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  • Julianne Moore leaves film; Comic-Con Hits & Misses; Ann Arbor Art Fair and more! July 16, 2015 Julianne Moore Leaves ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ Julianne Moore has exited Nicole Holofcener’s drama Can You Ever Forgive Me due to creative differences, Variety has learned exclusively.  The film would have been Moore’s first since her lead actress Oscar win for Still Alice.  The Fox Searchlight project, also starring Chris O’Dowd, had been set ...
  • “Everest,” Michael Douglas Thinks American Actors Too “Asexual or Unisex,” Comic-Con, and more! July 10, 2015 CINEMA CHAT — July 9, 2015 Baltasar Kormákur’s ‘Everest’ to Open Venice Film Festival The Working Title mountain adventure adds cred going into the fall awards season. The Venice International Film Festival opens with the world premiere of Icelandic action filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest on September 2 and runs through September 12. It will play out of Biennale ...
  • The Overnight, Amy Winehouse, Steve McQueen, and more! July 2, 2015 Opening Downtown In The Overnight, Alex, Emily, and their son have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at this home. But ...
  • Cinetopia Winners, James Horner & more June 25, 2015 James Horner Dies In Plane Crash James Horner, the 61-year old Oscar-winning composer died when the small aircraft he piloted went down Tuesday, west of Santa Barbara, CA. James Horner will be remembered for his score for James Cameron’s Titanic, for which he earned two Oscars (score and song), Aliens, Field Of Dreams, Apollo 13, Braveheart, ...
  • It’s Ann Arbor’s Time to Shine at Cinetopia 2015! June 11, 2015 CINEMA CHAT — June 11, 2015 Last night Downtown Detroit danced to the beat of Michael Jackson as Cinetopia Festival 2015 presented a Sing Along/Dance Along event in Campus Martius (Did you know Martin Scorsese directed “Bad”?). Yesterday the UM’s Orson Welles Symposium closed out to record attendance. Cinetopia Festival is a hit and comes to Ann ...
  • Cinetopia Begins! Plus Two Fantastic Documentaries and more June 4, 2015 CINEMA CHAT — June 3, 2015 Film directors, writers and stars take part in Cinetopia Festival, June 5-14 Part of what sets a film festival apart from simply going to see a movie is the opportunity to talk with and hear from those involved in the creation of the films. Cinetopia Festival, recently named The Best Detroit area ...
Inside the Michigan Theater
  • 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 ...