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

 

Korean Cinema NOW: The Age of Shadows

Korean Cinema NOW: The Age of Shadows

Saturday, January 21 at 1 PM.

Lee Jung-chool (SONG Kang-ho), a Korean police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin (GONG Yoo), a leader of the resistance. These two men who stand on opposite sides of their historical era, each knowing the identity and intentions of the other, become close without revealing their inner thoughts. Meanwhile intel is being leaked on both sides, and no one knows who the informants are.

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I Voted?

Plays Wednesday, January 25 at 7 PM. Part of the Science on Screen FIlm Series. The film will be followed by a brief presentation by J. Alex Halderman, PhD., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Computer Security and Society at the University of Michigan.

An unknown South Carolina candidate inexplicably wins his U.S. Senate primary in a landslide, despite never having campaigned. Filmmaker Jason Grant Smith sets out on a personal odyssey to expose the loopholes and pitfalls of our electoral syst

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Korean Cinema NOW: Veteran

Korean Cinema NOW: Veteran

Saturday, January 28 at 1 PM.

After an international auto theft sting, a dimwitted detective Do-cheol (Hwang Jung-min) is treated at a nightclub where he meets Tae-oh (Yoo Ah-in), the tyrannical heir to an untouchable mega-corporation, whose rude behavior rubs Do-cheol the wrong way.

One day, a truck driver that helped Do-cheol with a case gets beaten and humiliated by Tae-oh in front of his 9-year-old son in a protest to get his overdue wages. The son finds Do-cheol’s business card and calls for help due to the father’

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2016 Sundance Shorts

Plays Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 PM and Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 PM.

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Cinetopia Presents Direct From Sundance

Cinetopia Presents Direct From Sundance

Plays Friday, February 3 at 8 PM at the Michigan. Presented by Cinetopia International Film Festival.

CINETOPIA is thrilled to carry on the tradition of “Direct from Sundance” with an exclusive Midwest premiere of a selection from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival! Our Cinetopia programming team will hand-pick a film at Sundance in January and bring it back to you for an exclusive sneak peek. The title of the film won’t be announced until then, but you can make sure you get the best seats in the house NOW by purchasin

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Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

Plays Tuesday, February 14 (Valentines Day!) at 7:00 PM. The film will be preceded by an exclusive member event.

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this inspired comedy about a madcap heiress with a pet leopard who meets an absent-minded paleontologist and unwittingly makes a fiasco of both their lives. David Huxley (Grant) is the stuffy paleontologist who needs to finish an exhibit on dinosaurs and thus land a $1 million grant for his museum. At a golf outing with his potential benefactors, Huxley is spotted by Susan Vance (He

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Korean Cinema NOW: Seoul Station

Korean Cinema NOW: Seoul Station

Saturday, February 18 at 1 PM.

Seoul Station is an animated film by Yeon Sang-ho, one of South Korea’s brightest new filmmakers. His award-winning and record-breaking Train to Busan, which was a selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is actually a live-action continuation of the story he created for Seoul Station
The action takes place in downtown Seoul, where a zombie pandemic is unleashed from a homeless encampment that exists inside the city’s central train station.

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Fly Fishing Film Tour 2017

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2017

Friday, February 24 at 7 PM.

Costa, Yeti and Simms presents The Fly Fishing Film Tour 2017. The Fly Fishing Film Tour is fly fishing’s most anticipated annual event. The original & largest tour of its kind, each show is a high-energy celebration. The characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will lead you on an adventure around the world!

Tickets $17; discounted tickets available at Schultz Outfitters in Ypsilanti. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.flyfilmtou

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Korean Cinema NOW: Right Now, Wrong Then

Korean Cinema NOW: Right Now, Wrong Then

Saturday, March 11 at 1 PM.

Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows he’s famous. They talk. And together, they go to her workshop to look at her paintings, have Sushi and Soju. More conversation follows, and drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling fo

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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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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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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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