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  • 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 ...
  • Calvary, Magic in the Moonlight, Lolita, and more! August 14, 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 Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen‘s “Magic in the Moonlight” tells the story of a magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic (Emma Stone) as ...
  • Venus in Fur, I Origins, Before You Know It, and more! August 7, 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 “Venus in Fur” is based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch‘s groundbreaking novella. It is directed by the acclaimed, but controversial filmmaker Roman Polanski ...
  • Boyhood, A Summer’s Tale, Rebel Without A Cause, and more! July 31, 2014 Opening Downtown Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents, “Boyhood” charts ...
  • The Grand Seduction, Stop Making Sense, We are the Best! and more July 24, 2014 Opening Downtown In “A Most Wanted Man” a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, forcing both German and US security agencies to take close interest. As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish the man’s true identity—oppressed ...
  • Ida, Batman, Steven Spielberg, and more! July 17, 2014 Opening Downtown “Ida” is moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past. 18-year old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole ...
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 ...