Korean Cinema Now: The Bacchus Lady

The Bacchus Lady looks into the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea. So-Young, an elderly lady who provides sex services to the male senior citizens using the pretext of selling Bacchus (an energy drink) to them. When So-Young picks up a Korean-Filipino boy named Min-Ho from the clinic she visits after Min-Ho’s mother stabs the doctor (Min-Ho’s father), she takes care of him while seeking a living through prostitution.

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Korean Cinema Now: Jane

Korean Cinema Now: Jane

Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 PM

So-hyun is a runaway who is left alone after her boyfriend Jung-ho disappears. By accident, she gets to know a transgender woman named Jane. She joins Jane and her group of misfit runaways, who are as comforting and loving as a real family.

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Korean Cinema Now: The Battleship Island

Korean Cinema Now: The Battleship Island

Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 PM

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (“Hashima Island”) to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.

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