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  • Toronto Reveals Titles; Whoopi Producing “Till”; “Gemma Bovery” Opens at the Michigan, and more! August 21, 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Titles: New Ridley Scott and Cary Fukunaga Films Top List, ‘Demolition’ to Open This year’s Toronto International Film Festival has already unveiled a number of its Gala and Special Presentations screenings — including Freeheld, The Martian, Stonewall, Black Mass, The Lobster, Room and many more — but the ...
  • Variety Report on Aging Audiences; Woody Allen, Sundance USA Favorites, and more! August 6, 2015 VARIETY: Why Specialty Films Are Going Gray Brent Lang – Senior Film and Media Reporter Silver-topped moviegoers can lead to gold for filmmakers looking to take a breather from mining big-budget franchise fare. Older audiences have turned out in force this year, pushing films like Woman in Gold and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to healthy ...
  • “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” in 3D Downtown; Plus Traverse City Film Festival and TIFF’s Lineup Announced! July 30, 2015 Calling from the Traverse City Film Festival The weather is beautiful; There are not many places better in the world than Traverse City in the summer. This year the Traverse City Film Festival is celebrating the 100th anniversary of movies on the site of Traverse City’s State (originally Lyric) Theater: The 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp ...
  • 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 ...
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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 ...