Films at the Michigan

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

Stars Golden Globe® Nominee for Best Actor John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan. Laurel and Hardy – the world’s greatest comedy team – face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious part

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Green Book

Green Book

Nominated for 5 Oscars®, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor!

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-

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On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

Celebrate Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court! The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) as she teams with her husband Marty (Armie Hammer) to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. Also stars Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates and Sam Waterston.

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Vice

Vice

Nominated for 8 Oscars®, including Best Picture and Best Actor!

Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Adam Mckay (The Big Short), Vice explores the epic story about how Dick Cheney, a bureaucratic Washington insider, quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today. Stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Amy Adams, Steve Carrell, and Sam Rockwell.

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Roma

Roma

Nominated for 10 Oscars®, including Best Picture and Best Actress!

Winner of The Golden Lion at The Venice International Film Festival! From Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men) – Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of dome

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Capernaum

Capernaum

Opens Friday, February 22 at the Michigan!

Oscar® nominted for Best Foreign and Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival! Nadine Labaki‘s Capernaum (Chaos) follows the journey of Zain, a gutsy, streetwise 12-year-old boy, as he flees his negligent parents and survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. Along the way, he takes care of Ethiopian refugee and her baby son, ends up being jailed for a crime, and, ultimately, seeks justice in a courtroom against his parents for

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Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Plays Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the “Icons of Anime Film Series

Cocky Spike Spiegel and the crew of his spaceship, Bebop, an intrepid band of bounty hunters, land on Mars in the year 2071 chasing an enormous cash reward. The four-person team, also including looming cyborg Jet Black, fearless Faye Valentine and tech expert Edward, are in search of ex-military officer Vincent. The former hero has become a biological terrorist with an a

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Never Look Away

Never Look Away

Opens Friday, March 1 at the Michigan!

Nominated for 2 Oscars® including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography! Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, Never Look Away tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What n

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The Last Resort

The Last Resort

Plays Sunday, March 3 & Monday, March 4 at the Michigan!

Viewers embark on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of yesterday thru the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. With camera in hand, they embarked upon an ambitious 10-year project to document the aging population living in the sunburned paradise of 1970’s Miami Beach and into the changing, turbulent 1980’s. Working in different styles and approaches they captured the end of an era through engrossing black and white image

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Life and Nothing More

Life and Nothing More

Plays Thursday, March 7 at the Michigan!

In his remarkable second feature, Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza follows-up his debut drama Here and There (Aquí y allá) with another sensitive portrait of a struggling family. Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina is raising her two children in northern Florida. When her 14-year-old son Andrew has another brush with the law, she worries he’ll wind up in prison like his father. Méndez Esparza employs documentary-style realism i

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Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Opens Friday, March 8 at the Michigan!

This film follows Laura (Penelope Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town outside of Madrid, Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.Also stars Javier Bardem.

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CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

Plays Sunday, March 10 at 4 PM at the Michigan!


Each year, CatVideoFest curates a compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. What better way for us humans t

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Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Plays Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Icons of Anime Film Series.

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborg

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The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest

Opens Friday, March 15 at the Michigan!

This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay (Dev Patel) is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding – armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the bor

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Fruitless Tree

Fruitless Tree

Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion.

As a married but childless woman, Aicha finds herself in a situation that is totally “out of the ordinary” in her country, Niger, where women are expected to have children. But just like everywhere else in the world today, Niger also experiences problems with infertility. Based on her personal story, Aicha Macky explores the private suffering of women in her situa

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Fruitless Tree

Fruitless Tree

Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan.

Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion. Admission is FREE!

As a married but childless woman, Aicha finds herself in a situation that is totally “out of the ordinary” in her country, Niger, where women are expected to have children. But just like everywhere else in the world today, Niger also experiences problems with infertility. Based on her personal story, Aicha Macky explores th

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Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell

Opens Friday, March 22 at the Michigan!

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

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The Russian Five

The Russian Five

Plays Saturday, March 23 to Monday, March 25 at the Michigan!

This is the dramatic story of the five Russian hockey stars who helped propel the Detroit Red Wings to two Stanley Cup championships and created one of the most memorable chapters in Motor City sports history. The film gives the behind-the-scenes story of the Red Wings’ strategy in luring the five Russian players, including the under-cover-of-night defections of Fedorov and Vladimir Konstantinov. It also provides new insight into many key moments in Wings’ histor

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The Greatest Showman, Sing-Along

The Greatest Showman, Sing-Along

Plays Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan!

Join us for a special sing-along screening with onscreen lyrics!

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum and with music composed by Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, who also graduated from U of M! The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Sing

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Notre étrangère/The Place in Between

Notre étrangère/The Place in Between

Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion.

After the death of her father, Amy, a young mixed-raced woman leaves Paris to go to Bobo in Burkina Faso to find her mother from whom she was separated at eight years old. But only her aunt lives in her childhood home. Amy goes from one family foyer to another, at the same time comforting it is also stifling. Moreover, she encounters a city in which she no longer has

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The Place in Between/Notre étrangère

The Place in Between/Notre étrangère

Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan.

Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion. Admission is FREE!

After the death of her father, Amy, a young mixed-raced woman leaves Paris to go to Bobo in Burkina Faso to find her mother from whom she was separated at eight years old. But only her aunt lives in her childhood home. Amy goes from one family foyer to another, at the same time comforting it is also stifling. Moreover, she encounters

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