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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.

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The Imitation Game

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

The Imitation Game

Oscar Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay!  Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Allen Leech, Matthew Goode, and more.  During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the...

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Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2015 – ANIMATION

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Films, Oscar Shorts, state-theater | Comments Off

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2015 – ANIMATION

See all the 87th Academy Awards nominees and winners for Best Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Shorts. Total run time: 77 minutes. Rated PG. Animation The Bigger Picture Daisy Jacobs, director National Film and Television School Synopsis: Tensions arise between two brothers as their elderly mother requires more care. The Dam Keeper Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors Tonko House Synopsis: A lonely little pig in charge of maintaining the town dam is cruelly bullied by his classmates. *WINNER* Feast Patrick Osborne, director...

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Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2015 – LIVE ACTION

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Films, Oscar Shorts, state-theater | Comments Off

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2015 – LIVE ACTION

See all the 87th Academy Awards nominees and winners for Best Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Shorts. Total run time: 117 minutes. Rated PG-13. Aya  Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezi A young woman waiting at an airport has an unexpected encounter with an arriving passenger. Boogaloo and Graham Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney Jamesy and Malachy are presented with two baby chicks to raise by their soft-hearted father. Butter Lamp Hu Wei and Julien Féret A photographer and his assistant photograph the inhabitants of a remote Tibetan...

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Birdman

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

Birdman

Oscar Winner for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Cinematography!  From director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi...

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What We Do in the Shadows

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

What We Do in the Shadows

Opens Friday, March 6 at the State. The New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film What We Do in the Shadows chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that’s filming them, the...

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Still Alice

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Still Alice

2015 Oscar winner Julianne Moore stars as Alice Howland, a happily married renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Also stars Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish. Drama. 101 minutes. Rated...

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Videodrome

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off

Videodrome

Saturday, March 7 at 11:59 PM. Midnights are only $8! Hardcore pornography, sadomasochism, mind control, and living televisions all play crucial roles in Videodrome, one of director David Cronenberg‘s explorations of dangerous sexuality and technological obsession. The morally questionable hero of the tale is one Max Renn (James Woods), a television executive searching for an intense new program for his sex-oriented network. He ultimately discovers an underground program called “Videodrome,” which appears to broadcast...

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24 Days

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements, Short Runs, state-theater | Comments Off

24 Days

Playing March 17-19 at the State. In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant’s number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a...

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It Follows

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

It Follows

Opens Friday, March 20 at the State. Nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake in this stylish Michigan shot film. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind. Horror. 100 minutes. Not...

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Saturday, March 21 at 11:59 PM. Midnights are only $8! Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl’s seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he knows she’s the girl he wants to grow old...

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Salad Days: The Birth of Hardcore Punk in the Nation’s Capital

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Salad Days: The Birth of Hardcore Punk in the Nation’s Capital

Saturday, April 25 at 9:30 PM at the State Theatre. Post-screening Q&A with special guests. Salad Days: The Birth of Hardcore Punk in the Nation’s Capital is a documentary-in-progress that examines the fertile Washington, DC punk scene of the 1980s. This was a particularly important time in the evolution of punk and independent music, with DC based bands like Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Black Market Baby, the Faith, the Slickee Boys, Void, Government Issue, Marginal Man, Dag Nasty, 9353, Gray Matter, Beefeater, Scream, Rites of Spring,...

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Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2015 – DOCUMENTARY

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Films, Oscar Shorts, state-theater | Comments Off

See all the 87th Academy Awards nominees and winners for Best Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Shorts. PROGRAM A –  81 minutes. Rated R. Joanna. 40 minutes. Aneta Kopacz View Trailer & More Information ▶ *WINNER* Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1. 39 minutes. Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry View Trailer  & More Information ▶ PROGRAM B: 79 minutes. Rated R.  Our Curse Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki View Trailer  & More Information ▶ The Reaper (La Parka) Gabriel Serra...

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