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  • Unfinished Orson Welles Autobiography, Michigan Theater Honors Veterans, and more! May 22, 2015 NEW YORK TIMES:  Archivists Find Fragments of an Unfinished Orson Welles Autobiography LOS ANGELES — Yet another unfinished work by Orson Welles, that master of the incomplete, is about to surface. Archivists at the University of Michigan said this week that they have discovered extensive fragments of, and notes for, a Welles autobiography in a trove ...
  • Tomorrowland Opens, Cinetopia is 3 Weeks Away, and more! May 15, 2015 Tomorrowland will get an “only at the Michigan Theater” opening night because Brad Bird, the respected director (The Incredibles, Iron Giant) of Tomorrowland, specifically chose the Michigan as one of just 15 Movie Palaces in North America to host a special advanced screening. George Clooney plays a former boy-genius jaded by scientific disillusionment. He and ...
  • Why Orson Welles Matters, Cinetopia, Tomorrowland Premieres, and More! May 7, 2015 Why Orson Welles Matters More Today Than Ever What is there to say about Orson Welles that hasn’t been regurgitated a thousand times before, least of all this week, the centennial of his birth? Welles’ legacy contains an erratic appeal. Yes — the character whose persona has lasted the decades is resolutely catlike, not only in appearance ...
  • Isabella Rossellini, First Female Director to Open Cannes, and more! May 4, 2015 ISABELLA ROSSELLINI TO HEAD JURY FOR CANNES SIDEBAR Enhancing the cachet of the secondary Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival this year, festival officials have selected famed Italian-American actress Isabella Rossellini, 62, to head the jury assessing the films selected for the peripheral screenings that recognize new talent and innovative and daring filmmaking. ...
  • Wine & Film, The Human Experiment, and more! April 26, 2015 New Wine & Film Series Set for the Next Five Wednesdays Just as the fabulously successful Film Noir series wraps up, the Michigan Theater is proud to host, in association with Wine Enthusiast magazine the Wine & Film series. Five films–Somm, You Will Be My Son, A Year in Champagne, Red Obsession, and Sideways will be show the ...
  • Deli Man, True Story, and more! April 17, 2015 CINEMA CHAT — April 16, 2015 Opening Downtown Deli Man is a documentary film produced and directed by Erik Greenberg Anjou, the third work in his trilogy about Jewish culture. As that culture continues to shift and adapt alongside mainstream America, delicatessen food – as its name suggests – remains a beloved communal delicacy. In Houston, Texas, third-generation ...
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  • Manhattan Short Film Festival voting results are in! October 8, 2012 Gold Medal winner – SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN OR BATMAN, which received the 2nd highest number of votes at the Michigan Theater’s screening. Silver Medal winner – A CURIOUS CONJUNCTION OF COINCIDENCES, which received the highest number of votes at the Michigan Theater’s screening. For more results, visit www.manhattanshort.com.
  • Cinetopia Audience Awards June 6, 2012 The results are in! Cinetopia film ballots have been tallied and the Audience Award goes to… HIPSTERS, the candy colored musical set in Moscow 1955 at the height of the Cold War. And the Cinetopia Festival Laurels go to… MISSED CONNECTIONS, The comedic romance about a guy named who has been trying to get over a traumatic ...
  • FREE Admission For Veterans This Weekend May 24, 2012 MICHIGAN THEATER HONORS US MILITARY PERSONNEL WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL MOVIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND The Michigan Theater is pleased to once again recognize the contributions to our country by members of the U.S. military. Throughout Memorial Day Weekend—Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28—both military veterans and active personnel with ID will be admitted FREE to ...
  • Summer Classic Film Series Kicks Off Sunday, June 3rd May 24, 2012 Series to run Sundays and Tuesdays through Labor Day This summer, the 2012 Bell’s Summer Classic Film Series at the Michigan Theater will bring Westerns and Musicals, Comedies and Blockbusters to the silver screen for one of the best Summer Classic Film Series yet. There will be eye-popping 3D, giant sharks, classic literary adaptations, and a ...
  • Cinetopia Festival Guide is Online May 17, 2012 The FULL festival guide is here! Pages 10 & 11 show which films are playing in each time slot. View the Cinetopia Festival Guide
  • Program Announcement – N.A. Independent Films May 1, 2012 Tuesday, May 1 – The Cinetopia International Film Festival presented by AT&T, announced today the North American Independent portion of the inaugural event, to take place May 31-June 3 at three Ann Arbor landmark locations: the Michigan Theater, the State Theater, and Angell Hall at the University of Michigan.  The more than 30 films on tap ...