Films at the Michigan

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Now playing at the Michigan.

Exclusive 35mm engagement!! Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

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Luce

Luce

It’s been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) adopted their son from war-torn Eritrea, and they thought the worst was behind them. Luce Edgar (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) has become an all-star student beloved by his community in Arlington, Virginia. His African American teacher, Harriet Wilson (Octavia Spencer), believes he is a symbol of black excellence that sets a positive example for his peers. But when he is assigned to write an essay in the voice of a historical twentieth-century figure, Luce turns in a paper

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Opens Thu. Aug. 15 at the Michigan.

Based on the runaway bestseller, Where’d You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

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Blinded By the Light

Blinded By the Light

Opens Aug. 16 at the State.

1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run…

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One Child Nation

One Child Nation

China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, I Am Another You) and Jialing Zhang, the sweeping One Child Nation explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another — from

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La La Land (2016)

La La Land (2016)

Plays Sunday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 28 at the Michigan. Part of the SavCo Hospitality Summer Classic Film Series presented by the University of Michigan Credit Union, with media support from MLive/The Ann Arbor News.

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other th

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2019 New York Dog Film Festival

2019 New York Dog Film Festival

Plays Monday, August 26 – International Dog Day – at 7:00 PM!

The NY Dog Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people, through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together.

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After the Wedding

After the Wedding

Opens Fri. Aug. 30 at the Michigan.

Isabel (Michelle Williams) has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa (Julianne Moore) is the multimillionaire head of a media company who lives with her artist husband (Billy Crudup) and their twin boys in New York. When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor–Theresa–in person.

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Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca (1942)

Plays Monday, September 2 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan – FREE for students with valid I.D! Part of the SavCo Hospitality Summer Classic Film Series presented by the University of Michigan Credit Union, with media support from MLive/The Ann Arbor News.

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can he

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Opens September 6 at the Michigan!

When “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it explored themes of tradition, religion, and anti-Semitism against a modern backdrop of radical social change that addressed gender roles, sexuality, and race. Rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries explore the legacy of this long-running, award-winning musical.

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Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Opens September 19 at the Michigan! Special SNEAK PEEK screening on Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 PM.

The continuing saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nomina

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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Opens September 13 at the Michigan!

In LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the “rock queen” of the ‘70s and early ’80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; a passionate advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into r

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Official Secrets

Official Secrets

Opens September 13 at the Michigan!

One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the me

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Mike Wallace Is Here

Mike Wallace Is Here

Plays September 15-17 at the Michigan!

For over half a century, “60 Minutes” fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world’s most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.

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How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon

Plays Sunday, September 15 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan!
Part of the Toyota Family Friendly Film Series. FREE for kids 12 & under!

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father (Gerard Butler) is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured drag

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Cinetopia Presents: Salud Sin Papeles – Health Undocumented

Cinetopia Presents: Salud Sin Papeles – Health Undocumented

Plays Sunday, September 22 at 6:00 pm

2019 Cinetopia Passholders get in FREE! Keep an eye out for our e-mail to receive your promo code.

$12 for Michigan Theater members/$15 for non-members.

Sparked by backlash to a neo-Nazi rally and a stream of strict anti-immigrant laws passing in Arizona, a group of activists organize to build Phoenix Allies for Community Health, a unique free clinic serving undocumented immigrants. The film follows their journey, delves into the heart and history of the clinic, and chronicle

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Wed. Sep. 25 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of Science on Screen.

A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that th

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Judy

Judy

Opens September 27 at the Michigan!

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she emb

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How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

Mon. Sep. 30 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

How to Survive a Plague is the story of two coalitions-ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)-whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 19

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Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019

Plays October 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

Join us for the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, taking place in over 350 venues across 6 continents between Thursday September 26 and Sunday October 6, 2019. Upon entry, festival attendees are handed a Voting Card and an Official Program and asked to vote for the ONE Film they feel should win. Votes are tallied by each host venue then emailed to the festival’s NYC headquarters. Regular Michigan Theater admission rates apply. For more information about the Manhattan Short Film

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When It Breaks

Plays Sat. Oct. 12 at 2:30 PM at the Michigan.

When It Breaks is the inspiring story of Special Education teacher Konrad Wert and his personal journey through teacher burnout to advocacy. Stepping away from the classroom, Wert turns to his musical side career as a means to tour the country with his family and engage teachers, parents, and audiences in a conversation about the current state of Special Education. As opportunities arise, Konrad must decide how his service is most effective- as an advocating a

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Matilda

Matilda

Plays Sunday, October 20 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan!
Part of the Toyota Family Friendly Film Series. FREE for kids 12 & under!

This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda’s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power

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Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Plays Friday, October 27 at 6pm at the Michigan.

With LIVE organ accompaniment! An Ann Arbor tradition continues with Nosferatu – the first vampire movie! A real estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim) begins conducting business with the eerie Count Orlok (the beyond-creepy Max Schreck), who goes on a rampage when he becomes obsessed with the man’s beautiful wife. Roger Ebert sa

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We Are the Music Makers: A Choral Music Documentary

We Are the Music Makers: A Choral Music Documentary

Playing on Sunday, November 3 at 7:00pm at the Michigan!

We Are the Music Makers is a thoughtful and moving meditation on music, humanity, and the art of perfection. It is the story of Dr. Jerry Blackstone who is widely viewed to be one of the world’s greatest educators of up and coming, young choral conductors. The film chronicles both his life as an unparalleled success in the choral world and his students’ journeys as they navigate the struggles and successes of experiencing Jerry’s much sought after train

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White Christmas

White Christmas

Plays Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 PM at the Michigan. Time & Date Change! Special Ticket Prices Apply

With on-screen lyrics, interactive props, and more! Join us for caroling with the Barton organ from 4:30 – 5:00 PM.

Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play war buddies turned entertainers who fall for a pair of sisters (Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen).

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