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Stratford Festival on Film: The Tempest

Stratford Festival on Film: The Tempest

“Magic is in the air” (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival’s latest production of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, “an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes” (The New York Times), recorded live in 2019. In Shakespeare’s great drama of loss and reconciliation, a long-deposed ruler uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her on a remote island. But what revenge does she mean to take?

Approximate Runtime: Two hours and 42 minutes including

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The Report

The Report

The story of Daniel Jones (Adam Driver), lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden. Also stars Annette Bening and Jon Hamm.

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Parasite

Parasite

WINNER OF THE PALME D’OR AWARD AT THE 2019 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL! Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between

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Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. In recovering his past,

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Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Now playing at the Michigan & State theaters.

This thriller-like expose focuses on Roy Cohn, who personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues – from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.

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Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

Monday, November 18 at the Michigan.

Owned explores the racial inequalities and disparities that stemmed from US postwar housing policies, and also discusses the aftermath of the 2008 housing market crash.

Following the film, there will be a short panel discussion featuring experts from the Fair Housing Center of Southeast and Mid-Michigan, University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Washtenaw County Government.

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Network

Network

Plays Monday, November 18 at 7:30 PM — Part of the Journalism on Screen Series

In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he’s being put out to pasture, and he’s none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming,

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Le Sauvage

Le Sauvage

Plays Tuesday, November 19 at 7:15 PM — Part of the Les Femmes Essentielles film series

Nelly (Catherine Deneuve) has second thoughts about marrying Vittorio (Luigi Vannucchi) and runs away with the help of Martin (Yves Montand). When Nelly’s attempt to secure a debt owed to her from a former employer goes sour, she steals a valuable painting and enlists Martin’s help to evade the men coming after her. From Director Jean-Paul Rappaneau

Presented in French with English sub

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The Irishman

The Irishman

Opens Friday, November 22 at the Michigan!

EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT! This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino crime family. Now older, the WWII veteran once again reflects on his most prolific hits and, in particular, considers his involvement with his good friend Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance in 1975. Also stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Plays Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 PM

Nominated for Five Oscars! Dictator Adenoid Hynkel (Charlie Chaplin) tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber (also played by Chaplin) tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.

The film will be followed by a post film discussion with Matthew Solomon, UM Associate Professor of Film History

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Frankie

Frankie

Opens Friday, November 22 at the State!

Unfolding over the course of a late summer’s day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, Frankie follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch (Isabelle Huppert). In this fairy tale setting, husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and lovers – stirred by their romantic impulses – discover the cracks between them, as well as unexpected depth of feeling.

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Get Out

Get Out

Plays Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 PM

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

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Akhnaten: The Met Live in HD

Akhnaten: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of AKHNATEN in HD on Saturday, November 23 at 12:55 PM

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

Presented with English subtitles

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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Sunday, November 24 at the Michigan

The story of Aladdin and the Princess Badr al-badr’s adventures as told through child actors in this silent film from 1917. Based on one of the tales from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.

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His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday

Plays Monday, November 25 at 7:30 PM — Part of the Journalism on Screen series

When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy discovers Williams may be inno

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The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts

Plays Tuesday, November 26 at the Michigan

Special Sneek Preview Screening! Set in 1862, this film follow wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other — and t

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Knives Out

Knives Out

Opens Wednesday, November 27 at the Michigan!

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in this fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. Fr

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Warner Brothers Cartoons

Warner Brothers Cartoons

Plays Friday, November 29 at 11:30 AM at the Michigan.

Enjoy a laugh with friends and family as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and all of the Looney Tunes gang take over the silver screen of the historic main theater. The Michigan Theater will show a selection of Warner Bros. cartoons for all ages and offer the perfect pit-stop during the start of the busy holiday shopping season.

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Marriage Story

Marriage Story

Opens Friday, November 29 at the State!

EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT! Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach directs this incisive look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. Stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

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Guest Artist

Guest Artist

Friday, November 29 at the Michigan.

Join The Purple Rose Theatre for an evening celebrating independent film with a screening of Jeff Daniels’ new feature film, Guest Artist. Originally produced as a World Premiere production for the stage at The Purple Rose Theatre, Daniels has re-imagined this work for the screen. Produced and Directed by Timothy Busfield, Written and Produced by lead actor Jeff Daniels, this movie was filmed in Chelsea, Michigan in late 2017.

Followed by a Q&A with Tim Busfield (producer/director), M

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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Plays Sunday, December 1 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!

In this live-action adaptation of Dr. Suess’ beloved children’s story, Jim Carrey stars as The Grinch, a green, revenge-seeking recluse who plans on ruining Christmas for the citizens of Whoville once and for all. But there is more to The Grinch than meets the eye, as Director Ron Howard expands on the story, showing The Grinch’s story in the days and years leading up to the tale we’ve all heard.

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White Christmas

White Christmas

Plays Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 PM at the Michigan.

