Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.
Gloria (Anne Hathaway) drinks too hard and parties too much. Her boyfriend has enough of it and throws her out. Gloria returns to her hometown, dreaming of making a new start, but instead revives her childhood friendship with Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), who runs a bar. After drinking a night away with Oscar and his friends, he wakes up to discover a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to her.
Now playing! Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Wednesday, April 26 at 7 PM.
826michigan presents: a pre-release screening of The Circle
novel & screenplay written by Dave Eggers
starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega
All proceeds of this pre-release screening support 826michigan’s free writing and tutoring programs, which serve 4000 school-aged students in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit. The Circle is a gripping modern thriller set in the not-too-distant future. A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called The Ci
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. Brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and
Plays Monday, May 1 at 7:00 PM.
In this documentary about labor tension in the coal-mining industry, director Barbara Kopple films a strike in rural Kentucky. After the coal miners at the Brookside Mine join a union, the owners refuse the labor contract. Once the miners start to strike, the owners of the mine respond by hiring scabs to fill the jobs of the regular employees. The strike, which lasts more than a year, frequently becomes violent, with guns produced on both sides, and one miner is even killed in a conflict.
Tuesday, May 2nd – With live streamed introduction and Q&A from director Michael Mann. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is proud to present a simultaneous coast-to-coast screening of the new 4K remaster of HEAT personally supervised by director Michael Mann for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the HEAT Director’s Definitive Edition.
HEAT looms over the crime film landscape, a towering masterpiece that has defined the genre for the past twenty years. Bringing together – for the first time in the same scene! – thespi
In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark. Directed by Martin Zandvliet, Land of Mine made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. In German, Danish, and English with English subtitle.
Opens Friday, May 5.
When Stan Lohman (RICHARD GERE), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his estranged troubled younger brother Paul (STEVE COOGAN) and his wife Claire (LAURA LINNEY) to join him and his wife Katelyn (REBECCA HALL) for dinner at one of the town’s most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night. Their 16-year- old sons are friends, and the two of them have committed a horrible crime that has shocked the country. While their sons’ identities have not yet been discovered and
The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (GEMMA ARTERTON) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (SAM CLAFLIN). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunk
Plays May 8-11 at the Michigan. Welcome to the 16th Annual Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival! The Ann Arbor JCC, along with our sponsors and partners, brings the global Jewish experience to the Ann Arbor community through the medium of film. Join us for these one of a kind films. See the full schedule at jccannarbor.org/schedule.
Plays Monday, May 8 at 7:00 PM.
U-M Maverick & Maker John Sayles wrote, directed, and edited this sci-fi exploration of the immigrant experience of assimilation, which follows a mute alien and escaped slave, “Brother,” when he crash-lands in the middle of Harlem.
Persistent wheeler-dealer Norman (RICHARD GERE) falls in with an Israeli politician (LIOR ASHKENAZI) on the rise. When the politician is elected prime minister, Norman rises in esteem with the New York Jewish community, even though his social connections might only be a sham.
In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive.
Filmed over six years, the film is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, JULIAN ASSANGE is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, director LAURA POITRAS finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. In a new world order where a
Plays Monday, May 15 at 7:00 PM.
When Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter) and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett (Maggie Smith) find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson (Denholm Elliot) and son George (Julian Sands) step in to remedy the situation. Director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s longtime collaboration as Merchant Ivory Productions came to represent a certain kind of British period piece that dominated Art House screens in the ‘80s and ‘9
The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring DEBRA WINGER and TRACY LETTS as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of “cheating” on their respective lovers. A mixture of humor and
Plays Monday, May 22 at 7:00 PM.
This American independent adventure drama follows two friends, Mike (River Phoenix) and Scott (Keanu Reeves), as they embark on a journey of personal discovery that takes them from Portland to Idaho and finally on to Italy. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V.
Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies through the eyes of Anna (PAULA BEER), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (PIERRE NINEY, Yves Saint Laurent), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. What follows is a surprising exploration of how FRANCOIS OZON’s characters’ wrestle with their conflicting
Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM.
We invite you to join us for a special screening of A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone. This documentary follows Boone, a Bay Area social justice muralist, as she creates change through art – the theme of this evening benefitting the five Michigan Medicine programs of Big Hearts for Seniors (Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Silver Club Memory Programs, and Turner Senior Wellness Program). Boone and the documentary’s producer, Mo Mor
Plays Monday, May 29 at 7:00 PM.
Certain that the anonymous threats he’s been receiving are the work of David Kahane (Vincent D’Onofrio), producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) tries to fix things over cocktails. Instead, Griffin ends up murdering the screenwriter and courting the dead man’s girlfriend (Greta Scacchi). As police investigate, Griffin concentrates on a prestigious film that might reinvigorate his career. But he soon learns that David’s demise hasn’t been forgotten by everyone in Hollywood.
JEREMIAH TOWER, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy, began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters, Tower went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Stars was an overnight sensation and soon became one of America’s top-grossing U.S. restaurants. After sever