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  • Arts Advocates Take On Washington, Ann Arbor Film Festival Turns 53, It Follows Opens, and more! March 26, 2015 WASHINGTON POST! Arts advocates (including Russ & Deb) make case for increasing federal arts funding Hundreds of artists and arts leaders from 48 states stormed Capitol Hill Tuesday for the annual Arts Advocacy Day, a national effort to increase federal support for cultural programs. Some 550 arts supporters – including ...
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival, Freep Film Festival, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, and more! March 19, 2015 You can also listen to Cinema Chat on WEMU: The 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival Opening on Tuesday, March 24, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America.  Special programs include a tribute to AAFF Founder George Manupelli, who passed away late last year. Internationally recognized as a premiere ...
  • Red Army, 24 Days, Space Jam, and more! March 12, 2015 Wash Westmoreland On Richard Glatzer’s Death: “My Best Friend And My Life” Richard Glatzer, the film-maker and U of Michigan graduate who directed Oscar-winning movie Still Alice using only an iPad app to communicate, has died. Glatzer, 63, had been diagnosed with Als – the neurological condition often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease – in ...
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Song of the Sea, Timbuktu, and more! March 5, 2015 You can also listen to Cinema Chat on WEMU: Opening Downtown “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is a bonus chapter for this surprising Art House hit! This retirement hotel in India is making more claims on hotelier Sonny (Dev Patel) than he can manage. Sonny’s first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly ...
  • Mr. Turner, Timbuktu, Birdman, and more! February 26, 2015 You can also listen to the show on WEMU:   Opening Downtown Nominated for four Academy Awards, “Mr. Turner” explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close ...
  • Oscar time, Mommy, Bluebird, and more! February 19, 2015 You can also listen to the show on WEMU:   Opening Downtown Winner of a Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and a favorite film of movie maven and 107one morning host Martin Bandyke, “Mommy” opens Friday at the Michigan. It’s the story of a single mom who finds herself burdened with custody of her explosive 15-year-old son. ...
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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 ...