Bring your Santa hats! Arrive early at 4:00 PM to get your picture taken with Santa! Show up at 4:30 PM and warm up your vocal cords with our carolers! Each attendee will leave with a commemorative tree ornament that if planted directly into the ground, will grow into wildflowers!

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The Room

The Room

Plays Thursday, December 5 at 10:00 PM at the Michigan

The Room is an independently-produced drama film released in 2003 and is the brainchild of enigmatic director and actor Tommy Wiseau. The film is mainly focused on a love triangle between Johnny, his girlfriend Lisa and Johnny’s best friend Mark. It has often been cited by numerous publications as the worst film ever made due to its meandering storyline, the introduction of subplots that are never resolved, the inept direction by Wiseau as well as his unusual performa

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Warren Miller’s Timeless

Warren Miller’s Timeless

Friday, December 6 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Presented by Sun and Snow Sports. Tickets available October 1st on Ticketmaster.com. Special ticket prices apply.

Boulder, Colo. – August 8, 2019 – Year after year, ski and snowboard enthusiasts of all ages look forward to the coming of winter. This fall, Warren Miller Entertainment (WME) confirms that the joys of winter are eternal with its 70th full-length feature film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen.
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Love Actually

Love Actually

Plays Friday, Dec 6 & Saturday, Dec 7 at 10:00 PM at the Michigan

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attracti

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

Plays Sunday, December 8 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!

“You’ll shoot your eye out!” Bob Clark directs this beloved and seasonally marathoned holiday classic that follows the wintry exploits of Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Ohio as he doges bullies, visits Santa, witnesses his dad win a major award, and most importantly attempts to convince everyone that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

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Autonomy

Autonomy

Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of Science on Screen.

Celebrated journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell leads the first comprehensive documentary look at self-driving cars in Autonomy. The film is a cinematic exploration of the world of automated vehicles — from their technical history to the personal narratives of those affected by them to the many unanswered questions about how this technology will affect modern society. Autonomy features interviews with industry pioneers and scenes with cutting

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Black Christmas

Black Christmas

Plays Friday, Dec 13 and Saturday, Dec 14 at 11:00 PM

Before Director Bob Clark (‘A Christmas Story’) was making holiday movies about young kids and BB guns, he made one of the earliest slasher films that would go on to inspire John Carpenter’s Halloween.

As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but

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Elf

Elf

Plays Sunday, December 15 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!

This modern holiday classic comedy stars funnyman Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human who was raised as an elf and thus struggles to fit in. So when Buddy discovers his true identity, he sets off to New York City to meet and form a relationship with his biological father, a cynical businessman played by James Caan, with increasingly chaotic results. In the Big City, Buddy learns that the real world is not as magical as the North

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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

Plays Sunday, December 22 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan – FREE and open to the public!

Director Frank Capra’s classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart) who wishes he had never been born. When an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to Earth to make George’s wish come true, George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Lead

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Wozzeck: The Met Live in HD

Wozzeck: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of WOZZECK in HD on Saturday, January 11 at 12:55 PM

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.

Presented in German with English subtitles

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The Bit Player

The Bit Player

Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of Science on Screen.

A film by Mark A. Levinson, director of the award-winning Film Particle Fever. In a blockbuster paper in 1948, Claude Shannon introduced the notion of a “bit” and laid the foundation for the information age. His ideas ripple through nearly every aspect of modern life, influencing such diverse fields as communication, computing, cryptography, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cosmology, linguistics, and genetics

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Weathering With You

Weathering With You

Thurs. Jan. 16 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: t

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The Little Mermaid Sing-Along

The Little Mermaid Sing-Along

Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota. In Disney’s beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the

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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: The Met Live in HD

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: The Met Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS in HD on Saturday, February 1 at 12:55 PM

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

Presented in English with English subtitles<

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General Magic

General Magic

Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.Part of Science on Screen.

Multi-award winning feature documentary GENERAL MAGIC is the untold tale of how a great vision and epic failure changed the world. The ideas that dominate the tech industry and our day to day lives were born at a secretive Silicon Valley start-up called ‘General Magic’, which spun out of Apple in 1990 to create the “next big thing”. General Magic shipped the first handheld personal communicator (or “smartphone”) in 1994.

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To Dust

To Dust

Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.Part of Science on Screen.

Grieving the recent death of his wife, Shmuel (Géza Rohrïg), decides that, in order to move on, he must understand the science behind the decomposition process of his wife’s body—despite the blasphemy inherent in any scientific inquiry. To assist his sinful pursuit, he seeks out Albert (Matthew Broderick), a community-college biology professor who Shmuel enlists to teach informal science lessons. These soon grow to include homem

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Zingerman’s Camp Bacon Film Festival

Zingerman’s Camp Bacon Film Festival

Wednesday, June 3rd 2020 at 7:30 PM Presented by Zingerman’s

Part of Camp Bacon! Join us at the Michigan Theater for a special film screening followed by a Q&A with special guests.

General Admission: $30 Michigan Theater members: $25

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