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The Family-Friendly Film Series

The Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series, presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation.

FREE for kids 12 & under – Sundays at 1:30 PM (except where noted).

Check back for upcoming additions to the rest of the film series! 

Born Free

Born Free

Plays Sunday, February 21 at 1:30 PM at the State. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series. Free for kids 12 and under!

At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson (BILL TRAVERS) and his wife, Joy (VIRGINIA MCKENNA), care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. The screenplay, written by blacklisted Hollywood writer LESTER COLE (under the pseudonym “Gerald L.C. Copley”) w

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Plays Saturday, March 12 at 1:30 PM at the State. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation. Free for kids 12 and under! Also Part of the CineManga Film Series.

Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Featuring a special pre-show primer by University of Michigan professor Jonathan Zwicker.

In iconic animation auteur HAYAO MIYAZAKI’s Studio Ghibli masterpiece, one that brought his original manga to feature f

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Three Stooges Shorts

Three Stooges Shorts

Plays Sunday, April 24 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series Presented by The Benard L Maas Foundation. FREE for Kids 12 and under!

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the mid–20th century, best known for their slapsticky short films, six of which are presented here: POP GOES THE EASEL (18 min), A PLUMBING WE WILL GO (18 min), WOMAN HATERS (19 min), GRIPS, GRUNTS AND GROANS (19 min), MEN IN BLACK (18 min), and THREE LITTLE PIGSKINS (18 min).

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