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Famed theater architect C. Howard Crane, who also designed the Fox Theater in Detroit, designed the State Theatre in downtown Ann Arbor- learn more and get location information at About The State Theatre

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Whiplash

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Whiplash

Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life....

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Interstellar

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Interstellar

ANN ARBOR 35mm EXCLUSIVE! Christopher Nolan‘s new film stars Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Wes Bentley, Ellen Burstyn, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo,  and more. Based mainly on the scientific theories and script treatment of renowned theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne, Interstellar is the latest film from Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy). It chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the...

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Citizenfour

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Citizenfour

Citizenfour is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “Citizenfour,” in January 2013.  He reached out to her because he...

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Dear White People

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Dear White People

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.” Dear White People stars rising talents Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris,” Peeples),...

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My Neighbor Totoro

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Family Friendly Films, Films, Ghibli, state-theater | Comments Off

My Neighbor Totoro

Sunday, November 30 at 1:30 PM. Sponsored by Savco. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series and The Studio Ghibli Collection: A 30-Year-Retrospective at the State. Presented by U-M Center for Japanese Studies. Free for kids 12 & under! Advance tickets at ticketweb.com. This superbly animated children’s tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan’s most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie...

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From Up On Poppy Hill

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Films, Ghibli, state-theater | Comments Off

From Up On Poppy Hill

Wednesday, December 3 at 7 PM. Part of the The Studio Ghibli Collection: A 30-Year-Retrospective at the State. Presented by U-M Center for Japanese Studies. Advance tickets at ticketweb.com.  Goro Miyazaki‘s From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) was the top-grossing animated film in Japan in 2011 (outdrawing two Pokémon movies), and won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The story unfolds in Yokohama during preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Each morning as she prepares for school, industrious Umi...

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Three Amigos!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off

Three Amigos!

Saturday, December 6 at 11:59 PM at the State Theatre. Midnights are only $7! Sponsored by Isalita.  In 1916, a young woman from the village of Santa Poco lures three out-of-work silent film stars to Mexico to help take on the ruthless El Guapo and his gang. Seizing the chance to earn much-needed cash, the amigos head south of the border, but soon discover they’ve been mistaken as their on-screen heroic characters. Starring the top comics of our time, the outrageous antics never end with these Three Amigos! Steve Martin is Lucky Day, the...

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Miracle on 34th Street

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Films, Holiday, Holiday Classics, state-theater | Comments Off

Miracle on 34th Street

Sunday, December 7, at 1:30 at the State Theatre. FREE admission! Part of the State Street Area Association Holiday Classic Film Series presented by Sesi Lincoln and Old National Bank. Sponsored by Savco.  When Santa falls down drunk in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, reluctant Macy’s supervisor Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara) offers the job to a bearded Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) purporting to be the real Santa! During the Christmas season, he shares a flat with Doris’s neighbor...

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The Wind Rises

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Films, Ghibli, state-theater | Comments Off

The Wind Rises

Wednesday, December 10 at 7 PM. Part of the The Studio Ghibli Collection: A 30-Year-Retrospective at the State. Presented by U-M Center for Japanese Studies. Advance tickets at ticketweb.com.  In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane...

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