One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.
For over half a century, “60 Minutes” fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world’s most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.
In LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the “rock queen” of the ‘70s and early ’80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; a passionate advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into retirement but her music and influence remain as t
When “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it explored themes of tradition, religion, and anti-Semitism against a modern backdrop of radical social change that addressed gender roles, sexuality, and race. Rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries explore the legacy of this long-running, award-winning musical.
Isabel (Michelle Williams) has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa (Julianne Moore) is the multimillionaire head of a media company who lives with her artist husband (Billy Crudup) and their twin boys in New York. When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor–Theresa–in person.
Opens September 19 at the Michigan! Special SNEAK PEEK screening on Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 PM.
The continuing saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nomina
Plays Sunday, September 22 at 6:00 pm
2019 Cinetopia Passholders get in FREE! Keep an eye out for our e-mail to receive your promo code.
$12 for Michigan Theater members/$15 for non-members.
Sparked by backlash to a neo-Nazi rally and a stream of strict anti-immigrant laws passing in Arizona, a group of activists organize to build Phoenix Allies for Community Health, a unique free clinic serving undocumented immigrants. The film follows their journey, delves into the heart and history of the clinic, and chronicle
Wed. Sep. 25 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of Science on Screen.
A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that th
Opens September 27 at the Michigan!
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she emb
Mon. Sep. 30 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.
How to Survive a Plague is the story of two coalitions-ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)-whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 19
Plays October 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.
Join us for the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, taking place in over 350 venues across 6 continents between Thursday September 26 and Sunday October 6, 2019. Upon entry, festival attendees are handed a Voting Card and an Official Program and asked to vote for the ONE Film they feel should win. Votes are tallied by each host venue then emailed to the festival’s NYC headquarters. Regular Michigan Theater admission rates apply. For more information about the Manhattan Short Film
Plays Sat. Oct. 12 at 2:30 PM at the Michigan.
When It Breaks is the inspiring story of Special Education teacher Konrad Wert and his personal journey through teacher burnout to advocacy. Stepping away from the classroom, Wert turns to his musical side career as a means to tour the country with his family and engage teachers, parents, and audiences in a conversation about the current state of Special Education. As opportunities arise, Konrad must decide how his service is most effective- as an advocating a
Plays Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30pm at the Michigan.
With LIVE organ accompaniment by organist Andrew Rogers! An Ann Arbor tradition continues with Nosferatu – the first vampire movie! A real estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim) begins conducting business with the eerie Count Orlok (the beyond-creepy Max Schreck), who goes on a rampage when he becomes obsessed with the man’s beautiful wife. read more
Plays Saturday, October 19 at 10:00 PM at the Michigan.
With a shadowcast from The Leather Medusas!
We would like–if we may–to take you on a strange journey. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy
Plays Sunday, October 20 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan!
Part of the Toyota Family Friendly Film Series. FREE for kids 12 & under!
This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda’s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power
Playing on Sunday, November 3 at 7:00pm at the Michigan!
We Are the Music Makers is a thoughtful and moving meditation on music, humanity, and the art of perfection. It is the story of Dr. Jerry Blackstone who is widely viewed to be one of the world’s greatest educators of up and coming, young choral conductors. The film chronicles both his life as an unparalleled success in the choral world and his students’ journeys as they navigate the struggles and successes of experiencing Jerry’s much sought after train
Plays Wed. Nov. 13 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.
Up There is the story of a down on his luck journalist (Daniel Weingarten) who finds himself with a less than ideal assignment in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. While there, he acquires the help of a local (Zoe Kanters), who he soon discovers possesses the story that could jump start his career.
Dir. by Michael Blaustein & Daniel Weingarten. There will be a post-screening Q&A with filmmaker and guests.
Plays Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 PM at the Michigan. Time & Date Change! Special Ticket Prices Apply
With on-screen lyrics, interactive props, and more! Join us for caroling with the Barton organ from 4:30 – 5:00 PM.
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play war buddies turned entertainers who fall for a pair of sisters (Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen).