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Mark your calendars for these special films showing on select dates.

 

Korean Cinema NOW: Tunnel

Korean Cinema NOW: Tunnel

Saturday, April 1 at 1 PM.

Jung-soo (Ha Jung-woo) is a car salesman on his way home for his daughter’s birthday. While driving through the newly built HadoTunnel, the structure suddenly collapses and he remains trapped in the rubble. Luckily, his cellphone still works and he’s able to call for help but things don’t go as expected when it becomes clear that the rescue operation will be more complicated than planned and that his safety is not necessarily the only concern of the people above ground.

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Donnie Darko 4K Restoration

Donnie Darko 4K Restoration

Plays Saturday, April 1 at 9:30 PM.

The 2001 cult sci-fi hit is back and looking better than ever thanks to a beautiful 4K restoration to celebrate its 15th anniversary. After making runs in the UK, the film is being screened in a limited selection of US theaters on April 1st.

From director Richard Kelly and starring a pre-fame Jake Gyllenhaal, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

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1984

1984

Plays Tuesday, April 4 at 9:00 PM.

The Michigan Theater joins a group of independent movie theaters, including Alamo Drafthouse, IFC Center and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in screening the now-timely film 1984 on April 4 (a date chosen because of its significance to the story).

This screening will take place offsite, in the Askwith Auditorium at Lorch Hall on the University of Michigan campus, located at 611 Tappan Street in Ann Arbor. Students get in free!

About the film: John Hurt stars as Winston Smith in thi

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M-agination Film Festival 2017

M-agination Film Festival 2017

Thursday, April 6 at 8 PM.

M-agination Films presents their 16th Annual Film Festival at the Michigan Theater. Admission is FREE. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the showings begin at 8:00 pm. Order of films will be released closer to the festival date.

M-agination Films is a student production company through UAC at the University of Michigan. The Board of Producers, made up of Michigan students, chooses original passion projects per year that are submitted by other students to produce, shoot, and screen at our festival. This year

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Korean Cinema NOW: Inside Men

Korean Cinema NOW: Inside Men

Saturday, April 8 at 1 PM.

Based on Yoon Tae-ho’s webtoon, Inside Men is the most popular R-rated film ever produced in South Korea.

Written and directed by Woo Min-ho, and featuring internationally acclaimed actor Lee Byung-hun, this political thriller brings to light the corruption within Korean politics, business conglomerates, and the media.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017

Tuesday, April 11 at 7 PM.

In 1986, The Banff Mountain Film Festival began an outreach program to bring the festival to other communities. Banff’s Festival organizers wanted to share the efforts and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers with a larger audience. Like the first festival in Banff, the tour began small: three cities across Canada. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings mountain films to thousands of people who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies.

Ignite your passion for th

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Close Encounters: The 2017 Stamps Senior Show Film and Video Projects

Close Encounters: The 2017 Stamps Senior Show Film and Video Projects

Thursday, April 13 at 5 PM.

Close Encounters: The 2017 Stamps Senior Show features work in a range of media by graduating BFA, BA, and Interarts students at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. The exhibition unfolds during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will be host to key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, an

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Korean Cinema NOW: Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet

Korean Cinema NOW: Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet

Saturday, April 15 at 1 PM.

Dong-ju: the Portrait of a Poet is a biographical period film directed by Lee Joon-ik.
Shot in black and white, it describes the life of poet Yun Dong-ju (Kang Ha-Neul) during the Japanese colonial occupation, focusing on his struggles to devote life to writing, his friendship and rivalry with his politically active cousin Song Mong-Gyu (Park Jung-Min) and their involvement in the Korean Independence Movement.

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Screen Arts and Cultures 2017 honors student thesis screening

Screen Arts and Cultures 2017 honors student thesis screening

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM.

UM Screen Arts & Cultures Honors Program is a rigorous year-long course that gives selected Screen Arts majors the opportunity to carry out their independent work in film, video, television, or digital production. This year’s films are Origins, directed by Claire Higginsm and Low Expectations, directed by Abby Buchmeyer.

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The Circle: A Benefit for 826michigan

The Circle: A Benefit for 826michigan

Wednesday, April 26 at 7 PM.

826michigan presents: a pre-release screening of The Circle

novel & screenplay written by Dave Eggers

starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega

All proceeds of this pre-release screening support 826michigan’s free writing and tutoring programs, which serve 4000 school-aged students in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit. The Circle is a gripping modern thriller set in the not-too-distant future. A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called The Ci

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