Films at the Michigan

Capernaum

Capernaum

Oscar® nominted for Best Foreign Language Film and Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival! Nadine Labaki‘s Capernaum (Chaos) follows the journey of Zain, a gutsy, streetwise 12-year-old boy, as he flees his negligent parents and survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. Along the way, he takes care of Ethiopian refugee and her baby son, ends up being jailed for a crime, and, ultimately, seeks justice in a courtroom against his parents for the “crime” of giving him life.

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Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

This film follows Laura (Penelope Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town outside of Madrid, Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. Also stars Javier Bardem.

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The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest

Opens Friday, March 15 at the Michigan!

This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay (Dev Patel) is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding – armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the bor

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Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

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Never Look Away

Never Look Away

Nominated for 2 Oscars® including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography! Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, Never Look Away tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already

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Green Book

Green Book

Oscar® Winner for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali, and Best Original Screenplay!

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected

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Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell

Opens Friday, March 22 at the Michigan! Sneak preview Thursday!

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

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The Greatest Showman, Sing-Along

The Greatest Showman, Sing-Along

Plays Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan!

Join us for a special sing-along screening with onscreen lyrics!

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum and with music composed by Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, who also graduated from U of M! The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Sing

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Notre étrangère/The Place in Between

Notre étrangère/The Place in Between

Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion.

After the death of her father, Amy, a young mixed-raced woman leaves Paris to go to Bobo in Burkina Faso to find her mother from whom she was separated at eight years old. But only her aunt lives in her childhood home. Amy goes from one family foyer to another, at the same time comforting it is also stifling. Moreover, she encounters a city in which she no longer has

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The Place in Between/Notre étrangère

The Place in Between/Notre étrangère

Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan.

Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion. Admission is FREE!

After the death of her father, Amy, a young mixed-raced woman leaves Paris to go to Bobo in Burkina Faso to find her mother from whom she was separated at eight years old. But only her aunt lives in her childhood home. Amy goes from one family foyer to another, at the same time comforting it is also stifling. Moreover, she encounters

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The Aftermath

The Aftermath

In 1946 Rachael Morgan (KIERA KNIGHTLEY) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, Lewis (JASON CLARKE), who is a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (ALEXANDER SKARSGARD) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. Based on the novel by Rhidian B

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Bohemian Rhapsody, The Sing-Along

Bohemian Rhapsody, The Sing-Along

Plays Fri. Apr. 5 at the Michigan!

Join us for a foot-stomping celebration of this Golden Globe® winner (and Oscar nominee) for Best Picture! Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers. The film traces the rise of the band through their iconic songs, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest perfo

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Summer Wars (Sama Wozu)

Summer Wars (Sama Wozu)

Plays Wednesday, April 10 at the Michigan.

Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job – passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online

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The Public

The Public

An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most chall

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Ninja Scroll

Ninja Scroll

Wed. Apr. 17 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan.

Jubei, a highly skilled ninja, is coerced into slaying his own clan of warriors. After begrudgingly killing his fellow swordsmen, he becomes a roving hired assassin. During his travels, he must face off against an organization of demonic ninjas known as the Devils of Kimon, who are plotting to take power of Japan’s government. The Devils will stop at nothing, and have the power to annihilate entire villages. Now, only Jubei and a shogun spy named Dakuan can stop them. Presented in Japane

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded the album Amazing Grace at a chruch in South Los Angeles. The film of that recording has never been released–until now. This documentary presents the live recording of the album, with choir, at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

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The Chaperone

The Chaperone

Louise Brooks the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to a

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Peterloo

Peterloo

Internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform.

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Care to Laugh

Care to Laugh

Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Presented by Big Hearts for Seniors.

VIP Reception begins at 5:30 PM. VIP tickets come with admission to the film and the reception, with delicious appetizers and a drink!

A live performance featuring Mr. B., Mark Lincoln Braun, Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano begins at 6:30 PM.

Big Hearts for Seniors presents AARP’s first original film Care to Laugh, a feature-length documentary following Jesus Trejo, a rising star in the comedy world who is pursuing his dream of success

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