Films at the Michigan

Pick of the Litter

Pick of the Litter

Opens Friday, September 14 at the Michigan!

This documentary follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are hi

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The Wife

The Wife

Opens Friday, September 7 at the Michigan!


After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of wor

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Life Itself

Life Itself

Opens Thursday, September 20 at the Michigan!

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in Life Itself. Director and writer Dan Fogelman (This Is Us) examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an international ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening,

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Love, Gilda

Love, Gilda

Opens Friday, September 21 at the Michigan!

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda. Love, Gilda opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest rol

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Plays Monday, September 24 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

In this classic film noir, insurance salesman Walter Neff (FRED MACMURRY) gets roped into a murderous scheme when he falls for the sensual Phyllis Dietrichson (BARBARA STANWYCK), who is intent on killing her husband (TOM POWERS) and living off the fraudulent accidental death claim. Prompted by the late Mr.

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Bad Reputation

Bad Reputation

One night only! Plays Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan

This theatrical version of the film will come packaged with an exclusive, brand new solo performance by Joan made specifically for these 9/26 screenings (this footage will follow the feature)

A journey through Joan Jett’s life and career, from her early years as founder of “The Runaways” and first collaborations with Kenny Laguna to her status as rock icon.

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Manhattan Short Film Festival 2018

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2018

Plays September 27 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

This year, Manhattan Short received 1565 entries from 73 countries from which nine finalists were selected. These nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 300 countries on six continents during the week of September 27 – October 7. And the judges of these films are YOU, the audience. 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 email

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Colette

Colette

Opens in October at the Michigan!

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Will

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Tea with the Dames

Tea with the Dames

Opens in October at the Michigan!

What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dames Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their cand

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The Children Act

The Children Act

Opens in October at the Michigan!

Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Stanley Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is thr

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Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

Plays Monday, October 1 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

When Mildred Pierce’s (JOAN CRAWFORD) wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred’s financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda (ANN BLYTH), resents her mother for degrading their social status. In the m

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World Premiere: Football’s Valhalla, The Bob Ufer Story

World Premiere: Football’s Valhalla, The Bob Ufer Story

Plays Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

For many Michigan Football fans, nothing can describe the force of nature that was Bob Ufer. Considered the original “Voice” of Michigan Football, Bob Ufer is a University of Michigan icon. Far from being an impartial reporter, Ufer released endless kilocycles of unbridled maize and blue favoritism. For nearly four decades, Bob Ufer was beloved by a wide range of listeners for his enthusiastic, articulate and engaging style. His high-octane broadcasts had an impact on many local kids, in

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The Big House

The Big House

Plays October 5 – 11 at the Michigan!

Join us for a special homecoming screening on Saturday, October 6 at 7:00 PM with filmmakers in attendance!

Ann Arbor, Michigan is the prototypical college town—a small city with a massive research university, a tradition of political radicalism and Michigan Stadium, the largest in the United States and the home of University of Michigan football. With a capacity of 107,601 the entire population of Ann Arbor fits in the stadium, which fans affectionately call “The Bi

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The Birds

The Birds

Plays Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!

A wealthy San Francisco socialite (TIPPI HEDREN) pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

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Dragonfly Eyes

Dragonfly Eyes

Plays Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:15 PM. Free Admission.

Constructed entirely from real surveillance video, Dragonfly Eyes is a unique hybrid of fiction and documentary.

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Laura

Laura

Plays Monday, October 8 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

In one of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (DANA ANDREWS) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (GENE TIERNEY) in her fashionable apartment. On the trail of her murderer, McPherson quizzes Laura’s arrogant best friend, gossip columnist Waldo Lydec

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Imagine

Imagine

Plays Friday, October 9 at the Michigan!

The life of British singer-songwriter and former Beatle John Lennon is the focus of this intimate 1988 documentary, pieced together from archival footage of the Beatles and 240 hours of home movies shot by Lennon and his widow, Yoko Ono. Featuring interviews with David Bowie, producer George Martin, and son Julian Lennon, it recounts the ups and downs of the performer’s life and career, concentrating most on his post-Beatles period, and reveals the pr

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The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

Opens Friday, October 12 at the Michigan!

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

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First Man

First Man

Opens Friday, October 12 at the Michigan!

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous mission

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Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy

Plays Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

When gun-obsessed pacifist Bart Tare (JOHN DALL) witnesses expert shooter Annie Laurie Starr (PEGGY CUMMINS) demonstrate her firearm prowess at a carnival one night, it’s love at first sight. Aimless Bart joins the traveling show and begins a romance with Annie, but her dangerously rebellious spirit soon gets

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Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Plays Friday, October 19 at 7pm at the Michigan.

This very special presentation of the1922 film classic will have live organ accompaniment on the Michigan Theater’s grand Barton Organ by the Michigan’s gifted organist, Stephen Warner (who will play an original score he wrote). 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 o

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Plays Saturday, October 20 at 10:00 PM at the Michigan!

Celebrate Halloween in full campy glory with the perennial classic! TIM CURRY, SUSAN SARANDON, and BARRY BOSTWICK lead a cast of then-unknowns in a campy, musical send-up of 1950s sci-fi films. Sing along, shout along, and dance along–featuring a live shadowcast, The Leather Medusas!

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Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Plays Friday, October 23 at the Michigan!

Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather’s estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather’s experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arriv

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Cinetopia Presents: Dawnland

Cinetopia Presents: Dawnland

Plays Tuesday, November 13 at 7PM at the Michigan. Presented by Cinetopia Film Festival & the Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court. Followed by a live Q&A with Judge Tim Connors, on-screen subjects & more!

It’s no secret that the U.S. government’s track record with Native Americans has never been stellar. But you may be unaware of the horrors documented in DAWNLAND. For much of the 20th century, social workers stole Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. They were given new na

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