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  • The Skeleton Twins, Medea, Jump, and more! September 25, 2014 You can also listen to WEMU’s Cinema Chat, a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU: Opening Downtown A hit at Cinetopia 2014, “The Skeleton Twins” follows estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) as they feel they’re at the end of their ropes. But when an unexpected reunion forces them ...
  • My Old Lacy, The Princess Bride, A Short Film About Killing, and more! September 18, 2014   Opening Downtown In “My Old Lady,” down-on-his-luck New Yorker Mathias (Kevin Kline) inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father – the ONLY thing his recently deceased father has left him in his will. Mathias has spent his last dime getting to Paris from America, and he’d like to sell the apartment as soon as possible. ...
  • The Trip To Italy, The Drop, Alive Inside, and more! September 11, 2014 You can also listen to WEMU’s Cinema Chat, a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU: Opening Downtown Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, “The Trip,” took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—or semifictionalized versions—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In “The Trip To Italy,” Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new ...
  • Frank, Le Chef, The Meaning of Life, and more! September 4, 2014 You can also listen to WEMU’s Cinema Chat, a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU: Opening Downtown “Frank,” the hot film on the Art House circuit these days, is an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde ...
  • Land Ho!, The One I Love, Casablanca, and more! August 28, 2014 You can also listen to WEMU’s Cinema Chat, a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU: Opening Downtown In “Land Ho!” a pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. The star of the film, Paul Eenhoorn (“This is Martin Bonner”), is a friend from ...
  • Life Itself, Violette, Seven Samarai, and more! August 21, 2014 You can also listen to WEMU’s Cinema Chat, a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU: Opening Downtown “Life Itself” recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of ...
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 ...