Films at the State

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Opens Friday, October 5 at the State

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

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Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse – Nick’s disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh). Also features an all Asian cast with Gem

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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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Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

Opens Thursday, September 20 at the State!

Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the United States. Traveling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump’s victory.

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Mandy

Mandy

Opens Friday, September 21 at the State

In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with deadly fire.

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Lizzie

Lizzie

Opens in October at the State!
Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny stars as Lizzie Borden, the notorious woman at the heart of one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act. Director Craig William Macneill explores the days leading up to the savage crimes in a dark tale of repression, exploitation and thwarted dreams.

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Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Plays Sunday, October 21 at 1:30 PM at the State — FREE for kids 12 & under! Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation

After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison (OMRI KATZ) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (THORA BIRCH) and their new friend, Allison (VINESSA SHAW). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (BETTE MIDLER SARAH JESSICA PARKER, KATHY NAJIMY) who used to live i

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Mrs. Fang

Mrs. Fang

Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the “Electric Shadows” film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

The camera apathetically zooms in Mrs. Fang’s ghostly face, her mouth held open in a rigid grimace. Having suffered from Alzheimer’s for eight years, Fang Xiuying is now bedridden and surrounded by her relatives and neighbors, as they accompany her through her last days. “Mrs. Fang” depicts a shockingly raw and merciless portrait of Mrs. Fang’s fi

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Mid90s

Mid90s

Opens in October at the State!
Written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

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Free Solo

Free Solo

Opens in Friday, October 26 at the State!

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock… the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park… without

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The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Plays Friday, October 26 at 9:30pm at the State

Extended Directors Cut! One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (LINDA BLAIR) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (ELLEN BURSTYN) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (JASON MILLER), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and

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The Babadook

The Babadook

Plays Saturday, October 27 at 11:59pm at the State

Midnights are only $8! A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie

Plays Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 PM at the State — FREE for kids 12 & under! Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation

In Tim Burton’s longer, animated version of his 1984 short, Young Victor Frankenstein (CHARLIE TAHAN) is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher (MARTIN LANDAU) gives him an idea of

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The Secret of Supermoon/Canton Novelty

The Secret of Supermoon/Canton Novelty

Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the “Electric Shadows” film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

The Secret of Super Moon (2015) is a short film of interviews, a few women talking about how they remember their previous relationships. These immensely personal and feminine narratives were brought into an insulated interior space, interweaved with each other to form a fictional time and space. Watch the trailer. (English with Chinese subtitles, 48 min).read more

Babe

Babe

Plays Sunday, November 4 at 1:30 PM at the State — FREE for kids 12 & under! Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (JAMES CROMWELL) wins a piglet named Babe (CHRISTINE CAVANAUGH) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly (MIRIAM MARGOLYES) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals,

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Listening to Third Grandmother’s Stories / Dance with Third Grandmother

Listening to Third Grandmother’s Stories / Dance with Third Grandmother

Sunday, November 4 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the “Electric Shadows” film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

Listening to Third Grandmother’s Stories (2011) and Dance with Third Grandmother (2015) are documentary-style interview films that recorded the stories of Wen Hui’s third grandmother. When Wen Hui visited her family’s hometown, a small village in Yunnan, on a project, she unexpectedly met her third grandmother. Spending time with her, Wen Hui listened

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Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries

Plays Tuesday, November 6 at the State

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne (INGRID THULIN), in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara (BIBI ANDERSSON), a dead ringer for the doctor’s own fi

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Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web

Plays Sunday, November 11 at 1:30 PM — FREE for kids 12 & under! Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. Starring DAKOTA FANNING, JULIA ROBERTS, OPRAH WINFREY, ROBERT REDFORD, STEVE BUSCEMI, and JOHN CLEESE.

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The Glory of Life

Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the “Electric Shadows” film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

This documentary uncovers the production of Wang Qingsong’s seminal art pieces from 2003 till 2018. This documentary shows the rigorous process of Wang’s photography production and his point of views of everyday life in China.

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The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal

Plays Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00pm at the State

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block (MAX VON SYDOW) returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death (BENGT EKEROT) to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof (NILS POPPE) and his wife, Mia (BIBI ANDERSSON), and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive

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Human Flow

Human Flow

Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the “Electric Shadows” film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker AI WEIWEI examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent

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Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Plays Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 PM at the State

After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast (INGRID BERGMAN) travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva (LIV ULLMANN). The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional night, the pair reopen the wounds of the past. Charlotte gets another shock when she finds out that her mentally impaired daughter, Helena (LENA NYMAN), is out of the asylum and l

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Persona

Persona

Plays Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00pm at the State

Famed stage stress Elisabeth Vogler (LIV ULLMANN) suffers a moment of blankness during a performance and the next day lapses into total silence. Advised by her doctor to take time off to recover from what appears to be an emotional breakdown, Elisabeth goes to a beach house on the Baltic Sea with only Anna (BIBI ANDERSSON), a nurse, as company. Over the next several weeks, as Anna struggles to reach her mute patient, the two women find themselves experiencing a str

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