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  • 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 ...
  • Cannes 2015, A Week Until Cinetopia, and more! May 28, 2015 CINEMA CHAT — May 28, 2015 Cannes 2015: The winners and losers by Neil Curry, CNN Comeback stars, the darlings of the festival, standing ovations and incessant booing: the Festival de Cannes has delivered entertainment on and off screen for an astounding 67 years.  French filmmaker Gold — Jacques Audiard took home the Palme d’Or for Dheepan, ...
  • 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 ...
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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 ...