Films at the Michigan

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

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The Report

The Report

The story of Daniel Jones (Adam Driver), lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden. Also stars Annette Bening and Jon Hamm.

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Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Now playing at the Michigan & State theaters.

This thriller-like expose focuses on Roy Cohn, who personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues – from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.

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Le Sauvage

Le Sauvage

Plays Tuesday, November 19 at 7:15 PM — Part of the Les Femmes Essentielles film series

Nelly (Catherine Deneuve) has second thoughts about marrying Vittorio (Luigi Vannucchi) and runs away with the help of Martin (Yves Montand). When Nelly’s attempt to secure a debt owed to her from a former employer goes sour, she steals a valuable painting and enlists Martin’s help to evade the men coming after her. From Director Jean-Paul Rappaneau

Presented in French with English sub

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Becoming Nobody

Becoming Nobody

Plays Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!

Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, rock-star Harvard psychologist, counter-culture rascally adventurer, Eastern holy man, strok

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The Irishman

The Irishman

Opens Friday, November 22 at the Michigan!

EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT! This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino crime family. Now older, the WWII veteran once again reflects on his most prolific hits and, in particular, considers his involvement with his good friend Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance in 1975. Also stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Plays Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 PM

Nominated for Five Oscars! Dictator Adenoid Hynkel (Charlie Chaplin) tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber (also played by Chaplin) tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.

The film will be followed by a post film discussion with Matthew Solomon, UM Associate Professor of Film History

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Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Opens Wednesday, Nov. 27th at the Michigan.

Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth. Also stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, and Bill Camp.

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Akhnaten: The Met Live in HD

Akhnaten: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of AKHNATEN in HD on Saturday, November 23 at 12:55 PM

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

Presented with English subtitles

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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Sunday, November 24 at the Michigan

The story of Aladdin and the Princess Badr al-badr’s adventures as told through child actors in this silent film from 1917. Based on one of the tales from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.

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The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts

Plays Tuesday, November 26 at the Michigan

Special Sneek Preview Screening! Set in 1862, this film follow wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other — and t

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Knives Out

Knives Out

Opens Wednesday, November 27 at the Michigan!

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in this fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. Fr

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Warner Brothers Cartoons

Warner Brothers Cartoons

Plays Friday, November 29 at 11:30 AM at the Michigan.

Enjoy a laugh with friends and family as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and all of the Looney Tunes gang take over the silver screen of the historic main theater. The Michigan Theater will show a selection of Warner Bros. cartoons for all ages and offer the perfect pit-stop during the start of the busy holiday shopping season.

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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Plays Sunday, December 1 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!

In this live-action adaptation of Dr. Suess’ beloved children’s story, Jim Carrey stars as The Grinch, a green, revenge-seeking recluse who plans on ruining Christmas for the citizens of Whoville once and for all. But there is more to The Grinch than meets the eye, as Director Ron Howard expands on the story, showing The Grinch’s story in the days and years leading up to the tale we’ve all heard.

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White Christmas

White Christmas

Plays Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 PM at the Michigan.

Bring your Santa hats! Arrive early at 4:00 PM to get your picture taken with Santa! Show up at 4:30 PM and warm up your vocal cords with our carolers! Each attendee will leave with a commemorative tree ornament that if planted directly into the ground, will grow into wildflowers!

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The Room

The Room

Plays Thursday, December 5 at 10:00 PM at the Michigan

The Room is an independently-produced drama film released in 2003 and is the brainchild of enigmatic director and actor Tommy Wiseau. The film is mainly focused on a love triangle between Johnny, his girlfriend Lisa and Johnny’s best friend Mark. It has often been cited by numerous publications as the worst film ever made due to its meandering storyline, the introduction of subplots that are never resolved, the inept direction by Wiseau as well as his unusual performa

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Warren Miller’s Timeless

Warren Miller’s Timeless

Friday, December 6 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Presented by Sun and Snow Sports. Tickets available October 1st on Ticketmaster.com. Special ticket prices apply.

Boulder, Colo. – August 8, 2019 – Year after year, ski and snowboard enthusiasts of all ages look forward to the coming of winter. This fall, Warren Miller Entertainment (WME) confirms that the joys of winter are eternal with its 70th full-length feature film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen.
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Love Actually

Love Actually

Plays Friday, Dec 6 & Saturday, Dec 7 at 10:00 PM at the Michigan

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attracti

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

Plays Sunday, December 8 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!

