Now playing at the Michigan!
WINNER of 4 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Original Musical Score (Alexandre Desplat), and Best Production Design; and 2 Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Original Score
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (SALLY HAWKINS) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and
Opens Friday, March 23 at the Michigan!
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from ARMANDO IANNUCCI (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (JEFFREY TAMBOR), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (STEVE BUSCEMI), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (SIMON RUSSELL
Now playing at the Michigan.
WINNER of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (James Ivory)!
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio (TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET) begins a relationship with visiting Oliver (ARMIE HAMMER), his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. Written by JAMES IVORY from the novel by ANDRÉ ACIMAN.
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WINNER of 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) and 4 Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture – Drama!
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her t
Plays Monday, March 26 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the “Enter the Samurai” Film Series sponsored by U-M Center for Japanese Studies.
Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto (Yûzô Kayama) is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard (Toshirô Mifune). Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but Red Beard proves a wise and patient teacher. He gradually introduces his student to the unglamorous side o
Plays Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Science on Screen Film Series presented by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health. Featuring a post-film Q&A with Prof. Robin Wilson of the UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance and a founding member of the New York dance company Urban Bush Women.
Celebrated fashion photographer DAVID LACHAPELLE makes his documentary filmmaking debut with a visually arresting film shot on the streets of Los Angeles’ gritty South Central neighborhood. After his community
Plays Thursday, March 29 at 9:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Ferrell Child: The Films of Will Ferrell Film Series.
NASCAR superstar Ricky Bobby (WILL FERRELL) is at the top of his game; adored by fans, a trophy wife by his side, and incredible wealth. But Ricky loses it all when French Formula One champion Jean Girard (SACHA BARON COHEN) roars onto the scene. Ricky, with the help of his ruthless father, must pull himself out of the depths of despair and restore his honor on the racetrack.
Opens Friday, March 30 at the Michigan
British sculptor and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy uses his natural surroundings to create works of art in San Francisco, St. Louis, New England, Brazil, Scotland and France.
Plays Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 PM at the Michigan
The Bacchus Lady looks into the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea. So-Young, an elderly lady who provides sex services to the male senior citizens using the pretext of selling Bacchus (an energy drink) to them. When So-Young picks up a Korean-Filipino boy named Min-Ho from the clinic she visits after Min-Ho’s mother stabs the doctor (Min-Ho’s father), she takes care of him while seeking a living through prostitution.
Plays Sunday, April 1 at 4:00 PM at the Michigan.
Live organ accompaniment by Andrew Rogers.
In this silent classic, Judah ben-Hur (RAMON NOVARRO) discovers that he has been betrayed by his childhood friend Messala (FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN), leading to separation from his family. Punished for an accident, Ben-Hur is unjustly forced to serve on a Roman ship, where he becomes a friend to the vessel’s admiral, Quintus Arrius (FRANK CURRIER). Eventually, Ben-Hur has the chance to compete against Messala in a chariot race, p
Plays Monday, April 2 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the “Enter the Samurai” Film Series sponsored by U-M Center for Japanese Studies.
Akira Kurosawa’s lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief (Tatsuya Nakadai) who is recruited to impersonate Shingen (also Nakadai), an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to th
Plays Thursday, April 5 at 9:30 PM – Premiere of the “And Now For Something Completely Different” Film Series
A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a kille
Opening Friday, April 6 at the Michigan
Traveling in their family Leisure Seeker vintage recreational vehicle, John and Ella Spencer take one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys before his Alzheimer’s and her cancer can catch up with them.
Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 PM at the Michigan
So-hyun is a runaway who is left alone after her boyfriend Jung-ho disappears. By accident, she gets to know a transgender woman named Jane. She joins Jane and her group of misfit runaways, who are as comforting and loving as a real family.
Plays Monday, April 9 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the “Enter the Samurai” Film Series sponsored by U-M Center for Japanese Studies.
Akira Kurosawa co-wrote, directed, and edited this adaptation of Shakespeare’s KING LEAR-considered by some to be his “last great masterpiece.” In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other…and him.
Presented in Jap
Plays Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Science on Screen Film Series presented by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health. Featuring a live Q&A after the film!
In an ordinary suburban house, on a lovely tree-lined street, in the middle of 1970s America, lived the five beautiful, dreamy Lisbon sisters (including boy-crazy Lux, played by KIRSTEN DUNST), whose doomed fates indelibly marked the neighborhood boys who to this day continue to obsess over them. SOFIA COPPOLA’s directorial debut (based on the no
Plays Thursday, April 12 at 9:30 PM – Part of the “And Now For Something Completely Different” Film Series
Brian Cohen (GRAHAM CHAPMAN) is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother (TERRY JONES), the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate (MICHAEL PALIN) and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python’s signature
Opens Friday, April 13 at the Michigan
On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.
Plays Monday, April 16 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the “Enter the Samurai” Film Series sponsored by U-M Center for Japanese Studies.
Produced over a two-year period, Kenji Mizoguchi’s version of the oft-filmed Seika Mayama story The 47 Ronin was too big to be confined to a single film. Thus, it was released in two parts, each running between 105 and 115 minutes. The story begins in feudal Japan in December of 1701, when warrior leader Lord Asano is tricked into committing Hara-Kiri. Oishi, Asano’s loyal
Plays Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 PM – Part of the “And Now For Something Completely Different” Film Series
New and classic sketches and songs by the British comedy troupe are performed at the Hollywood Bowl. Two short films from the 1972 special “Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus” are also added. The series of sketches and songs parodies such mundane subjects as musical numbers, fairy tales, philosophers, conversations and masculinity. Performances include “The Last Supper,” “Silly
Opens Friday, April 20 at the Michigan
FINAL PORTRAIT is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees -ul
Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 PM at the Michigan
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (“Hashima Island”) to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.
Plays Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Science on Screen Film Series presented by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health. Featuring a live Q&A after the film!
Will Rodman (JAMES FRANCO), a scientist in San Francisco, is experimenting with a drug that he hopes will cure his father’s (JOHN LITHGOW) Alzheimer’s disease. After his work is deemed a failure, Will becomes the guardian of Caesar, an infant chimp who was exposed in-utero to Will’s drug. Caesar displays unusual intelligence, and
Plays Thursday, April 26 at 9:30 PM – The Finale of the “And Now For Something Completely Different” Film Series
The stages of life are told through multiple sketches and songs by the British comedy troupe. The seven parts of life cover birth, growing up, war, middle age, organ transplants, old age and death. Not all stages are singular: “Part I: The Miracle of Birth” is from the perspective of an ignored woman in labor, and of a Roman Catholic couple with too many children, and “Part VII: Death
Opens Friday, April 27 at the Michigan
Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean On Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.