“You’ll shoot your eye out!” Bob Clark directs this beloved and seasonally marathoned holiday classic that follows the wintry exploits of Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Ohio as he doges bullies, visits Santa, witnesses his dad win a major award, and most importantly attempts to convince everyone that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

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Autonomy

Autonomy

Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of Science on Screen.

Celebrated journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell leads the first comprehensive documentary look at self-driving cars in Autonomy. The film is a cinematic exploration of the world of automated vehicles — from their technical history to the personal narratives of those affected by them to the many unanswered questions about how this technology will affect modern society. Autonomy features interviews with industry pioneers and scenes with cutting

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No Small Matter

Plays Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30 PM at the Michigan

No Small Matter confronts America’s most pressing problems with an unlikely but powerful weapon: babies and young children. From home to childcare to preschool, high-quality early care and education has far-reaching impacts, and groundbreaking science to back it up. With a healthy dose of humor and a surprising edge, No Small Matter reveals the tragic cost of getting this wrong, and the huge payoff—for our kids, our families, and our country—of getting

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Elf

Elf

Plays Sunday, December 15 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!

This modern holiday classic comedy stars funnyman Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human who was raised as an elf and thus struggles to fit in. So when Buddy discovers his true identity, he sets off to New York City to meet and form a relationship with his biological father, a cynical businessman played by James Caan, with increasingly chaotic results. In the Big City, Buddy learns that the real world is not as magical as the North

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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

Plays Sunday, December 22 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!

Director Frank Capra’s classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart) who wishes he had never been born. When an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to Earth to make George’s wish come true, George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Lead

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Wozzeck: The Met Live in HD

Wozzeck: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of WOZZECK in HD on Saturday, January 11 at 12:55 PM

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.

Presented in German with English subtitles

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The Bit Player

The Bit Player

Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of Science on Screen.

A film by Mark A. Levinson, director of the award-winning Film Particle Fever. In a blockbuster paper in 1948, Claude Shannon introduced the notion of a “bit” and laid the foundation for the information age. His ideas ripple through nearly every aspect of modern life, influencing such diverse fields as communication, computing, cryptography, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cosmology, linguistics, and genetics

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Weathering With You

Weathering With You

Thurs. Jan. 16 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: t

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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: The Met Live in HD

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS in HD on Saturday, February 1 at 12:55 PM

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

Presented in English with English subtitles<

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General Magic

General Magic

Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.Part of Science on Screen.

Multi-award winning feature documentary GENERAL MAGIC is the untold tale of how a great vision and epic failure changed the world. The ideas that dominate the tech industry and our day to day lives were born at a secretive Silicon Valley start-up called ‘General Magic’, which spun out of Apple in 1990 to create the “next big thing”. General Magic shipped the first handheld personal communicator (or “smartphone”) in 1994.

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bias

Plays Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 PM at the Michigan

bias is a film that challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser highlights the nature of implicit bias, the grip it holds on our social and professional lives, and what it will take to induce change.

With special guests for a post-film discussion TBD.

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Agrippina: The Met Live in HD

Agrippina: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of AGRIPPINA live in HD on Saturday, February 29 at 12:55 PM

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

Presented in Italian with English subtitles

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Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

Plays Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 PM at the Michigan

CODE exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers, explores the reasons for this gap and highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers while showing how this critical gap can be closed.

With special guests for a post-film discussion TBD.

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Der Fliegende Holländer: The Met Live in HD

Der Fliegende Holländer: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER in HD on Saturday, March 14 at 12:55 PM

Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.

Presented in German with English subtitles

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Tosca: The Met Live in HD

Tosca: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of TOSCA in HD on Saturday, April 11 at 12:55 PM

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.

Presented in Italian with English subtitles

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Underwater Dreams

Plays Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 PM at the Michigan

Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.

With special guests for a post-film discussion TBD.

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To Dust

To Dust

Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.Part of Science on Screen.

Grieving the recent death of his wife, Shmuel (Géza Rohrïg), decides that, in order to move on, he must understand the science behind the decomposition process of his wife’s body—despite the blasphemy inherent in any scientific inquiry. To assist his sinful pursuit, he seeks out Albert (Matthew Broderick), a community-college biology professor who Shmuel enlists to teach informal science lessons. These soon grow to include homem

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Maria Stuarda: The Met Live in HD

Maria Stuarda: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of MARIA STUARDA in HD on Saturday, May 9 at 12:55 PM

A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.

Presented in Italian with English subtitles

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